normally I do not post very much here but now I felt like writing about my last 6 weeks with the dogs, bad things happened and I felt like I need to write it off.
It started 6 weeks ago, our yard is very well fenced ofcourse, it was such pretty weather that the dogs were outside, we made dinner and before we were ready to have it I checked the dogs and they were all playing outside, so I decided to let them stay in the garden, when we finished our dinner about 20 minutes later I heard a car hit it's brakes and a loud "thumb" :eek: just in front of our house, we rushed outside and there was Jenson standing on the streets …....... he managed to escape through a tiny hol ein the fence, then dug under the neighbours fence and ran out on the street..... we rushed to the vets and what a miracle, he had no broken bones and no internal bleedings, but he was hurt very very bad, his shoulder still is not what it is supposed to be but it is getting better day by day allthough i am not sure if he will stop limping completely. My my I can still cry when I think of that day and how much luck he had, he must have had a guardian angel or a dozen of them on his shoulders.... the car was damaged too but the people did not care they were totally in shock and felt so sorry for Jenson.....
then a few weeks later a neighbours cat was in our garden and I did not knew it, ofcourse he should not come on our property but it did, so the dogs got him, luckily I was in the garden too and I managed to stop the dogs going after it, to save the cat, the cat was badly injured but did survive after a vet visit he had no broken bones or bad wounds but his lung colapsed, good thing is he does not dare to come in our garden anymore.
then yesterday I got the news that the male ibizan hound I was ready to import from spain, after a long search I found this male which would have been a major gain for my breeding and the ibizan hound bloodlines, but now burglars broke into the house and stole 8 dogs and this one included, ofcourse the breeders are devistated this is so terrible, I only can hope that these dogs will be treated well by the burglars but I am afraid this will not be the case after all :-((((((((((((((((
then Kalusha , 9 1/2 years now starts to get a bit senile....sometimes it is very funny as she thinks she is a pup again, but other times she is agitated very quickly and then I have to watch her with the other dogs as she gets very snappy then, and that is not always tolerated from the other dogs ofcourse.... also she acts sometimes very silly, does not understand what you mean or forgets what she was about to do, staring into nowhere for quite some minutes etc. but she still is going strong and at the moment it goes quite well, i just have to give her some more rest and it helps a lot when I take her on the longs walks 5 times a week instead of 7 times.
fortunately it is not all bad news, there were some fun things happening, small things though but if you can not appreciate those small things , life is not worth anything without them.
Solar, my oldest ibizan hound female, found a chicken in the woods....she brought it to me, alive and kicking, Kalusha wanted to kill it but solar did not allow that, and she was looking and barking at me "take my present, got is specially for you!!! " I did not knew that to do, but felt like I could not leave it in the woods all alone , so i took the chicken, which later appeared to be a rooster, with me and gave it to a local animal farm.
Then our galgo Barry really thinks he is an ibizan hound, he tries to jump with the same ease through the bushes but he can not do it so after a walk in the forest he comes back with all these scratches >lol<
and a couple of days ago, something really unique happened, I made a walk in the woods just with my ladies, I kept solar on the leash as she was still in season but Kalusha and solars daughter smitthy were allowed to walk off leash, Kalusha comes in handy now at her old age as she is quite obedient now ( good hopes for basenji owners !!! ) and when smitthy is out of sight I tell her to fetch her and she does, but this time they both ran away!! then I heard this truck blowing its horn .........I though , a truck??? here in the woods????? as the road was way too far away for the dogs to go there that fast and besides that, the truck sounded really close, then I saw this truck coming out of a path, i saw it was the kind of truck that comes to pick up the treelogs..... I though he is coming to me to tell me he hit my precious ladies ....but no he drove to the next path and then behind the truck I saw 4 roe deers strolling completely relaxed....and there they were too :smitthy and kalusha , strolling behind the roe deers like they form 1 pack... i called them completely flabbergasted and they came running happy towards me , it was such a weird walk that day.
Oh and ofcourse Jenson is feeling quite well and is allowed to come on the long walks again and 3 times a week he is allowed to run off leash again, he and barry really missed their daily runs together :-)))
well that was my report on my last 6 weeks, I hope I did not bore you...