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18.03.16

Finnish Lapphunds, Mischa and Taavi (both 6 years) and 10 year old Chihuahua, Pippa

Jenny says “Mischa or ‘Moo Moo’ as she’s affectionately known, is our discerning gastronomic dog, helping herself to foods from the pantry whenever the offer presents itself. Some of her favourites to date have been a 2kg bag of coconut flour, unshelled peanuts and Turkish delights. She’s also partial to whatever the compost bin has to offer.

Taavi is our miracle dog and he’s defying the odds living with two major heart defects. The specialist didn’t think he would make it past 6 months but he’s going strong and coming up to his 7th birthday. Taavi howls with delight when he goes to the river or beach. We call him our little swamp monster as it’s hard to get him out of the water.

Pippa is the most loving and joyful Chihuahua you will ever meet. She hates to miss out on outings and longer walks so she rides around in a backpack when she gets tired.”

Mischa, Taavi & Pippa

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THIS FACE! Taavi the adorable.

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Regal Finnish Lapphund’s Taavi and Mischa. Taavi is a miracle dog. He’s defying the odds living with two major heart defects.

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13.07.15

American Staffys, Bubba (3 years) and Dolly (7 months).

Nesha says “Bubba came to live with me as a puppy three years ago. He was the biggest of the litter always following his mum around for food.   I found Dolly in the eastern states and she flew across the country to become a part of our little family.

Dolly arrived on Friday 13th (at 9 weeks old of age) and was greeted with excitement from her new older brother Bubba. He instantly assumed ‘big brother duties’ and showed her around the house.

They were the best of friends from the first moment. They share their food, water bowls and even bed together but when it comes to toys it’s a game of tug-o-war, and Dolly always ends up running off with her prize. They are a blessing to wake up next to each morning and love their cuddles, though Dolly is still in the nipping stages so Bubba and I generally get woken up to love nibbles.”

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26.06.15

Jack Russells, Russell (11+ years) and Poppy (6+ years)

Rachel says “We visited K9 Rescue because my husband Michael wanted a Jack Russell. When we met, Russell had been given up twice before. We adopted Russell and after a few months we thought he would like a companion so we went on the hunt for another dog but he would not accept any other dogs and was acting like a big grump about it all.

We came across Poppy when she was a puppy with a registered breeder and when Russell met her it was the first time he didn’t grump – instead he just ignored her, but it was an improvement. After a couple of weeks I got home from work and found him cuddled up with Poppy in the bed and they have never been apart since.

Poppy has this cute habit which always makes us laugh – every time we go for a walk in the park Poppy has to go on the slide and she won’t leave until she has been down the slide a couple of times or until she had enough.”

Russell & Poppy

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20.04.15

3 year old boxer siblings, Alice and Winston

Eliza says “I found Alice’s registered breeder on Dogzonline and chose her from a litter of 11 puppies when she was a week old.

Her and her brother Winston spent their first 9 weeks on a commercial orchard in Griffith, NSW. They travelled to Perth together by plane, initially sharing one crate until they reached Sydney, then they were placed in their own crates. Alice and Winston have stayed in touch as much as possible and are great friends.

Alice only cries when her toy is out of reach for her, like under the lounge. She loves to give hugs and kisses and knows many commands. She can do tricks quite well such as roll-over, spin and twirl, curtsey, sit pretty (beg), head down, relax (play dead). Alice also loves to swim.”

Bec says “When Winston first arrived in Perth, he was so quiet. It didn’t take long for him to make himself completely comfortable at home and bring so much joy for us.

Winston owns everything. He loves playing games with us and loves his special toys. He has a goofy way of sitting and is a real showman who loves attention.”

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09.03.15

Golden Retrievers, Abby (10 years) and Charlie (4 years)

Ann says “Abby came to live with us at 8 weeks old and she was an adorable bundle of fluff. She soon became inseparable from our 2 year old goldie, Jeddah (JD) until his death 5 years later. This event affected her greatly, but she soon came back to her playful and friendly self when Charlie came into our home 9 months later.

Abby was extremely boisterous and playful as a young puppy/dog, but also very destructive – we called her the naughtiest puppy ever. Tearing cushions apart was one of her favourite pastimes, along with chewing lounge suites and destroying dog beds.  We learnt to put any soft furnishing out of reach after she had destroyed one lounge cushion too many and we also learnt to warn guests, if they left towels or clothes in the bathroom or laundry, do not expect them to be in the same condition after Abby had found them.  She also had a liking for toilet paper and many a time we would come home to find ‘white snow’ all over the house. She has grown out of her naughty ways now, but she still cannot resist the toilet paper if the opportunity arises. She lives for human contact and would be petted or stroked all day if any of her humans were willing.

Charlie came into our lives 9 months after we lost our beautiful boy Jeddah and was a wonderful distraction and a gift. He is so full of character, he always makes us laugh.  Charlie has been trodden on many times because he has a knack of laying at your feet, whatever you are doing, but he does it so quietly you never know he is there until you move. We probably should rename him, “Sorry Charlie!” because we seem to say it to him constantly.   Charlie loves soft toys and has a large basket full of various stuffed animals. He always greets us with one in his mouth, as if to say ‘Look what I’ve got!’ and thinks he is so clever. His favourite place is laying on the sofa with his head in someone’s lap, and getting lots of pats and cuddles.”

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03.02.15

Dalmatian, Xander (4 years) and Bull Arab x, Franklin (2 years)

Erin says “Xander came to me when he was 8 weeks old. He is my entire life and is a wonderful boy. He’s my first dog and my best friend.

Xander is the reason I’m a dog groomer by profession. Xander loves people and crowds, coffee shop visits, tug-o-war, bush walks, chicken wings and eggs for breakfast, fishing in shallow water, swimming, sleeping on my bed, Dentastix and big squishy cuddles. He’s a therapy assistance dog with ACIWA and is really loving and awesome. I’m so lucky.

When Xander was about 3, my step daughter Abby lost her mother. Xander bonded with Abby and stayed on her bed most nights and kept her company, even though he’s a big dog, he’s so good at curling up into a little ball to fit anywhere. Abby keeps a picture of Xander on her bedside table because he makes her so happy she likes to look at him all the time. Xander loves to eat other animals poo – he follows my chickens around the backyard and eats their poo. Today he ate cow poo, what a legend. NOT! ”

Peter says “My partner Erin has a dog and she wanted to get one for me as well. She knew that I needed a companion and what kind of dog would suit me, so she looked in the local paper and found an advert for puppies. We went to the house and she picked him out for me. He was just sitting off by himself and wasn’t interested in being a boisterous puppy. I named him Franklin and we raised him together with Xander.

Sometimes when I get up to go to work I try and find Franklin to let him out to the toilet. He usually sleeps in his bed in the lounge, but quite often I will find him in my 11yr old daughters bed. He’s so big she is usually scrunched up on the edge of the bed with no blankets over her but he looks fully content.”

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19.01.15

Boxers, Darcy (5 years) and Bailey (2 years), who came all the way from Wickham.

Jason says “Darcy came to me in April 2010 – I had her flown over from a breeder in Brisbane and all I’d seen was a photo. She was a typical excitable boxer pup; when she started to settle down a bit (mid 2012) I thought she could use a little friend, so got Bailey from the same breeder (again, she came sight unseen – I figured the breeder did such a good job last time, she would be a good judge again).

They’re boxers, so there’s too many ridiculous stories about them both, haha. My favourites are both from when they were pups.

Darcy, deciding that she wanted to check out the Christmas tree while I was at work, I guess because it had things that looked like balls on it. In the process she pushed the sliding door off its rails, turned on a lamp and knocked over a chair before dismantling the tree and chewing up half the decorations.

Bailey, while being confined to the hallway for a few days after her sterilisation somehow got into the linen cupboard and emptied it all over the floor. On day two she opened up her un-openable bed and emptied out all the foam and on day three she pooped all over the new bed, just for fun. I’m sure it was just spite.

They’ve matured only slightly now and they’re best mates. I’m expecting they’ll grow out of the puppy phase in about 3 more years.”

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01.01.15

2 year old Staffy x Pittbull, Jet

Mary says “Jet belongs to our daughter Emily who acquired him as a wee pup. Due to her circumstances she was unable to keep him and provide the exercise and attention a dog of his breed requires. My husband has become his primary carer.

Jet adores my husband and is like his shadow. Pietro walks him twice a day and he is very good off lead, isn’t be aggressive and will ignore any snappy little dogs that run up to him.

Jet loves the beach and swimming, but he is quite top heavy in the water. He’ll chase cats if he spots any. He is reasonably well behaved, but when it comes to playing with a toy and especially a ball, he loves the tug of war and with his strong jaw, it’s nearly impossible to remove anything from his mouth. Jet also thinks he is a lap dog and he has his own couch. He snores like a human when he sleeps.

One of the parks where Jet is exercised is at Yokine Reserve. There are often branches on the ground and I don’t mean sticks, but BIG branches. Jet loves to pick them up and run with them. Unfortunately, he will run towards us with these massive things thinking we will play tug of war. NO WAY! I’ve had my shins knocked that many times as a result. People stop and watch him and just laugh because they can’t believe the size of the branches he runs around with. A few times he has tried to run through an opening between two bollards with the branch straight across and obviously it doesn’t work. He has been able to figure out how to get through.

Jet is a beautiful boy and I can’t wait to have a picture to give Pietro.”

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08.12.14

Kindest Heart – Tina Maria, founder of Bodhi Clinic and Shelter in Phuket, Thailand

KINDEST HEART! Our dear friend Tina Maria was recently in Perth and I was honoured to sit with her and hear about her incredible work at the Bodhi Clinic and Shelter in Phuket, Thailand. Tina founded the clinic two years ago, after several years working with local Thai dogs and with the local dog Pound. Her experiences left her feeling like she had to do more.

I could introduce Tina as an ordinary woman in an overseas country who saw dogs in need and took action … but I would be severely understating how incredible she is. There is nothing ordinary about Tina. On the contrary, her story is extraordinary and so is she.

Tina is one of the special few who selflessly devote their time to helping those who can’t help themselves, and she faces many daily (and often heartbreaking) challenges. She deals with horrific acts of cruelty and neglect, particularly in relation to dogs, and most of her time is spent doing more driving, rescuing, vet nursing, feeding, cleaning, liaising, negotiating, caring, and repeat repeat repeat than we would do in a month.

Despite the responsibility of caring for a seemingly endless stream of animals in crisis, she is a happy and positive soul, whose kindness and compassion is evident from the moment you meet her.

I recently asked Tina how she deals with the stresses of life in Thailand, worrying about the animals in her care and the issue of finding ongoing funds to help them, and she replied with “I think I’ve accepted what’s happened to me so easily because my life has been so taken over by destiny and I fully and completely trust the process.”

Powerful.

Please take a minute to read about Tina’s journey and if you can assist her with her rescue endeavors in ANY way, please do.

ALEX: What’s your earliest memory of an animal you felt connected to?

TINA: My first memory of an animal was Babs, the part Corgi, part don’t-know that my Mother rescued from the street when she was pregnant with me. Babs was my constant companion and was very protective of me. At all times she would sleep by my cot or by my bassinet when my mother would put me out on the lawn in the early morning sunshine. I have seen so many pictures of us together from when I was a baby until she died when I was five.

ALEX: How did Bodhi Clinic in Thailand come about and what does the clinic do?

TINA: The Bodhi Clinic was totally unexpected; the Universe had that in her plan and didn’t tell me about it until it began to build.

My dog-journey began with the rescue of my first Thai dog – Chok Dee (meaning “lucky” or “good luck” in Thai) on 3rd January, 2010, almost 5 years ago. From that point I began volunteering at Soi Dog, as opposed to just donating to them.

One day on my way to volunteer, I stopped in at the Government Pound, just like I had a few times in the past, to drop off 60kg of dog food, as they’d run out – a common occurrence. Normally I wasn’t allowed to go inside and take a look at the dogs, but on this day I made a request and the staff obliged.

I wasn’t allowed into the runs, but I saw some pups and a mother together, with a lot of fresh blood on the ground. I started to go inside and the staff warned me that the mother bit. I said I didn’t care and went in to check on her, thinking it was her blood, and then I saw a pup, larger than her litter, bleeding profusely from the neck. Obviously the mother had bitten the foreign pup when she tried to feed.

I picked up the puppy and told the staff I would take her to Soi Dog for treatment and they allowed me to take her – much to my surprise, as I’d always been told they wouldn’t allow dogs to be removed.

In gratitude, I passed them 6 cans of beer I had in the car to give to the staff at Soi Dog. I named the precious little baby ‘Cherish’. I left her at Soi Dog for treatment and on my way home at the end of the day I dropped back to the Pound to explain the situation. I then asked the staff if I could come to volunteer with them and by a miracle, they agreed.

I worked at the Pound for 9 months and in that time had worked very hard with several different Chiefs of the Livestock Department to develop the Pound, including creating a clinic and improving the living conditions of the dogs. Sadly things didn’t end up working out and all “outsiders” were told not to interfere with the Pound. Later I was allowed to return and take sick dogs to the vets as needed.

At one stage I removed two females from the Pound, as they kept trying to escape and the staff beat often. I took them home, but got into trouble for having 7 dogs, so after a failed attempt at adopting them out, I kept them in boarding for a year (at a nice place where they had the run of the yard).

The boarding costs were quite expensive for that amount of time, so I decided to check out a local Buddhist temple, as to the suitability of it to take the dogs to. I saw the dogs were all well fed and things looked positive, other than some minor problems such as mange.

From that point, I started going to the temple with a toolbox of basic items to treat the dogs. I was given permission to bring my two dogs to the temple and I would go daily or almost daily to check on them, to treat the other dogs there and to bring chicken carcasses and rice to cook for them.

A few months later, I asked the head abbot if I could make use of a room filled with rubbish to keep all my medicines and equipment, which had grown considerably. He gave me permission and I proceeded to clean it out and build a clinic, then a hospital attached to it and the area just kept growing to the point it is now, which includes 4 rooms, an activity sala, sand pit, tunnel play area and soon-to-be, swimming pool.

The shelter now takes care of around 90 to 100 dogs at any time, plus the dogs of local people who come to me for help with their animals. I treat the animals for free and when a vet visit is necessary, the shelter pays for it. For people that can’t afford to keep their dogs but are good owners, we supply food, medicines and veterinary treatments rather than have the dogs at the shelter. This means that people can keep their animals and we know they are being taken care of and they do not add to our numbers at the temple. The clinic opened just over 2 years ago.

The intention of the Bodhi Shelter and Clinic is to care for animals that would not otherwise receive help. When other shelters won’t help with an animal, we take it in – we rescue ourselves, receive rescues from other people and receive dumped animals regularly.

The shelter was named Bodhi in honour of the fact we are given sanctuary in a Buddhist temple. The Bodhi tree was the tree Buddha received enlightenment beneath and we have a huge Bodhi tree as the centerpiece of the temple. As well as that, we have baby Bodhi trees growing in the trunk of the palms inside the shelter, which seems so fitting. That, and the fact the leaves are shaped like hearts.

My role so far has been to take care of all the animals for illness, injury, grooming, feeding, health-building, (which includes daily vitamins and supplements), vaccinations, sterilisations, cleaning up after them and trying to adopt them out. I also do house calls as asked or where I see a problem and go to catch injured or ill dogs for treatment. About 5 months ago I finally gained some full-time help from my first Thai staff member. I was also blessed to have a beautiful lady named Laura Miller come to work full time for 3.5 months earlier in the year while she waited for her Australian visa. I have been lucky enough to have two other volunteers come in to take care of the dogs when I have needed to travel and one of them, Rebecca, has helped me whenever she can. Now, with two full-time Thai staff, I am hoping to take at least one day off per week and resume some semblance of a life outside of the shelter.

ALEX: What does your daily routine involve?

TINA: Daily routine includes taking the day’s 9kg meat supply to work, then dealing with any dogs in the hospital bays, releasing for toilet run, cleaning/treating wounds, and feeding/medicating them. Bays need to be cleaned and when bays aren’t in use I remove the doors for the dogs to use them as bed/retreat areas.

Then there’s further cleaning of hospital/clinic area before preparing for daily medications, which includes supplements. All dogs in the shelter receive these each day. Thai dogs have notoriously weak immune systems, and in shelters, where you have large numbers of dogs in one area, diseases are easily spread.

Medications and vitamins are given in handfuls of canned food for ease and expediency, as we treat around 65 of the dogs this way. Other dogs are outside the shelter yet inside temple grounds – but separated from the main pack, due to incompatibility or shyness. We still treat all those dogs for any problems and they are included in deworming/vaccination programs. Dog numbers run at between 85 and 105 at any time.

After medications have been completed, any vaccinations or mange treatments are done, including medicated shampoos and injections. I do all injections myself, as well as wound cleaning/packing etc. For treatments that require expertise, I take the animals to a vet who is fantastic to me. I’m very grateful to him, but wish he was closer than 15km away, as there are times when I’m up there two or three times per day, which cuts into what I manage to do at the shelter.

Food is cooked by the staff every day and in 24 hours we go through 9kg of meat combined with about 10kg of rice plus fish oil. We supplement their food with 5kg of biscuits a day as well. There are constant cleaning and dog sorting duties throughout the day, along with the occasional house call.

The dogs also require personal interaction, and we spend as much time with them as we can, especially with dogs that are become troublesome, as it improves their behaviour.

Thankfully we no longer have a tick problem, due to eight three 3-weekly sprays of the grounds. Prior to that, we had an incredible infestation, which meant we spent most of our time de-ticking the dogs and cleaning ticks from walls and crevices. Spraying is now conducted monthly, but soon that will change to every six to eight weeks. Spraying means a lot of work, as we need to get all the animals out of the shelter. As you can imagine, opening the gates to let them out can be extremely chaotic.

To temper the dogs’ exuberance, we bribe them with 20kg of pork bones. We use those to try to keep the dogs in one area and reasonably quiet and controlled, so they leave the cats, chickens and cows alone. Then, there’s the monumental task of returning them all to the shelter.

We also look after the cats at the temple, turtles, tortoises, fish, pigs and occasionally, the cows. I am currently trying to give the cows injections for their ticks, but you can imagine how impossible that is. I actually helped one cow to deliver her baby that was stuck in the birth canal earlier this year. That baby ended up taking a ride in my car, which was hilarious, as it jumped from the rear of my car, into the passenger seat, knocking poor Gordon the dog from the seat, onto the floor. Gordon had just had a hip operation and was the most surprised out of us all.

ALEX: What are the biggest issues with dogs who come into the clinic?

TINA: The main problems we encounter with the dogs that come in are blood parasites (tick, flea or lice-borne disease which eventually causes blindness, severe anemia and death – almost every dog we encounter has issues relating to this), worms, ticks, fleas, lice, mange, broken legs/hips from traffic accidents, maggot-infested wounds, usually from bites and occasional intentional abuse, such as burns.

ALEX: Which animal has stolen your heart?

TINA: Well, that’s a difficult one, since many of them do, but there are always some dogs that reach into your chest and steal your heart. Very often these are the dogs that have suffered the most, the ones that really shouldn’t still be alive.

I have the biggest crush on a puppy called Bravo at the moment. This little boy came to us as a 7 to 8 week old, with his sister. Our Burmese gardener Khun Loong (who should have known better, as he works with us) snuck into the temple one day and Rebecca saw him stooping down so as to not be seen, and then heard a pup cry. Khun Loong raced off and Rebecca went to investigate, and found Bravo cowering in a corner at the front of one of the monks’ houses.

I had come to help and Rebecca went on to search for the other pup who had taken off. I picked a terrified Bravo up and went inside with him. He was screaming and crying every time you tried to touch him, I thought it was from terror until Rebecca noticed his face was swelling up. He was writhing in pain when I put him into a basket. I took him up to the vet and the x-ray showed he had a broken jaw. His jaw was either broken when he was caught or dropped – “thrown” out of the bag he was carried in.

His sister Kiyana was very pretty and everyone’s favourite, but Bravo caught my eye and heart. Not a cute pup in the usual sense, but there was just something about him. As his jaw wound was almost healed, he somehow broke the stitches out and opened the wound. He needed to then have a slice to flesh removed from all edges to allow fresh surfaces to join and be restitched. He managed to do this a further two times! The third time we couldn’t cut away any more flesh, so we had to allow the wound to heal from an opened state, which took a very long time.

While I was in Australia to apply for my new visa, he had a new infection in his jaw, it turned out his bone had grown and the plate was now too small, so he needed to have it removed. This brought another round of healing of his jaw wound, and then there was a problem with cats and feline flu which can apparently cause Parvovirus in dogs. I’ve read articles both for and against this argument, but suffice to say, there was no exposure to the dogs from any other source that could have brought the Parvovirus to the temple.

Bravo contracted the virus and his infection was severe. We lost eight of our youngest pups to this virus, as they were too young to be vaccinated at the time of exposure. Bravo ended up so ill that he required a blood transfusion and he was on the drip for days. He was so weak, so very ill, almost pure blood in his faeces. His body had been so weakened and his organs so overworked due to all the anesthetic and anti-inflammatories that his system was severely compromised.

Due to his severe vomiting of anything and everything, all medication had to be given by injection. He was receiving 5 injections per day and that’s how we suspect he ended up with 3 abscesses on his shoulders and back of his neck. These abscesses were huge and took weeks to heal – they are only just healing now. Then, as if he hasn’t been through enough, Bravo contracted pneumonia, but is finally recovering well and getting back to his active and cheeky self. This little fighter has been through so much in his short little life, you can’t help but just adore him. Throughout it all he has displayed such a will to live.

My other perennial favourite has to be Mumma and we have an incredible bond. If I could take her home, I definitely would. She’s the dog you see in my arms on the profile picture of the Bodhi Clinic page. At that time she was extremely ill with Distemper. The reason she’s not quarantined is that I don’t have a quarantine area and the vets won’t take any dogs with Distemper. Every attempt that we’ve made at building a quarantine pen for her around the back ended up with her breaking out. The corrugated iron sheets reached up about 8 feet, but somehow she kept finding her way out of there.

Mumma is the beautiful dog I rescued on the day she gave birth to 8 pups at the local council office, next to an open drain. Two of the pups had already died when I picked her up. She ended up with only 4 pups in the end, all adopted out, but while she was breastfeeding her babies, she not only allowed any other pup to semi-grown dog feed from her, but also a tiny kitten with no mother! This dog is the most loyal dog to me in the whole shelter and I love her with my whole heart.

As for Khun Loong, he was reprimanded and hasn’t been seen on site now for a few months.

ALEX: Where do you think your love of dogs comes from?

TINA: My love of dogs, haha, that’s the funniest part. Yes, I loved dogs, but not especially. My favourite animals were rabbits and parrots. When I went to Thailand and saw the many dogs in distress over there, they captured my attention and my heart went out to them to the point that while driving around, I no longer noticed the scenery, I only saw the dogs I ached to help.

I have grown to love dogs through the extraordinary natures of the Thai dogs and there is something exceptional about them. I guess it’s mostly to do with the fact only the smartest survive, so they are highly intelligent, extremely loyal and have such huge spirits. They are the ones that enslaved me.

ALEX: What does the clinic need most in terms of support from Australia?

TINA: What I need the most is financial support. For two years, my then partner and I paid for everything – and for the year before that for the work I did at the Government Pound. Costs of the shelter run at around $2,500 per month, which is what it costs without a crisis such as a Distemper or Parvovirus outbreak.

Tick treatments such as Frontline or Revolution are always very gratefully received, as I not only use them on the shelter dogs, but supply people who ask me for help to control parasites on their dogs. Worming tablets can help too, as I go through so many of them. I can buy them reasonably priced in Thailand though.

Basically money is the greatest help, as it allows me to purchase whatever I need in Thailand, often at better prices than in Australia and it saves me the problems with Customs when entering the country. Money also helps with food bills and veterinary treatments. Every cent goes to the clinic.

ALEX: Can you tell us something about Thai dogs that people may not know?

TINA: Thailand has actual native dogs. People often ask how there got to be so many dogs in Thailand and this explains it. The first of the native Thai breeds worth mentioning is the Thai Ridgeback, the dog the Rhodesian Ridgeback was bred from.

Thai Ridgebacks are the oldest known domesticated dog, of over 3,500 years. The second dog I will mention is now extinct, other than occasional traits showing up in some dogs and that is a Thai hairless dog.

The third native Thai dog is the one that looks a bit like a Dingo. It has a fairly thick coat and a curly tail. Last but not least, is the most recent dog breed, is the Baan Kaow. This dog is the product of the Dingo type dog and a Thai jackal/fox.

A woman in a remote village had the only dog in the area, an unsterilised female. When she fell pregnant, the bewildered woman took the dog to the local temple and asked them to take her, as she couldn’t take care of more than one dog. The enormous surprise was the husky-looking pups, long, thick hair and curly tail. This is believed to be one of the most pure breeds in the world today.

If you would like to learn more about the Bodhi Shelter and Clinic, please visit http://www.bodhishelter.org/ or their Facebook page.

PHOTO: Tina showing a photo of Bravo the brave puppy on her phone

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08.10.14

Grand ladies, Daisy (13 years), Casey (12 years) and Shona (12 years)

All mini schnauzers. Loved photographing these fur kids.

Ann says “These three ladies all live the high life with their mum Bogusia. Daisy recently had chemotherapy treatment for cancer but has responded really well. I’m looking after them all at the moment while their Mum is away – they’re always delightful company.”

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