O/T Adoption.

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:17
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It is rare that I post a thread off topic, On Monday we had a dog (pup really) start to hang around the house, she turned up on Tuesday and on Wednesday I phoned the Jabiru council, I was told that if they pick her up after 3 days and nobody had claimed her it was good night as their facilities are very small ( this is true).

The wife isn't really a dog person but started to become attached to this one, so yesterday afternoon we decided to keep her, she is a Blue heeler x she wasn't a camp dog and it seems she was either left behind or dumped, she needs some TLC and I have some stuff being sent out from Darwin tomorrow, and next week I will go to Darwin to have her De sexed and a good check up.

Philip and the dog became instant friends and she has a great temperament, so I am still not sure if she adopted us or we adopted her as she walked in and made herself at home and we don't mind.

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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:29

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:29
She is beautiful, your family will have many years of enjoyment with her. My guess is that she chose you.



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Reply By: Trevor R (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:39

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 22:39
I have no doubt, the dog will be worth it's weight in gold, especially to Phillip. They are a very good breed of dog in the right hands. I grew up as a youngster with cattle dogs, some mean as hell but never to the family members. They really know how to pick a good person and you can trust their judgement more than your own.

Good luck with her.
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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 23:56

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 23:56
Nice collar mate!

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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 00:14

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 00:14

The collar and lead were home made this afternoon, when I go to Darwin I will get her a new one.

I haven't done a dog cock knot in years but it didn't turn out to bad.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Mark R - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 07:14

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 07:14

Thought you said the dog was a "she". Must've been a miss print. Anyway with that "dog cock knot" surely he won't need to be desexed!
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Reply By: Member - Welshmun (QLD) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:13

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:13
Just in case some owner is pining for their lost dog, its worth asking the Vet in Darwin to check for a microchip Id.
Collar & tag could have come off accidentally.
If no luck, I'm sure you will all be very happy together :)
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:41

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 14:41
Jabiru is a very small town 1500 people, I have asked a lot of people here and no one knows of a lost dog, the town notice board has no lost dog on it and we have had no replies from our found poster, the council have had no calls for the dog either.

Having said that if the owner does come forward we have told Philip that we will have to give her back and he understands this.

It looks like she might be pregnant, so I am leaning more to the fact she has been dumped or some one has left and left her here this happens a lot here apparently as Jabiru is a very transient town.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: Member - Welshmun (QLD) - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 18:32

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 18:32
I agree its a long shot, Steve.
We got our dogs chipped because it isn't hard to see how easy it is for a dog to get lost while travelling and we would be devastated to lose them when we start our big one.
The chips link to a National Database of dog registrations so the vet just scans the dogs neck and uses the Internet to identify the owner.
Keep us all posted Steve, just love dog stories. I don't think this is off topic; pets and travelling go together in our book.
Definitely a place on Exploroz for this.
Good luck.
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Reply By: Wayne's 60 - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 21:29

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 21:29
G'day Steve,
While the reason for this happening may not be obvious at the moment, at some point in time it will become clear. I tried to find this in the "friday Funnies", though in a different context... it isn't a funny.

A man and his dog were walking along a road.

The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying, and that the dog had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble.

At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough, he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?"

"This is heaven, sir," the man answered.

"Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" The man asked.

"Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up." The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

"Can my friend," gesturing toward his dog, "come in, too?" The traveler asked.

"I'm sorry; sir, but we don't accept pets."

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going.

After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

"Excuse me!" He called to the reader. "Do you have any water?"

"Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there" The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."

"How about my friend here?" The traveler gestured to the dog.

"There should be a bowl by the pump."

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree waiting for them.

"What do you call this place?" The traveler asked.

"This is heaven," was the answer.

"Well, that's confusing," the traveler said. "The man down the road said that was heaven, too."

"Oh, you mean the place with the Gold Street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell."

"Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"

"No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the folks who'll leave their best friends behind."

I'm sure that all of you will enjoy each others company.

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