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Started by Anchorman on Jan 24, 2015 12:21:59 PM
Dogs (2015)

Talk about all things dog here

This thread replaces the old thread which is here

helbel - 24 Jan 2015 12:25:28 (#1 of 13658)

<turns around 3 times and then settles down>

Anchorman - 24 Jan 2015 12:29:12 (#2 of 13658)

< cocks leg >

staticgirl - 24 Jan 2015 14:26:44 (#3 of 13658)

<has a nice scratch>

staticgirl - 24 Jan 2015 14:30:05 (#4 of 13658)

Did anyone see that Pets: Wild at Heart show on BBC1 the other day? I caught up with it yesterday and the dogs at play in New York segment warmed my cockles. The music was annoying though.

helbel - 24 Jan 2015 14:33:42 (#5 of 13658)

I did see it and enjoyed it, part 2 next week.

rgtstoppedcounting - 24 Jan 2015 14:59:54 (#6 of 13658)

Well Anchs, you euthanised the old thread after all, eh?


Anyway, my 7yo Lab has had quite a tumultuous year so far and there's more to come: pack chopped in half (1x human and 1x dog in each); sliced a pad open with spectacular initial results (and equally spectacular speed of healing thankfully); was bounced around like a ping pong ball when my car was totalled; and is now looking rather bemused as the house contents disappear or are packed into boxes for a move to different and more restricted surroundings: no more remote private acreage to wander & mark. On the + side he'll see a lot more other dogs on beach walks & round the village. He's a phlegmatic old soul, so I'm sure he'll do fine.

GrrrIbdis - 24 Jan 2015 17:01:30 (#7 of 13658)

<Sniffs a few bums.>

So this is New Dogs.

Same as the Old Dogs.

<Feels foolish.>

Anchorman - 24 Jan 2015 17:05:42 (#8 of 13658)

and the dogs at play in New York segment warmed my cockles.

Indeed. the Great dane playing with a tiny dog was particularly heart warming

Anchorman - 24 Jan 2015 17:06:34 (#9 of 13658)

The dog in this video amuses me

staticgirl - 24 Jan 2015 17:27:50 (#10 of 13658)

Ha ha. I loved the slight tail wag and the throwing himself back on the couch in a pretend huff towards the end. I think this is a game Dinky plays with his dad.

Anchorman - 24 Jan 2015 17:40:24 (#11 of 13658)

Yes I bet they play the game regularly.

staticgirl - 24 Jan 2015 17:51:36 (#12 of 13658)

It's sweet because Dinky stills gets some attention but Ro-ro gets the chance to look incredibly smug.

Anchorman - 26 Jan 2015 21:08:21 (#13 of 13658)

Cool bull dog!

Anchorman - 26 Jan 2015 21:11:35 (#14 of 13658)

SinnerBoy - 28 Jan 2015 13:33:33 (#15 of 13658)

Anchorman -

The dog in this video amuses me

It looks like he's trying to give Roro a wank....

yumyum - 04 Feb 2015 18:31:32 (#16 of 13658)

One of our nurses brought his toddler (14 months) into the office and put her on the floor. Cue a curious bichon who came a-sniffing at this strange being the same height as herself. Lots of face licks from Misty and happy gurgles from toddler. I wasn't worried for a second.

pranzingfrogg - 04 Feb 2015 19:42:46 (#17 of 13658)

You were lucky with the mother, it sounds like. Some of the sprogs round here seem to have been programmed to have the gibbering screamies at the sight of a dog - even our two.

yumyum - 04 Feb 2015 20:56:26 (#18 of 13658)

The mum used to be a carer at our place and knows Misty of old, as dad (the nurse) does too. She's known to be a docile and gentle little creature.

yumyum - 07 Feb 2015 11:14:15 (#19 of 13658)

Remember my manager and how she wanted a Newfie and then she got one and it is now in the household of another member of staff (manager never bonded with it). Manager is now going to get a bichon puppy, to be alongside Misty in the office all day. I have very mixed feelings - Misty will be jealous as hell, a puppy is quite annoying to an older dog and manager will be too work-occupied and then Misty will have to give warning growls and then Misty might be the one who ends up being told off).

She's had a bichon before - and Misty is my third. These are dogs that are very clingy. I hope it's going to work out okay.

staticgirl - 07 Feb 2015 11:52:35 (#20 of 13658)

I'd be asking myself why I never bonded with the previous dog if I was that manager. It doesn't sound as if she has enough time for it. I'm not surprised you're worried as it's not fair on Misty really, either.

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