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New Stock ItemsMonday 21st May 2007
Puppy towels, new puppy sets & bedding are coming - online early June!
Rainbow Bridge - Ziggy Wilson 01/09/94 - 20/01/06Thursday 18th Jan 2007
For my Ziggydog
Thank you for all !
I still feel your presence - I love you!

Rainbow Bridge
Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...




PhotographsMonday 1st May 2006
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VALE Ziggy Wilson 1st September 1994 - 20th January 2006Monday 6th Feb 2006
The beautiful Miss Ziggy Wilson took her last earthly breath Friday 20th January 10.25pm Q'ld Time
Never has a friend given so much and been so true. My source of strength, my security, my companion, my morning greeting and after work joy! Her loyalty, talk, intelligence, sense of humour and loving brown eyes will be missed forever.
Words are never enough............

I love you Ziggy


I lost my best friend Friday
the kind you can't replace,
and looking at her empty beds
I still can see her face.

I see the endless energy
the sparkling puppy eyes,
Not the tired, fragile friend
I had to bid goodbye.

I know she's in a special place
our Lord has for such friends,
Where meadows, fields & flowers
help make them strong and whole again.

I remember how she'd run to me
to play her favorite game,
And how her ears would perk right up
When she heard me call her name.

But as those precious years went by
And we both aged and grew,
I'd find her often slowing down
But-we had still so much to do.

At Christmas time she always knew
which gifts were hers under the tree
And birthdays those wrapped in red
were unwrapped so lovingly

She adored little Thomas
and stayed by his side
you would swear she was his Grandma
her eyes were filled with love & pride

She knew my every feeling
and responded with her love
I pray that God will keep her safe
and reward her up above

She never once failed me
and although I'd sometimes rouse
at the end of the day she always knew
she was the boss of this house

Her love for me knew no bounds
and while I worked she waited
her over exuberance upon my return
was more than anticipated

She was a happy little girl
her favourite game was hide & seek
but always around 5 o'clock
her happiness would peak

For it was then her special time
to visit all her friends
and now she waits in heaven for
us to be together again

I've noticed in the recent times
Her ears were not as sharp,
Where is that running ball of fur
The years have shown their mark.

She started sleeping next to me
Was this her special clue?
Because she felt the end was near
I only wish I knew.

My Ziggy was a special dog
I know she gave her best,
But as I looked deep into her eyes
I knew it was time for her to rest.

It will truly be a struggle
I don't know how I'll face each day,
I have to let her go--I know
But in my heart she'll always stay.

This special place our Lord has made
Health and strength, wait for her there,
So with my very special friend
I'm sending all my prayers.

I know she's watching over me
She'll be with me when I cry,
So with one more kiss on her beloved head
I told my Ziggydog goodbye.

"You are my best friend!"
The World's Longest Living Dog.........Monday 1st Aug 2005
The oldest dog that has been reliably documented was an Australian cattle-dog named Bluey who lived in Victoria! He was put to sleep at the age of 29 years and 5 months!
NEW DRUG FOR ARTHRITIC DOGS - Scoop Independent Newspaper - NZSaturday 30th Jul 2005
Older Dogs Suffering Obesity And Pain Epidemic
Wednesday, 27 July 2005, 9:28 am
Press Release: Franklin Veterinary Services

Older, Larger Dogs Suffering Obesity And Pain Epidemic
Tens of thousands of New Zealand’s pet dogs are suffering crippling and painful side effects from a “modern lifestyle” which sees them eat too much and exercise too little.

Papakura veterinarian Nick Twyford says anti-inflammatory drugs are now among the top three, by dollar value, among drugs prescribed at his Franklin Veterinary Services clinic.

Age, breed size, obesity, poor diet and lack of exercise are combining to inflict arthritis, pain and lameness on huge numbers of dogs, sometimes aggravated by particular breeds’ tendencies to suffer joint problems.

From this week, the country’s veterinarians can now add a new drug specifically developed to overcome canine pain, to the treatment regime recommended for the estimated 125,000 of the nation’s 600,000 dogs suffering from arthritis.

Fifty five per cent of the arthritic dogs are estimated to be going untreated, mainly because owners are not skilled at picking up symptoms.

Hundreds of New Zealand’s vets have enrolled to attend special seminars, being held in seven centres between July 27 and August 1, to learn about the new dog-pain treatment drug PREVICOX™, developed by the animal health company Merial Limited.
“Just like humans, when treating the over weight arthritic dog population we look at a number of issues.
“They include examining diet, and activities. Putting someone to bed with arthritis may make the pain worse,” he says. “So we look for appropriate activity, like regular gentle exercise.

“We look at where the dog sleeps at night. If they’re on a damp concrete floor, it’s going to be harder to get going in the morning than if the dog’s in a hammock with warm, soft bedding. We may also look at using joint formulas to avoid further degradation of the joints, and consider using anti-inflammatory drugs.”

Twyford says the new specially-developed canine pain drug PREVICOX “certainly works”, judged by an experience trial involving 10 of his “senior patients”, dogs aged between six and 15 years, conducted last December.

“One of the really good things about PREVICOX is that we now have something designed principally as an animal drug.”

Among the patients of four other veterinarians involved in the December experience trial, are cases of aged arthritic animals “leaping around like two year-olds” after a fortnight’s treatment.

PREVICOX specifically inhibits COX-2 prostagladins, which induce pain and swelling, but does not inhibit COX-1, which is important for organs to function normally – specially the gut and kidneys.

Napier veterinarian Michael Lintott, 10 of whose older dog patients also tried PREVICOX, says one owner reported, “you’ve turned my 12 year-old dog into a two year old”.

Because some ageing dogs also have renal and liver failure, PREVICOX is now going to “stand out” as the drug of choice because it affects kidney function less, he says.

“I suppose if we all live long enough – as humans or dogs - we develop osteoarthritis. This new treatment is going to lead to improvements in canine health.”



More on the Way!Saturday 23rd Jul 2005
Soft Dog Crates suitable for Travelling Dog or Sporting Dog, handmade boots from Ireland for Agility training, the latest couture from fashionable NYC, pretty Puppy Purses for Spring and selected pieces of Dog Jewellry - all not too far away!!!
PRIDE 2005 AND THE WINNER IS...................Monday 27th Jun 2005
DIAMOND DOG had a fabulous day at Pride Brisbane on the 25th June. It was wonderful to see all of those gorgeous DIAMOND DOGs strutting their stuff in their Pride T-shirts! Our stock levels are replenished continually so please, if you didn't get yours there just place on order here!

Don't forget to book your DIAMOND DOG party - they are soooooooo much fun! Call or mail anytime and we'll be back to confirm in a flash!
Now, for the announcement........Tra laaaa..........and the WINNER of the DIAMOND DOG FEEDING STATION is...............
DREAMER !!!
Dreamer is a 5 year old from Logan Central.

Dreamer's human was thrilled with the prize and has advised us both puppies are very happy!.......CONGRATULATIONS DREAMER !!!
And now for something completely different!!!!!!!!!!Thursday 23rd Jun 2005
Announcing the awaited arrival of DIAMOND DOG.
We are a new concept in the manner in which you might like to conduct purchases for your "best friends' " needs.
The DIAMOND DOG label is a symbol of quality, style & pride.

DIAMOND DOG is available to you through this site and by booking or attending a DIAMOND DOG party.

We believe in try before you buy and having a DIAMOND DOG PARTY at your home, club, office or fundraising venue allows you the fun of having your your own fashion show whilst selecting your purchases for your DIAMOND DOGs.
So, why not get your doggie friends together and book a DECADENT DIAMOND DOG PARTY now!!
We have an exciting, ever changing array of delightfully decadent goodies to make your DIAMOND DOG feel pampered and also to complement the ambiance of your home.
DIAMOND DOG also has a range of practical items - have a look at our Skamper Ramp - just perfect for safety in the pool or for boating dogs - and dont forget a life jacket!

Or what about a reflective coat or cuff for your Tradesman Dog? Our coats provide warmth as well as safety.
Flyball or Agility - we have a range of flyball collars and agility boots for you.
Diamond Dog is about providing you with those special things you need - if it's something you can't find and we don't have it - please email us with your request and we will do all we can to provide it to you!
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