ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread

Anyone got any interesting dog ornaments?

This was for sale, highly collectable item


This authentic handmade Gzhel porcelain spaceship decanter celebrates the spaceflight of Soviet space dogs Belka and Strelka. Belka and Strelka spent a day in space aboard the Sputnik 5 spacecraft on 19 August 1960 before safely returning to Earth.
Rare and 100% genuine - made in Russia from authentic Gzhel porcelain which takes its name from the village of Gzhel, where this particular style of porcelain has been produced since 1802
Comes with a lid
Can be used to serve strong alcoholic beverages like vodka or sake, as well as any other drinks.
Height: 23 cm (9.05 inches)

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RIP Laika
 

Ritch

LE
Sitrep on Poppy.

Blood tests are back showing liver damage although the extent isn't known. Her hepatic function however is fine so the vet is happy the organ isn't in failure. He wanted to send her for an ultrasound at a specialist hospital but that would be £900.

Poppy is looking a lot brighter and her stools are back to relative normality. We're keeping her on a bland diet of Pollock and Pasta with vegetables slowly being introduced again as treats (carrots etc). We plan to hold off on the ultrasound as of now seeing as she's picked up.
 
Sitrep on Poppy.

Blood tests are back showing liver damage although the extent isn't known. Her hepatic function however is fine so the vet is happy the organ isn't in failure. He wanted to send her for an ultrasound at a specialist hospital but that would be £900.

Poppy is looking a lot brighter and her stools are back to relative normality. We're keeping her on a bland diet of Pollock and Pasta with vegetables slowly being introduced again as treats (carrots etc). We plan to hold off on the ultrasound as of now seeing as she's picked up.
Thats good to hear, really good.
 
Sitrep on Poppy.

Blood tests are back showing liver damage although the extent isn't known. Her hepatic function however is fine so the vet is happy the organ isn't in failure. He wanted to send her for an ultrasound at a specialist hospital but that would be £900.

Poppy is looking a lot brighter and her stools are back to relative normality. We're keeping her on a bland diet of Pollock and Pasta with vegetables slowly being introduced again as treats (carrots etc). We plan to hold off on the ultrasound as of now seeing as she's picked up.
Really sorry to read of Poppy's troubles, Ritch. Here's hoping everything settles down and she's back to her old self asap. I second the recommendation for milk thistle, I had Brodie on it when he was on chemotherapy as I figured it wouldn't do any harm but could do some good and support his liver dealing with the drugs.
 

StBob072

LE
Book Reviewer
Really sorry to read of Poppy's troubles, Ritch. Here's hoping everything settles down and she's back to her old self asap. I second the recommendation for milk thistle, I had Brodie on it when he was on chemotherapy as I figured it wouldn't do any harm but could do some good and support his liver dealing with the drugs.


Good to see you CL, haven't spotted you around for a while, hope all is OK with you.
 
It's the first day of the ****ing Yulin dog meat 'festival' in China today and nearly a week until my Big Jump on Saturday. Candy Cane Rescue has the chance to get a few dogs out at once this week on a shared cargo flight so I'd be very grateful if anyone reading this would consider chucking a few quid in the pot for their 'Bring Them Home Appeal', or even sponsor me to snap an ankle.

I'm really looking forward it, flying like a bird that is, not so much snapping an ankle but if that's what it takes...

Skydive for Candy Cane Rescue
 
Good to see you CL, haven't spotted you around for a while, hope all is OK with you.
Thanks and likewise.

I've been having an extended Arrse sabbatical as watching the poo-flinging and reading the same ol' arguments got a bit much. Arrse really isn't what it used to be but then again leaving it to the bottom-feeders probably doesn't remedy the situation either.
 

Ritch

LE
It's the first day of the ****ing Yulin dog meat 'festival' in China today and nearly a week until my Big Jump on Saturday. Candy Cane Rescue has the chance to get a few dogs out at once this week on a shared cargo flight so I'd be very grateful if anyone reading this would consider chucking a few quid in the pot for their 'Bring Them Home Appeal', or even sponsor me to snap an ankle.

I'm really looking forward it, flying like a bird that is, not so much snapping an ankle but if that's what it takes...

Skydive for Candy Cane Rescue
Thrown in a few quid. A very worthy cause. I only hope this barbaric event ceases.to exist soon.
 
Thrown in a few quid. A very worthy cause. I only hope this barbaric event ceases.to exist soon.
Thanks so much, Ritch.

It's like the boy on the beach chucking washed-up starfish back into the sea. Can't save all of them but for the ones that get out and a chance to live, that makes all the difference.
 
Review of yesterday's charity skydive for Candy Cane Rescue - bloody brilliant, would definitely do again. My instructor was a star and more than happy to fling us about on request. We had to wait for the weather to clear but it was very much worth it.

Getting ready
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Some of the gear, no idea
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This is us with the yellow canopy:


Done
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Anyone still willing to chuck in some pennies, my donations page will be open for a while yet. Skydive for Candy Cane Rescue
 

Ritch

LE
Review of yesterday's charity skydive for Candy Cane Rescue - bloody brilliant, would definitely do again. My instructor was a star and more than happy to fling us about on request. We had to wait for the weather to clear but it was very much worth it.

Getting ready
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Some of the gear, no idea
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This is us with the yellow canopy:


Done
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Anyone still willing to chuck in some pennies, my donations page will be open for a while yet. Skydive for Candy Cane Rescue

Well done! That's absolutely great.
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Sitrep on Poppy.

Blood tests are back showing liver damage although the extent isn't known. Her hepatic function however is fine so the vet is happy the organ isn't in failure. He wanted to send her for an ultrasound at a specialist hospital but that would be £900.

Poppy is looking a lot brighter and her stools are back to relative normality. We're keeping her on a bland diet of Pollock and Pasta with vegetables slowly being introduced again as treats (carrots etc). We plan to hold off on the ultrasound as of now seeing as she's picked up.
Our Ridgeback is going downhill rapidly with liver issues - again.
Can't remember exactly but the blood tests show some liver related enzymes at ~2000 where normal levels are ~50, almost exactly four years since she last had problems. Currently on antibiotics for ten days, Destolit for 30 days, steroids and IV fluids as a backup if required. She's still drinking and eating occasionally, blood in her poo (would have typed stool but, well this is Arrse....) and very lethargic. She recovered last time, hopefully this time although age is also a factor now.

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Feeling sorry for herself...

Thankfully, cocktail sausages, Markies and carrots still interest her enough to eat them - and are seasoned enough to make her drink.
 

StBob072

LE
Book Reviewer
Review of yesterday's charity skydive for Candy Cane Rescue - bloody brilliant, would definitely do again. My instructor was a star and more than happy to fling us about on request. We had to wait for the weather to clear but it was very much worth it.

Getting ready
View attachment 584697

Some of the gear, no idea
View attachment 584695


This is us with the yellow canopy:


Done
View attachment 584698

Anyone still willing to chuck in some pennies, my donations page will be open for a while yet. Skydive for Candy Cane Rescue


Bloody brilliant. Hats off to you. Wish I'd got the guts to jump out of a perfectly good plane ;-)
 
Bloody brilliant. Hats off to you. Wish I'd got the guts to jump out of a perfectly good plane ;-)
'Twas actually very easy and no jumping or need to be anxious necessary. You shuffle on your arse to the edge of the open doorway, perch on the edge on the rear half your arse with your legs outside and tucked under the fuselage, and when your instructor is ready he shoves off and you're away. Simples :-D

Once you're out it's utterly fantastic, screaming loud, and a bit chilly. Disappointingly there was no detectable whiff of slipstream. Maybe civvy jumping in these covid times is too clean and wholesome or you have to fall out of a C130 for the full effect.
 
Our Ridgeback is going downhill rapidly with liver issues - again.
Can't remember exactly but the blood tests show some liver related enzymes at ~2000 where normal levels are ~50, almost exactly four years since she last had problems. Currently on antibiotics for ten days, Destolit for 30 days, steroids and IV fluids as a backup if required. She's still drinking and eating occasionally, blood in her poo (would have typed stool but, well this is Arrse....) and very lethargic. She recovered last time, hopefully this time although age is also a factor now.

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Feeling sorry for herself...

Thankfully, cocktail sausages, Markies and carrots still interest her enough to eat them - and are seasoned enough to make her drink.
Fingers crossed for improvement for your old girl, OT. Black pudding and scrambled eggs are good tempters for poorly hounds here as well as sausages.
 
Review of yesterday's charity skydive for Candy Cane Rescue - bloody brilliant, would definitely do again. My instructor was a star and more than happy to fling us about on request. We had to wait for the weather to clear but it was very much worth it.

Getting ready
View attachment 584697

Some of the gear, no idea
View attachment 584695


This is us with the yellow canopy:


Done
View attachment 584698

Anyone still willing to chuck in some pennies, my donations page will be open for a while yet. Skydive for Candy Cane Rescue
Bloody well done !
 
Our Ridgeback is going downhill rapidly with liver issues - again.
Can't remember exactly but the blood tests show some liver related enzymes at ~2000 where normal levels are ~50, almost exactly four years since she last had problems. Currently on antibiotics for ten days, Destolit for 30 days, steroids and IV fluids as a backup if required. She's still drinking and eating occasionally, blood in her poo (would have typed stool but, well this is Arrse....) and very lethargic. She recovered last time, hopefully this time although age is also a factor now.

View attachment 584715

Feeling sorry for herself...

Thankfully, cocktail sausages, Markies and carrots still interest her enough to eat them - and are seasoned enough to make her drink.
Lovely dog
My Mum and Dad had similar with their spaniel.
I‘m really sorry, but your poor old girl is on her last furlong.
But aren’t we all?
You will know what to do, and what you do will be for the best.
 

OneTenner

LE
Book Reviewer
Lovely dog
My Mum and Dad had similar with their spaniel.
I‘m really sorry, but your poor old girl is on her last furlong.
But aren’t we all?
You will know what to do, and what you do will be for the best.
The last Ridgeback we had was, to be honest, falling apart at ten plus. This one is a fighter...
We're not shy of doing the right thing at the right time.
She looked closer to the blue syringe four years ago than she does now, obviously we'll do everything we can to help her through it - I don't think she (or us) are ready to give up for a good while yet


Four years ago
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'Twas actually very easy and no jumping or need to be anxious necessary. You shuffle on your arse to the edge of the open doorway, perch on the edge on the rear half your arse with your legs outside and tucked under the fuselage, and when your instructor is ready he shoves off and you're away. Simples :-D

Once you're out it's utterly fantastic, screaming loud, and a bit chilly. Disappointingly there was no detectable whiff of slipstream. Maybe civvy jumping in these covid times is too clean and wholesome or you have to fall out of a C130 for the full effect.
Well done !!

" . . . no detectable whiff of slipstream" . . . is this a euphemism of which we are not yet aware ?! ;) .
 

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