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Jasper's diary

Discussion in 'Dog Diaries' started by JudyN, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    Thats the way think of the positives !

    I tried knee brace and those stretchy support bandgae things, they really pinched behind the knee but the tape was much nicer no pinching and it really has helped my knee. ( mine is just worn out btw )
     
  2. JudyN

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    Don't you just love it... when you're trying on new jeans and despite attempts to fend off your dog, he insists on sticking his head between your legs - and then sneezes :eek:

    They're going back, as they're not that flattering - I can't see any hair or dog snot on them....:D
     
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    Dennis came to New Look with me the other day but I had to ditch my attempts at trying on anything because he kept trying to escape under the dressing room curtain :emoji_face_palm:
     
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  4. JudyN

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    @Josie, Dennis just wanted to get you some different sizes. And proper dog-walking clothes ;)
     
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  5. JudyN

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    Grrrr...

    Jasper and I walk along the pavement past the local shops, and I take a reasonably wide berth past a man with a dog on lead standing outside a shop. Jasper is fine, but can react when on pavements if dogs get too up close and personal. So the man holds his arm out and lets his dog go to the full extent of his lead to say hello to J. I walk on briskly, feeling the slight vibration on the lead as he lets out a subsonic grumble.

    Then we go up a side ally, no more than 4' wide. A man comes up behind us and as he overtakes, he pats's J's back and then his head. 'Don't touch him!' I say. 'He's fine,' he replied, petting his head some more. 'LEAVE HIM!!' I replied, rather surprising J who was probably wondering how he could leave this person.

    'He doesn't bite, does he?' said the man. 'No, he just wears the muzzle because they're the latest fashion accessory,' I should have replied.

    To his credit, J was absolutely fine. Either he wanted to see if the man had treats on him before objecting to his bad manners, or he was aware that I was taking charge and 'protecting' him.

    My dog is perfectly behaved... it's other people that are the problem :mad:
     
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    It usually is the case that people are the problem. T is nervous of broad-fronted dogs so when we were approached yesterday on the beach (so not like there was only a narrow path or anything) by a bulldog on a flexi lead, I popped T's lead on so we could give it a wide berth. The owner called out her dog was friendly so I called out that T was nervous. You will note that we "called" - so still some distance. Then the b/%%dy owner thought it would be a good idea to let the flexi lead reel out - not only did her dog come up to us but wrapped the lead round my legs so I couldn't get away - still with T on lead and starting to get cross. I really don't know what some people are thinking. I'm going to go back to my "he's got fleas" strategy.
     
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    Lets face it , if there was a law against stupid the world would be an easier place for us and our dogs. But sadly ....


    Mind you well done Jasper :emoji_clap::emoji_clap::emoji_clap:
     
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  8. JudyN

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    I'm tempted to try 'He's got rabies'. That should make them stop and think :D
     
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    What would be wrong with “He will bite your hand off” or “He will bite your dog’s head off”?

    Nothing... But for some reason the good owners want to stay within some kind of boundaries in what they say to others... I wonder why, something in human nature is holding us up, I guess.
     
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    Indeed... I suppose it's social conditioning which makes our dogs an extension of ourselves. Thus if our dog is seen as bad or antisocial we are viewed as antisocial and we are conditioned to think this is a bad thing.
     
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    Good point. Tongue in cheek, I would quite enjoy saying something like that but on a serious note, the do-good 'concerned citizen' type people wouldn't be able to get on the phone to the dog police fast enough.
     
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  12. JudyN

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    My normal approach is to say something like 'He can switch very suddenly,' but that's too many syllables for them and I have to explain it in fewer while they carry on petting Jasper. Who will more likely be making sheep's eyes at them and loving it :rolleyes:

    Also, I don't want them to think he's the sort of dog who is going to have a go at everyone who gets too close because (a) he obviously isn't and (b) I wouldn't be walking him up the local shops if he was. Most people think that dogs are either friendly or not, but J is never going to confor to neat stereotypes!

    But also, Ari, we're British! We don't do the blunt approach!
     
  13. JudyN

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    And in other news... despite only being 12c here today, I could actually feel the warmth in the sun. And so could J, who thought the time is ripe to start on a bit of snoozing and sunbathing on our walk:

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    Well if you can't beat 'em, join 'em, so I just sat down next to him and made the most of it. I've had a car stop before now because the driver assumed he had collapse. And another time, next to the golf course, a golfer told me he thought he was dead:eek:
     
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    In the UK, having fear that a dog could cause harm is grounds for a legitimate complaint leading to enforcement action, so not a route I'd wan't to go down.

    Some owners are stupid though. I was out on the moors recently, with my dog on his long lead (not a retractable one), when a bloke and three dogs were in the distance, heading towards us. So I made a wide diversion, only for his three dogs to come running up - over some distance I might add - all barking and terrorising my little lad, and jumping up at me. At first I thought it was playful, and although they didn't bite or attack, they were certainly barking a lot. The owner came over, apologised, and wondered off. I was concerned with my dog's welfare and didn't have the presence of mind to give him a mouthful. Our dog was very quiet and reserved for about an hour after that. I think next time I'll start punching....
     
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    Met an 18 week old puppy on the field today, half bedlington and half whippet. To the lurcher owners a question. Does this mean the puppy is a lurcher?
    Absolutely lovely little girl, her name is Freda
     
  16. JudyN

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    Yes, she's a lurcher, @Nanny71 - a sighthound (whippet) x another type (Beddie).

    I do love that cross, which is very common. They can be a 'lot of fun', which means a very high prey drive combined with terrier feistiness, so not necessarily for the faint-hearted! (This is a generalisation of course - as with any cross, there can be a lot of variation.)
     
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    Hopefully we will see Freda grow up and flourish. There were a lot of dogs on the field today and she wasn't bothered. He let her off lead and she was fine but fast.
     
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    Another day, another diagnosis... I got an appointment through for my next physio appointment yesterday but it's not till 19 March, so I made an appointment for this morning at the local private physio clinic. Apparently I don't have patellar tendonitis, but my Hoffa's fat pad is irritated. I didn't even know I had a Hoffa's fat pad!

    I had some ultrasound, have some lovely Union Jack taping all over my knee, and have a new set of exercises because apparently the lot I had been doing could have aggravated it.

    I'm feeling pretty aggravated myself!!

    Still - having done a load of exercises to work the fronts of my thighs I'll now be doing ones that work on the backs, and tone the tummy too. I shall end up with perfectly toned legs and abs of steel:D
     
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    Is that because Hoffa wore one high heel and one flat shoe? :D
     
  20. JudyN

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    Must be, I guess. I've found a photo of him but it doesn't show his footwear, sadly: Albert Hoffa - Wikipedia He looks the type though:D
     
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