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Bitches in season and neutered dogs.

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DooinMeCleanin Wed 21-Sep-11 16:18:55

So my house no longer looks like a murder scene. Girly grey has stopped bleeding (about bloody time!) but poor Devil Dog doesn't know what to do with himself!

He's constantly following her around, trying to hump her, getting into bed with her, getting into the whippet's bed with her - which is a little ridiculous tbh, three of them, one large greyhound, one small fox terrier x and a teeny Whippet all crammed into one whippet-sized crate hmm

He is without a doubt 100% neutered, so she is no danger of being impregnated by him and doesn't seem in the slightest bit bothered by it, in fact she is encouraging him (the little hussy wink). But is it fair on him? He is constantly agitated.

He can eat, but he can't settle or lay down unless he laid on top of her. Would it be fairer to send her back to the rescue for a few weeks? I absolutely don't want to do this, but there is no-where else I could send the Devil one, everyone is scared of him. He is humping her head as I type hmm angry

<wanders off to give the Devil Dog a cold shower>

CalatalieSisters Wed 21-Sep-11 16:22:50

Oh dear poor little thing. Is it a one-off? I mean, is the bitch going to be neutered or will she have more seasons?

I suppose it is something of a source of distress for him, but then it would likely be more distressing for her (or him) to be sent away from home.

If she's not bothered or agitated by him, I would just leave them to it.

Is girly grey yours or a stop-gaper? I don't really frequent the dog house anymore, just odd threads that pop up in active convos, so I am very out of touch.

DooinMeCleanin Wed 21-Sep-11 16:26:45

Oh, yes she'll be speyed in about three months time. She is used to being passed about a bit within the foster network, but it does cause her some distress which is why I don't want to do it.

DooinMeCleanin Wed 21-Sep-11 16:28:46

She's a foster WTWTW, but has been here a few months now, with no signs of any suitable homes. She won't settle without other dogs and she is black so she has a fight on her hands for a forver home, bless her. But she is wonderful dog, she is cat friendly and safe with children, which will work in her favour.

CalatalieSisters Wed 21-Sep-11 16:41:08

I guess the fact that he is still eating ok is an indication that the lovesickness is not so distressing that you should worry too much.

She sounds lovely btw. Wish I could have her. (Though I have a devil dog too who is enough to be going on with)

Midori1999 Wed 21-Sep-11 16:47:37

Can you keep them seperate until she's finished her season?

DooinMeCleanin Wed 21-Sep-11 16:51:49

I could but my house is not very big. I do have the living room and dining room which are seperate, but it would mean one of them being on their own (probably the Devil Dog, he's the least sociable) during the day when there is only me here. Obviously I call from room to room, but they're all used to following me from room to room all day.

I can seperate them on an evening and have the two hounds in the front room with DH and I can have some peace and free range over the PC in the dining room grin

They sleep in seperate rooms on a night, so she is getting rest and peace on a night.

CoffeeIsMyFriend Wed 21-Sep-11 20:24:55

dooin is that her on your profile pics?

I would try to keep them separated for as much time as you can.

DooinMeCleanin Wed 21-Sep-11 20:39:23

No, that is Whippy. The other one is Devil Dog and the tiny one right up on the hill is my sister's.

He's given up for now and is in usual spot by my feet.

musicposy Thu 22-Sep-11 11:02:08

I'd try stopping them as much as possible. Our two did this the first season and once Poppy had got past the "I'm wiggling my bottom at you, yes, go ahead please," hussy phase, she then decided to attack Budgen whenever he came near, which was worse. They went through a horrible fighting phase and we had to keep a very strict eye on them. He would try for a bit of action, she would get pissed off and attack.

Weirdly, her second season they pretty much ignored each other.

ExitPursuedByaBear Thu 22-Sep-11 11:52:22

Hi Dooin - why does being black affect her chances of being rehomed confused ?

DooinMeCleanin Thu 22-Sep-11 12:45:21

I have absolutely no idea Exit. Black dogs take longer to rehome than any other colour. I guess people just don't think they're pretty enough or maybe it's because they don't tend to photograph as well as lighter coloured dogs. It's very odd, but it happens in most rescues.

this is her pretending to be a bed How could you refuse such a sweetie? grin

ExitPursuedByaBear Thu 22-Sep-11 15:40:57

Oh - I don't want that dog, it won't look good on photos (ffs!)

Mind you, I have heard tales of people returning dogs because they didn't match their soft funishings so I suppose anything is possible. Your link doesn't take me anywhere so I cannot comment on her sweetness, but I am sure she is gorgeous.....

CoffeeIsMyFriend Thu 22-Sep-11 15:49:13

sadly it is true. black dogs and darker dogs in general are hard to rehome as they are perceived as 'scary' and not cute like ickle fluffy wuffy shitzuh type dogs. sad

also - if you have a think about it, dogs that are 'protection dogs' are usually black as predominant colour, GSDs, rottie, doberman. I think it is the face colour iirc.

DooinMeCleanin Thu 22-Sep-11 16:24:15

They seem to be calming down now. At least he is being nice to the other dogs, I suppose I should be gratefull for that. They all snuggled on the sofa last night. He is normally the one under the table in the corner scowling and growling everytime anything remotely alive so much as twitches hmm. Are you sure it's cute, white dogs that are meant to be the nicest Coffee? grin

CoffeeIsMyFriend Thu 22-Sep-11 16:49:14

well perception is a funny thing. [sticktongueout smiley]
Luckily for my 2 dark destroyers dark sables I prefer darker dogs. wink

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