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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    It is so rewarding to give these guys a chance in life...
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    and keeps meself and the daughter occupied during these lock down times.
    Helping old ladies cross the street, does collide with that Covid thing

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    Nice looking puppies, Mendip.

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    You've even recycled the Fray Bentos tin as a dog bowl, respect!

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    The two pups have been picked up and are on their way to their new home in the heart of Isaan... poor things!

    Nah, only joking... it's a great home in Roi Et. Good luck guys!



    I was expecting an unhappy daughter today. I asked her if she was upset with the puppies leaving, and she said, "Nah... I haven't grown attached, they've only been here a day".

    Tough little kid, so it's only me who's sad to see them go!

    I'm too soft maybe.



    Next up... the white litter of five!

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    Great Pics Mendip

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    It just never bladdy ends...

    I got back home from my early evening dog feeding round to be confronted by this outside our back gate...



    It wasn't there half an hour earlier when I left. This is Anna and Vigo's territory and I doubt they had been very welcoming. This poor dog was cowering in the corner, covered in red ants and obviously in a very bad way. God knows where it had come from as I know the dogs in this area from our daily dog walks and feeding routines. I've never seen this one before.

    To be honest, I've now seen a lot with these dogs, but it just breaks my fukin heart to see such a bonny little dog in such distress and so close to death. It is probably one of the most emaciated I've seen.



    What to do? First thing, try and get some food and water down the poor thing. But it wasn't eating... too far gone, or maybe frightened out of it's wits with Anna and Vigo looking on.

    It's a difficult decision as you don't want to get bitten, but it seemed like a nice little dog, so I eventually persuaded it to take some pieces of chicken from my hand. No sign of aggression, so I picked her up and she was as good as gold. Yes, I say she, as a quick inspection revealed a girl dog, around 4 to 6 months old I would say.

    I brought her in the garage with a box to sleep in and a smorgasbord of food to choose from.



    I helped her along a bit and got some water and milk down her. Probably not necessary, but if a dog has given up on life they stop eating. Hopefully this will give her that hope she needs, and after this she started to take chicken and bits of beef from my hand. I hope she just needs rest and time alone to figure it all out, and to see there is a chance.



    Tonight she sleeps in the garage, with the hostile street dogs one side and our dogs the other side... and the biggest problem inside, watching some crap soap opera on tv. But really, what can ya do? I couldn't just leave her outside to die, which wouldn't take long I reckon.

    But by feeding her I've made that bond and now feel responsible... if she survives that is as she's in a very poor shape.

    Bugger... I still have those five puppies to find a home for as well.

    Anyone living near Korat who wants a puppy???
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    She looks ok mate. Not in the best shape but Ive seen a lot worse on the RSPCA and dog sponsoring adverts on TV.... And a lot worse on Thai streets.

    Words probably got around now and all the Thais in the vicinty know where your shelter is for a free feed and neuter

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    ^ Must admit I was wondering if she'd been dumped there... she just appeared in a 30 minute window while I was out.

    She'd make a great companion for that little mustachiode dog thing you have?

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    ^^^ She looks like she'd make a love house dog - I think Headhunter needs to pair his dog up with a gentle little one.Well done again Mendip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    She'd make a great companion for that little mustachiode dog thing you have?
    I've asked Fritz, he's up for it and trying to talk his wife round to the idea.













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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    She looks like she'd make a love house dog
    Is this love house the one with all the bluebells?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Is this love house the one with all the bluebells?
    My dyslexia popping up... i was thinking of the B52s.

    When did you move in to the shifter pet business? and do you only deal in doggies with overbites

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    ^ Those two are great guard dogs and are Mans dogs compared to the other one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    I've asked Fritz, he's up for it and trying to talk his wife round to the idea.












    Fritz's wife doesn't look up for it to be honest.

    That's a shame... reckon he'd have enjoyed a young thing around the house.

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    I'm glad that poor dog made it to your house, Saint Mendip. No better house in Korat to end up at for a poorly dog. That's the talk of the soi dogs of Korat, I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I'm glad that poor dog made it to your house, Saint Mendip. No better house in Korat to end up at for a poorly dog. That's the talk of the soi dogs of Korat, I'm sure.



    I wonder how much it costs to take care of all these dogs. Mendip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    I wonder how much it costs to take care of all these dogs. Mendip?
    Let's hope for a lot of cash, and not a marriage.

    He'll be OK

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    ^^ It costs a lot more than I'm happy with to be honest. No problem when I'm working regularly but it makes me think at times like this with potentially no work for the year. It makes the wife think even more...but you can't just stop once you've started.

    There are several local roadside noodle places and the like that bag up their leftover soup at the end of each day in return for a few eggs or veggies from our garden. That kind of thing helps a lot. A lot of the dead frish from our pond got boiled up for the dogs as well... at least the fish that the gardener turned down. Other than that kind of thing it's cheap chicken and frozen meat 'mush' from Makro, cheap rice and good quality dog biscuits.

    Anyway, this morning I got up early to check on our new inmate... and she'd gone. I'd underestimated quite how skinny she was and it looked as though she'd sneaked out in the gap between the sliding gate and it's support post. I had a search around outside but without much conviction as she could have been anywhere, and there was no sign of her on our morning dog walk. I had limited spare time this morning as my daughter was starting up her online lessons again that required her pc to be set up.

    Mid-morning the wife starts screaming in the garden... she thought she'd seen a snake but a quick investigation showed this little dog hiding in the undergrowth behind a pile of plant pots. She must have escaped from the garage from another exit point, back into our garden. Gawd knows how she had done that without our resident dogs finding her, but she had. Fine guard dogs they make.

    The wife wasn't happy at all about a fifth dog in the garden so I had to think fast... and resorted to lying through my teeth and denying all knowledge of this poor little puppy. This tactic fell apart when the wife saw the cardboard box in the garage surrounded by food bowls. Busted!

    Anyway, I put her back in her box and gave her some of my smoked mackerel... she loves a bit of fish.



    I smoothed things over with the wife and assured her this is temporary, just until the puppy is back on her paws and we can find her a home... along with 500 Baht for a slap up som tam lunch with her niece! That did the trick. With temporary clearance the puppy was washed, de-ticked and set up with a brand new cardboard box. I found some leftover steamed pla nin in the fridge for her lunch and all is good! So long as there's no lasting damage from the starvation I think this little girl should come good. That's the easy part... just have to sort the missus now...

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    ...have you thought of setting up a paypal account or something similar, Mendip? Many (some? a few?) on this board who admire your work might be willing to contribute to help you out....unless, of course, it's heaven and the afterlife you're thinking about...

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    I've been wondering if the latest edition had some sort of sixth sense that made her realize that your gaf was the one to sit outside. Or was it that your existing crew have enough to go around that they don't automatically chase off a newbie in need?

    Can't be an easy decision for a dog to just plop down outside a strange house.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    Many (some? a few?) on this board who admire your work might be willing to contribute to help you
    seconded

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    I've been wondering if the latest edition had some sort of sixth sense that made her realize that your gaf was the one to sit outside. Or was it that your existing crew have enough to go around that they don't automatically chase off a newbie in need?

    Can't be an easy decision for a dog to just plop down outside a strange house.
    It was very strange. This poor little girl was cowering in the corner with the existing two dogs being very nasty to her. Much as I like Anna and Vigo, they are very protective of their patch and will see off any newcomers. I think maybe they didn't actually attack her because she is still a puppy and is in such bad shape. Or maybe because if they did they knew I would give them a bollocking!

    I still have no idea how she arrived as there are a lot of dogs (with homes) roaming around this area and they can be quite formidable. I still have a feeling that someone may have dumped her here, although it's hard to think that she had some kind of previous home being in such a poor state and so starved. Also, she is very scared of people and other dogs, I guess because she's spent her life so far being seen off by both. It's great to give her a bit of TLC, although I think it'll be a long journey before she actually starts wagging her tail and enjoying life. We shall see.

    I think she'll do OK. She had her first pooh this morning so the food is going through her OK. And she's drinking water no problem. I'm feeding her little and often and she's responding well, especially to fish... she's getting spoilt rotten!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...have you thought of setting up a paypal account or something similar, Mendip? Many (some? a few?) on this board who admire your work might be willing to contribute to help you out....unless, of course, it's heaven and the afterlife you're thinking about...
    It's a nice thought tomcat, but I wouldn't feel comfortable with that. In normal times I get plenty of well paid work and I consider the few thousand a month the feeding costs as just part of having a hobby. My needs are pretty simple and I don't spend a lot of money, apart from the occasional trip down to Bangkok and the like. Everyone's hurting just now, but I'm sure things will get back to normal over the next few months.

    The only help I would ever ask is for people to ask around if anyone wants to home a puppy, especially in the Korat area.

    As for heaven and the afterlife... nah. The loss of my first daughter destroyed any belief in religion I may have had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    destroyed any belief in religion I may have had.
    If God willing but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    If he is able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    If he both able and willing? Then why is the
    re evil in the world?
    If he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I think she'll do OK
    Hopefully, her coat looks OK which is amazing given how thin she is. I assume you going to worm her once she's put some meat back on.

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