Women and dogs

Submitted: Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 22:02
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I’ve got a bit of a problem at the moment. We’re leaving Melbourne on 14 August to go up to the Cape. However the women in my life are making things very difficult.

The sister wants to get married at a very inconvenient time (Brisbane) and, then the daughter advised me last night, that both her and the husband are toddling off to the Maldives, and can’t look after the dog.

Of course I’m absolutely thrilled about this turn of events, and will have to re plan the trip to accommodate the dog, not to mention the sister’s marriage.

Tis’ a rough life us blokes have to go through.

I don’t think the dog will be a problem, but we’ll be unable to visit the National Parks, and I’ll have to take her to a vet for vaccinations.

Any other thoughts on taking a dog to the Cape?

She’s always tethered, so matters such as poison bait are not an issue.


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Reply By: Muddy doe (SA) - Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 22:53

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 at 22:53
I am sure many of us reading this post would be wondering if your sister would actually enjoy a trip to the cape but on re-reading the post I see it is the result of a perhaps unfortunate conjunction.

We of course wish your sister well at her wedding and hope that Damn Dog has a great trip to the Cape!

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Reply By: howie - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 01:06

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 01:06
you have to remember who is man's best friend.
if your not sure, try this.
put the wife and the dog in the boot of a car for 4 hours.
when you open the boot, guess which one will be pleased to see you.
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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 04:56

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 04:56
Leave the dog with your sister as a wedding present then you can still visit the Nationl Parks!


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Follow Up By: Kim and Damn Dog - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 18:27

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 18:27
Gidday Heather

She already has a gaggle of horses and a herd of dogs.

I was thinking about a new oil filter as a wedding present.

What do you think?



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Reply By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:13

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 07:13
here's a new plan, re-organize the wedding for Xmas day,(that way the whole family will be around for the wedding), and the pooch can go on the trip to the Maldives,(I'm sure he'll enjoy it) who knows, he could video his experiences, and end up on either You Tube or EO with a new "Dog Blogs " section...?

hope it all works out mate

cheers Unc
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Reply By: John and Lynne - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 08:23

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 08:23
Aren't families great!? If you are going up North don't forget heartworm treatment or vaccination and flea and tick prevention for the dog as well as the rest. We have always found there is a kennel or vet near significant National Parks and they will usually offer day care as well as longer stays.
What is the dog going to wear to the wedding? Have fun! Lynne
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:10

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 10:10
maybe you should cancel the trip to the cape and come to Darwin instead. We will cancel our trip to Townsville and the Gulf (our housesitter now plans to go to his brothers wedding instead of housesitting our dogs), and we could go to Melbourne instead. You could watch our house and dogs, we could watch yours..... lol..... At least we both get to go on a trip then.... lol (:
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Reply By: Bezza - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 14:12

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 14:12
Look out for crocidiles on the cape if you have the dog with you. Crocs love dogs and will come out of the water to get them. Don't tether your dog near water or let your dog swim. Maybe the dog could sleep in the car?
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Follow Up By: Member - steve. B... (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 16:02

Saturday, Jun 12, 2010 at 16:02
I plan to leave for the E O Gathering at the end of the week and am still trying to arrange dog sitting for our great Dane. Son and Daughter have informed me that they can no longer help out, as they themselves will be getting marries and or going overseas and will be away for a month. It came to mind, that member with dogs could arrange a Gathering for dogs. It would have to be central Australia. so we could all drop off our Pet enroute to our destination's and pick up on our return. Then we would all be happy and I am sure that the dogs would enjoy the break.
My great Dane ( Male ) has been socialising with other dogs for the past year. He loves Cats and Children. Hears Hopping.

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