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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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Stanley
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 09:39

Doc called in to see if we had survived the night.......  First time Meg has met Ben.  Hilarious to watch her making sure that this upstart knows who is in charge here.....  We've decided that I give Ben some intensive fetch training and in a week we'll take them up on the park and off lead and frisbee....  Should be interesting.  I reckon Ben will be faster than Meg, warp 3.


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Julie in Norfolk
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 10:06
He is adorable. He looks like he has character. I wish you both well.


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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 10:25
Good news Stanley .  You will soon get him into shape and no doubt spoil him too. I bet it feels nice to have company again.

Edited by - moh on 24/01/2008 2:02:29 PM


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handlamp
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 10:39
Glad you've got fixed up Stanley.


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panbiker
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 13:37
Fantastic news Stanley, 5 months, nobut a pup, he'll keep you on your toes, I suppose that is all part of the plan, the new excercise machine. Will be watching for all the pics. Looks the makings of a grand dog and new friend.


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Stanley
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 14:33
H'e not been on the team for 24 hours yet and is much improved already.  My strategy of keeping him tired by walking him is working fine.  Only one little pee in the house and a minor crap but I more or less forced that one out of him by leaving him in the worshop while I wemt to the Coop for some dog biscuits.  Worked like a charm and I think he's empty now.  I think the key is light feed at night afyer an extra walk and heaviest feed after first walk in the morning.  That means that overnight's load can get dumped on morning walk and with luck, the morning feed can get dumped at long walk at lunchtime or shortie in afternoon.  I reckon if he's that tired he's sleeping between walks  he won't have time to crap!  I can see that he needs a week of solid care and bonding before we try anything else.....


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Stanley
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 14:40

While I am on the PC he pinches my chair but when I'm using it he now has a day bed.......  We should all be so lucky.


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Gloria
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 15:14
Hi Stanley, Ben could be an Airedale mixed with a bit of something small and black. He certainly looks an intelligent little person.

Edited by - Gloria on 24/01/2008 6:15:11 PM


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softsuvner
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 17:30
Great News Stanley, really pleased for you. An engineer's dog if I ever saw one!
How about a new thread....."Training Ben"?

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Rossie
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 18:17
Oh he's lovely Stanley, looks like Ben has the makings of a great companion and he's still only a baby.  Really pleased you got fixed up - now the fun starts!!

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Little Starr
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 18:34
Hey Stanley congratulations...would it be possible for me to pop round sometimes and see ben, as at college one of my studies is currently in breeds and genetics and im trying to get to know as many different breeds as possible...and the "offspring" of breeds.

Thanks see tou soon hopefully


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Another
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 19:03
Welcome Ben. Nice one Comrade. Let me know when you are up Letcliffe next week an I'll see if we can get up to meet him. Nolic


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frankwilk
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 20:05
Looks good Stanley hopefully we will have a Good Spring, and then you will booth be like two year olds about the place . We wish you well



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Anni
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Posted - 24/01/2008 : 21:50
I've only just picked up on the sad news and am really sorry Stanley.  I too dread the day of having to make that decision.  Strange, I have managed to get rid of men in my life without so much as a backward glance or a flutter of anxiety.  The bond between me and my dog is stronger than I had ever imagined possible.

The pooch is nearly 11 and was uncared for for the first 6 years of her life.  When I got her, she showed all the signs of depression.


Just recently, I have noticed she is getting a little tetchy and now keep an even closer eye on her when we are out.  I laugh and say she is like her mum (less patience as the years go on), but I am very aware that the years of abuse may have affected her more than I know.  I have also heard of dogs who have brain damage or get dementia.

Anyway, Ben looks like a little cracker and I am certain the lady who had him will be relieved to know he is in safe and caring hands.  

Good luck and best wishes to you both! 


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/01/2008 : 05:40
LS....you can come round any time you want for any reason, you don't need to ask.  Annis, I hear what you are saying.  Be very objective and assume worst case.  Too late when something has happened.  as for Ben, no disappointments.  He's learning fast and we'll have the house training cracked this week.  Secret is to work out when he wants to pee or crap before he does and take him out.  I took him out in the back street at 02:00 this morning and he had a pee.  All right, it sounds daft but you'd get up to a baby during the night wouldn't you?  He's as sharp as a tack and learns quickly.  Not demanding either, he's sat on my chair at the moment deep in thought.  Shaping up very nicely.  Glo, all terriers are mixed breed, making them a 'breed' is only a paper exercise for the benefit of breeder's prices.  For my money hgis breeding will have Lakeland somewhere and Border terrier.  H'es certainly classic Patterdale in all respects and like the older strains of Jack Russell, a bit longer in the leg.  Actually Jacks are a good example of breeders changing the world to suit themselves.  If you read up on the original Jack Russells Parson Jack wanted a terrier that could go to earth but run with the hounds as well, all his had much longer legs. 

Comrade, I'm up on Letcliffe at the same times, approx. 12:30.


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