I took my gorgeous wire fox terrier with me on one of my meetings with story tellers in a pub that is very dog friendly. She lay in my arms letting me stroke her beautiful furry chest and I could feel her little 💗 beat under her wool.she kept lifting her head up to snuggle in my neck. Is there ever anything more beautiful than that?
Tell me what lovely things you and your dog do together that brings you pleasure.
No, But ..... I was on a Bus and a bloke got with a dog (not certain if it was a Labrador or a Retriever - whicver is the bigger). I didn't immediatel realised that the man was blind, but dog softly guided him into an empty seat. The man took off his Harness, and dog diappeared - incredible that a Dog that big Squirrelled himself asmost out of sight under the chair - unless you knew he was there and would look for him.
Post by Honeysuckle Woodbine on Oct 9, 2019 15:15:57 GMT
I don't havea dog but made a friend of a neighbour who had a rather large spaniel. Dog wwould stand at her gate and "woof" - not bark - at anyone passing who then stopped to speak to her. After that, one would always have to stop and talk to dog whereupon the neighbour would come out to find out what was going on. ""Everybody"" knew dog and owner.
Post by denisewasbabs on Oct 10, 2019 17:37:46 GMT
I do miss having a dog to take to the pub The other thing I realised was how odd it was going for a walk without her, like the whole point of the walk was to take the dog. Cats are fab but they're not great pub goers.
Post by goodlookingone on Oct 10, 2019 21:17:54 GMT
Dogs vary, both in temperement and indivudual. I get on well with German Shepherd dogs aka, Alsatians. They are truly handsome beasts, and can be incredible mates with you. .. and Labradors and Rerievers come a close second, but yappy little bossy buggers are best kept at a distance. But can you compare them with cats? Some can be nasty if they had traumas in their kittenage, and they are good at keeping a dog in check - Some dogs learn their place (Mums alsatian was kept in his place), but Ginger "Rocky" virtually had to mug that yappy Jack Russell, and be back in front of him washing (as cats do to assure their aloofness) before the human on the other end of the doglead realised it.
Post by goodlookingone on Oct 10, 2019 21:22:14 GMT
I remember a hundred years ago when I was an Apprentice, My colleague was mourning his fathers recent death. One evening, feeling moribund, took His Dad's dog out for a stroll - The Dog made a bee-line to "The Squirrells Head", where everbody knew the Dog, but didn't know why my mate (unknown to the drinkers) was there.