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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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Doreen
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 19:20
Its very sad, but you did your very best for him,but no use in going on when the sighns are so clear.
Dont dwell on the vets visit , remember the good times you both had in the last four years.


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pluggy
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 20:18
Brave decision Stanley. It's hurt when I've had to have it done....


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moh
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Posted - 15/01/2008 : 20:44
No way did you fail Stanley - as people have said you gave him four happy years and a trust in humans again - I don't think any dog could be better looked after.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 06:58
On the subject of OG being a caring community.  Margaret in Oz couldn't get hold of me yesterday so she emailed Doc to order him to call in and see if I was alright.......  Doc was coming down today but I told him I had a better idea, I'll walk up to Prospect for a whisky at lunchtime and he'll run me back.  He told me to make sure I had my phone with me in case I collapsed on the way.......  Worse than me mother!


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melteaser
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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 07:33
Keep up the walking Stanley.  How are you today?


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Cathy
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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 08:11
Oh Stanley, I've just caught up with this story.  Jack's passing is very sad, but having read some horror stories of dog's turning, I agree that you did the right thing.  I will miss stories of him.  Thinking of you, and look forward to seeing your new companion(s) soon.  XXOO


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 08:17
Thanks again......  I'm OK.  Much better than I was when 19 year old Eigg the Jack Russell had to go.  I was saying to Doc yesterday that I am pretty certain that the reason for this is that I didn't know how much strain Jack was putting on me.  We blind ourselves to these things until we are forced to address them.  See Janet's account above about the Japanese bulldogs.....  Terrifying and Jack could have got that bad because I couldn't stop him when he was off the lead.  And yes, I'm walking up to Prospect today.....  in the rain and the wind.....  Onwards and Upwards I say!


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frankwilk
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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 09:59
Onwards and Upwards

Not a lot wrong with that  and I can relate to the phone as well.

When I go out now I am always told " take the phone with you just in case you need anything".  I might be 60 on the outside, but they don't seem to realise us men are only 21 on the inside !!!!!!!!!!!!

Now don't forget Stanley put the phone back on charge when you come.lolol



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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 11:03
Doc gave me the phone in the first place.  I can't help getting the feeling he likes me......  


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Rossie
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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 11:17
I expect it will take a bit of time, Stanley - these things have to be worked through, but you will get there........ and those 2 pups sound a good idea!! 

When you mention you hadn't realised the strain it was putting on you  reminded me of one of our previous dogs.  He was a total softy most of the time but he didn't like children at all, although he was absolutely reliable with adults and other dogs.  He never did any damage, had it got to that we would have had to take action.  However a combination of where we live ie. in the countyside and our family circumstances at the time ie. no grandkids meant we could look after him, but over the years we had him I was always conscious of his unease around kids and I used to worry.  Our present dog is absolutely fine with kids, dogs, adults, in fact anything, and the thing that struck me when we first got her was what a joy it was to take her out.  It was only at that point that I realised what a strain it had always been to be constantly checking up that the previous dog was not in a potentially dangerous situation.

Keep smiling,
Gill

Edited by - Rossie on 16/01/2008 11:31:24 AM

Edited by - Rossie on 16/01/2008 1:25:05 PM


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Stanley
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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 16:23
All is well Gill.  I walked up to Prospect (500 feet higher than Barlick) and had a whisky with Himself.  Played hell with Amie for not wearing a vest and had scrambled eggs on toast.  Completely wasted the day and enjoyed it....  So, I have had my exercise for the day.


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frankwilk
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Posted - 16/01/2008 : 16:25
" Completely wasted the day and enjoyed it " 

Takes along time to learn that trick



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marilyn
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 00:56
Dreadful news.....makes me feel very sad indeed.
(i still have trouble talking about my Sam without dissolving into tears....so you are doing better than I ever will Stanley. Got weepy about her as recently as last week actually. We still resolve to have no further pets....such was our grief. It is a good thing that you can think of replacing Jack so soon. Something new to love seems the healthy way to go. You don't want to be like me and find yourself hanging a Christmas ornament on your dog's photo each year and feeling like a louse when it is time to pack the decoration away again! Yes....I'm afraid I am way too soft for me own good!)


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Stanley
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 05:57
get a pup Maz, that'll cure it.  It took me six months to come round after Eigg died but she had been with me 19 years.....  All is well and I am quite enjoying the freedom and lack of stress...  frank, you're right, every now and again I declare it Saturday and do nothing but read.  I used to do that when I was a consultant, especially if it was a nice weekday in a spell of bad weather.  Call it Saturday and have a day off.  Most irresponsible....


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Gloria
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Posted - 17/01/2008 : 13:14
A while back I went to buy two GSD pups from a very reputable breeder. She would sell me either, but not the two together. She said , because they were young  together, they would think more of each other, play more with each other, and take more notice of each other than they would of me. We didn't  buy either, but it did make me think. We always have more than one of differing ages, and the younger ones have always seemed to learn from the older ones. Not suggesting you don't get two Stanley but it does bear thinking about, especially if they are active dogs with a brain.

Edited by - Gloria on 17/01/2008 1:21:40 PM


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