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Discussion in 'Dog Pictures and Videos' started by JudyN, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. JudyN

    JudyN Moderator Moderator Registered

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    I've a feeling that if I tried to drag him along he might be able to slip out of his collar, but luckily he's very responsive to the lead so I don't need to. And I wouldn't have the strength anyway - I nearly got pulled over my my friend's little scrap of a terrier because I'm just not used to a dog who suddenly takes off as if they weren't attached!

    And as for Houdini - he couldn't escape out of a paper bag. This is the dog who once got stuck in the kitchen because I'd left a mop bucket in the doorway...

    I have to be careful how I play with him now. He pulled a tug toy out of my hands the other day when he wasn't expecting me to let go, recoiled backwards, and his back legs collapsed under him. When he got up he gave me such an evil look and wouldn't come near me till I'd apologised profusely and given him treats to console him.
     
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    I can't 'like' that but I so sympathise. With Jasper, obviously.
     
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    Yes, he knows he’s got rights.
     
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    Lurchers set exceptionally high standards, I find. We are often unworthy.
     
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    As do all sighthounds.
     
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    This wasn't quite such an idyllic setting as it looks - it's a verge by the busy roundabout only about 50m from our house, which was as far as Jasper wanted to go this afternoon (after standing thinking about it for a looooong time). We sat there for 20 mins or so, and for once I didn't have to bribe him past every verge on the way home because this was the closest!
     

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    He looks blissed out.

    We had an epic sniffing walk this morning. Took ages (I don't mind). Quite tired her out, processing all that scent.
     
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    He is a handsome boy, Jasper. There is something quite pleasing about slowing down with your dogs isn't there? Some of the walks I do now with my older dogs involves walking a bit and sitting a bit; we take our time, enjoy our surroundings, share some Reiki, they sometimes have 40 winks and then we bimble on, lovely...:) Reckon I have the best job in the world!
     
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    Yes, I've started enjoying the sniffing and snoozing. Though when he tries to lie down every 10 foot or so, and I need to bribe him to get going again, and I have work deadlines, it's a bit frustrating.

    I wouldn't be surprised if he'd be just as happy snoozing in the garden with me next to him, but he's realised that on a walk I can't nip off and do a bit of gardening, or head back indoors. But if I did sit in the garden with him for an hour, he'd probably come back indoors and say, 'OK, what about my walk then?'
     
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    My mum is staying with us and it was a lovely day today, so we headed down to the dog-friendly end of Sandbanks. Jasper had a whale of a time and thoroughly enjoyed himself. He was completely flaked out this afternoon and may well be creakier than usual tomorrow, but I'm sure he'd agree it was worth it.

    A friend had to have her elderly dog put to sleep just a couple of days ago, and she said I should take plenty of videos of Jasper, as watching videos of her dog was helping her. So with this in mind, we took a few vids of the lad. He's the one with the long elegant hairy legs, I'm the one with the short fat hairy legs:D

    https://youtu.be/5cIPqhjdFVI

    https://youtu.be/bm-ODFgHn4o

    https://youtu.be/KFRFjxT8jWA
     
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    Lovely videos.
    Just realised I have very few videos of our dog – you have inspired me to get filming!
     
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    Love it!
     
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    We were commenting last night on how we all - Jasper included - enjoyed our time at the beach. When he was younger he'd have a wild few minutes when he first got the sand under his paws, run in a huge circle and then jump all over us, trying to grab our arms (long after he grew out of this in other places). Then he'd soon have got bored and started looking for a canine victim to intimidate. Yesterday I was rather disappointed that his 'wild moment' was reduced to a small circle at the gait of a three-legged rocking horse, but after that he did seem to be much more engaged, enjoying the water, and the sights, sounds and smells.

    He also politely ignored all other dogs who said hello to him (young fluffy doodles seem to be drawn to him), though he did make firm friends with a Beddie x whippet. If they'd had a bucket & spade each they'd have been off making sandcastles together :)
     
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    What a good idea to take the videos.

    Looks like he enjoyed himself greatly. More to life than hooning around like a young dog is what he's telling you.

    I had to stop taking mine to the beach after they discovered rabbits on the golf course the other side of the dunes.......
     
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    Lovely videos and it looks beautiful there! I have vids of Jake when we did our last big walk at the Rotherlands, it is so lovely looking back on them now.:) It did wear him out but he had a ball,(albeit a slowed down ball!) am so thankful for that day and the memories, it really does make us all smile to watch them and remember...
     
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    Oh brilliant! So nice to see Jasper with big grin on his face.
     
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    He is absolutely super. What a lovely boy. A charmer.
     
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