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Today's Walk

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

  1. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

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    @MadMurphy, I'd like to claim that I was standing in a really deep bit and have long legs but sadly I wasn't and I haven't - I'm 5'0" in thick socks, and Jasper is 30" to the shoulder. So yup, I'm tiny and he is the size of a small pony!
     
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    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    That is funny, I was out with Titan a while ago and there was a woman walking towards us, when she got close enough she said ' blimey that was a real Alice in Wonderland moment, I couldn't tell if the dog was really close and you were far away or what then!':D
     
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  3. JudyN

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    What a cheek, @Flobo :D Once a woman approached from some way off when Jasper was at full stretch vertically with his front paws up a tree looking at a squirrel which had just taken refuge. When she got to us she said she thought it was a naked man, 'bits' and all (or in Jasper's case just 'bit'), with his arms on the tree. It had been quite a shock for her and a great relief when she realised it was only a naked dog!
     
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    The fact that even though she thought he was a naked man it didnt make her walk the other way made me laugh... :D
     
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    Naughty Murphy... we took a different route and checked out the bird spotting turret Murphy had to wait at the bottom with OH but he got bored and tried to eat a frog! Saw some great things though, egrets, herons cormorants and a red kite !! there were also some very pretty dragonflies.

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    Hi Judy - just wondering if Jasper is naturally a water-lover. My lurcher will go into the water with my lab cross, but I think it's because he's competitive and needs to catch the stick first. His attempts at swimming are hilarious as he tries to tread water rather than swim. I thought sight hounds hated water, they're not built for it like labs
     
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  7. JudyN

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    He'll go in it to cool off, but not for 'fun'. And he can't swim... we discovered him when in his younger days after chasing a deer he jumped into the deep end of a large pond. By the time I caught up his front legs were thrashing and I told myself that people who try to rescue their dogs from water end up drowning. But a minute later, only his head was visible... So I ended up stripping to my undies, getting in the shallow end and swimming across to him to rescue him, and then got out the deep side. Then I realised I had to walk right round the pond in wet undies to the other side, where a teenage lad was sitting fishing:oops:

    Silver lining - Jasper is very careful about getting into water now. Which is sometimes a pain if he's desperate for a drink or to cool off and he'll have to step down a full six inches into the water...

    He can get quite worked up when he sees another dog swim into deep water. I'm not sure if he's barking that they need to come back because it's not safe, or he wants to say hello (and inform them in his own sweet way that he's Top Dog) but can't get to them.
     
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    Ok, tears of laughter are actually flowing now - sorry, but what a hilarious story.
     
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    There was a sequel... it was an Indian summer (the water was quite warm, if very stinky) and I was just wearing a thin white t shirt. As I walked off, I bumped into a couple of friends and told them what had happened, then another man wandered over and they told him what I'd done. He looked me straight in my rapidly cooling chest (which is quite a feat when you're my height) and said 'Can you do it again?' :eek::mad:
     
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    :eek::p

    @Josie we need more emojis!
     
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    Yes we do - will ask oliver once he’s returned from Barcelona (will most likely need reminding!)
     
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    did you mean something like this one?
     

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    We were up and at our walking place by 6.30 this morning. It was still bright and warm but the grass was still lovely and soggy to keep Murphys paws cool and we were rewarded by the sight of some very special birds.
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    Overheard this morning on the beach ...

    "It's just a pity there's so much sand."

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  15. JudyN

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    Hahahaha!!!
     
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    :D:eek:o_O
     
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    .

    would they rather have mud?...
    or praps they'd like concrete. :rolleyes:

    I spoze there are ppl who don't realize how many creatures *depend* on sand as their home; clams, hermit crabs, many marine worms, all sorts of invertebrates. ~sigh~
    - terry

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    He looks so cute :)
     
  19. JudyN

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    Jasper in desert camouflage mode. This is the cricket pitch in the middle of the woods - it's good to see they're not wasting precious water trying to keep it green:)

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    Laughing my socks off tonight cant help but quote forrest gump.. stupid is as stupid does,,,
    Loads of people at the nature reserve wanting to see this 'blood moon' not so funny part 2 kids of about 6 running about with 2 french bulldogs until the dogs tongues were draggin on the floor.. Dad said nothing to them they come racing over I say .. dont do that our dog is not keen on kids..
    We walk past they then run up behind us screeching so I turn and give the kids my best drop dead look and say , if you do that you will get bitten .. Suddenly dad gains his hearing back and recalls his kids.
    As I said loads of people there but..... all facing the wrong way !!! they were all looking in the direction of the sunset thinking they would see the moon . meanwhile behind their backs...
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    Not the best photo its shot without a tripod. even so the colour is clear.
     

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