Hmmm suitable for me & Mum?

HBS Guy

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A pair of dogs, husky cross and terrier cross, 40Kg and 20Kg.

Take them on like a shot if I was moving to Tassie next week.

Too big I fear, they rush to greet Mum would knock her over.

Any idea? Can’t go see them tomorrow unfortunately. Not sure I want 2 dogs.
 

Lols

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If you have instincts of worry RE: size etc then go with that. Your sub conscience has already weighed the cons and pros.
 

Lols

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You need to find that happy medium... not big and not boisterous.
So what other type dogs take your interest?
Let’s go through some until we find one that’s suitable.
 

Lols

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No doubt the dogs companionship will give your mum great joy too... does she like dogs?
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I still think rescue greyhounds which have been lovingly rehabilitated would be great. They are gentle, and tall enough to act as support, but not that heavy. They like to sleep, and eat, and spend time on the couch with their humans. I suspect my next dog, if I have one, will be a Greyhound.

As an aside, I had a huge 60kg+ Rotty/Mastiff X , and we spent many months over the years visiting my elderly Mum. Never did my dog rush, push or impede the old dears. The only thing he did was lie on the kitchen floor, fully stretched out. The old fella , my Mum's husband, was somewhat bemused at first, but soon found himself adoring him. The dog was called Shadow, but he called him Snowball. Large dogs are more careful of the elderly than you could believe.

Terriers just love tennis balls.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
I currently have as a companion, a large mixed breed, beautiful, but getting on, and has lesions on her skin in 5 places, and she is approaching 10. She weighs 40 kg and is such a sweetheart, so as long as she remains willing I'm there for her.

I had to give up on my big Shadow, referenced earlier, after his testicular cancer, removed with his package. He seemed OK for a year or so, but then..? :sad:sad:sad

So yeah.. dogs are necessary for me.... better than a man any day of the week....
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Greyhounds are trained ...

an Italian Greyhound.? Who knows... ?
I can only imagine it is a high cost pedigree dog.
Much rather a Whippet than an Italian blueblood. Plus they'd cost heaps, not just to acquire, but to maintain.

If you don't feel the need to boost your ego with designer or fashionable dogs, a rescue greyhound appeals to ME.

I don't get why John butts in on this. Does he own a dog, even.?
 

HBS Guy

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Rehomed. Do a google. Rescue rehomed Italian greyhound. An easy dog not going to push Mum over.. Not buying a puppy from a breeder, never done thjat.
 

johnsmith

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I don't get why John butts in on this.

WTF? are you under some sort of impression that because you live in the shrub with your dogs you're the only one qualified to comment? Get over yourself. Monk asked for recommendations and I gave him one that I thought would be suitable. Just because you have an infatuation with greyhounds that doesn't mean other breeds aren't suitable. An Italian greyhound is a smaller greyhound, smaller even than a whippet. That you don't even know the breed and yet discount them which says more about how narrow minded and silly you are than anything else.
 

HBS Guy

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I do prefer crossbreeds as I have stated more than once yet Tiffany was a purebreed, in a way a rescue. If I rehome an Italian greyhound that would be good, I like the idea of adopting rescue dogs.
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
WTF? are you under some sort of impression that because you live in the shrub with your dogs you're the only one qualified to comment? Get over yourself. Monk asked for recommendations and I gave him one that I thought would be suitable. Just because you have an infatuation with greyhounds that doesn't mean other breeds aren't suitable. An Italian greyhound is a smaller greyhound, smaller even than a whippet. That you don't even know the breed and yet discount them which says more about how narrow minded and silly you are than anything else.
So what dog do you home.?
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
Have an Italian greyhound do you..? I haven't had a greyhound as a companion yet, but they lived next to me for years... lovely dogs.
 

Lols

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Rehomed. Do a google. Rescue rehomed Italian greyhound. An easy dog not going to push Mum over.. Not buying a puppy from a breeder, never done thjat.
That’s a good suggestion by John.
I never knew they were different by being smaller and just looked up their characteristics.
I’ve just watched a show on tv called “Dog House” and I fall in love with them all!
I’m still struggling the loss of our beloved pets.
Just before Xmas the cat passed. We had her for 18 years. Miss her beautiful gentle nature.
My son come into our home when visiting and says to me “It feels strange not having pets here”
I struggle to decide about going to the lost dogs home as I might want them all!::cute
 

pinkeye

Wonder woman
So JS, please don't feel threatened by this post. Just trying to clear up your angst for you. Never meant it to offend you.


WTF? are you under some sort of impression that because you live in the shrub with your dogs you're the only one qualified to comment?
Get over yourself....................................................................................................................................................

Greyhounds are trained ...

an Italian Greyhound.? .....................................................................................

I don't get why John butts in on this. Does he own a dog, even.?
which says more about how narrow minded and silly you are than anything else.
Matey I was just having a bit of a giggle... but I guess I hit a tender spot .... :huh somewhere.

Silly..? Perhaps, occasionally... that was my twisted sense of humour. Perhaps If I had added a smiley emoji you might have understood that. I guess I expected a reply,, but am surprised by the one I got.

Apologies to you.
 
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