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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:53 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Bless her, such a tiny and cute looking furry companion for you Juli. I hope she goes from strength to strength. Mind those little teeth too, I'll bet they're like little needles.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's absolutely, perfectly, adorable, Juli!! No worries about her chatter ... You'll always know where she is
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought Ziva was tiny but Tikva is far smaller.  I am fully aware that I brought her home at far too young an age, but this way she has a chance.  Had I left her I doubt she would have done.  She still might not make it but she is being fed on puppy milk substitute plus I have started her on raw, chewing up meat and fish for her, although she only eats tiny bits.

She also likes cottage cheese and bio yoghurt.  Tiny amounts which she will eat from a small plastic teaspoon.  She has no idea about lapping from a saucer.

I worry about the other puppies in the litter but what could I do?  I have rescued Tikva and am doing my best for her, which includes crawling around trying to find her from her screams when she has gone walkabout and is lost somewhere in the bungalow.

I guess I am stuck with her now but I promise that I will do everything I can to help her survive.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are the best mother she could have
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
You are the best mother she could have


I am doing my best, I really am.  The whole thing is a bit odd and I am not prepared to discuss it.

This morning I bought some [human baby] powdered rice and powdered whole grains [both  marked as sufficiently nutritional with all necessary vitamins and minerals] to make a sort of gruel, and apart from walking through it [just a tiny bit mixed with some puppy milk substitute] she decided than it was yummy nom noms.

She was far too young to have left her dam but six days later seems to be doing OK.  

I think.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are doing a right fine job of it Juli. Maybe you could add some probiotics (in the form of plain, unsweetened yogurt?), it might help with her digestive processes. Just a thought
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rena wrote:
You are doing a right fine job of it Juli. Maybe you could add some probiotics (in the form of plain, unsweetened yogurt?), it might help with her digestive processes. Just a thought


She had some bio yoghurt Thursday afternoon and  argued when I would not give her more even though I thought she had had too much,  went across to the little store about an hour later with her on my lap, and she opened her mouth and it all came out.  No gagging - it just came out, all over me!

It was 1.5% bio yoghurt and either too much fat or she just scoffed too much.  Anyhow she spend the rest of the day mostly sleeping but not asking for any food so I did not give her any.

She did the usual scream up when put in her crate for the night so I gave in and took her into bed again - for the last time.  Well at 2am she started climbing over my head and chewing on my ear and I thought enough was enough, put her back in the crate, and went back to bed and ignored her screeching  and she eventually went to sleep.  

Tikva has been here with me for eight days.  She possibly needs worming but is far too young for even her first puppy shot.  My vet will not come here at the moment and will not let me take her there as they have a bad case of Parvo and think it is everywhere in town at the moment although have no idea if it is on the Moshav.   I can take her out to the shop across the road while she is on my lap, not letting anyone touch her [which I would not do in any case] - and pour bleach over my wheels before I come in.

And anyone who wants to come in will have to walk through the tray of bleach outside the door first.

Having lost first Pereg and then baby Ziva in the space of one month, I will do everything I can not to lost tiny Tikva.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE

Tikva has grown and gained wait but is still very small.  She looks like a Doxie but with a short back, longer legs [no turned out front feet], smaller ears and a shorter nose.  Which does not sound like a Doxie does it, but she is definitely half Doxie.

And oh does she have teeth - did not have any when she came here but she bites.  She is also definitely a houuuuuuuuuund as she walks around the place, nose to the ground, and one particular ice-cream van chimes she HOOOWWWWWLS.  Does not bark but is a right little growler when she does not get her own way.

Second puppy shot due next week and much as I want Ram to see her and check her over it looks like Michal is going to be her primary vet.  And she does not want me to take her to the surgery as they recently had a bad case of Parvo, so Michal will come here.  Apparently they only need two puppy shots now, then yearly boosters, but although Tikva has had two worm pills [well, bits of them] she will need more monthly until she is 6 months old as it is doubtful her dam was ever wormed.

Then - well, four weeks after her second puppy shot,  she is big enough it will be time for rabies shot and microchip.  I just do not know if she will be big enough.  She weight enough but is still so tiny.  Definitely takes after her sire, one of those "small dogs from across the road" ie what everyone calls minpins and I call rats.

Raw.  Oh yes, she is fully on raw now.  Frozen chicken necks?  Small halves of frozen chicken backs [I buy fresh, break up and freeze individually.

Strange puppy.  She only wants three meals a day.  First is actually a human toddler food sort of like porridge - I think it is Stage 4 which is for toddlers up to age 4.  No salt, no sugar, but has loads of different vegetables etc.  Second meal is meat meat meat with defrosted mixed vegetables, and last meal is a bone one.

She does not get treats - I might be odd but I do not believe in training using treats.  Tikva is not interested in treats of biscuits - when she wants food she wants Food.

I still worry about Ziva but what can I do?

And I miss my epi Pereg more than I ever thought I would.  This was drawn from a photograph and is now framed on the wall.  


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry - this is missing the dates that were written to the side.



This was hand-drawn in graphite - I think the original photograph has Pereg wearing her harness but the artist removed that so this is the final picture.

But I wanted her epi tag in colour.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely drawing - really captures her character.  Its sad loosing a friend
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This was supposed to be a picture of my avatar, minus her harness.  But the artist asked me to send as many photographs as I had, especially those without her harness and to leave it to her to draw what she thought showed Pereg's soul.  And it does.  

It was hand drawn.  The artist spent nearly a week on this until she was satisfied - as was I.

But she had to have her epi tag in colour, because epi was her name.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are fantastic pictures look as though she will move   We never forget them that is what makes so wonderful having them in our family
Tikva sounds a little fighter and so you two will get on great.

  Thank you for the updates please keep it up as we think of you and love these   to you both.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you look at that drawing and then at my avatar, you should be able to see the difference, slight though it is.  The artist wanted to catch her soul and she did.  It was drawn on A4 paper which has been sealed, if that is the word, in plastic.  And now framed and on the wall.

Heck, I seem to have forgotten how to spell.  Tikva has gained weight, not wait     and she has just removed the mattress from her bed, having first thrown out all the toys, and is now trying to turn the plastic bed over.

She also thinks that puppy pee pads in the salon are to be played with and the one in her crate to be scrunched up and slept on, leaving the rest of the crate for peeing in.  But she will not poo in her crate, on no, she wakes me up so I can let her out and she rushes through the bungalow into the salon...

...and poos on the doormat.  Luckily being now just about fully raw fed, her poos are small and firm and easy to pick up and chuck down the throne.

Yeah well, she is half Doxie and "they" do say that Doxies are difficult to train.  

Maybe one day...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW how cute she looks   how big she is Thank you for that. How are things going for you?


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