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Oh my Lord , we’ve got a Dalmatian !

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plominoagain Sun 17-Mar-19 18:34:37

Last month , we lost our lovely greyhound to heart failure . We’d expected it for the last 8 months , so whilst not exactly a shock , we were and are still devastated . However our boy hound was distraught . He’s never been alone , and he just doesn’t know what to do himself, crying and being a shadow of himself . We went to our RGT and several others to try and find a cat friendly hound ( having been adopted by an abandoned cat who’s moved himself in ) but to no avail . And then last week , our neighbour told us his sister was rehoming her dog , who had lived with cats and kids but needed more room and exercise than she could give. I agree to a visit to see her .

On Friday afternoon she arrives for her visit . She hasn’t left yet , and it looks very much like she’s now one of the family ....

I’ve done as much research as I can , asked my vet for advice , as we’ve always been hound owners rather than anything else , and so far, so good . But is there anything I need to know , other than the lots and lots of exercise ?

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KateGrey Sun 17-Mar-19 18:37:41

You definitely need to know that on Mumsnet you must always post a picture of your pet! It’s the law!

nrpmum Sun 17-Mar-19 18:39:53

What Kate said ... I luffs Dalmatians 😁

plominoagain Sun 17-Mar-19 18:40:04

She looks like this ... when she’s not worktop surfing !

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Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Sun 17-Mar-19 18:40:46

Well done you! flowers
Hope you have good walking shoes grin

Otterseatpuffinsdontthey Sun 17-Mar-19 18:41:54

She's beautiful!

plominoagain Sun 17-Mar-19 18:44:27

She’s called Perdie , which suits her beautifully. And now she’s grumbling at me because dinners late apparently ..

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BatFacedGal Sun 17-Mar-19 18:46:29

Aww she's nice. You don't see many Dalmatians these days do you? How old is she? Has your boy taken to her

plominoagain Sun 17-Mar-19 18:52:32

Greyhound boy is pleased , he’s been a lot less clingy , so I’m hoping it’ll be ok . She’s only 4 , so old enough to behave ! But my god , she’s rolled in EVERYTHING

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Mydressinggownismybestfriend Sun 17-Mar-19 19:10:01

How lovely they seem to be getting on!
She is absolutely beautiful

fleshmarketclose Sun 17-Mar-19 19:12:13

Oh lovely dog, hardly ever see a dalmatian these days, they make me smile. Really glad your boy has a new companion.

Sweetooth92 Sun 17-Mar-19 19:14:37

Congratulations! Maisie & Marley think a Dalmatian is a great choice! Love ours to bits-they’re bonkers but such loving amusing characters ❤️

labazsisgoingmad Sun 17-Mar-19 19:20:52

perdie was the female in 101 dalmatians i hope you have lots of love and pleasure with your dog wasnt quite clear do you still have another greyhound

tabulahrasa Sun 17-Mar-19 19:44:47

I’m genuinely laughing that you were looking for a greyhound and have ended up with a Dalmatian... it’s like the exact opposite. grin

Are you familiar with the book all dogs have ADHD? I’ve always thought they must have had dalmatians...

Bazookapie Sun 17-Mar-19 19:48:46

Molly also thinks you’ve made a great choice smile

Not sure how much your hound sheds, but Dalmatians shed a lot, all year round. They are great fun though, total clowns and she makes us laugh every day. Very vocal as you’ve already found, selective deafness, a tail that never stops wagging and a magnet for attention when out and about. Molly is our second Dalmatian and I can’t imagine having any other breed

userxx Mon 18-Mar-19 11:23:53

Awwwww she's lovely. So glad your grey has a new companion. I think Dalmatians look quite houndy if you know what I mean.

BorderlineExperimental Mon 18-Mar-19 13:50:30

Have a read up on Hyperuricosuria. Dalmatian Welfare also have a page about the condition that's worth reading.

Problems related to the formation of stones are less common in female dalmatians but still something to be aware of.

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