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**********PET PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY!**************

I’ve managed to re-arrange my days at work, so instead of working 6/7 days a week I’m now down to 4, hurray! More free time means more time for the important stuff in my life, like art! In celebration I’ve decided to do a pet portrait give away since I’m a little out of practice.

Please note that these are digital paintings. 

RULES & INFO:

1. The winner will be chosen at random either with a random number generator or a good ol’ fashioned pull from a hat.

2. You do not have to be following me.

3. Reblog only. Likes will not count.

4. Please do not reblog any more than three times to make it fairer for everyone. 

5. You will receive ONLY the digital file of the painting, not a printed copy. You are welcome to get the file printed yourself for your own personal use (eg. not for you to resell as your own.) This is because a) I appreciate people aren’t comfortable handing out their address to someone online and b) I can’t afford anything right now. Nope! Not even a £2 print and it’s £2 p&p. Very sorry!

6. You must have your ask open so that I can contact you to let you know you’ve won.

7. The giveaway will end September 30th and I will draw the following day. 

One week to go!

Ends Tuesday!

Please remember likes do NOT count, reblogs only. 

Ends tomorrow! I’ll be drawing around 10pm (UK time.) 

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kyleighandbali replied to your post “oldbikepunk replied to your post: I’m currently watching the…”

More people need to be like you!!! Just wondering why they remove them? Is it just cosmetic?

They’re removed because people want to make sure that the dog doesn’t get injured in the future. A dog’s dew claw can get caught on something and rip (carpet, toy, chain link fence if they’re paw’ers, root if they’re digging, etc). In some breeds, it just dangles there…attached only with skin and tendons. The recovery process is hard and long if they get injured or have to be completely removed when they’re older. They also get easily infected. They’re removed in some show dogs for a “smoother” look - which is ridiculous.

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I’d like to ask: what about dew claw removal on sight hounds? Would you buy from a breeder that does that?

I’ve been sitting on this for a while now, because my next puppy will be a basenji, and his dew claws will be removed. Kaeda’s dew claws are also removed, and she’s from a BYB! It’s pretty much the standard here in the US and if I want a basenji with its dew claws, I’d have to probably more than likely get it from outside the US and that is too expensive. Trust me when I say that I do NOT want any dogs’ dew claws removed. They use them! I can tell that if Kaeda had hers, she’d be able to make sharper turns when she’s running. She could use them when she’s holding on to a chew with her paws. And not only that, but one of her dew claw removal was definitely botched. I can feel a pointy bone right underneath her skin and the fur there doesn’t grow. It doesn’t bother her, so her vet and I are leaving it as is. If I had my way, I would not have had them removed.

Long story short, yes I would purchase from a breeder if dew claws are removed. No where around me sells basenjis with their dew claws intact. I could come up with a laundry list of excuses (it’s done when they’re newborn, they can still walk/run fine, it will prevent it from getting caught in something, etc), but in the end it IS wrong.

I just hope that maybe with the banning of declawing in some cities in the US, dew claw removal will also be banned along with cropped ears (although I do LOVE the look of crop ears, I don’t think it’s right) and docked tails unless for medical reasons.

I’m currently watching the documentary The Paw Project. It’s about declawing. I was always against it but now…

I’m sitting here BAWLING my eyes out. How can ANYONE do this to their pet, to their companion, to their family. How DARE you mutilate your own pet for YOUR convenience. I am so angry at the people that do this. There are 22 MILLION domesticated cats that are declawed. How DARE you.

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kaedathebasenji it’s impossible for me to see a basenji without thinking of Kaeda now!

Hahaha! My plan is going into place very well! 

It’s funny. When I’m at the dog park and see huskies, I think of southernsnowdogs. Shnauzers I think of perfectdogs. Mini aussies are shepherd-tails. Greyhounds are mgkesi. If I saw any red Merle aussies, I’d definitely think of you! I haven’t seen any in real life though. :(

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kaedathebasenji it’s impossible for me to see a basenji without thinking of Kaeda now!

Hahaha! My plan is going into place very well! It’s funny. When I’m at the dog park and see huskies, I think of southernsnowdogs. Shnauzers I think of perfectdogs. Mini aussies are shepherd-tails. Greyhounds are mgkesi. If I saw any red Merle aussies, I’d definitely think of you! I haven’t seen any in real life though. :(