I have always had a furry companion. My first dog, well the dog that arrived a few months after I popped into the world, was a jack Russell called monty. I always thought he was mine but was most perturbed to find an old dog licence in my older brothers name. I wonder if he was a consolation prize for getting a baby sister?
anyway, memories of old dogs here. It set the scene. I have only been dogless while I went to college, then as soon as I had means I inherited my mums old shih-tzu, and then went on to terriers.
Sadly no dogs allowed here but grew up with Labradors,retrievers and springers.All working dogs but part of the family.It woould be lovely to have one again.I have a share so to speak in a friend's Tibetan Terrier...She is an absolute sweetie.
Post by goodlookingone on Jun 30, 2017 18:58:35 GMT
Afraid Dawgs is too much of a dependency. A German Shepherd would be wonderful, But it would be unkind to Keep him in a small house. (The Neighbour when I moved in, used to Breed German Shepherds) - Smashing Dawgs. But I know what you mean about the "Coming Home" greeting. Bloke round the corner has a GSD, a wife, and two kids, so the dog always has company. The bloke parks his Van and sorts Briefcase, workers timesheets, and so-on. The Dog goes Bananas at the sound of his van. Wifey lets him out to meet him... I've seen the Dog leep on him into the van open door, and sprawl the bloke accross the Van.. Then involves every passer-by to join in ... eight stone of Alsation jumped on my back so I "met the ground". Only in fun..... A great "Life for the Living" sort of critter. But you definately need a Cat to keep him in check.
I've had 10 dogs so far - Springer x, Lab, GSDx2, Xbreed, collies x3, small Xbreed and Sheltie. I still have the last two of that list and a fortnight tomorrow travel, half way up the country to get a lovely Sheltie pup. He will be a companion and hopefully an agility dog. He might even get shown as it's something I've not done and is on my bucket list, he has potential as a show dog I'm told. But difficult to tell at 6 weeks old.
6 have been rehomes and 5 have been or are, pedigrees. I did obedience competitions with 3 of them and have done agility comps with 6 of them. I've also had a business as a dog minder and looked after a tiny Yorkie x and a 7stone Spinone amongst all the other dogs. Atm, I have a lovely natured cocker spaniel lying at my feet. She comes usually a couple of times a year and is an absolute poppet.
Can't imagine not being involved with dogs and my vehicle has a K9 registration.