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Lion in Winter Apr 17th 2020 1:45 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12838241)


Kid knows how to relax.

macliam Apr 17th 2020 6:52 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Enough of all this sleeping! Looking for a picture for the Portugal forum, I found this one of Honey on the first day she decided to trust me and come into the house after a month or more living wild.....
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...d907e1f975.png
So worth the effort.........

Nutmegger Apr 17th 2020 7:31 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Honey is a sweetheart! Loving the puppy photos, so have dug out one of Kolya, taken the day after he came home (which it blows my mind to realize, will be three years ago this July). He still has that "Where am I and who the hell are you?" look on his face at this point. A month later, our senior dog died unexpectedly, and at three months Kolya was ready to step straight into the role of alpha dog of the house. All my prior male dogs have been softies, this guy . . . ! (Sorry the photo is so massive, I can't make it reduce!)




https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...4367de41eb.jpg

macliam Apr 17th 2020 8:06 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutmegger (Post 12840291)
Honey is a sweetheart! Loving the puppy photos, so have dug out one of Kolya, taken the day after he came home (which it blows my mind to realize, will be three years ago this July). He still has that "Where am I and who the hell are you?" look on his face at this point. A month later, our senior dog died unexpectedly, and at three months Kolya was ready to step straight into the role of alpha dog of the house. All my prior male dogs have been softies, this guy . . . !

Honey is indeed a sweetheart, she is also intelligent and grateful...... but she was so badly traumatised by her previous life it would make you cry. She is scared of sticks, she doesn't know what a ball is and she didn't socialise with other dogs (or bark!) until little Lucy arrived at our door. I worried Honey would feel put out with a new dog in the house, but they are inseperable... and Honey sees herself as teacher, protector and buddy to Lucy.... it's great to see.

Kolya looks a smart lad, with a bit of a water spaniel about him. Like Honey, that direct gaze saying "Yeah?" I wish him a long and happy life with you and I'm sure he'll reward you every day.

stevenglish1 Apr 18th 2020 10:27 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...64d847895.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...eeeb4baa4.jpeg
these photos could easily go on several threads in here. My wife sent me these of Leila taking over my side of the bed, I've not seen either of them for 6 weeks now because of this blasted covid19, and I won't see them for another 6. She'll go nuts when I get home, and so will I I should think

Lion in Winter Apr 18th 2020 10:58 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12840756)
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...64d847895.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...eeeb4baa4.jpeg
these photos could easily go on several threads in here. My wife sent me these of Leila taking over my side of the bed, I've not seen either of them for 6 weeks now because of this blasted covid19, and I won't see them for another 6. She'll go nuts when I get home, and so will I I should think


It never was your side of the bed you know. She (Leila, not your wife) was just lending it to you. You'll have to ask nicely to get it back.

Nutek Apr 19th 2020 10:53 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12840756)
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...64d847895.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...eeeb4baa4.jpeg
these photos could easily go on several threads in here. My wife sent me these of Leila taking over my side of the bed, I've not seen either of them for 6 weeks now because of this blasted covid19, and I won't see them for another 6. She'll go nuts when I get home, and so will I I should think

She's "helping" with the bed. Keeping it warn and stuff. Sure you can have it back. No problem.. Honest. :sneaky:

Nutmegger Apr 19th 2020 1:55 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12840756)

these photos could easily go on several threads in here. My wife sent me these of Leila taking over my side of the bed, I've not seen either of them for 6 weeks now because of this blasted covid19, and I won't see them for another 6. She'll go nuts when I get home, and so will I I should think

She's decided that's the best place to dream about your return!

Nutek Apr 22nd 2020 12:13 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Hi from Daycare!!

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...d77aa9eba0.png

Lion in Winter Apr 22nd 2020 12:16 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12842526)

The royal wave.

Nutek Apr 22nd 2020 12:18 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12842530)
The royal wave.

It's all in the wrist.

Nutmegger Apr 22nd 2020 1:16 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12842531)
It's all in the wrist.

He is so adorable! More pics please!

macliam Apr 22nd 2020 2:31 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12842531)
It's all in the wrist.

Hmmm... a bit worried about the "Benito" look there - are you sure his dictatorship in the home is not ging to his head?.

Perhaps you need to have a word...... we don't want him invading next door's garden, do we? :lol:

Nutek Apr 22nd 2020 11:00 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12842622)
Hmmm... a bit worried about the "Benito" look there - are you sure his dictatorship in the home is not ging to his head?.

Perhaps you need to have a word...... we don't want him invading next door's garden, do we? :lol:

What he needs is his own staff car. Maybe for christmas..


macliam Apr 22nd 2020 11:47 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12842791)
What he needs is his own staff car. Maybe for christmas..

See his back-up is already wearing black......

Will his nickname be Lil Duce?

Lion in Winter Apr 23rd 2020 1:57 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12842808)

Will his nickname be Lil Duce?

The dog's a rapper?

Nutek Apr 23rd 2020 12:44 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutmegger (Post 12842569)
He is so adorable! More pics please!

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...417066ba6d.png
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...c2a8ff075f.png

;)

macliam Apr 23rd 2020 1:03 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
"Self defence, guv, honest!!"

How could you allow that vicious box to attack him?

Nutek Apr 23rd 2020 1:13 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12843043)
"Self defence, guv, honest!!"

How could you allow that vicious box to attack him?

Box? Shhh…

That's his Staff Car.

Nutek Apr 23rd 2020 1:26 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...64a87b0f66.jpg

Lion in Winter Apr 23rd 2020 2:31 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12843063)


The toys are for humans, marketed to and purchased by them.

Stanley makes his own choices.

Although I am reminded of when my son was two, and my sister sent him a big toy in a box from Amazon. As Amazon does, it was wrapped and wrapped again with yards of packing. When my son got the outer box open, he squealed with delight and said "ooooh, paper!" and proceeded to start playing with it, throwing it about the room. It was quite a while before he noticed the actual toy in the box.

Jerseygirl Apr 23rd 2020 3:22 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12843113)
The toys are for humans, marketed to and purchased by them.

Stanley makes his own choices.

Although I am reminded of when my son was two, and my sister sent him a big toy in a box from Amazon. As Amazon does, it was wrapped and wrapped again with yards of packing. When my son got the outer box open, he squealed with delight and said "ooooh, paper!" and proceeded to start playing with it, throwing it about the room. It was quite a while before he noticed the actual toy in the box.

that’s typical of kids though isn’t it? Buy them gifts and they play with the box/bag/packaging...my granddaughter does the same.

macliam Apr 23rd 2020 4:01 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12843063)

There's an answer there......

If he starts looking for maps of East Africa, get worried.

Lion in Winter Apr 23rd 2020 6:24 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12843169)
There's an answer there......

If he starts looking for maps of East Africa, get worried.


He'll be looking for the source of cake, given that he's Nutek's dog.

stevenglish1 Apr 26th 2020 9:25 am

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...5fd4e4d0a.jpeg
she wanted a biscuit, no way would I allow this if I was at home, ok maybe one

Nutek Apr 26th 2020 12:40 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12844361)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...5fd4e4d0a.jpeg
she wanted a biscuit, no way would I allow this if I was at home, ok maybe one

Maybe 1. Right. Maybe. :lol:

Lion in Winter Apr 26th 2020 12:56 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by stevenglish1 (Post 12844361)
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...5fd4e4d0a.jpeg
she wanted a biscuit, no way would I allow this if I was at home, ok maybe one


She was only doing it to show respect for the Anzacs on their anniversary day.

macliam Apr 26th 2020 1:43 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
People have different attitudes to pets... We are involved with a canil that rescues dogs and have friends who devote their lives to it, we rescued both our girls and the cats "adopted" us. But, they never go near the bedrooms or onto furniture.... they have their own domain in the living area, where they feel safe and comfortable, but they don't sit with us. So many behavioural problems are caused by people ignoring the instinctive need for animals to fit within a social structure.....so they have their place and we have ours..... just like in the world outside.

Lion in Winter Apr 26th 2020 1:52 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12844479)
People have different attitudes to pets... We are involved with a canil that rescues dogs and have friends who devote their lives to it, we rescued both our girls and the cats "adopted" us. But, they never go near the bedrooms or onto furniture.... they have their own domain in the living area, where they feel safe and comfortable, but they don't sit with us. So many behavioural problems are caused by people ignoring the instinctive need for animals to fit within a social structure.....so they have their place and we have ours..... just like in the world outside.

I think animals' social structures must be different in different places. Learned behaviour. In Mexico, it's very, very rare for a dog to be in the house at all and if it is it's usually penned somewhere in its own space. But that's not so much the dog's choice. Our current cat won't sit on us at all - but he loves sitting, and sleeping, next to us anywhere in the house. Yet in other places, cats will barely come inside the house at all. And then dogs are pack animals and want a top dog, be the top dog a human or another dog, whereas cats are very clearly not pack animals at all. Dogs are far more trainable - cats just do whatever suits that individual cat.

macliam Apr 26th 2020 2:06 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12844483)
I think animals' social structures must be different in different places. Learned behaviour. In Mexico, it's very, very rare for a dog to be in the house at all and if it is it's usually penned somewhere in its own space. But that's not so much the dog's choice. Our current cat won't sit on us at all - but he loves sitting, and sleeping, next to us anywhere in the house. Yet in other places, cats will barely come inside the house at all. And then dogs are pack animals and want a top dog, be the top dog a human or another dog, whereas cats are very clearly not pack animals at all. Dogs are far more trainable - cats just do whatever suits that individual cat.

All animals are trainable..... but not in the same way..... Cats are more independent, but are also defential... Peuga knows that a wrong move will result in a swift paw from Mickey. Peuga initially tried several times to expand his territory into other parts of the house.... he was shown back to his own place and now stays there, or goes outside where there are no restrictions. Mickey is so laid-back he just wants to eat and sleep with minimal disturbance.

The girls only ever seem REALLY uncomfortable when their cage has to be moved for cleaning.... and don't go into it if it's outside! Lately though, Honey (being the smart one) has decided that the cat's bed will do if the cage isn't there (when there are no cats at home, of course!). Lucy just goes wherever Honey does.......

Most dogs in Portugal were kept outside.... not their choice - but then again, you don't have a guard dog as a pet. Ours know they are safe and part of the family..... but also know their place. The most amazing things (to us) is the behaviour of Mickey, who was semi-feral and Peuga who was wild-born. Mickey has always behaved more like a dog than a cat and, unfortunately, I'm becoming concerned that his son is a trans-cat..... he seems to want to be with the girls all the time, but hasn't learned to bark.... yet.

Lion in Winter Apr 26th 2020 2:11 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12844489)
All animals are trainable..... but not in the same way..... Cats are more independent, but are also defential... Peuga knows that a wrong move will result in a swift paw from Mickey. Peuga initially tried several times to expand his territory into other parts of the house.... he was shown back to his own place and now stays there, or goes outside where there are no restrictions. Mickey is so laid-back he just wants to eat and sleep with minimal disturbance.

The girls only ever seem REALLY uncomfortable when their cage has to be moved for cleaning.... and don't go into it if it's outside! Lately though, Honey (being the smart one) has decided that the cat's bed will do if the cage isn't there (when there are no cats at home, of course!). Lucy just goes wherever Honey does.......

Maybe our problem is that we just have the one cat - no competition. We had two growing up, both females, and the one who had been in the house first was definitely top cat but I don't think the other cat wanted to be led, she was just dominated. But this sort of thing seems to happen cat to cat, not cat to human. As far as humans go, cats seem to just spend their time working out how best to manipulate us to their advantage.


macliam Apr 26th 2020 2:24 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Lion in Winter (Post 12844493)
Maybe our problem is that we just have the one cat - no competition. We had two growing up, both females, and the one who had been in the house first was definitely top cat but I don't think the other cat wanted to be led, she was just dominated. But this sort of thing seems to happen cat to cat, not cat to human. As far as humans go, cats seem to just spend their time working out how best to manipulate us to their advantage.

Sorry, I was editing my initial post as I hadn't replied about the cultural differences. I'm not a cat person.... I don't dislike them, I just don't need the competition. So the way Mickey always behaved was a revelation..... certainly not "training" on our part. He doesn't miaow (too much effort) but headbutts his presence, he can count (wait five minutes is five minutes to another headbutt) and is part donkey as you CANNOT persude him to do anything he doesn't want to. But, he has never hissed, or scratched or bitten.... I think he fights by lying on things until they submit. Peuga was initially more of a "cat" in the traditional sense and I was very wary, but this has changed. It may be partially due to his father and partially because he sees an advantage in "fitting in". He's certainly not dumb.... which makes the contradictions in his behaviour all the funnier.

.... this is becoming a bit cat-centric for a puppy-dog thread!

Nutek Apr 26th 2020 3:15 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12844479)
People have different attitudes to pets... We are involved with a canil that rescues dogs and have friends who devote their lives to it, we rescued both our girls and the cats "adopted" us. But, they never go near the bedrooms or onto furniture.... they have their own domain in the living area, where they feel safe and comfortable, but they don't sit with us. So many behavioural problems are caused by people ignoring the instinctive need for animals to fit within a social structure.....so they have their place and we have ours..... just like in the world outside.

That’s so true. Boundaries are important. Stan has already learned that couches are not something to be shared between animals and people. He has learnt his place already, even though he’s still a pup. I, of course, am sat on the floor.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...897c207e3.jpeg

macliam Apr 26th 2020 8:30 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12844511)
That’s so true. Boundaries are important. Stan has already learned that couches are not something to be shared between animals and people. He has learnt his place already, even though he’s still a pup. I, of course, am sat on the floor.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...897c207e3.jpeg

I'm saying nothing.

Best make sure the floor is comfortable! :lol:

Nutek Apr 26th 2020 10:16 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by macliam (Post 12844609)
I'm saying nothing.

Best make sure the floor is comfortable! :lol:

:lol:

That’s where he got the cushions.

stevenglish1 Apr 26th 2020 10:22 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Nutek (Post 12844511)
That’s so true. Boundaries are important. Stan has already learned that couches are not something to be shared between animals and people. He has learnt his place already, even though he’s still a pup. I, of course, am sat on the floor.


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...897c207e3.jpeg

has a cracker, it's only right that the did should be the boss

Jerseygirl Apr 26th 2020 10:38 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 
Stanley isn’t the only one who likes cushions...


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...e6025cf25.jpeg

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/british...801e573cd.jpeg


Nutek Apr 26th 2020 10:40 pm

re: The Puppy Dog Thread.
 

Originally Posted by Jerseygirl (Post 12844640)

:lol:

Cushion hoarder.

Jerseygirl May 10th 2020 10:49 pm

Re: Is Lockdown Working For You
 

Originally Posted by BuckinghamshireBoy (Post 12851065)
:lol:

I want a dog. Again. After almost 50 years on from my (technically Mum's, but she knew the main man) beautiful Border Collie.

I also want a new bike. Well, trike as it happens.

Been getting some really odd looks from OH of late.

Not to mention the cats.

I'm screwed on both counts. :blink:


I always wanted a dog. My mum didn’t care for dogs, cats yes, dogs no. :( I spent quite a bit of my childhood with my aunt and uncle, and their daughter and SIL. Both had Yorkies, my best childhood memories are when I was with the dogs. I vowed as soon as I could I would have a dog and I did. Give me dogs to most people any day the week.

paulry May 10th 2020 11:25 pm

Re: Is Lockdown Working For You
 
If you're looking to get a dog and not planning to get one from the SPCA, and you have the space then I recommend one of these. We have one and they're truly awesome.



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