Dog Dies On United Flight After Attendant Forces Carrier Into Overhead Bin

Graphic Content Advisory: This article contains an image of a deceased pet. United Airlines flight 1284 from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to New York’s LaGuardia Airport turned into a death sentence for one family’s dog. Despite being kept in a TSA-compliant pet carrier, which is intended to fit under a passenger’s seat, a flight...

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Agility fun

Yesterday we took Cash and Eliza to our agility clubs fun day. We were very successful, Cash won prettiest dog (obviously) and got reserve best in show (we was robbed, lol). He and Eliza either won or came 2nd in every agility class they were entered in :)
Emily was very game and ran in the human agility pairs, had her handler (me) remembered the course we would have won this too, but as my sat nav failed me we came 2nd. Emily also handled Cash in the proper pairs class, she did a really good job (wish I was young and fit and could run like she can) and we came 2nd in this too, only beaten by our two trainers advanced dogs!

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A bit of fun in the garden

I have a couple of agility jumps and some weave poles in the garden so that I can practice a couple of bits in the garden, yesterday Emily decided to have a bit of fun, not only with Cash and Eliza but also with Fawlty. Just a very quick video of Fawlty in training (he is probably my least agile cat, which makes this all the funnier to me) and some pics of everyone else. Just so you know, Cash would not normally do jumps of this size so I told Emily he couldn't be asked to do anything that she wouldn't do, also, at very nearly 13 years old Purdie shouldn't really do this sort of thing, but she so wants to be doing stuff and be involved, so she was allowed 3 jumps.

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Secrets of a group shot :)

I take a lot of group shots of my dogs and am often asked how on earth I get them to pose. This short clip shows just how easy my dogs make it for me (what it doesn't show is the hours of training that goes into each and every dog which is why they are so happy to co operate :) )

After we took this pic we then went onto the beach for a few hours (Purdie wasn't with us as she can't cope with running on the sand anymore and Alfie stayed home as he is not a lover of the beach), these are a few pics from our trip .

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Kitten and season updates

A few pics of the kittens and just to say that all the girls are now in season and we would expect matings to take place in the next 7 - 10 days, exciting times :)

Emily is once again happy to be chief kitten socialiser.

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Migbabies :)

Proud to introduce our 1st kittens of 2018, Mum is Mrs Miggins, Dad is Fawlty. Emily has used Monsters Inc for naming them, the boys are Sully and Mike and apparantly it's fine to call the girl Randall as her Grandma is Bob and her Auntie is Bernard. All kittens are currently available 

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Spirit went to see Denver today, he was obviously a very sexy dog and she must have been wearing the right perfume as they had mated almost as soon as she stepped through the door. This pairing should give us a litter of black puppies (phantom markings are not expected) with the possibility of a few creams.

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Plan 'B'

Dime was ready to mate yesterday, so off we went, on a 550 mile round trip (thank goodness we didn't encounter the snow that is forecasted). The boy I had chosen was a 10 year old virgin, so we had pre empted possible problems and arranged for artificial insemination in case he didn't know what to do, which did indeed turn out to be the case. Not a problem you might think, we were in the right place, at the right time with an experienced vet, the only problem we had was that when his semen was evaluated it turned out that he had no viable sperm, so the whole mission had to be aborted.
This left me with 2 options, either leave her for this time (bearing in mind that she is now 6 and her litters have never been huge) whilst I look for another suitable dog, a task I have been trying to sort for over a year, or take her home and mate her to Cash. I went with option 2.

Cash was not my 1st choice for this mating, but this has nothing to do with his suitability as his previous litters with Dime have been wonderful pups that I am very proud of. The reason I wanted to go elsewhere this time was because I am a strong believer in trying to widen the gene pool in my breed and repeating a...

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Fun and games!

Dime is now on day 11 of her season, Spirit on day 10, they are both acting like they are ready to mate, but progesterone tests say not yet, so they are keeping themselves amused. I don't think they are going to lose any muscle tone whilst they can't go for walks, lol. We think that they will both be ready to mate on Monday, so excited :)

The kittens are growing well, their eyes are fully open and they are real chunky monkeys. All are currently available, if you would like more info please feel free to ring for a chat.

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For the first time since we moved to Devon, we have snow, not only do we have snow we have a red weather warning :( I'm thankful that it didn't arrive yesterday and we were able to get Spirit mated and I'm hopeful that the roads will be driveable by Sat so we can take her for a 2nd mating, though it's not the end of the world if we can't as, thanks to progesterone testing, we know the timing was right and that it was a good mating yesterday, just nice to have belt and braces so to speak.

We did manage to get those who aren't in season out for a walk this morning, before the snow hit. Cash has had quite a spring in his step since the girls have been in season :)

The kittens are just beautiful, fat as butter and so chilled. Unbelievably they are all still available!! Please get in contact if you are interested in these very special babies.

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I am pleased to be able to say that all 3 kittens now have wonderful families waiting for them. They are growing like weeds and becoming more inquisitive with each passing day.

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