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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 6:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Yay! Happy birthday!
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No new photos - bad me.  The problem is that by the time I get  my camera out Tikva has done a disappearing act!

She was 18 months old on Tuesday - where did the time go?  She has stopped biting that sometimes hurt although she will still "attack" my knuckles at times, but even though Doxies have very strong jaws and teeth, especially raw fed ones like Tikva, she has not marked me or even really hurt.  It seems to be her way of playing silly boogers when she feels like it and is almost, for her, a term of endearment.  If that makes sense.  And me being old and having very thin skin, she has not so much as caused a tiny bruise.

Tikki does not have an ounce of fat on her - skinny as ever but with rock solid bones and muscles.  Her shoulder and hip muscles look like she is on steroids!  She definitely does not take after her very large and obese dam although she has more Doxie traits than Minpin ones.

I am not sure what she weighs - probably ~6 kilos.  Michal, who was her primary vet left the surgery to do more studying, so now Ram comes for her shots etc.  As the thing called Parkworm has now reached this area she has to have preventative shots every three months, and has to be weighed to get the correct dose.

I am still on seizure watch though - after Pereg any sudden movement or noise from Tikva and I think oh no, not again.  I miss Pereg so much but I adore this small thing called Tikki Tikva.

I will not change my avatar but I think my signature needs changing as far as tense goes.
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The love I had for Pereg
And the love she had for me
Kept me going

Life without her is maybe easier
But now there is Tikva
And life is
Life anew
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for the update we often wonder how you are both going. very glad to hear she has learnt to play without hurting you to you from our family
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sod wrote:
Thank you so much for the update we often wonder how you are both going. very glad to hear she has learnt to play without hurting you to you from our family


I have to admit that life has been - well - not so good, and it is only because I have little Tikva to look after that has kept me going.

I live on an agricultural Moshav and have, as everyone does, mice.  But this year we have been over-run and I had to give in and get those evil sticky pads.

And then we had rats.  Not ginormous ones but RATS - and twice, when one of them got cotched on a sticky pad it bit me.  Hard.  And would not let go.  So I ended up at the hospital after I had smashed it onto the stone sink unit and I knew I needed a tetanus shot,   but it was late at night and the gates to the Moshav are closed every night so the ambulance had problems finding someone to open the gate.  Well the gate nearest to - oh I cannot explain.

So the driver went up the far end and found someone to open that gate and I ended up, eventually, at the ER.  Was dumped in a cubicle and just left.  Do Not Ask.

Nobody waiting and no nurse or doctor bothering - so bleeding everywhere I managed to slide off the front of the gurney, find my crutches, and plonked to the desk where the doctor was playing games on his computer.

Got screamed at, screamed back, ended sitting on the floor as I can only stand for a short while even on my crutches, had a tetanus shot and given some antibiotics - and because I had not been seen by a doctor the ambulance guys were still around.  Well, it was around 4am by then!

So they brought me home but I have no idea how they could get onto the Moshav, or how they got back out.

The second rat bite I ignored - once I had smashed it onto the stone floor.

And then we had a plague of huge black flies, which bit...

In other words, there have been a few nasty weeks.  The blessing was that when I did have to go to the ER after the first major rat bite, Tikva was in her night crate and just slept through it all.

And in case I have not said it before, I really do love that little puppy.
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Life without her is maybe easier
But now there is Tikva
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We know you love her they are just great family and give so much love. Sorry to hear the things that have happened to you, our thoughts/prayers are with you. We are in spring and almost into summer here so the flys are starting to come around but mice and rats are a winter problem but we have 3 cats and 2 dogs so they take careof most of those.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tikki Tikva is - I do not know, but she is something special.  I miss my Pereg so much but I knew that I had to let her go.

TikTok Tikki Tikva is such special.  And I do love her so much.
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Life without her is maybe easier
But now there is Tikva
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finally changed my signature but I will not change my avatar.  Just as I will not change the wallpaper on my PC - the first photograph I ever took of my Lexi.
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And the love she had for me
Kept me going

Life without her is maybe easier
But now there is Tikva
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TIKVA IS 2 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!!





5.9 kg of devilment!  
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

  she looks a great little girl, how time flys
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tikva says thank you for your birthday wishes and yes, where on earth have the last two years gone?     It seems like only last week that I brought home the tiny scrap of three-week-old puppy who relied on me for everything, and I do not think I have done so badly!  


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