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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 - 08/02/2008 : 15:33
You obviously speak "dog" Cal Wink


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Stanley
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Posted - 08/02/2008 : 16:42
Tizer....  I thought BJ looked condescending.....  That explains everything.    I see what you mean Tom.....  He refused to keep atill of course and it wasn't until I looked at the pics that I realised he was sticking his tongue out at me.....  Perhaps that's why BK thought I was walking a piglet round the town......


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Stanley
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Posted - 08/02/2008 : 16:50
By the way, I heard a derivation of the word Patterdale based on the fact that St Patrick's church is at the head of the dale.  This sounded a bit too convenient so I looked it up in Ekwall.  He reckons that it was 'Patrichesdale' in the 12th C and thinks it is a reference to a Patric, son of Bernard who witnessed a legal document connected with Docker and Grayrigg (adjacent) about that time.  We came across Dulcie'sDad and a brand new Patterdale up up on the park today.  A good time was had by all.  It's called Floyd.....  (Floyd Patterson.....  Gedditt!)


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Tizer
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Posted - 08/02/2008 : 18:35
The spaniel that owns the house next door to us is called Jarvis.... worked it out?


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Callunna
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Posted - 08/02/2008 : 19:10
Pulp >>> Jarvis Cocker >>> Spaniel

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Doreen
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Posted - 08/02/2008 : 20:45
 must admit that i agree Black jack definitely has  a piglety air about him i these last photos,but isnt his coat just beutifull,black dogs always shine best.


Dordygail

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softsuvner
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Posted - 08/02/2008 : 21:27
Excellent Stanley

I wonder if he knows that he is a celebrity?


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Stanley
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Posted - 09/02/2008 : 06:27
Best thing about his coat is that the hairs don't drop.  I'd forgotten that this was one of the great virtues of the breed.  big Jack and Eigg the JR used to lose half their body weight in hair each week........  White hairs on a maroon carpet.  No snow drifts on the stairs now!


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/02/2008 : 16:16
"What's my prize?" - Calluna

First prize - the combined adulation of the glorious members of OGFB!  Yay


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Stanley
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Posted - 10/02/2008 : 06:04
Tizer, on the whol;e I think it better to avoid praise of either BJ or Heather......  They have much in common.....  small, black haired and fierce.  They need no reinforcement.


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Callunna
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Posted - 10/02/2008 : 21:45
"They have much in common..."
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Stanley
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Posted - 11/02/2008 : 05:14
Can you put your tongue out and cover your nose so you look like a pig? 

I had a laugh first thing this morning.  He had gone over 7 hours without a pee and when he went out in the front garden he peed for so long he got worried, he was squatting and kept looking back at his willy to see what was going on.... 


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Cathy
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Posted - 11/02/2008 : 07:57
How's your garden holding up Stanley??


All thru the fields and meadows gay  ....  Enjoy   
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Cathy
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Posted - 11/02/2008 : 07:57
How's your garden holding up Stanley??


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Tizer
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Posted - 11/02/2008 : 09:47
Jack's probably just discovered brass monkey syndrome.


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