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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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Gloria
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Posted - 08/10/2007 : 09:45

It is definitely a man thing about not having dogs "done".

Speak to your vet Stanley he will tell you better than I the benefits of it.




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Stanley
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Posted - 13/11/2007 : 11:09
Lay off Jack's nuts!  B**ger the vet....... 

Jack was overjoyed when Doc called in this morning........  You'd never know would you.


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moh
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Posted - 13/11/2007 : 11:18
Has he settled down again Stanley?


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Ringo
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Posted - 13/11/2007 : 11:29


quote:
moh wrote:
Has he settled down again Stanley?


I think Doc has settled down again after his jaunt round the high seas last summer.


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moh
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Posted - 13/11/2007 : 13:34
I meant Jack's amorous chasing - don't think  that applies to Doc. does it????


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melteaser
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Posted - 13/11/2007 : 13:54
Who knows Moh...you know what they say about sailors!
Only joking Carol!


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Stanley
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Posted - 13/11/2007 : 18:36
Yes Moh, in fact I think the shock did him good, I was only saying to Doc that he is closer now than he has ever been.  Wonderful companion and I love him to bits.


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/12/2007 : 11:32

Jack would like to send a personal message to Doc thanking him for making sure we had some coal for a fire over Christmas.  I never cease to be amazed by how much heat an outside dog can stand when at rest.  If he got any closer you'd expect the smell of frying hair.......


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moh
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Posted - 28/12/2007 : 14:26
Perhaps he is wondering where Father Christmas is


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Stanley
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Posted - 28/12/2007 : 16:39
He knows where Father Christmas is!  He's the bloke taking the picture!  You should be looked after like Jack is.......


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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 08:30
Bad news I'm afraid.  Yesterday I did the worst thing that anyone ever has to do with a dog they love.  I took him to the vets and we gave him a lethal injection.  He died very quietly and stress free, I was holding him.  I had a bit of a cry and the lady vet was great because she is the one who first saw Jack when I got him.  She understood the problem and said she was surprised I had got him so far.

I've been keeping quiet about it but as Jack matured he was getting increasingly dominant and unpredictable when running free.  I could never be sure of two things; what attitude he would take to a strange dog and whether I could contyrol him.  He's attacked twice in the last ten days and once he decided he was going to do it I had no control.  He's also showed signs of aggression to people, not serious but it was there.  I could see where we were going and knew he had to be stopped.  As I say, the vet wasn't surprised and reassured me that my judgement was correct and she would have done the same thing.  Funnily enough, the same sad story happened to my daughter Susan with a rescue dog about the same size and in the end it bit her.

So, only consolation is that I gave him four years good life.  The blame of course lies with the man who abused him for 18 months, you can never quite get it out of them.

Very sad but I am surprisingly comfortable with the decision.  I suspect he was a bigger strain on me than I realised.  Tody is dog hair cleaning day.....  Now what I want is a small terrier bitch pup straight from the mother......  or two!  No more crusades with rescue dogs.......


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mporter
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 08:44
Dad, I did tell the girls last night and the first thing they both said was "but grandad will get another one wont he"??  I toil them I thought it wouldn't be long before you had a pup or two.....


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frankwilk
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 08:50
How sad Stanley   but you have the consolation of giving him 4 years of love,care and attention.

Best regards

Frank Wilkinson

That does not really relay my thoughts on how sad this must have been for you, take care Stanley

Edited by - frankwilk on 15/01/2008 08:54:33 AM



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wendyf
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 09:16
What a brave decision Stanley, you have done the best thing but it must have been tough.

Wendy


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Stanley
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 10:02
Thanks for that but with all the good will and love in the world you have to face facts.  Look at the child killed by a dog the same weight a few weeks ago.  The breed doesn't matter, if they are damaged you are in trouble.  All the dughters have been supportive, they know the score.  Now for house-cleaning!

I want two mongrel terrier bitch pups straight from the mother.....  get looking for me!


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