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    I like the weekend dog walks... much more fun.







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    The daughter checked this morning and there are six pups. Pics to follow.

    Delivery no problem (within reason) and I'll pay for the spaying of any girls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    The girl who lived opposite moved out yesterday. She's a real dog lover and had rescued loads off the street. We had tried to catch a couple of pregnant bitches a year ago but couldn't... and this girl took all the puppies in.

    Much as I applaud her efforts, 16 (yes sixteen) dogs in a small house is an awful lot and the barking at night was a real pain. They weren't socialised either and would bite any visitors. If they ever turn on the girl she could be in real trouble.

    Anyway, I helped her pack up the truck. She had to get the dogs in the cages and crates and I helped lift them into the back of the truck



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    They look in good nick
    They would do, they've probably just been plumped up for the highly profitable Cambodian fine dining border run, just down the road from Korat.

    Just saying

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    Is it me being overly cynical with this woman taking in 16 dogs to a small house, feeding them up and then leaving with them in a cattle truck?

    Would have been interesting to see the number plate of that truck.


    PHNOM PENH— According to Martina Mayr of Animal Rescue Cambodia (ARC), “throughout Southeast Asia, reports indicate that dog meat consumption is decreasing as a whole”.



    However, “In Cambodia, it tends to be the opposite,” she said. A 2019 report by Four Paws International and ARC revealed that an estimated 2,900 dogs per month, that is, 34,800 per year, are served at restaurants in Siem Reap City alone.



    The report identified “specialized minivans equipped with cages” as being used to “export at least 3,750 dogs per month out of Siem Reap and across the country.”



    “We suspect approximately 2-to-3 million dogs are slaughtered for their meat annually,” said Mayr who is the founder and director of ARC. “While it is difficult to conclusively prove that the consumption of dog meat is increasing, sentiment among both consumers and sellers in Cambodia indicates that it is.”



    Pet ownership of dogs is growing in popularity in Southeast Asia, which leads to those pet owners “frustration with lack of laws to protect their animals,” Mayr said, as is becoming the case in Vietnam and Indonesia.



    In Cambodia, dog meat is provided by traders who, Mayr said, “travel more than 100 kilometers per day, collecting, stealing, and trading dogs.” In some villages, they will even trade cookware for unwanted dogs.



    And those traders have a growing market to supply as the number of restaurants serving dog meat is increasing in large cities. In Phnom Penh for instance, more than 100 restaurants serve dog meat, said Mayr.



    And yet, she added, “dog meat consumption is not a tradition deeply embedded into the nation’s culture.”



    But according to Dr. Katherine Polak, veterinarian and head of Four Paws Southeast Asia, “this is not a debate or culture or custom.



    “The trading and sale of dogs in Cambodia is strictly a profit-driven one,” she said.



    Live dogs can fetch $2-to-$3 per kilogram. “Larger dog meat suppliers and slaughterhouse owners can earn between $750 to $1,000 per month,” she said.



    “In many places in Cambodia, we see physicians prescribing dog meat to their patients, particularly to cure scars, after giving birth, and so on…So this is helping to increase consumption, particularly among women,” she said.



    Among men, the increase in dog meat consumption might be due to its low price, Polak said. With a price of only 5,000 riel ($1.25), this makes dog-meat dishes she said, “increasingly popular as a bar snack for men to eat while drinking with their friends after work.”



    While it is hard to prove that dog-meat consumption is increasing in Cambodia, Polak said, “[T]he Cambodian government is yet to take any action to stop the increasing consumption of dogs.”
    Is the Dog-Meat Trade Growing in Cambodia? | Cambodianess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Is it me being overly cynical with this woman taking in 16 dogs to a small house, feeding them up and then leaving with them in a cattle truck?

    Would have been interesting to see the number plate of that truck.
    You can see the number plate in the first pic of Post 169.

    In this case I'm sure you're being over-cynical. This girl had to leave as the house owner wouldn't put up with the mess any more. She lost her partner as she also couldn't put up with so many dogs. While she was moving out her mum turned up... and she was complaining that her daughter just can't say no to helping the dogs.

    While she lived here she was out every night feeding the street dogs - and it cost her a small fortune as she was using whole chicken carcasses. She paid to try and get a couple spayed but they couldn't catch them (incidentally it was the same rescue guy she used to try and dart the dogs as I used a few pages above). Both of those bitches are now having their second litters... spaying would solve so many problems.

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    need your advice please mendip,as molly is 7month old in 10days time,would that be too early to have her spayed,she is still growing today she weighed 21.4kilo's.

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    I think you can get a dog spayed after 6 months of age, our healthy 13 year old was done at 6 months (because her brother was having at her).

    Some people say it's good to let a bitch have her first season before spaying. If Molly is segregated from other dogs and secure in your garden I don't see the rush... why not wait until her first season. Should be any time now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I like the weekend dog walks... much more fun.



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    You should get a chariot knocked up.

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    ^I thought that too, and his daughter could tow some bones behind her bike. Need video of this Mendip

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    Good luck to the lady taking on so much work, hope she does well. I have seen the trucks rolling through isaan villages swapping plastic goods for dogs. The trucks were packed and the barking by inmates and by those on the outside was unbelievable. That was 8 years ago, haven't noticed it since then. Your daughter needs a bigger bicycle......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I think you can get a dog spayed after 6 months of age, our healthy 13 year old was done at 6 months (because her brother was having at her).

    Some people say it's good to let a bitch have her first season before spaying. If Molly is segregated from other dogs and secure in your garden I don't see the rush... why not wait until her first season. Should be any time now.
    thanks for your reply,she doesn't go out at all,big garden so she has a good gallop every day,there are a few ticks about,3dogs opposite us plus a few cats so we check her every day,we don't want to go through what happened with sam,the small park we have in our moo-ban is a nightmare with ticks everwhere,so is quite happy at home.
    only problem is,having her come in season IS,she lives in and sleeps with us in bed.
    headhunter DOG LOVER.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    I think you can get a dog spayed after 6 months of age, our healthy 13 year old was done at 6 months (because her brother was having at her).
    Exactly what my vet recommended when ours came into first season at around 6 months, managed to bolt and next day was found surrounded by a pack of lecherous hounds with a smile on her face; he suggested we let her have one litter then do it.

    Unfortunately we couldn't risk it, not knowing who the successful pedo rapist might be, and it would also have caused major disruption as we were buying a house but still living in a flat at the time, so we spayed her, she had another ten or so happy years and afaik with no adverse effects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    You should get a chariot knocked up.
    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    ^I thought that too, and his daughter could tow some bones behind her bike. Need video of this Mendip
    Strangely enough, when I lived in the UK I always fancied a team of Huskies to do the husky racing using kind of go-karts rather than sledges. I think there are several clubs that do this and it always looked like good fun to me.

    Huskies are quite intelligent dogs, and whereas I love my pack of motley street dogs, I can't accuse them of being intelligent. I really can't see this idea working... but let's see how long this coronavirus delays my work. Boredom can lead to some strange pastimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    thanks for your reply,she doesn't go out at all,big garden so she has a good gallop every day,there are a few ticks about,3dogs opposite us plus a few cats so we check her every day,we don't want to go through what happened with sam,the small park we have in our moo-ban is a nightmare with ticks everwhere,so is quite happy at home.
    only problem is,having her come in season IS,she lives in and sleeps with us in bed.
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    HH... the commandant doesn't allow my dogs in the house anymore, so this hasn't been a problem.

    When I lived in the UK we kept basenjis which lived in the house. When the bitch came into season I used to put a pair of pants on her and it worked a treat. Nothing exotic needed, just an old pair of your Y-fronts should do the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    HH... the commandant doesn't allow my dogs in the house anymore, so this hasn't been a problem.

    When I lived in the UK we kept basenjis which lived in the house. When the bitch came into season I used to put a pair of pants on her and it worked a treat. Nothing exotic needed, just an old pair of your Y-fronts should do the job.
    the pants might be a bit BIGsize 46".

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    I found the puppies today... will be 11 days old now.

    One dead but six alive and well, living in a hollow in the ground.

    Not the best pictures as they all seem very camera shy, but absolutely gorgeous of course.





    Just on the off-chance... will be needing homes in a month or so...

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    For the past year or so I've had my patch all sorted with regards to the street dog population. The females had been neutered and people were more than happy to have a few dogs around so long as they're not over-run. They make good security after all. Some dogs just disappear and new dogs turn up.

    But now things are falling apart again... it's like trying to stop the tide coming in.

    At 4pm every day a go on the dog feeding run.

    First there is Zack, an old timer we've been feeding a for a few years now. He lives at some apartments... but I still have to fill his bucket with water every day. That would just be too much effort.



    Then up the lane a bit to feed these two girls. Both have been neutered and live away from the main road, and don't have it too bad. The house they live near often help with feeding and let them in their garage when it gets very hot or rains.



    Then we feed this chap... a real bruiser and badly crippled presumably from a car accident. He's called Pa Yogi (he is our Yogi's dad). After a couple of years of feeding he will now take food from my hand... probably the only kindness he's ever been shown.



    There's a small thicket nearby where a mum is living with her litter of pups. She runs off when I come along, but I leave some food...



    And a closer look...





    There's a couple of boys who also live in the thicket with this family, and they tend to get the food. So I leave another bowl of food and a bucket of water out of the way and the mum has learnt to eat there before going back to her pups.

    Here she is, behind the red plate Mercedes. She's very timid and just impossible to catch for neutering. I'm desperately looking for homes for her pups as any girl pups will come into season in six months... and on it goes. The population can get out of control very quickly, not to mention inbreeding. There is an argument not to feed them and just let them die... but I just can't do that. I'm sure I'll find homes eventually...



    And then on to this girl... another nursing mother and also impossible to catch. She had a litter around two weeks ago which lives right in the middle of dense undergrowth so I haven't seen them yet. Hopefully not a big litter, as they will all need homes...





    On the way home there is a gang of four dogs that seems to have come under my protection. I'm just too soft maybe...





    And then I get home and of course Anna and Vigo are waiting for their tea... along with half the pigeons in Isaan.



    Two satisfied customers! Anna has probably doubled in weight since she first turned up a couple of years ago. I think neutering seems to make them prone to weight gain. Anna has been a real success story... from completely feral to a close companion of my daughter. They love a cuddle.



    But before I can feed our dogs, I feed our old lady neighbour's two dogs (it's a long story...). I usually try and get the gardener to drop off the food here, for two reasons... 1) This lady was the original owner of Suear (who got beaten to death with a stick) and whenever I go in to see her she asks to see pics of Suear on my phone and then starts crying. I'm not very good with stuff like that, especially when I can't communicate. And 2) She always gives me a whopping great glass of the most God awful Ya Dong I've ever tasted. But what can ya do... you have to be polite.



    And then, finally, it's our dogs' turn. Four very happy campers!



    Our dogs get spoiled, and if I can steal a tip from Bogon's files... we keep an old ice cream tub filled with water in the freezer to keep their water cool. It's close to 40 degrees here now and the dogs love a cold drink.



    I reckon I'm feeding 20 dogs every day (including our 4), which is lunacy. But what can ya do once you've started.

    So... does anyone want a puppy?
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    My wife may not spend much time in the kitchen, but I'll say one thing for her... she's good at finding homes for puppies.

    She has a friend who is going back to 'the country' tomorrow and wants to take a couple of puppies back with her. The litter is a bit young to be honest, at just six weeks, but you just can't turn down two confirmed homes.

    The friend originally wanted two boys, but with the promise of paying for neutering I persuaded her to go for a brother and sister. There's a beautiful white puppy with black eye patches I'd told her about that she definitely wanted, so that one was my first target, and then depending on what sex it was, one of the opposite gender as well.

    My intrepid puppy-catching partner collected our equipment... a bag of dog biscuits and an empty Leo box. And off we went.



    We arrived on location and the timid mum watched from the end of the soi... and yes, the puppies live in that thicket of brambles on the left. My daughter took the bag of dog biscuits and enticed the mum well away from the puppies. The first part of the plan was working.



    They're in there... somewhere...



    I had to crawl on my stomach, using the tunnels in the brambles that the dogs had created. Baking hot in 35 degree heat, scratched all over and hands full of splinters... but the promise of homes for two puppies kept me going!

    And then I found them... you can just see them behind the dead brambles.



    I had to remove branch by branch to inch towards the puppies. No way were they coming to me.

    Ha ha... first target in sight on the left...

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    Eventually I could just reach out and grab the hind legs of the first puppy... it had backed up as far as it could go. Not the slightest bit of aggression which was good as this was the first ever human interaction for these guys and I was expecting a nip.

    The first target puppy turned out to be a girl.



    So back in I go for a boy...

    This one was easy... just sat there for me... but she was another girl. The fickle hand of fate meant no home for this gorgeous little girl... this time at least...



    I continued on in... another girl...

    And then success... a boy!



    The lucky sister and brother were safely secured in the trusty Leo box and we could depart for home. Two lucky pups, but also reduced pressure on the mum with a smaller litter to provide milk for.

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    good on you mate,when we had to remove molly,she was only 4weeks old,the vet gave us smart heart puppy goats milk with a powder one aswell
    to substitute her mothers,she thrived on it every day.
    now at 7.5 months old she is 22kilo's of solid muscle.

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    First things first, their first ever bath! Not a single flea or tick on either which was surprising. Also a plump pair of pups... the mum has been doing a good job of feeding these.



    And all cleaned up.



    And into their new temporary home.



    Yogi just wouldn't leave them alone...



    And neither would my daughter for that matter... I hope she doesn't get too attached.



    The mum of these pups is a daughter of one of Anna's (now dead) sisters, so I guess that would make them Anna's Great niece and Great nephew!

    It's not hard to see who the dad of this one is... he looks identical to Yogi. I reckon Yogi's dad has been up to no good again. Maybe Yogi senses something... he just won't leave his step brother alone!



    Anyone reading this from Isaan... or further afield? These really are a healthy placid litter of pups. You could still get one in time for Easter!
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    thats a fine pair of lamb chops,on the table 3rd.photo up.

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    ^ I wish... that's me petrified tree trunk!

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    The white dog is a nice looking pup ...


    ... and NO, I don't want one!


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    Brilliant, Mendip. Again.

    My missus' family's dogs had some pups a while back and they fell in love with the smallest and cutest one. One night I was staying there and the dogs were barking like mad in the middle of the night for 30 minutes or so, but nobody went out to check, of course.

    The next day, the cutest little puppy was no more; they suspect it had been taken by a python. A potential danger for your new brood too...

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    Hal, somewhere in this thread I mentioned a litter that I was told was taken by a python... it's an ongoing threat round here, although increasingly less so as the area becones more developed.

    To be honest if something like that happens which is out of my hands it's almost a relief as you can imagine how hard it is to find homes. Those pups I can't find homes for have a very grim future.

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