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RE: Travelling Companion


Hello there fellow adventurer.

I have put together a modest, realiable Prado with camper roof top tent (no croc guests) 270 deg awning, fitout with a fridge etc and toys like diving gear, fishing rod with hopefully abalone and some tasty fish meals.

I'm retired as of 2020 end and looking for a companion with similar interests of exploring (did this in my 20's as a young tradie) of the outback and coast, a sence of adventure and wonderment without the rush of having to be back or somewhere.

I'm 64, generally thought to be in early 50's, fit, energetic and adventurous. Love to have a laugh, respectful, and fun (I am told).

Will always respond, so please leave a message and I'll be in touch (outside of this forum preferred).

Regards, otr

 



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Bede, 

perhaps putting this in the General or Solo Traveller forums, rather than the Travelling with Pets forum may get you a few responses. This thread was originally about a pet travelling companion.



-- Edited by TheHeaths on Wednesday 23rd of December 2020 08:02:28 PM

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I had exactly the same experience. My cat, stressed out by a long drive, ran off into the bush in 40 degrees heat. She never came back and Im sure there were quite a few scrub pythons interested in her. Id rather give my cat away for free than risk that kind of scenario again. Dogs are different. They might be curious, but they always look back to check that their human is around. Cats are too small, independent and agile to worry about where you are.



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Could be another ferrel cat problem.



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My 4 Chihuahuas , we named our van HOTEL CHIHUAHUA,

We adopted the smooth haired pair 6 weeks ago in Albany WA, Lilly the blue grey is 6 yrs old ,Daisy the black one 6 yrs old

We adopted the long haired ones in Adelaide 3 yrs ago Dexter the cream one 11 yrs old, Lucy the black one 16 .5 yrs old she has a brain tumor poor girl which is causing a few probs
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You're being greedy. I can't even get my hands on one. Buying one at around $5000 is out of the question. Lucky people.

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Were with you msg.

The prices for a dog are ridiculous at present. We were looking at a Cavoodle or French Bulldog, but as you say, prices generally north of $4500 mean they are a considered addition to the family. At present not considered enough for us!

Keep our eyes on the Animal Welfare League and RSPCA here in Adelaide, but smaller dogs are very rare, and we wouldnt take a larger one.

Hope you find one soon somewhere.

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TheHeaths wrote:

Were with you msg.

The prices for a dog are ridiculous at present. We were looking at a Cavoodle or French Bulldog, but as you say, prices generally north of $4500 mean they are a considered addition to the family. At present not considered enough for us!

Keep our eyes on the Animal Welfare League and RSPCA here in Adelaide, but smaller dogs are very rare, and we wouldnt take a larger one.

Hope you find one soon somewhere.


 

Go to the Pub in a small rural town and ask who has a spare  Foxy pup .....there is always someone (cheap, intelligent ,tough, low maintenance, short hair, eat anything and real companions - no problems - (you do not have to organise your life around them - they fit in with you.....)   KB



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I went onto the RSCPA website yesterday. Adopt a dog = small pomeranian, nice little female dog, couple of yrs old. Blind in one eye thats OK, doesn't like strangers and needs training for personality faults, they suggested one on one training with a dog handler. Must have been pretty bad. Cost = $800.

Oh well, I really wanted a chihuahua. Have had two over the last thirty yrs. Molly passed 25/11/2020.(15yrs) Maybe its too soon yet.

Chihuahuas are the best dogs to travel with. Small, no doggy smell, long coat only sheds badly in November, fiesty afraid of nothing. Back seat driver. (Bit of a pain at times) Brave and fearless (barked her little head off when a snake decided it was going to invade our camp) You could tell the difference in her barks.

Always good for a laugh. We were walking down the main street of Quilpie. Molls as usual was nose down smelling everything not watching where she was going. (yes on the lead) Outside one shop was a very realistic lifesize concrete sheep. So she's going along almost walks into it, looks up a the last minute, sees it, jumps back in shock and then barks and growls at it. Before she realised it wasn't real. Then ignored it.

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20210906_123017 (2).jpgAfter losing my beautiful little bobby, I just could not bear not having another companion, so I now have a Huntaway pup, her name is Hope and she is such a sweetheart.



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Understand Hokianga, I think that,s what I'm going through at the moment. I'm really worried how I will cope without Molls to talk to. I think I will get another dog one day, but, after I have taken a few trips by myself, then see how I go.

I have never heard of a Huntaway dogs but Hope looks lovely.

I just noticed something. This was my post many moons ago when I first joined and I introduced Molly. Changed names since then.

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MOLLY.JPG



-- Edited by msg on Saturday 25th of September 2021 08:52:50 PM

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msg,

Love the hairdo. Is that your new companion? Congrats to both of you. It looks friendly.



-- Edited by watsea on Monday 27th of September 2021 04:59:03 PM

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No, that's Molly a few months before she passed. She was the cutest.

RIP Molly 2005-2020.

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msg wrote:

No, that's Molly a few months before she passed. She was the cutest.

RIP Molly 2005-2020.


 Yes, very cute. I can understand your feelings.



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