Thank you to all the visitors to this website that have expressed an interest and have left so many useful and heartfelt comments to my post on Spike’s Disease in Border Terriers.
Many of you ask so much more information about this dreadful condition, particularly how to manage it and if it affects your Border’s life expectancy.
If you have more information which you feel may help other Border owners and their dogs, please leave a comment at the bottom of my post on Spike’s Disease.
Also, I was contacted by a lovely lady a few weeks ago, Stacey Firth, who is the author of Understanding Canine Epileptoid Cramping Syndrome. She has just published this book based on her personal research, and explains how to best manage this horrible disease in Borders, as well as in other affected breeds, giving hand dietary advice too. You might want to check it out.
Once again, thank you ever so much. Your help means a lot to me and, I am sure, to other Border owners whose dogs are affected by the condition.
Before you move on to reading further below to find out what this website is all about, I wanted to entertain you with a mini video I made a couple of weeks ago, talking about how I go about keeping Indy’s teeth clean.
As some of you who regularly visit this website may already know, Indy has had to have nearly all his teeth removed due to severe gum disease. And that is why dental hygiene for Indy is a must.
With this little video, I try to raise awareness on the importance of brushing your dog’s teeth every day regularly, as well as to advise you on products we use.
I hope you will enjoy!! And of course, you are welcome to find out more about the products I talk about here in this website 🙂
Our lovely Border Terrier, Indy, found us some 6 years ago, when we adopted him on the brink of him becoming homeless.
Indy was originally adopted by my step-daughter when a friend of hers was no longer allowed to keep him in her house under the terms and conditions of her tenancy agreement. My step-daughter tried to keep him in her flat, but found it hard to find the time to give him the necessary walks in between her work and social commitments. And that’s when we gladly stepped in.
I shall never forget the moment the front door of my step-daughter’s flat opened, and this fluffy bundle of joy ran toward my grumpy husband and made our hearts leap with joy. He was the scruffiest, yet happiest little dog I had ever seen. And his enthusiasm in welcoming us swept my husband off his feet. It really felt as if Indy at that very moment in time told us: “Welcome, you are now my new family, and with my charm, wit and intelligence I shall never let go of you“.
Now, you could say that was a reaction all dogs will raise in their owners, and to an extent I do agree. But in the nearly 8 years that Indy has been part of our family, we have learned so much from him as a dog, as a unique member of the household and as a border terrier per se – all traits that in this website I want to share with you.
But of course, I am a self-made ‘expert’ on Border, as I have only learned as much as Indy has taught me about himself and his breed. And there is ever so much more that I need to learn about Border Terriers as well about dogs more generally.
And that’s where I need your help!
I would LOVE if you could all contribute to this website by joining in commenting to my pagest, to my regular articles and reviews. The ultimate goal I see at the end of that tunnel is for this website to become a bit of a FORUM FOR BORDERS EXPERTS.
Indy this year is going to be ‘allegedly’ 14 years old – we are not sure as we have never been able to find out his date of birth. But with this website I want to celebrate his life and the gifts of joy, fun and love he brings into our lives every day whilst he is still with us. So, long may Indy live, and let’s get blogging!!