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    DefaultHi to all from Sissy of Queensland, Australia

    I have 2 lab bitches, "Yuma" (chocolate), aged 9 months & "Daisy" (yellow), aged approx. 6 years. We acquired "Daisy" from a lab rescue centre after she was left in a cage outside a pound in the middle of the night, so we can only guess her age. She was only 24kg when the rescue people took her in, but now she is gorgeous and healthy with the most kind, gentle and loyal nature imaginable. It defies belief that anyone could dump that beautiful creature. She appears to be show quality, so that makes her circumstances even more odd.
    We got "Yuma" at 8 weeks and never heard a peep out of her from the moment she arrived home as "Daisy" immediately adopted her. They are usually inseperable, except for one time when we really needed "Daisy" to help her, "Yuma" was nearly killed. We live on a farm, and unbeknown to us, 3 dingoes came right up to our house yard fence (3 strands of barbed wire), before I had a chance to confine the girls for the night. We heard the labs bark savagely, followed immediately by the sound of heart-wrenching screams from "Yuma". We raced outside with the shotgun and when my husband shone the torch, he saw 3 dingoes attacking "Yuma". We were yelling and screaming whilst running towards them, but only 1 let go and ran away. It wasn't until he fired a shot above their heads that the other 2 dingoes retreated. The whole episode would have lasted less than a minute, but it left poor little "Yuma" (aged 3 months), with dozens of bites. Some turned septic and it took many weeks and much money in vet's bills for her to recover. She is fine now except for 2 massive scars on either loin.
    We think that "Daisy" had the sense to realise the dingoes were bad news as she came straight back inside, but "Yuma" thinks everybody loves her, so thought these strange dogs would be on for a game and went out under the fence to greet them. Understandably she is more cautious of strange (domestic) dogs now.

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    welcome!
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    Welcome to the forum.
    Glad your poor baby Yuma healed up okay.
    Post some pictures of your girls when you're able to,



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    from another QLD'er.

    Where in QLD are you that you have dingoes around your property? Poor girl. Good to hear she's recovered OK.

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    Poor little Yuma. Like they say what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I guess that Yuma is all the smarter now. Hope they do not come back. Please send us some photos to share.
    Judy and Jack

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    "Jack catching a few rays."

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    Welcome Poor Yuma! What a heart wrenching story!!! I am so glad she pulled through and is ok.
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    We are near Kilcoy. There is a huge dingo problem in this area.

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    Be very careful. They travel in packs I guess and dogs don`t stand a chance.
    Judy and Jack

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    "Jack catching a few rays."

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    Hi Sissy, I have joined from South Australia! Hope things have settled down up there.

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