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Left behind by a Brit returning to the UK. Got left with the removal people who looked after her for a bit but they had to find a home. How could we resist?

She's called Button.
 

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Left behind by a Brit returning to the UK. Got left with the removal people who looked after her for a bit but they had to find a home. How could we resist?

She's called Button.
yes, I saw her on facebook!! Absolutely adorable. I want one!!!

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Thanks for saving us an admission, Simon.:love:

We currently have the lowest number in our perrera since autumn 2010.
 

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Thanks for saving us an admission, Simon.:love:

We currently have the lowest number in our perrera since autumn 2010.
That's good news indeed!

The removal people are friends of ours who live in the village and they wouldn't have unloaded her on to you. The only reason that they couldn't keep her themselves is that their two dogs would have sat on her and killed her entirely accidentally. They transport animals all the time and are good people who I'm sure would have given the lady concerned a good deal if she had wanted to take her. She said something about she couldn't have her in England as her house there had carpets. Some people.:mad:
 

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My daughter has two that she got from a rescue centre... the smallest one Maggie weights just over a kilo.. but she rules the roost, and chases the golden retrievers and labs.. no fear with her.
We have a tiny dog too (she looks just like a Chihuahua, but must be a cross breed I guess....). She was left on our doorstep as the locals thought we wouldn't mind taking in one more abandoned dog to add to our large collection!
She really thinks she's head of the pack, and is being encouraged to think that way by our largest female galgo who for some reason best known to herself has adopted her like a daughter!
 

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Looks as if butter wouldn't melt....this is THE randiest Rhodesian Ridgeback in Spain. Had OH climbing and crawling all over the place in the campo...he disappeared after a female on heat in a finca yard...took twenty minutes to get him back.
 

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I cannot understand how anyone could just go back to the UK and so casually abandon a cute dog that must have been a family pet.....
Yes, but, not knowing the circumstances of the previous owners, better a happy dog here with Jimenato than an unhappy dog in the UK :)
 

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A problem has come to light.

Fraggle and I like to go for a brisk 15 minute walk in the morning and evening - he's not a big dog so that's all he needs. Well Button can't keep up! She tries but her little legs won't go fast enough. Also if there's a twig across the path, she sits down and waits for me to lift her over it. I think I'm going to have to get a bag of some sort to carry her in.
 

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A problem has come to light.

Fraggle and I like to go for a brisk 15 minute walk in the morning and evening - he's not a big dog so that's all he needs. Well Button can't keep up! She tries but her little legs won't go fast enough. Also if there's a twig across the path, she sits down and waits for me to lift her over it. I think I'm going to have to get a bag of some sort to carry her in.
Poor little thing.
Could it be that she's just not used to going for walks?
Kala used to lie down after about 30 mins, not 'cos she was tired, but she just didn't know the "rule" about continuous walking for a couple of hours.
However, some kind of transport might be an idea.
How's she getting on with Fraggle?
 

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A problem has come to light.

Fraggle and I like to go for a brisk 15 minute walk in the morning and evening - he's not a big dog so that's all he needs. Well Button can't keep up! She tries but her little legs won't go fast enough. Also if there's a twig across the path, she sits down and waits for me to lift her over it. I think I'm going to have to get a bag of some sort to carry her in.


Maggie wont walk full stop. 2 yards and she sits down and yet she can chase the cats no problem,.. Alfie will walk a little way chasing after the bigger dogs but a carry bag is always needed to carry them on the rest of the journey.
 

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Poor little thing.
Could it be that she's just not used to going for walks?
Kala used to lie down after about 30 mins, not 'cos she was tired, but she just didn't know the "rule" about continuous walking for a couple of hours.
However, some kind of transport might be an idea.
How's she getting on with Fraggle?
I think she might get used to it, she was slightly better today.

She and Fraggle get on fine - mostly because Fraggle, who is aggressive with most other dogs, hasn't acknowledged her presence. Slight problem with Charlie the cat (who is twice Button's size) is that Button chases him, yipping in a rather amusing manner. Charlie will show her one day - claws sheathed rather than drawn I hope.
 

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A problem has come to light.

Fraggle and I like to go for a brisk 15 minute walk in the morning and evening - he's not a big dog so that's all he needs. Well Button can't keep up! She tries but her little legs won't go fast enough. Also if there's a twig across the path, she sits down and waits for me to lift her over it. I think I'm going to have to get a bag of some sort to carry her in.
We take our dogs for a walk (and a run) in three separate trips.
First the tall ones, then the small to medium ones and then the two tiny ones.
Makes for a great deal of walking for us, but also makes it a much less complicated experience. :)
 

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I cannot understand how anyone could just go back to the UK and so casually abandon a cute dog that must have been a family pet.....
I'm sure most people don't want to do that.
But if they are renting in the UK, there will be very few landlords who allow pets.:(
 

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I'm sure most people don't want to do that.
But if they are renting in the UK, there will be very few landlords who allow pets.:(

Also there was until recently that silly 6 month wait between the rabies jabs and the time to travel, which if people are desperate could mean that they cant wait. Then theres the cost - its not cheap to get a pet back, especially if the owners arent taking a car - judging from the amount abandoned cars that used to be parked at Malaga airport, a fair few people just park and run. Desperate people do awful and silly things.

I had some neighbours who's father was sent to prison, the rest of the family just disappeared leaving three little dogs behind, just wandering around the houses - it broke my heart. They seemed a caring family and their little girl loved those dogs....!!!!

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I'm sure most people don't want to do that.
But if they are renting in the UK, there will be very few landlords who allow pets.:(
Nothing...but nothing could persuade me to leave Our Little Azor. I know that's easy to say but it's true.

PW...can you post a photo of Kala now she's fully recovered...:)

I think Button is one lucky dog.

A British woman came to our perrera last year, asked if we would take the dog she'd had for eight years, said it kept getting out 'when her son left the gate open' and bothering the neighbour's hens. I suggested she trained her son to shut the gate and said we wouldn't take the dog. She then asked if she could exchange it for a puppy....

I'm not often lost for words....but I was, for a good five minutes or so.

So I drove down the track after her car, pulled in front and asked her if she had a troublesome teenager, would she take it to an orphanage and ask to swap it for a baby.

She didn't understand .....

I do tend to be a bit hard on anyone who abandons a dog perhaps because I see so many of these bewildered little creatures. They miss their humans like most of us would miss them...
 
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