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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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Big Kev
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Posted - 09/07/2006 : 10:12

It's a good job Jack never bit the terrier, he could have choked on it....

He looks a tough old dog to me I'm sure it won't be long before he's 100%........



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Stanley
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Posted - 09/07/2006 : 15:04
The terrier went for him.  He's OK, been up Letcliffe in the rain having a run and he's eating well.  He's very tender though round his chest, badly bruised I think.  If you catch him wrong with the towel when drying him he lets you know about it.  I think he'll survive.  Trouble is he's a very gentle dog and gets picked on and to tell you the truth I'd rather have him that way.


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melteaser
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Posted - 09/07/2006 : 21:01
Keep us posted on how it goes Stanley. Higs got bit on his cheek once and had to visit the vets after a couple of days as it started to look mucky despit the TLC I provided.


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/07/2006 : 06:55
Still clean, he can get to it to lick it now and again which is a good thing.  A helthy dog'd saliva has lots of antibodies in it.


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Marcia
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Posted - 10/07/2006 : 11:55

Hi Stanley - if it's bruised you could try some Hypercal cream (from the health shop) - it's a blend of Hypericum and Calendula. A few washes with saline solution is a good, cheap n' natural cleanser, too.

I give Connor arnica for bruising for good measure, although he's only sustained one bite (not coincidentally it was shortly after that he started being more stroppy with other dogs). He is, however, accident prone as only a sighhound can be.




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Stanley
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Posted - 10/07/2006 : 12:11
He's feeling no pain at the moment, all I'm doing is keeping my eye on it.  Nice dry scab and clean as a whistle.  Clean life and a good diet, I think that'll see him through. 


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Marcia
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Posted - 10/07/2006 : 17:56

I think diet and general health are always the most telling factors for both human and animal.

Being mindful of the fact that Connor is a bit thin-skinned (greyhound heritage) I have made up a doggy first aid kit mainly of natural products that I also use for me (like aloe vera gel, hypercal cream and so forth).

When we had foster dog Emma I did try an old remedy - Bob Grass Skincure - and was so impressed by it I have kept a tub on hand since. Smells dire, but my goodness it sorted out her sore and hairless bits.




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Stanley
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Posted - 07/08/2006 : 08:36
Jack unwittingly caused a lot of trouble this morning. We were walking quietly down towards the paper shop for the Yorkshire Post and his attention was attracted by a dog barking furiously in a parked Volvo estate car. One of the tings I have taught Jack to do is sit when he sees another dog so he stopped, sat down and weighed the situation up. He never made a sound, just observed. The other dog went berserk and in the course of his dancing around stood on the door lock button at the base of the driver’s window. Electric door locks, so all the doors automatically locked. When the postman, on his way to work, came out and tried his door he was locked out. Unfortunately he had left his keys in the car so he had to set off home for the spare keys. Only a small thing but if we subscribe to Chaos Theory, Jack sat down and the course of the world was changed. Fascinating!


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Cathy
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Posted - 07/08/2006 : 09:55
Ah good one Jack....maybe the Postie will take his keys with him from now on, even if he has left his guard dog in the car. 


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Stanley
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Posted - 07/08/2006 : 09:59
Funny thing was he was only looking after the dog for his son who is working away.....  I told him Jack had caused it in a way but he was quite philosophical about it and said it wasn't the dog's fault, it was his for leaving the keys in.....


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melteaser
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Posted - 07/08/2006 : 15:07
And how right he was!


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/08/2006 : 13:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't think I've ever seen two dogs from different households get on as well as Jack and Doc's Meg.  We go on the park together and they have a whale of a time chasing frisbee.  Jack brings it straight back to me but Meg takes the view that once it is in her mouth it is hers!  She won't leve go of it until she is ready, Jack picks it up and we go on as before.  Here is Maeg being assertive this morning.  Jack sits there and reckons he's not bothered but as soon as she puts it down he nips in.  He won't take it until she actually leaves it, sometimes she simply rests one paw on it and that's enough for Jack, he won't touch it.




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Another
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Posted - 25/08/2006 : 14:59
Jack coat looks brilliant. Nice pic but why isn't he posing to the camera? Nolic


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Stanley
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Posted - 25/08/2006 : 16:40
Keeping his eye on that sly little bitch.  As soon as he loosens his gaze she shifts......


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Doc
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Posted - 26/08/2006 : 22:18

Here is another picture of Jack & Meg playing up at Letcliffe Park with the Frisbee, As usual Meg is in charge and Jack is trying to look cool and un-flustered.

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