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    Amazing Thailand (Dog story)

    A few of you may have read here how both my beloved labradors were recently murdered (poisoned).

    This is a follow up to that.

    Obviously we were very sad to lose both our dogs like that and not to mention our place (slightly remote) suddenly became an open house to thieves and not to mention all the other animals that seemed to immediately move in the day after. Cat's, dogs, rats, they all realised it was safe to roam.

    The other day I went up into the hills to ride my dirt bike and my Mrs went to the temple to pray for our dogs as is the way here. We left the house at the same time and about a half hour into my drive up into the hills I come around a corner and here is a golden lab standing on the side of the road. I had to stop because although it had an unmistakable labs head the rest of it was virtually unrecognizable. Emancipated would be putting it mildly, more like knocking on deaths door.

    Well as soon as I got out of the car it came to me so happy it was pissing itself and looking into my open car in a way that I knew it had been dumped and thought it's owner had come back.

    I had to take it and duly loaded it on the back of my ute where it was happy to sit but was so hungry it started to eat my bikes front mudguard. I drove on to the next village and bought some bbq chicken of which the first two pieces he ate stick and all before I had a chance to remove them.

    I tied this poor thing up at my mates place and went for my ride then brought him home where he was welcomed by our family and given all the food it could eat. It has been a week now and he is filling out and settled in barking at strangers and earning his keep.

    He is a bout 5 years old but all his lower front teeth are worn down as well as his upper front (he still hads his upper fangs) and wondered how this could be, he isn't that old. Well, he seems to likes to eat rocks and dirt as I was cleaning some stones out of the yard and when I threw them into the ditch he ran and fetched them and started chewing making me think he may have survived on stones, to at least have something going through his stomach? Wierd.

    I'm not that supersticious but it was uncanny how I found him at exactly the same time my wife was praying for our lost dogs souls.....

    There was only one name to give him.

    Lucky.
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    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    I'm not that supersticious but it was uncanny how I found him at exactly the same time my wife was praying for our lost dogs souls.....
    no kidding.

    he's lucky to have found you.

    good news mate

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    Here he is on the day I brought him home:



    About a week later:


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    Beautiful Dog!

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    animal life here for thais is cheep, kick a dog when its down seams to be there philosophy, ime glad there are people like you who care.

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    Loverly mate, just loverly...

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    I often wonder about how he came to be where he was, it is a pretty remote spot and you can tell by the way he looked in the first picture he wasn't being cared for....

    These dogs are bred for the police as sniffer dogs, maybe he was getting old and of no use any more...

    He only has one ball!

    Another thing is that he shits a lot, about 4 or 5 times a day and pisses constantly. I guess all that food is working his system finally.

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    Excellent stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    He only has one ball!
    You should have named him Hitler, then!

    Seriously, though - very cute dog, nice to hear he is settling in so well.

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    Great story. I found my Lucky Boy as well at about 2 years old. He stayed with me and the family for 17 years and was my best friend, and the best guard dog you could ever want. He died peacefully about 3 weeks ago. Still get teary eyed even writing about it.

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    ^ Really sorry to hear that. Really hard to lose a pup.

    Good on ya, Bung!
    His coat looks good tho and a beaut dog. His front teeth -- same as my lab in Thai -- they seem to deteriorate quickly, same as my Thai dogs. Take him to a vet for a checkup, but he seems pretty fine now that you've taken him in. Might need worm tablets. That TLC works wonders don't it?

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    I took him to the vet already, got all the shots etc.

    Interesting re the teeth, I was really intrigued about that.

    I initially thought he was about 10 months old or so compared to my other golden lab and told the vet who laughed when she looked at his teeth and said he was about 5 or 6 years....

    She laughed even harder when I told her the story and said his name was Lucky!

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    Karma mate. Well deserved too. Let's hope he castrates the fucker who poisoned your other dogs when he breaks in one night. The really would be karma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I took him to the vet already, got all the shots etc.

    Interesting re the teeth, I was really intrigued about that.

    I initially thought he was about 10 months old or so compared to my other golden lab and told the vet who laughed when she looked at his teeth and said he was about 5 or 6 years....

    She laughed even harder when I told her the story and said his name was Lucky!
    555 Oh, missed your age analysis. But he is in good shape. Does he walk OK? No injuries? Even with only one thingie he can still make babies.

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    His hind legs seem a bit wobbly and although he does try to raise a leg to pee he usually has to give up and just stand there but he can run fine

    Early days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    Let's hope he castrates the fucker who poisoned your other dogs when he breaks in one night.
    Oh yeah! I would love to see that!

    Who know's? Maybe he is my old labs father...

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    ^ Son? I wanna watch a dog movie now.

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    Both of you,.right time and right place. Beautiful animal,.nice story. Good ending (finding another dog) and good beginning (for all of you).

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    Yes, son! I keep thinking he is older than my other lab, she was fully healthy and looked great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    his name was Lucky!
    my 3 legged fat black thing , her name is lucky also

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    He only has one ball!
    You should have named him Hitler, then!

    Seriously, though - very cute dog, nice to hear he is settling in so well.

    lol,lol. thats funny. have to agree, he is/looks a very nice dog. good onya,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    Here he is on the day I brought him home:



    About a week later:

    A weeks love has done him good, well done mate. Labs are great dogs.

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    Great story Bung, despite being a cat lover I have a lot of respect for dogs - more than I do humans. They are loyal, and loyalty is a great trait to have.

    Karma will bless you mate, and TD could do with far more feel good stories like this.

    Your choice of name is hardly original, but it is very apt.

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