I am so freaking excited!

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  1. chaospony

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    Ahhhh! There is no way I am sleeping tonight! I just found out the saluki I am adopting from Qatar will not be arriving on August 16th because the person who was bringing him has changed her flight..... So he is comming next Tuesday instead! :dies:
    I was thisclose to falling asleep when one of the rescuers in Qatar send me a message asking if the 31st was good for me instead.
    Not two hours ago I was all pouty and sad because it is taking so long and the saluki I fell in love with and was supposed be adopting got adopted by her foster mom instead. I took forever choosing this boy and I was so sure something else was going to go wrong.
    But he is really comming! I have waited 15 years for a saluki, now it's only a week away!
    Plus I am off work until the 7th of next month so I have lots and lots of time to spend with him.
    Okay I'm done spazzing :D
     
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    Christmas is coming early! Hooray!

    How'd you get involved with a rescue in Qatar?
     
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    There is a rescue here in Canada set up to rehome salukis from the middle east. They work with rescues in Dubai, Qatar, Abu dhabi and so on. You can't give Saluki's away over there
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    Wow, really cool.

    There's a lady in the local agility circle here who trains with her salukis (I think she currently is on her 3rd or 4th puppy). They're definitely an interesting breed!
     
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    Congrats!! That is a long wait! I'm glad you're finally getting the dog you want.

    Got any photos? How old is he?
     
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    Awesome, congrats!!!! I can't wait to see pictures!!

    A few Salukis who hunt with us that are imported from COOs, and they're just amazing. I'd really love to bring some dogs in from a COO one day!
     
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    I LOVE desert bred dogs! any pictures?!? Congrats on the new one :D
     
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    Here he is in all his chopped ear glory.
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.348983618508917.78361.111487655591849&type=3
    He wandered into the 2nd chance rescues farm compound last month so his past is a mystery. Since his ears were chopped he was most likey a hunter or a racer.
    Everyone reports he is a big love who loves people gets along great with all dogs which will hopefully make the transition into our family an easy one.
     
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    Can you post the image directly on here by any chance? FB on my phone won't work for me =| can't get on the laptop till tomorrow, after work.
     
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    Here you go TahlzK. I had to switch to a real computer since ipads are incapable of doing even the simplest tasks!

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    He is GORGEOUS <3 swoon <3 with those ears he was probably a hunter I love saluki ts what brought me caravan hounds.
     
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    I am thinking so too. Racers have their ears cut off as well but are often stained with Henna too. Do you have Caravan hounds JoLeigh?
     
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    Not yet Im hoping to get my guy next year I was supposed to get a boy out of my friends last litter but the timing wasn't right
     
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    Why do they cut the ears?

    Congrats on your find!!!
     
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    They crop the ears for various reasons. To keep out ticks and diseases, so the game they are hunting or the dogs they are racing don't shred them. Some are even cut with chunks remaining as identification so everyone knows whose dog is whose. Many don't have their ears cut but it is a common practice.

    JoLeigh I can't wait for pictures of your pup! Caravan hounds and Xigous are so hard to find info and pictures of!
     
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    Interesting, thanks for the education. :)
     
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    Anything you want to know about Caravan feel free to PM me :)
     
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    What a lovely boy! Are you intending for him to just be a pet? Or has his back leg healed?



    I wish there was more info on Xigous! I love their heads
     
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    His back leg has healed but there is an old break in it so every once in awhile he limps for a bit. We'll get him on glucosamine and discuss his X-rays with my vet when he gets here.
    I didn't really have any plans for him other than being a pet. We'll see how things go and wether he shows any inclination towards agility or lure coursing if my vet gives him the all clear.
    Got word an hour ago he will not be comming on Tuesday after all :(
    The girl who was accompanying him and a second rescue dog had to change her flight to 2 days earlier which does not give enough time to get the needed health certificates from the government vet. So we are back to searching for a flight companion for him, another saluki and another fuzzy dog. Waiting is so haaaaaard! I want my boy right now!
     
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    Aww, I'm sorry you're back to waiting again! :(
     

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