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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.....]


Stanley Challenger Graham




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Gloria
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Posted - 01/02/2010 : 13:18
Amazing.


I'd be dangerous with a brain!!!!!
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moh
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Posted - 01/02/2010 : 13:35
Read about it in the paper.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 01/02/2010 : 16:44
Jack can't digest rubber either, the bits of his ball he chews come through him like coloured specling in his stool. In case anyone is wondering he is in fine fettle, enjoying life and loves our routine. Pleasure to have him in the house! (Must attack the drifts of black hairs on the stairs....)


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 06:50
Jack was attacked seriously about three days ago by a large mastiff type dog. I've kept quiet until I could make a proper estimate of the damage. I treated him myself for shock and a deep puncture woumd in his neck, the shock with TLC and the wound by frequent bathing with warm water and Dettol and some Novasporin ointment which is ant-biotic and anaesthetic. It was swelling yesterday but this morning is normal and scabbing over nicely. He's eating and moving OK so I think we are all right! I asked the bloke with the dog what would happen if it grabbed a child, he said it was very good with children. I told him that was what everyone said when a dog turns.....  Ah well.


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Cathy
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 08:32
Oh goodness what an awful thing to go thru, glad to hear Jack is OK and that you knew just what to do.  Have you reported the dog and owner?  I remember years ago, a friend had a tiny tiny chiwauwa (?) pup, the owner accidently dropped it from a height of about 4/5ft, the dog stopped breathing and was in shock, i grabbed a teatowel and wrapped the dog and rubbed it, it was breathing and alert within about a minute, but unfortunately must have suffered more than shock and was never the same again.  The pup had an unusually large head so maybe it wasn't quite right anyway ... ??  The owner went into shock as well at the time and couldn't help the dog so I had to step in.  I've often wondered if I did the right thing cause it spent the next couple of years at the vets then died young.  

How did you treat Jack for shock?? 


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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 11:21
That dog wants reporting, in spite of what the owner says it could be a child next time.


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thomo
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 12:30
Sorry to hear about your pal Stanley He has my sympathy, I was as a small boy on my way to school, attacked and seriously injured by a large dog, there are vague memories of someone saying "but he likes children", Sixty three years on and I am still wary, my feelings are; if it looks nasty then it possibly is.


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Another
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 13:08
Glad he's on the mend Comrade. Get the owner reported. Nolic


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Gloria
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 13:35
Report it Stanley before it gets a child.


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 15:08
Jack is doing OK. Good job too, I'm fed up with being nice to him. Don't know the owner, never seen him or the dogs before. He lives in Barlick somewhere near the Dog because he said he'd been home when I saw him later. Imagine a black mastiff and put it on short legs, that's the dog. I suspect he has to walk it in different places all the time because it won't be the first time it has done this. Oh and he said the reason it got away from him was because he had a broken right wrist.


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thomo
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 16:47
Would it be awful if I said "I hope it hurts"?


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Tizer
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Posted - 10/02/2010 : 16:53
My dad was brought up with dogs as pets and loved them, and we had a dog when I was a child but one day he was attacked by a dog that he had seen every morning while walking to work. It used to sit at the front door and watch him go by but one day it shot out and buried its teeth in his leg. And it was only a little terrier. We were a bit more wary of dogs after that.


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Stanley
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Posted - 11/02/2010 : 07:12
Once upon a time we had a fairly clear law about dogs, they were allowed one bite but if it happened again they were in danger of being put down and magistrates did this regularly. Now there is no clear line and the police will fob you off onto the local authority who haven't the resources to do anything.

To be quite honest, I was so shocked by what happened I was only interested in Jack. The wound is discharging but healthy and it will get another good cleaning with Dettol and warm water when we have had a walk. He's quite happy to let me attend to it so it isn't painful. Danger with puncture wounds is that if they stop discraging before they have cleaned themselves any infection can get a hold and go into the system. The sure sign of that is swelling beyond the natural reaction from increased blood flow. Primary inflammation is a good thing. No sign yet of any secondary swelling. I am on the case!  He is bright as a button so that's another good sign.


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Cathy
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Posted - 12/02/2010 : 09:31

How did you treat Jack for shock Stanley?


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Anni
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Posted - 13/02/2010 : 07:06
So glad to hear Jack is on the mend Stanley.  Are you?  I'm not sure I buy the "fed up of being nice to him" bit Laughing

 


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