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Stanley
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Posted -  14/10/2004  :  09:57
Jack is making a lot of friends in Barlick. I don't know why, maybe it's his face markings but people on the street feel the need to stroke him. Women in particular fall for him.

As you know, I had a bad experience with Joe, the lurcher from Irlam. I was very wary about taking another feral dog on but I'm beginning to think that Jack will make it as a member of the team. He's good at coming to hand when off the lead but I'm not saying he'd take any notice if he was distracted.

He's fast and very agile and seems to have lungs as big as a bucket, I haven't heard him pant as though he's out of breath even after a hard run. As for jumping, he's like a cat. Here he is on his favourite perch. Someone asked me the other day why I don't stop him doing it. It's easier to clean the drainer twice a day!


[This topic started as Jack's blog but in Jan 2008 I had to put him down because he started attacking strange dogs.  His successor is Black Jack. a Patterdale pup, no point erasing Jack the Lurcher from history....  he was a good dog and what happened wasn't his fault.  He had too bad a start.....]


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wendyf
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 08:32
Tinky is just fine thanks Stanley. She has adapted to three legged life remarkably well. The strangest thing is seeing her scratching behind her ear with an imaginary leg.
Feebie is also doing well. Her eye still bleeds inside sometimes and she has lost her sight in that eye, but at least  she still has it.
Our dog Alfie watches me getting clothes out of my wardrobe. Normal "working" jeans...everything as usual. Walking trousers....huge excitement. Smart clean jeans.....curls up on his bed with depressed sigh and mournful look because he knows I am going out and he isn't.


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Cathy
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 09:46
Good to hear that Feebie is doing well.  Smile


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 10:04
Wendy, exactly the same behaviour. They are a lot smarter than most people imagine.


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Gloria
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 11:10
Our three legged cat went missing  three weeks ago. She lives outside in the buildings with her brother and they are prone to going AWOL for the odd day, anyway she was gone for a week. We searched the ditches, hedges up and down the lane--nothing. I went to Tesco in Leyland and on the off chance called in the vets nearby--and there she was. A very kind lady had found her in her garden, unable to walk and freezing three days after she disappeared---she had broke her pelvis. If I had found her and the fact she has already lost one leg I would have had her put down, but she was already trying to walk!!!! Anyway two weeks on and she is still in the dog cage doing her best to escape, when she has finished this bottle of metacam the vet says she should be okay to go back out.
She is the luckiest unlucky cat I know---and the most expensive freebie. 


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wendyf
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 11:22
Oh dear Gloria, she must have used up most of her 9 lives! What amazing creatures they are. We used to spent a fortune on vets bills for the horses but at the moment the cats are outstripping them...


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Gloria
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Posted - 22/11/2011 : 13:15
The vet bill when she lost her leg was nearly £700------for a farm cat!!! This one has been about £100. The lady who found her, in fact it was her gun dog who pointed her out, gave the vet £50 to start her treatment------when we went to see her she said she just hoped that if it happened to one of hers someone would do the same.


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Stanley
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Posted - 23/11/2011 : 06:26
What a lovely story of kindness to an injured animal! Nice to know there are people like that in the world, it will never make the national news!

There was a splendid programme on R4 at 09:00 yesterday, 'The Life Scientific'. It was an interview with a lady who is doing research on congnitive behaviour in crows and magpies. Some quite amazing examples of intelligence. Well worth listening to again. It reminded me very much of what I was saying about Jack's intelligence earlier.


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Tizer
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Posted - 23/11/2011 : 11:05
quote:
Stanley wrote:
Bottom line is that they study us so closely and our body language is crystal clear to them. Their intelligence may be different than ours but it is equally complicated and perhaps much more accurate.
Humans make quite good companion animals. They are surprisingly intelligent for an animal with only two legs, no tail and lousy hearing. A bit of a shame they get addicted to looking at flickering images on a box when they could be out in the fresh air sniffing the locality, and now they keep pressing a plastic bone against the side of their head instead of chewing it. But, hey, can't have everything, can we? But well done Jack, you've got your human sorted.
Woof!
Signed,
Rover


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Stanley
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Posted - 24/11/2011 : 04:35
Tiz. Listen to that programme if you missed it. Fascinating study.


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 08:54


 Why a pic of the bench in the backyard? One of the local cats has decided that the old drawer under the bench top which has a large folded cotton dust sheet in it and is sheltered from wind and weather is a good nest for the night. It is there every night and does a runner as soon as it hears the door rattle as I open it. Jack gets the scent of course and it's funny to see him investigating every morning. What the cat doesn't know of course is that Jack is a gent with cats, he's intrigued by them but no aggression at all.

Call me an old softie but I love the concept of the cat having a warm comfortable nest for the night no matter how bad the weather. Should I leave it a bit of grub in there?


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Gloria
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Posted - 13/12/2011 : 10:12
Stanley, if the cat is thin then by all  means feed it as it is probably not getting fed elsewhere. But if it looks cared for I would leave it.


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Stanley
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Posted - 14/12/2011 : 07:17
Sensible Glo. It does look a bit thin, I shall see how it reacts to a taster.....


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Cathy
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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 09:03
Has the cat accepted your offer Stanley?


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Cathy
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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 09:05
Has the cat accepted your offer Stanley?


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moh
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Posted - 15/12/2011 : 13:21
Is it a stray?


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