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Today's Walk

Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by JoanneF, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. Flobo

    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    Todays walk with Jake, we went up to our local hill, walked not too far and slowly as usual but shared it with 'my' crows. Over the winter we usually have around 30 plus crows sharing our walk, there and back, but this time of year we have these two.. the gang(murder?) of them proper tease the dogs and have no fear, they have bumped Jake on his behind before and got so close they look like they will pluck hair from his tail!(btw I feed them which is why they walk with us, I am not a witch honest!!):rolleyes::D IMG_20180612_094839.jpg
     
  2. leashedForLife

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    when i worked at Westminster-Canterbury in Va Beach, i helped to raise a [wild] young crow, & for over 2-years, he [presumptive gender] would recognize me from afar, as i walked thru the neighborhood, & contact-call to me.
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    Even when my work uniform changed completely, making my exterior very different, he still recognized some quintessential me - my gait?, my size & shape?, i dunno - but he could recognize me from more than 200-ft, so it couldn't possibly be my facial features.
    It was so nice to see him, as he grew up, & know that someone knew me, & was happy to see me.

    I don't know if he moved, was killed, died of illness or injury, or got caught up in making a family - but his calls stopped, that 3rd spring after his hatch. // I missed him.
    - terry

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  3. Mad Murphy

    Mad Murphy Well-Known Member Registered

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    DSCN6377.JPG Murphy is enjoying playing in the long grass..
    (yes it does mean a lot of grooming but its a nice place to walk.)

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  4. Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    My view on yesterday’s walk

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  5. Josie

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    Does Jake not get annoyed with them? I think crows are pests :confused:
     
  6. leashedForLife

    leashedForLife Well-Known Member Registered

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    QUOTE, Josie:

    Does Jake not get annoyed with them? I think crows are pests. :confused:
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    I helped rear 2 crows who came out of the nest too young - they were a riot, outdoors & in.
    They played like a pair of kittens, one would hide behind a sheaf of iris-leaves in the garden, & leap out to pounce on the other, when they passed... classic ambush games. :D
    I found them fascinating - their behavior was very un-birdlike. // Sadly, both died in a bizarre accident B4 they reached full-flight. :( I was heartbroken.

    - terry

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    Jack-Russell-Lover Well-Known Member Registered

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    My car is having its MOT today, so while they're doing that in town, Today' walk was through some woods around where I used to live (where my mum still lives) it's a long trail that goes from the back of the house all the way to the school just outside of town (where I found that bird @Josie) So far it's taken an hour and 10 minutes and were still going!
    She's loving it!!

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    @Josie - you weren't born in Bethlehem by any chance, were you? ;) Crows are ace BTW, very clever, and much preferable to seaguls. That said, if they're near Jimmy he will bark at them and try to chase them :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Josie

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    Is it bad to say I have no idea hat you mean @arealhuman :confused:

    Oh I definitely don’t doubt their intelligence! Den will do that to and thinks he’s really hard :D
     
  10. JudyN

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    I think it's because you must have been walking on water to get that photo, @Josie:D
     
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    Oh! Ha thanks Judy. I get it now ;)
     
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    Out with a lovely Vizela pup called Perry. Who isn’t impressed having to wait for old slow coach!!
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  13. Mad Murphy

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    Today we tried an old walk of ours that allows Murphy off lead sadly its very overgrown at the moment with thistles (bad) and giant hogweed (very bad!) But what we did see was this lovely tribute to a dog I remember being around from the time when Benny was still with us...


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    Basic translation; * I am Aldo an English pointer found at the aldi and therefore given the name Aldo. At the Froske I walked hundreds of km from early morning to late in the evening I chased the pheasants and the rabbits, chewed countless sticks and swum miles after the ducks. I had the time of my life here. With good food and lots of love I made 17 years. Now I am no longer there in body but my soul is still here and in memories I still walk run and swim in this fantastic spot.*


    RIP Aldo ,.. you were obviously much loved...
     
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  14. JudyN

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    That's lovely, my eyes have gone all misty...
     
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    We went to Pamphill this morning, which is the most perfect unspoilt Dorset village you can imagine. You wouldn't be surprised to see Tess of the D'Urbervilles walking along the lanes!

    Idyllic sunken lane

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    This bracket fungus was massive!

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  17. Flobo

    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    Going back to Josie's pic, my boarders that have stayed with Jake these last few years all seem to understand he's now a lot slower and they will go so far ahead, and without me even having to call them, they naturally stop and wait. It never ceases to amaze me how amazing dogs are..
     
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