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    ^ Anna stays out the back with Vigo and Suear. They don't want to come in but get well looked after. We have four dogs already and my wife has her limits...

    I will shamelessly encourage people to take on a soi dog, so some pics.

    We found Dan nearly 13 years ago when she was about 5 months old, half dead after being hit by a car, under a restaurant table in the old part of Korat city. As with dirk diggler's dog, also a bit of a licker and absolutely worships my 8 year old daughter who she has watched grow up...







    My daughter loves Dan to bits and I worry how she will react when the inevitable happens. At 13 years, Dan is starting to show her age.

    Even now they still do stuff together...



    And the black dog was Den, Dan's brother and now sadly passed on. Another playmate for my daughter when she was younger...



    Just give them a chance!

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    Here's my 2
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    Got back home yesterday and Anna joined us on a dog walk.

    Tough little bugger - still wagging her tail. She looks like s bull terrier today.

    Was worried a snake had bitten her at first but found a sting in her lip and pulled it out. I got stung on the forehead by a hornet kind of thing a few months ago and my right eye closed up for two days.


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    the orange & yellow ones are not to be messed with had one in my ear kykin painfull,always got anti - istihistamine tabs near-by in case of an allergic reaction.

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    Excellent thread, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    the orange & yellow ones are not to be messed with had one in my ear kykin painfull,always got anti - istihistamine tabs near-by in case of an allergic reaction.
    Yeah, that must have hurt.

    One of the funniest things I have seen was when a mate was welding under his car and a drip of molten metal landed in is ear. His head hit the bottom of the engine block so hard he nearly knocked himself out! One of those times you know you shouldn't be laughing, but...

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    Saw this bitch down the beach (Koh Chang) yesterday. She must have puppies somewhere. Got some food left over and I guess I will take another stroll later. I will tell her itís all Mendipís fault.
    Nice story Mendip

    Letís not only blame the Thais for all this inhumane behavior. We have plenty of Soi dogs in Europe. I know at least two people who have taken Soi dogs from Bulgaria and Spain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    My daughter loves Dan to bits and I worry how she will react when the inevitable happens
    Losing a beloved pet is not easy for a youngster but sure she will be fine after a time. Just one of the many life lesson she will learn. As we all have.

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    ^^ Yes sorry about that! Take her a bottle of milk as well, she will love it. You can blame that on me as well!

    And yes, dogs can get a bad time of it anywhere, its just more in your face in Asia. It happens in the west as well but is just more sanitised and out of view.

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    Anna has a sister called Elsa who lives near where we found Anna with her pups. Elsa the dog is a beautiful red colour and would have probably been called 'Daeng' if she had a Thai family to live with.

    There was a small pack of dogs living in the area which I used to leave some food for from time to time. I noticed a lot of other people did the same - I find the Thais are generally kind to dogs so long as it doesn't mean taking on any kind of commitment or responsibility. Occasionally leaving some food or leftovers is no problem. One day I was leaving some food and we came across this...



    Elsa had whelped under the roots of an upturned tree. It was time to get serious about her. She wasn't as tame as Anna but it's surprising how trusting these dogs soon become when they realise you're helping them. Even with puppies, Elsa would come out from under her tree root home and eat when we came with some food. She hung out with a black boy dog called Zack (my daughter is in charge of all name assigning).



    When she came out to eat and was distracted by the food, I sneaked in the undergrowth to see what was what.



    Seven pups, five black, one red and one gold. It didn't take a genius to see who the father was. The black gene is a strong one, something Prince Harry will no doubt discover.

    Homing Anna's litter a few months before had used up our immediate contacts, so something more was needed. It seemed natural to shamelessly use my little girl's contacts at school. I could have done with Dillinger's skills at photoshop to liven the poster up a bit.



    Soon after this, the red and gold puppies disappeared. Seeing as it was the two non-black pups its seemed likely that someone had taken them. It pissed me off a bit as even though they were not my dogs, I became a bit protective. On the other hand it meant two less to find a home for and maybe they went to a good home. Fingers crossed.

    That left Elsa with her five black pups. She didn't seem upset over the loss of the other two.



    Elsa was much tamer now and had no problem with us handling her pups. Time to shamelessly use my daughter again for some advertising. I was getting a bit more adventurous with the posters now...



    Boy 1 went almost straight away to a school mate, maybe because he stuck his tongue out for the photo.

    It was another week until anything else happened, and then a family who live near the school and saw the poster asked for all four remaining puppies! It seemed a shame for Elsa to lose all her remaining pups in one go, but what can ya do. They had no chance left where they were, so there was no decision to make really. We picked them up, brought them home to clean up a bit, and off they went.



    Elsa didn't seem to hold it against us (and continues to this day to be very friendly). All we had to do now was get her spayed. What could go wrong...

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    Great thread!

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    Lovely story, Mendip.

    Good on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I find the Thais are generally kind to dogs so long as it doesn't mean taking on any kind of commitment or responsibility. ..
    Well at least they have someone to show them the way Mendip - Thais find it easier to bypass responsibility in favour of using money a lot these days, except when bad luck or some other perceived karma hiatus befalls them, then its Wat time and Karma repair. Its not a universal truism but money seems to have invaded their psyche more than i remember in the 80s. i've been privileged to know some incredibly kind and unselfish Thais; and they didn't have much but did what they could - real salt of the earth types.

    All i can say is that you are setting great caring example to your daughter and there's some fortunate dogs in your area although they still don't know the delights of Norwegian Salmon.

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    It's finally raining in Korat this morning, but not good for everyone...

    So, breakfast in bed for the lodgers!


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    After we found homes for all Elsa's puppies it was time to get her spayed. I was due offshore a couple of weeks later so had to move fast.

    One morning the vet came for our other dogs and I persuaded him to come up the road and collect Elsa for the op. Unfortunately, dogs seem to have an innate fear of vets - one of ours hides under our car if he just hears the vet's car driving up our track and we have to get the vet to park up the road first while we catch him. Anyway, Elsa sensed something was up and wouldn't let me pick her up to put in the back of the vet's car. I guess it didn't help that I'd given her a rabies jab a few days before and she was starting to get suspicious of me. Eventually, Elsa ran off and the vet had to leave. We needed another plan.

    I've been a bit involved with the K9 Rescue charity in Korat and a girl attached to the charity came to get Elsa. The tactic was to lace food with a sedative, then after Elsa was asleep to pick her up, put her in a crate, job done. Well, Elsa thought it was Christmas and stuffed herself with all the chicken and rice, got sleepy and lay down. I went to pick her up and she got up and sat down again a few feet away. This went on for an hour or so, in 35 degrees heat, until she just got bored and trotted off to a location unknown. We gave up... 2 - 0 to Elsa.

    I had to go offshore. A four week trip turned into a nine week trip (I'm a greedy day rater), and when I eventually came home I went to see Elsa and she had obviously been at it again and was very pregnant. A couple of weeks later she gave birth under the same upturned tree roots.



    This litter was a completely different colour to the last and it seemed that Zack, her previous partner, had been usurped. I've read that dog litters can have multiple fathers and when you see so much variation in one litter that would seem very likely.

    Eight more homes to find, and in the meantime back to the old routine of keeping the mum well fed so she could concentrate on looking after her kids. Why ever these dogs have to have such large litters I don't know.



    I just want to show two of the pups at this stage, about four weeks of age. These were two beautiful little grey sisters. Grey dogs are fairly unusual and I found a home for these two straight away. They fell on their feet (paws?) and are enjoying a great life on a small farm with a Thai/English family out towards Phimai. My daughter goes to school with their kids. Life's a lottery, and these guys were lucky to be born grey. In a previous litter (Anna's) there was a white puppy with a brown patch on his back in the shape of a heart. He also got a home straight away - I've learnt to advertise on these features and it works, it's surprising how fickle people an be.



    Once the puppies get to around six weeks old it becomes critical to find homes. Yes, it's too young really and they could do with a few more weeks with their mum for the discipline they learn and the antibodies they get from her milk. But, once they start getting mobile life becomes very dangerous and the priority is to get them to a home and away from the roads. Sadly we see a lot of dead puppies on the roads round here which is particularly upsetting. All but two of another litter I was watching over just disappeared one night and the locals said a big python was responsible. There's a lot of dangers out there for these guys.



    I got the posters ready for my daughter's school (and anyone else who would take one) ... A two page poster this time!





    This was a good looking litter of pups (check out the floppy ears) and were homed fairly easily. All were gone by eight weeks of age.

    I was a bit naughty and when the guys came to pick up the two grey pups, their little brown sister happened to be with them. I generally bring the puppies home and clean them up before they go to new homes - it all helps. Anyway, here is our resident Tommy playing with the two grey sisters (and their brown sister). The ruse worked and they all went to the same home!


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    A couple of weeks later there was no messing and a rescue guy who specialises in catching stray dogs came out came out armed with his blowpipe and darts.

    You can see him at work with another dog here: https://teakdoor.com/north-east-thail...1-puppies.html (Puppies!)

    I gave Elsa some food and while she was eating she received a sedated dart in her backside. Unfortunately these darts don't work immediately and she took off like rocket straight into some thick undergrowth. I chased her until a heart attack was looking like a distinct possibility but eventually found her consciousness under a thick bush. I let the rescue guy go in and get her (he was getting paid after all) and into a crate she went. Incidentally, if you have an unconscious dog make sure you pull the tongue out of it's mouth to reduce the chance of choking.



    And here she is a couple of hours later minus her ovaries.



    One more problem solved and one more dog with a chance of a decent life. Elsa still lives with Zack up the road and gets a nice square meal every evening!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I let the rescue gut go in and get her (he was getting paid after all) and into a crate she went.
    Did your little one get a fright or the sads at seeing Elsa sedated?
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    ^ Not at all, she gets stuck in without thinking and made sure Elsa's tongue was out. Her only reservation is handling the pups and getting fleas jump on her. (and thanks, you highlighted a typo for me!)

    I think a good thing about growing up this environment is that the kids see life in the raw. If I catch a fish in the pond my daughter will help clean it and we talk about the different organs. She's helped hatching chicks out of their eggs with a cocktail stick when they get stuck, etc. I refuse to let the tablet completely take over!

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    Some great photos, Mendip.

    If I may..

    My lad and his protector (from a few years back).
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    thats handy to know,a rescue bloke giving BLOW JOBS,1 of the 4 dogs the wife feeds might need some tick treatment,but you cant get near him.she was lucky with 1 of the others who had his ear badly torn,but the local vet gave her antibiotics and another med which did the trick.the bitch is the only one that's lets her touch.its 2yrs.since she started feeding them,but 2 of them are very very nervous,yet they love the home made food she gives them.
    you will have to tell me when your home so WHEN it stops raining maybe this year we will pop and see you.ALL.THE DOGS THAT IS.
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    The problem now is that I can see there will be a lot of people wishing Anna and Elsa hadn't been been neutered because they produced such lovely puppies and everyone would like one.

    Well, all is not lost. I went to feed Elsa last night and we found this...



    This is the third sister, not yet tame but my next project. She is obviously very pregnant and I reckon will whelp in less than a week. My daughter has named her 'Sam' and unfortunately once they have a name we (I) kind of become responsible. You can see that Sam looks almost exactly the same as Anna, but she's been fortunate enough to avoid having boiling liquid flung across her hind quarters.

    Her beau is called Yogi's Dad, or 'Dad Yogi' as my daughter says. He has some history.

    Dad Yogi turned up in the area a year or so ago and had obviously been involved in a car accident. He's terribly crippled, but to his credit is a lovely natured dog and very successful in evolutionary terms - he has spread his genes far and wide. I reckon he's sired at least four litters since turning up, and it looks like a fifth is on it's way with Sam. Check out his floppy ears - Dad Yogi was probably the father of Elsa's second litter so I'm hoping Sam's upcoming litter will include some greys. Anyone interested?

    The reason he's called Dad Yogi is that he's the father of our young boy Yogi, from another mother. Yogi has the floppy ears and looks almost identical.

    Here is Yogi on a dog walk, looking at his father...



    And here's Yogi in all his glory...



    Yogi is a really lovely young dog and Dad Yogi obviously has very strong genes. Anna and Elsa have produced lovely puppies. It's all come together! I'm quite excited about seeing what Sam's litter will be like.

    Incidentally, the litter that was the subject of the thread 'Puppies' (https://teakdoor.com/north-east-thail...1-puppies.html (Puppies!)) was probably the progeny of Dad Yogi (not to be confused with 'The Puppy Thread').

    My next offshore work has been cancelled (the oil industry still has it's problems) so in order to keep sane with potentially a few months to serve in Korat, I'll be keeping myself busy trying to sort out Sam and her upcoming family.

    If anyone's interested in a puppy, please get in touch and we can see what's possible!
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    Menders I dips me lid to ya mate! Wonderful story and great compassion. Lady Cow had up to twelve dogs at one stage. Now with the passing of time as some left or died She is down to two which is a Mother and son. It is fascinating to see how the look after each other. Grooming each other and sharing food. She has now "adopted" another soi dog. A female she has named daengmo. A couple of years ago we buried a soi dog that had come to the front of the office and stayed. She was infested with mites and just skin and bone we fed her but she was so far gone she could barely eat and died shortly after. It was really sad, poor thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    thats handy to know,a rescue bloke giving BLOW JOBS,1 of the 4 dogs the wife feeds might need some tick treatment,but you cant get near him.she was lucky with 1 of the others who had his ear badly torn,but the local vet gave her antibiotics and another med which did the trick.the bitch is the only one that's lets her touch.its 2yrs.since she started feeding them,but 2 of them are very very nervous,yet they love the home made food she gives them.
    you will have to tell me when your home so WHEN it stops raining maybe this year we will pop and see you.ALL.THE DOGS THAT IS.
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    HH, I made contact with the rescue guy through the K9 Rescue charity that you're familiar with. Can't guarantee a blow job, but he can probably dart your dog - anything else will be down to negotiation.

    It's a shame a lot of these medicines can't be given orally. One thing I have found is that once the dogs start getting regular, good food, the skin conditions can heal up on their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    and thanks, you highlighted a typo for me!
    And you highlighted a word I left out completely! (edited now)

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    with the one's that the wife feeds,she does have help from a neighbour,the dogs sleep outside her gate through the day and have access to water,and another sleeps in the security office,so all in all they are pretty well looked after.only problem one of them goes walkabout if there's a bitch on heat somewhere,so he might be away for a few weeks,then its not knowing if he is being fed.i shall be seeing parry next week at k9.so we will ask about how and if we need treatment for one of them.lucky we got the neighbour to get the bitch spayed so hopefully there's no more litters for her.
    keep up the good workM.i only wish i could do more but i have many health issue's so i have to take it easy,having to take 12tabs a day,spread over 12hrs.
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