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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 - 17/09/2007 : 12:35
Stanley, get him done, once they have started to run after bitches they can smell them at the other end of town, it is the safest option, you wouldn't want him careering about in traffic.


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belle
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Posted - 17/09/2007 : 15:05
Are you talking to me, stanley...don't think I've said anything about a dog warden...?


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Stanley
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Posted - 17/09/2007 : 17:38
Sorry Belle I mixed you up with Moh.... (It's his age you know).  Jacks knackers are safe, I can manage him......  It only happened because I took my eye off him.  Once a dog has run feral as he did for the first 18 months of his life it never leaves them.  The only thing that will eventually cure him is old age.  I'll look after him until the great gelder in the sky takes care of the problem, he's never missed one yet.


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Stanley
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Posted - 17/09/2007 : 17:39
PS. That's why Father Time has a scythe in his hand......


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belle
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Posted - 18/09/2007 : 09:29
Never say for whom the b*lls toll....I am having a problem with vowels this week!


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Stanley
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Posted - 18/09/2007 : 16:45
Quite.....  The old farmers round here had a saying that Father Time was the best gelder, he never missed a stone.


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moh
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Posted - 04/10/2007 : 20:48
Has Jack settled down again and got his trust back Stanley?


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/10/2007 : 05:32
Yes thanks Moh.  Mind you, his instinct for a bitch is sharper than ever.  It did us both good actually, I am giving him more tlc and he's closer now.  All part of him maturing, he's coming up for five years now and some of the edge has come off him but his intelligence has grown.  As I type he's lay next to me, he knows where I am every minute of the day.  The only time he leaves me is getting towards bedtime when he retires to his bed.  Very easy to live with and I love him to bits. 


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Callunna
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Posted - 05/10/2007 : 08:44
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Stanley
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Posted - 05/10/2007 : 10:51
He's bridling in the corner of the yard........  He may have words for you when you deliver the bread-maker.


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Marcia
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Posted - 05/10/2007 : 14:24


quote:
Stanley wrote:
Comrade did you mean the 'cut off their noses'?  If so, it's under an earlier topic.  Belle thate is one dog warden for the whole of Pendle and he has more than one job.  Also, he cannot interfere with a dog unless it can be proved to be dangerous and the level of proof is so high it is ludicrous.  Saving rate-payers money again......


There are actually several dog wardens - when I last rang to report a stray there were at least three.

I'd personally consider having his nadgers off if you think he's likely to go for a repeat performance or if he's a persistent humper as a result of this incident. He's a mature dog physically and emotionally so it shouldn't do him any harm and I can assure you that for most dogs it does do away with the instinct to run after a bitch on heat.  Yes noses pick up the scent, but passion kicks in from somewhere else entirely.

As Gloria said, it's not worth the risk.



Edited by - Marcia on 05 October 2007 14:27:53


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Stanley
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Posted - 05/10/2007 : 18:19
Jacks knackers stay.  Anyone would think he was a problem!  Anyway, me and Albert have plans to start a family......


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moh
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Posted - 06/10/2007 : 06:41
Told you your testosterone was rising - but ALBERT - methinks not!!


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Stanley
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Posted - 06/10/2007 : 17:21
Albert has a Saluki X bitch who thinks Jack is the bee's knees.....  I think we might leave it up to them!


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moh
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Posted - 06/10/2007 : 22:14
OK - let us know the outcome


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