Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Saying hi to the CWS flea market...

Its been a crazy crazy month. Its almost Christmas and we have not been going to any parties etc. Sigh... Pa has been extremely distracted. Whatever that its doing this to him, I hope he knows we are here for him... and he needs to bring us out more.
Say hi to little Keegan, Auntie Shelly's son. He was really not afraid of us at all... what a brave boy.
Well, we hope we helped a little at the CWS flea market. Everyone was really happy to meet us! Not much else to do. We figure we would probably stay at work with Pa. But to everyone else, Merry Christmas and have a great new year.

Another news video that is full of misinformation. Sigh.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Rottie's as great family dogs.

Its rare to come by an article about how great Rotties are... even though there are several parts I would probably disagree with like how Rotties are prone to aggressiveness.Thank you Aunty Yannie for pointing out this Article!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Big Shot...

Meet all the aunties and uncles that went to the Big Shot competition... Unfortunately... Pa didn't go very far... looking at what he is up against... it is not surprising. Many of the contestants have many years more in experience than Pa. Many are also in the creative field.

All Pa does is take pictures of us dogs. How to improve? A farmer's hands are big and clumsy. It is already fantastic that he made it this far. Hopefully he can improve further.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Going for a Run

Pa has decided to go back to exercise... and us along for a run. He rode his 2 wheel contraption that is devilishly fast... we were totally pooped after it...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

BSL passed in Singapore... But not as bad as we thought.

Our worst nightmares have been passed. AVA has changed and approve new BSL requirements... but it was not as bad as we thought. The new controls basically changed a few things... one is to shift Perro de Presa Canario into the Cat 1 (no imports etc.) All other changes will only take effect with newly licensed dogs.

Cat 2 dogs has this new restrictions to contend with.
  1. All existing and newly licensed Part II dogs must be microchipped
  2. Owners of newly licensed Part II dogs must take up an insurance policy for at least $100,000 coverage against injury to persons and damage to property
  3. Owners of newly licensed Part II dogs must take up a banker’s guarantee for $2000
  4. Newly licensed Part II dogs must undergo obedience training
At least is a compromise of sorts. And obedience training to some extent is necessary. I recall my own experience with trainers that are already afraid of us. That makes it tough. This new law covers all Cat 2 dogs which includes
  1. Bull Terrier
  2. Doberman Pinscher
  3. Rottweiler
  4. German Shepherd Dog with its related breeds such as the Belgian Shepherd Dog and the East European Shepherd Dog
  5. Mastiffs, including the Bull Mastiff, Cane Corso and Dogue De Bordeaux
  6. Crosses of 1 to 5.
So its not exactly a BSL, but still, we do not need to like it. But when we recall how some Singaporeans stupidly train their dogs, it is no wonder this would eventually come about.

Most INTERESTINGLY.... there is a NEW part to this... and this part we fully agree on. It is definitely a very fair addition to the AVA regulation.
Enhanced Control for All dogs
6 Regardless of the breed, any dog that initiates an unprovoked attack and caused injury to a person or animal, will be subjected to one or more of the following control measures, depending on the severity of the bite :
  1. The dog must be leashed and securely muzzled when in a public place
  2. The dog must undergo obedience training
  3. The dog must be microchipped
  4. Premises where the dog is kept must be secured to prevent its escape
  5. The owner must take up an insurance policy for at least $100,000 coverage against injury to persons and damage to property
  6. The owner must take up a banker’s guarantee of $2,000
  7. Any existing banker’s guarantee would be forfeited for non- compliance and the owner must take up a fresh banker’s guarantee of $2,000.
This is music to my ears. It is totally fair and the requirements are there is see. Lets see now... Bruno was bitten by that Golden... I was bitten by that Chihuahua, Schnauzer... Hummm... I'll even complain on Nigel the Maltese...
But seriously... this might have huge impact on our image that we have tried cultivating all this time... People again will think we need this legislation, and other more extreme cases would think this isn't enough especially since Rotties were not pointed out specifically.

And the worst of all is to have nuisance reports submitted to AVA just to get other dog owners into trouble. Let just hope I am wrong.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Stella the Mini "Rottie" Daschund

Say hi to STELLA! Auntie Grace's newest addition to her family! Shes adopted from Hot Dogs and she's only 6 months old! Look how beautiful she is... Auntie Grace has totally fallen for her the first time she saw her... Its hard not to with a black and tan dog!
It was quite funny because some passerby's thought she was our little pup! Not that we mind... but its kinda difficult to have a pup with Bruno. He's missing a few essential parts and dumb to boot.
But as all puppies are, she was very playful and really a very good girl. Easy to train too.
Much to learn she has... but she will learn them. Right now, she is just a happy puppy.
She's happy to be playing with us... but hopefully she will be meeting a whole lot other people as well... Ozzie isn't really the playful type.
Don't worry... Bruno braked from the camera with inches to spare.
Hahaha... we tried to take a picture and thought we had it...
But Bruno decided to photo bomb the effort. Oh well... there is always next time!
Later we moved on to the nearby hawker and had more opportunities to take pictures... but don't tell anyone about putting dogs on chairs. Wakakaka...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bruno's leg pad GONE! / Rottie kept in cupboard for 2 years

Bruno is all his wisdom, decided that ebraking on rough ground is a good idea. What that achieved really is him limping around for the next few days. The wound had to be treated and cleaned.
Some bits were hanging out... so Pa went ahead and trimmed the parts that were still attached and isosorb to dry the juicy wound. The black bit down there is part of the parts trimmed.
With a little more effort, the wound is dressed and dry... He should be fine after a few more days i hope... he has been really bored.
He is so miserable he refuses to have his picture taken.
HAHAHA... the Cone of SHAME!
But nothing is as bad as this case...
Man keeps Rottweiler for 2 years in cupboard
A BRUTE who kept his Rottweiler-cross in a cage in a cupboard for two years was banned from keeping animals for life yesterday.

Cruel Tyrone McCalla, 29, also left the dog in a small room for a week when he went on holiday - with just one bowl of food and one of water.

The dog called Rahib could barely walk when rescued - and was hunchbacked with a bent spine.

One rescue worker said it was the worst case she had seen in nine years.

The RSPCA had been called to McCalla's home in Aston, West Midlands, after a tip-off.

Photos taken by inspectors showed two cages, with Rahib in one. The unlit cage was so small the dog could not stand properly and was terribly emaciated. When Rahib was removed by the RSPCA he was overwhelmed by the outside world.

McCalla never took the dog for a walk. But he told Birmingham magistrates he let him out in the laundry room twice a week and shared food with him.

He was convicted of three charges of failing to feed and keep a dog properly.

In an RSPCA interview read out in court, McCalla said he thought the dog was a puppy and was too young to go for a walk.

He told the court: "I treat my puppy the way I want to treat it."

As well as the ban, McCalla was given a three-month curfew.

Speaking afterwards, RSPCA Inspector Herchran Boal said: "When we took the dog from the house he was so overwhelmed by everything, a leaf, grass, a tree. We all had tears in our eyes."

Rahib, now renamed Jet, has a new home and has fully recovered.

It angers me that there are such people around... and that they can blame us instead. No jail time... no big fine. Just a 3 month curfew and a lifetime ban. A little light if you ask me. Look at how Jet looks now. Proud and beautiful. With mental problems? Very likely but not his fault.

Not his fault.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tysen the Baby Bull Mastiff needs a new home!!!

Pa is going away for a LONG time and he doesn't have time for us.... but still rehoming efforts must still go on! Meet Tysen the Bull Mastiff!!
Only 9 months old... he has been rehomed 4 times in 6 months... not by ANY fault of his. His original owner bought him not knowing how big he was going to get. So he rehomed him to another first-time dog owner in residing in a HDB flat.
Pa personally met up with him and he was fantastic and gentle. Tysen was really careful about biting on the fingers and made sure he didn't hurt Pa's fingers. For a 9 month old baby, largely untrained, this was really FANTASTIC.
He is looking for a new home right now. Please contact Leng either via email or her Handphone... Be prepared to be grilled and asked thorough questions about your home, family and how you would treat your new bull mastiff! She is very protective and she will hurt you if you don't treat him right!
Train him well too!! He needs a home now. Imprinting will take place soon!
The Poster is done! Please help click and print the large format and post it up at your nearest Vet Clinic!

Friday, September 17, 2010

National Dog Walk, Sentosa & Maya's Adoption

Thanks to Uncle Furry, we didn't need to lug our camera around to take nice pictures of ourselves! Visit his website for more great photos that day! Hopefully we can go back to photography soon to take pictures as good as Uncle Furry's.
The National Dog Walk was unfortunately blessed by rain in the morning... that ensured a really low turnout. However, the mud was well worth it! We even went into an inflatable pool that was filled with sea water... and suddenly a woman screamed at me! $6! $6!
Errr... ok... So we got out of the pool (which by the way had no indication that we had to pay... and had to actually buy coupons to pay... which was nowhere near the pool... which we eventually got distracted anyway from going back.) and we went visiting the great offers they had around the area.
We eventually bought what pa has been looking for a really long time...a KONG ROCKET BALL THROWER!Check out the youtube video on how the product works! and it works GREAT. It goes a lot further than you would think. And not more dirty hands touching our ball before it goes into our mouths!

Later, we went to Sentosa for a swim and a bath at Cafe Del Mar.
We met a few German Pups that had an excellent trainer for a Pa... they were beautiful too!
Well- motivated and adjusted... it was easy to see they were eager to please. We got our own bite toys from the same trainer as well. His stuff is da bomb. Say hi to Uncle Joseph Yeo of Lei Ces training school.
The Beach was great and we had a go using the Kong Rocket as well... Uncle Furry had a great time taking pictures of us...
Bruno really enjoyed the extra distance the Kong Rocket added to the ball and was happy to go really far out.
We were allowed off leash only in the water, so we made full use of it!
We were playing right under the life guard station... and they kept an eye out for us too! They were totally comfortable we use playing near them. This is a great thing.
We were reaching for the ball and Bruno always cheats by running faster than me!Ok... so he got the ball again... i'll just nip him in the butt... just as a sign of... well... HE CHEATS!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Rotty (renamed Maya) has been successfully adopted!

Say hi to a whole new Maya! (Previously named Rotti) She has done SO well at Mutts and Mittens... and the Staff really took great care of her. She fattened up beautifully as well as her coat is now gleaming. Remember how she looked before? She is indeed beautiful. After a couple months of waiting, Shuan and Trey fell in love with her and decided to make her theirs.
She was rightfully ecstatic. On her day of her adoption... She could hardly sit still... She was a little nervous at first, but she got through it like a big girl! Look at how everyone is happy now!

On behalf of Maya, she would really like to thank Uncle Wei Xiang who believed in her... took her in, sheltered and boarded her when no one else would.

ASD (Auntie Wendy) for putting her ad out, finding Uncle Shuan and Auntie Trey, and eventually assisting on the adoption process.

Finally Mutts and Mittens for really truly taking care of her like one of their own.

Pa helped with the shopping for Maya's new stuff and boy is she a lucky girl. Pa didn't buy as many things for me even after so many years! Maya is truly in great hands. We hope to see her soon!
Remember to come play with us and not be strangers! We have SO MANY places to show you Maya! Come Out to PLAY!!!