What it’s like to walk in my shoes


I am a pup who loves to love…I love my little big bro Doc

My little big bro Doc

My little big bro Doc

I love my sisfur cats..

Me an Dinnermintz

Me an Dinnermintz

I don’t even mind the sheepies…

Me playing while Oscar looks on

Me playing while Oscar looks on

This is my family…and with them I feel safe..i feel no fear an no threat…

I love my mum and dad and all the humans who come to our house…I always stand next to mum when a new person visits…if they is here to work on something an dadz not home I always stand between mum an the person…I also lick their butt cracks if they iz bent over to do work…so I am very friendly…

That is as far as my tolerance goes….I am reactive and I get very agitated at anything that looks to me to be threatening…which iz all dogs…kangaroos…etc…

My puppyfarm start, my experience on lead as a pup with off lead bully dogs has not helped..who knows what my mum and dad were like..what their temperamentz were .

I would have left too young…too young….

Visitor kitty even makes me reactive...

Visitor kitty even makes me reactive…

Hackles and tail show mum I am reacting

Hackles and tail show mum I am reacting

Before we moved here I had an episode..mum an dad had an emergency to deal with,they were late home..and for some reason Doc had gotten out from our backyard under a piece of broken gate..i need him he is my little big brofur..I got out too.he got back in but I couldn’t fit..i was stuck my collar caught and I was very scared..when mum an dad got home we were both gone..Doc came but I was hiding….mum and dad were so scared..i came out from under a tree and from that day I would not go out the backyard…

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You can see my furs where i tried so furry hard to get back in..

Mum and dad also were selling the house an things were packed up and strange people coming and going..and soon it got too much fur me. I started waking them up in the middle of the night and I didn’t want to sleep in my room with Doc anymore…mum and dad put our beds in their room..

And the week before we moved i started to throw up…in the middle of the night..things were very hard for me..so many changes and also the trauma of the great escape things were getting worse..

Mum took me straight to our vet…I had bloods taken and mum had to chase me round the yard for a wee sample..it was furry embarrassing…

The tests came back I had some renal issues..not sure why perhaps stress was causing them..

So I had more tests and nothing was really confirmed as a big problem..

We moved..the new vet Dr Rayya waz wonderful and did some more tests..i have some slight changes but mainly it is a separation anxiety issues..my whole life added up to this ..I was still getting up vomiting at 3 in the morning..all bile up an down the hallway…

So I had a pheromone collar..to help me calm..and now I am also on Lovan.

I am a happy boy I love my life on 11 acres..i love car rides and playing chase and swimming in the dam..i take 1 and a half tablets every night..i am not at all doped up ,ย but I am not as stressed or pacing ย the perimeter of the house yard .

Mum and dad know that the tablets may cause some health issues so I get my blood and wee tested often..but they have had to weigh up having a stressed dog for a long long time (I am 11 this year) or a happy doggie who may have a little less time with them..i have to agree my life is great I have Doc for doggie company and the cats and sheep..

And my mum and dad love me furry much…I have taught them about puppy farms and how to be a responsible doggy owner..they have made mistakes and we have all learnt together..

This is what it is like in my shoes..

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43 thoughts on “What it’s like to walk in my shoes

  1. Oh Forrest, I am so proud of youwoowoooooo! I was on puppy prozac from puppy mill rescue to when Mama brought me home, but luckily I was quickly weaned off of it with Mama. I still pace sometimes, and I always just want to be with my Mama tooowoowoooooo!
    Wuvwuvwuv to youowoowooooo!

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    • Thankyou Ku..i will be on my tablets furrever..I get furry sick…even a change in the barometricz pressure makes me pacez..mum and dad love me an understand me..you an I are furry lucky Ku! wuvwuvwuv you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Oh Forrest, reading about your fears makes me so sad. I sure wish you didn’t feel so scared. I am happy you found such a loving home that understands you and is willing to help you every day. I wish you didn’t have to be on your medicine but if it makes you feel better, than you need to take it.

    Thank you for joining our WOOF hop and for sharing your story with us.
    *Cairn cuddles*
    Oz

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    • Thank you Oz..i don’t think mum an dad like it either but it does help me enjoyz a better quality of life..i still get agitated at roos and thingz but mum sayz thatz normal! I no longer getz sick an enjoy my life here..mum iz always cross at puppyfarms an also owners that letz their doggies rush you off leash. Thankyou for letting me share my story.
      Fozzie bear hugs Forrest xx

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  3. You have such a beautiful family and they are so blessed to have you in it with them.
    Happy Valentines day to you and your whole family.

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    • Thankyou so much Pix…it’s hard isn’t it..but mum and dad never put me in a sit-oo-ashun I will stress in..they want me too have a furry nice relaxed life ๐Ÿ™‚ doggie kisses Forrest xxxx

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  4. You are all so blessed to have such a loving and caring home. Stunning photo’s of your beautiful furries Bev. They are all so adorable! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Oh Aunt Sharon thankyou so furry much…I try furry hard and mum loves me so much…she gets sad I can’t play with other doggies cept Doc so she and dad try to give me the furry best life..this is why they moved here to our big land:) Doggie kisses Forrest xxxx

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  5. Forrest, my boy Max was always nervous too, and afraid, He had a hard childhood and was abandoned & came to live with us. You have a wonderful family & beautiful place to live, and such good friends, and you are such a good friend to them. I am glad you are doing better now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Forrest I think you have had some tough times in the past but now your “present” is nothing but love…..and you have such a wonderful family to be part of too! I hope all of you have a love-filled Valentine’s Day – we’re ALL so lucky to be who we are and where we are……..and be so blessed.

    Hugs, Sammy (and his Mom)

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    • Thank you my friend ๐Ÿ™‚ indeed I am a present guy..mum keeps me focused on the pawsative….and we are all of us very lucky to be loved..as are you Sammy by wonderful pawrents ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Valentines day to you and mum and da and thanls you fur being a part of our world Sammy ๐Ÿ™‚ big doggie slurpsForrest xxxx

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  7. Forrest I am a bit like you, I get scared and anxious.. I bark at people I don’t know cos I don’t trust them. I came from a puppy mill, Mommy saved me. You have a wonderful family and we all love you ๐Ÿ™‚ HAPPY VALENTINES and BIG KIZZEZ all round ๐Ÿ™‚ xxxoxxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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    • Thankyou Mollie..it is hard…I am great with peeps…Doc gets nutz over them..he thinks they are all MURDULATORS bol ..but I just really don’t like other doggies..an her I am chatting wiff you BOL puppymills are evil and you an I are lucky we got hot mumz BOL …HAPPY VALENTINES DAY and HUGE KISSEY FACES to you an ALFIE ๐Ÿ˜‰ xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. forrest…we iz trooly sorree ya has been on sum on de roads ya haz been on; but we iz all sew veree happee ya now haza awesum total lee rockin mum & da, yur for evers home & loves for de rest oh ee turn a tee !!! happee hearts day oh love two ewe all N heerz two a red snapper kinda week oh end !! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thankyou so furry much dudes…I am furry happy here with mum and dad and all the cats an sheepies ๐Ÿ™‚ I know I will always be safe an loved Happy big red hearts day to you too!!!! paw pats and doggie licks Forrest xxxx

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  9. Oh, Forrest, you have had a tough life. It is not easy being afraid, but you have such a loving great family that takes such good care of you. We all try to avoid taking the meds if we have to, but sometimes we just need them and it is worth the trade off of possible side effects.
    Thank you for joining our hop and sharing your story!

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    • Thankyou so much Jan …It is a trade offs..mum an dad had to think furry hard..but they said I could live a long time miserable and that is not a life for a doggie…I am such a happy boy now ๐Ÿ™‚ and thankyou for the kind words High paws Forrest :0

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    • Thankyou so furry much….I am a much happier boy these days it was scary and especially for mum and dad who were so scared I had run off an been hit by a car..i know I am furry loved ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Thank you Forrest aka Fozzie for sharing what it is like to be you!! It sounds like you went thru alot as a younger pup & I am sure the renal troubles were stress related! It must have been hard for all of you during the time of the move!
    Your Mom and Dad are wonderful people & they put YOUR NEEDS & your comfort first & that makes for fabulous Humans.
    You are an inspiration to all of us here.
    Much love from Sherri-Ellen & Nylablue xxxx

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    • Thankyou so much Miss Sherri-Ellen it has been hard and mum does cry sometimes for all the puppies who are like me but get PTS…I love my mum and dad and thankyouz fur being such a nice friend to us all ;0 Loves Fozzie b bear xxxx

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  11. Thanks Forrest for your story. People don’t realize that big dogs can be stressed out and scared too. Just like our Mazie, a good home makes a difference, but she is on medicine for her bladder due to problems from before she came to live with mom. We luvs your family and glad you are doing so much better!
    Marty and Ralphie

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    • Oh Marty and Ralphie thanks you so much..poor Mazie…I feelz fur her..it is hard..an mum and dad luvs me furry much! I was just a puppy when I came to them but had some problems from the ‘farm’ mum says she luvs me for better or nawty ๐Ÿ˜‰ we thinks your family is furry speshul too! High paws Forrest x.

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  12. Yow Fozzue bear poochie me too had a ruff Life befur me Mum resckused me!! Me Mum criez alot too; just like yer Mum…we must bemember to LUB dem daylee…which iz so easy…
    We are da lucky onez fer shure!
    Lub Nylablue โค

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