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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2011 7:52pm (Sep 29th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah that would be so cool Lee - we will of course send you some surprise goodies too! :smile:

    I'll let you know when the products list is up and ready to go! How is Dodger doing? He looks a lot more grown up in that pic too!

    We went on a brilliant walk with my Nana this morning all around Goit Stock woods. It was a bit nerve wracking at first because Kasper was off-lead on a quiet road where quite a few cars passed, but he came when called straight away the first time and then the other few times he was busy in the woods charging after deer or ducks!!

    He also got to play with Murphey, a gorgeous 6 year old Giant Poodle (even I thought he was lovely and I hate poodles!!), and Murphey became my best friend when I gave him one of Kasper's treats (they were homemade too, that's another dog tester!!).

    We walked all around the woods and Kasper was busy charging about after all the critters and reappearing every five minutes or so. He was pretty well behaved to say it was a new place and there were plenty of opportunities to cause trouble, I was very impressed :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 29th, 2011 11:53pm (Sep 29th 2011)
     
    Dodger is such a cutie! Is he naughty Lee, or are you managing to train him?!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 1:34am (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    OH look at Little Dodger he is just so delightful and looks full of fun. I bet he is a wonderful addition to the family, I can just imagine every one wanting to take him out on his walkies.

    Site looks good Red and such a wonderful idea. Good luck with it all.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:02pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Thanks NN, we're trying to get a market stall next Friday :)

    Here are some photos of Kasper (I'm on my dad's laptop!) The sausages are the ones my parent's got him from their holiday that we gave him on his 6 month anniversary, and him curled on his new bed too :smile:
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:06pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    I am so excited for you about your new venture Red please keep us all informed (no pressure though) :lol:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:16pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah thankyou Lee :) We're very excited - I'll let you know when the products are up! We've found a way to make them gluten free as well now, so they're even more super healthy!!

    Some photos of Kasper's new walk and lounging in the house
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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:22pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    You live in such a lovely area Red very nice.

    I love the last photo of Kasper thats what Dodger does when i come down in the morning i have to rub his tummy !!! and i love there nose's to!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:24pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Ah bless Dodger, you can't beat a good tummy tickle! Yeah there *would* be some great walks around here, if it wasn't for the cows and sheep! What are the walks like for Dodger?
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:29pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Up on the south downs red is beautiful but in the last 3 weeks some idiot brain is killing dogs by putting antifreeze in food and leaving it around so dogs eat it !!!!! so we have to be careful at the mo :cursing: :rant_red2:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:31pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh that's absolutely disgusting, that is just sick. Somebody was doing that near where my parent's live a few months back, lots of dogs died...it's such a terrible thing to do, people just don't realise how dogs become members of the family.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:36pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Yes just don,t let me see them doing it !!!!!!!!!!! :_oh_really:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:43pm (Sep 30th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Lyle almost started shouting at a guy today who, as we were unlocking the door after a walk, asked if Kasper was friendly. We said yes and the guy brought his dog to come say hello. His dog was a little aggressive (it wasn't serious, given time I think she'd deffo have calmed down).

    The man didn't give her chance! He dragged her off apologising to us, then when he was about 4 foot away he screamed at the dog telling her she was "******* embarrassing" and then punched her head so hard the poor dog almost fell over. It was horrible. Lyle wanted to shout at him to lay off, but I dragged him inside because I don't want someone with a grudge against us knowing where we live...
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 9:50pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    There is some D---heads about Red i wonder ware they all come from !!!! when Sara was out with Dodger the other day he went over to this mans dog and he was fine at first but he then kicked Dodger away from his dog which if i had been there i would have gone and done the same to him !!!!!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:05pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh my god!! No, at least we've never had anyone be violent towards our dog...wow that's really bad. How can people be so heartless? And Dodger's obviously not going to cause any trouble, he's only a baby!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:10pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedAnd Dodger's obviously not going to cause any trouble, he's only a baby!


    He is not an aggressive dog in any way at all just very excitable !!!!!!!!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeSep 30th, 2011 10:10pm (Sep 30th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    That's another thing actually, it really irritates me how so many dog owners are scared to let their dogs have fun and enjoy playing with other dogs...it's a really important social activity for dogs, but so many owners call their dogs away. It happened much more often in Stoke, but some dog owners here let their dogs sniff Kasper but then stop them playing together. Watching dogs play is the best thing in the world for me.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 2nd, 2011 8:44pm (Oct 2nd 2011)
     
    Red, it's probably because they've previously had bad experiences with dogs they thought would be friendly, or owners doing to their dog what happened to Dodger. Better safe than sorry I suppose.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd, 2011 12:09pm (Oct 3rd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I wouldn't have thought so because they've already let their dogs say hello to Kasper and know it's okay, and sometimes they even let them play for a few seconds...then it's "right, I'll call him to me and we'll get out of your way." It's like they think their dogs need to grow up and not want to play. I've only ever had three dog owners actually stand and chat properly with us whilst they let their dog play with Kasper!

    We were back on our best dog walk today (we avoid it at the weekend and in the evenings because there was a chav on a motorbike once *scowl* )and it was nice for Kasper to let his pent-up energy out. It's ironic that although we're surrounded by fields it's impossible to find good dog walks close by...it seems most dog owners either walk their dogs on the rec (a single tiny field) or along the viaduct, which is just flat and concrete and it only takes about 10 minutes to get to the other end!

    We created a new game today across a little lake area, chucking a tennis ball into the water. Kasper dived in and swam to it, then carried it to the other person. Because he was wet it meant he had to shake, and so dropped the ball (usually we have to play fetch with two balls!) so it worked really well. We got soaked with all the shaking though :smile:

    We're picking up some Xanthan Gum today to improve our gluten free recipes for Kasper's Kitchen; if this goes well we're all ready to go...well, once the packaging arrives :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 3rd, 2011 10:57pm (Oct 3rd 2011)
     
    I don't think a lot of owners want to walk their dogs - they take them on short walks just because they have to (Caesar Milan nearly always tells people with problem dogs they don't walk them enough). My neighbours have 3 dogs - lab, german shepherd, collie cross - and they get walked at least 3 times a day, one of which is always a long walk. The 'short' walks are usually for about half an hour or so. Like you they are good owners.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2011 9:48am (Oct 5th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Whew, your neighbours have two difficult breeds there, a GSD and a collie cross! I'm impressed; there should be more dog owners like that out there :smile:

    It's sad that most people don't bother to walk their dogs properly, because for me that's one of the best bits! Our best dog walk here is an hour's walk away in total (not including the walk around the place itself) but we gladly walk there everyday because Kasper enjoys it so much - and it's all good lead training right?! But playing games with him in the water and watching him chase after things, it's fab!

    Speaking of lead training, it's still an ongoing battle! He walks a lot nicer now (he doesn't pull even half as much as he first did) but even though his pulling isn't as strong we have to stop at the slightest of pulls, so we're still stopping and starting every few steps. And of course if he sees a cat or motorbike we have to wait an hour for him to calm down :face-angel:

    And unfortunately I can't stroke any other dogs we meet out on walks, otherwise Kasper gets jealous :001_rolleyes: If I fuss a dog he comes hurtling over and sits between me!! Should make getting another dog fun hahaha :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2011 10:02am (Oct 5th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This is our water game too; oh he loves the water!

    http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii264/Red_Jellybean/?action=view¤t=VID00011-20111004-1107.mp4

    Gotta go, it's walkies time now :001_rolleyes:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 5th, 2011 11:55am (Oct 5th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We just got back from his walk and he behaved amazingly well. The past few days his lead training has actually improved a lot, particularly on the way back after the walk. We've also started using "all done" when we're giving him treats, and he immediately understands that it means no more treats and carries on.

    Then, to top it all, we stumbled into our upstairs door neighbour on the way back, and Kasper obviously recognised him because he pulled forwards wagging his tail. Then he got very scared when the neighbour went to stroke him, but he let him for about 30 seconds and didn't back off. I praised him tons then let him walk me away when he wanted to, and left Lyle with our neighbour :tooth:

    But yeah, we thought that was fantastic. He does so much better meeting men outside.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 8th, 2011 6:37pm (Oct 8th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Oh, I forgot to rant yesterday! Yesterday there was an idiotic man out walking his two dogs, a GSD and a Border Terrier. They were both off-lead, walking far from him and doing their own thing.

    As soon as the man saw our dog, he immediately panicked and started roaring his GSD's name. The GSD paid no attention to him and instead hurtled towards our dog snarling, knocking him onto his back (why wasn't the dog at least muzzled?!). The Border Terrier joined in biting Kasper's belly and causing him to yelp.

    The other owner was being worse than useless so I had to run forwards and shout, "Oi!" Which scared the Border off whilst the man wrestled the GSD onto a slip-on lead. Kasper lay there, very submissive, and I managed to coax him away and give him a quick once-over. As we were leaving the guy apparently said to Lyle, "I didn't see your dog" (he didn't even apologise!!) honestly if I'd have heard him I would have had an absolute fit with him!

    We carried on our way, happy Kasper was fine, only the stupid ******* couldn't get his Border Terrier to follow him and he STILL hadn't put it on a lead!!! The horrible thing kept running up to Kasper and barking (well, yapping!), but Kasper was so not traumatised by it all that he thought the Border was playing and chased after it, wagging his tail and bowing! The Border eventually went and all as fine. I'm just glad our dog seems to bounce back from dealings with aggressive dogs!

    On his way back he got to see one of his favourite dogs, a really old chocolate Labrador. They say hello to each other through the gate and it's really cute because the Lab runs out the door to see Kasper! It's owner says our dog puts a bounce back into his dog's step :smile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 9th, 2011 9:56pm (Oct 9th 2011)
     
    That could've been very nasty Red, there are some very irresponsible owners around. Glad Kasper was OK and it didn't bother him. Wonder if the man would've offered to pay the vet bill if they'd done Kasper some injury? I doubt it.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2011 4:58am (Oct 10th 2011)
     
    I'm glad that Kasper didn't get hurt, Red...and I hope you don't run into that idiot and his dogs again..poor little Kasper.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2011 11:32am (Oct 10th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm glad he wasn't hurt and it hasn't put him off other dogs - he's a tough cookie ;)

    Today was the wettest walk ever! It felt like we were drowning on land!! But the super bestest thing was that the cow fields are currently empty of cows (I'm hoping it will stay this way until next year now, and they'll have gone away for the winter). Because we got to do the cow field walk we're back an hour earlier than if we'd had to do the further away one. It makes such a difference!

    Kasper really loved it as well. Because it was the weekend we'd been doing two viaduct walks a day, which we can stretch to 50 minutes but they're just on concrete and he got bored of chasing after balls after a while.

    He showed his frustration by acting up on lead last night (he doesn't bite it anymore but will roll on the ground and get tangled, barking lots!) which he hadn't done for a while. Then for hours after we got back he was really scared of us and wouldn't come near us because he thought we were going to get angry with him or hit him, even though we didn't say one cross word to him (we just ignore him till he's over it and ready to carry on) He's obviously been punisher badly for doing it before :sad: We were very gentle with him for the rest of the night, and gave him a beef knuckle to get him over it. It's not true that dogs forget what they're being punished for a few seconds after they've misbehaved - Kasp was worried for hours!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 10th, 2011 6:21pm (Oct 10th 2011)
     
    It makes me so sad to think of what poor little Kasper must have gone through before you got him, Red..he is one lucky pup now however, he has you and Lyle for pet parents.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 11th, 2011 2:45pm (Oct 11th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Hopefully he has a more or less perfect life with us though! And he has overcome a lot of his issues and improved in many ways...I just wish he could get over his fear of men, but especially his (rare) fear of us. We understand it might be a lifelong thing though and we love him for it :heart:

    He was a bit poorly earlier today after his walk so he needed to be close to us LOL! He ended up sleeping with his arse and back on Lyle's lap, and his front half sprawled across me!! It was very cute, but it didn't take him long to recover - with in a few hours he was wanting a good play before he decided to settle down for a proper sleep. He seems fine now :smile:

    We're really enjoying the cow fields being empty! The stream in there has turned into a raging river and flooded it's banks - its four foot deep in places and the water moves sooo quickly! We're always worried about Kasp getting swept away but thankfully he seems a bit scared by it too and drinks from the shallow bit or the water trough.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 12th, 2011 11:30pm (Oct 12th 2011)
     
    I see that the Dog's Trust have just launched their own range of dog shampoo etc. Can't believe it's taken them this long!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 7:38pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    My Aunt and Uncle came down from Newcastle today with my three little cousins and they popped in to see the dog. We decided to meet them out on a walk so that a) Kasper wouldn't get scared of my uncle, who he'd never met before, and b) so he wouldn't scare the chiddlers as two were afraid of dogs!

    It went really well and our dog behaved perfectly! We went on a very short walk then all came back into the house together, and after an initial few seconds of "bother the man and then run away because I'm scared of him" he overcame his fear. My Uncle was his favourite person to play with because if Kasper bothered him enough he'd always cave in and play more!! There was one spot of crying because Kasper was 'scary', but our dog couldn't have behaved better.

    After a while we put him away so that the kids could relax and see Ron, and the dog would have a chance to calm down from all the excitement. Our plan went really well and proved that Kasper can overcome scary men!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 15th, 2011 8:43pm (Oct 15th 2011)
     
    Thank goodness for that Red i was beginning to feel very scared being a male !!!!!!!!

    I am so glad he is getting over the fear of Men it must be a relief for you.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 12:18pm (Oct 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's a big relief, Lee. He was never too bad in Stoke we managed to overcome it very quickly, but Mr Upstairs brought it all back and it's been much harder to work with this time :sad:

    Lyle's parents are coming in a few weeks, and we're going to do the same with them. It's very important any man sticks to our instructions, but if they do it can be fine between Kasper and them. We meet them outside and go for a walk where he can be offlead then, when we get back inside, they need to let him approach them but without leaning over or reaching out for him, because that scares Kasper.

    It does help if he instigates play and takes it to them - as long as they don't mind him playing rough ;) The worst thing that could happen would be if Kasper had realised they were safe and a friend, then accidentally nipped them in play and they shouted at him!

    I'm very glad that Kasper coped so well with yesterday as it must have been stressful for him. Not only did he do fantastically with three kids he's never met before, he also behaved nicely with two adults, one a man. What a star! :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 12:30pm (Oct 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    These are some old photos, from before my laptop died.

    These are from the viaduct and sheep field walk (which we haven't been able to do for weeks because there are sheep in the top fields and all the walls have fallen down that separate them)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 12:37pm (Oct 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    These are some very cute photos of him out and about...and destroying various things at home! A toy my parents got him ages ago, and he even managed to shred a cricket ball :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 4:03pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    <blockquote><cite>Posted By: Red</cite> My Uncle was his favourite person to play with because if Kasper bothered him enough he'd always cave in and play more!! There was one spot of crying because Kasper was 'scary'</blockquote>
    I'm sorry your uncle cried...I'm sure he understands Kaspar was only playing...:tooth:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 6:23pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    Awwww he is such a bonny little boy. I love seeing the pictures of him.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 7:39pm (Oct 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Well, Kasp did manage to nip my uncle's hand whilst playing (he sometimes mistakes hands for his tug toy!) and made my uncle bleed!!! I wouldn't mind but he's never managed that before :tooth:

    Thanks NN, he is a cutey! I tried to get some photos of him from our walk tonight but it was already dusk and my camera isn't that great in the dark - not that many are. I got a few snaps though...the one where he is on his back, he was rolling on an apple he'd found. No idea why but he insisted on rolling on it then realised he could eat it :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 7:45pm (Oct 16th 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The ones of him looking at the camera are him waiting to be thrown either a stick or a ball...a nifty strategy for a face shot! ;)

    He also decided to go climb the dry stone walls which we thought was pretty cute. They're quite high in places and it was an impressive sight, and we didn't worry too much about him getting injured as he's pretty nimble, even if he is accident prone!!
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    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 16th, 2011 8:29pm (Oct 16th 2011)
     
    Lovely pictures as usual Red. I love it when you catch them with their head lights on !!! Dad used to have a border collie called Rip and he loved apples and would leap into their apple tree to select his own. It was amazing to see
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2011 9:53am (Oct 17th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    :rolling: My Auntie who came round the other day kept saying how much Kasper reminded her of Ben, the collie that my grandparents had when I was a kid, and we've heard that a lot of times. I guess Kasper has some of the collie traits along with the mental Springer ones...makes for a *very* interesting dog :P
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      CommentAuthorneil
    • CommentTimeOct 17th, 2011 1:16pm (Oct 17th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Posted By: Red<img src=" title=":rolling:" />My Auntie who came round the other day kept saying how much Kasper reminded her of Ben, the collie that my grandparents had when I was a kid,


    I think you'll find he was me and my sister's dog! My mum & dad only paid for him and fed him ;)

    He used to herd anything - a true sheepdog!

    We once took him to the seaside and he was terrified of the sea - must have been the noise but he wouldn't go near it...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2011 10:08am (Oct 19th 2011)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kasper would've loved the sea when we went to Morecambe but the tide was always out!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2011 6:18pm (Oct 19th 2011) edited
     
    Dodger Loves the beach Red i will get some pictures of him on the beech :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 19th, 2011 7:48pm (Oct 19th 2011)
     
    OH, I look forward to seeing your pictures of Dodger, Lee
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 1:35am (Oct 21st 2011)
     
    Yes, Lee we need new pictures of little Dodger..it's fun to be able to watch him grow up.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 9:52am (Oct 21st 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Yesterday there was a tractor in the cow fields (even when they're cow free they're still a bother!) so we couldn't walk in there. Instead of just taking Kasper on the viaduct, which only takes about 40 minutes, we decided to walk up along the top fields and all the way down so he'd be out long enough.

    Up across the tops we walked past lots of animals, which we thought might help Kasper calm down around other livestock (ha!). There were a few goats lying down near the fence, and Kasper went to sniff them and was a little freaked out thinking "what the hell are those things on their heads?! And what is wrong with their faces??", after a very brief sniff he walked swiftly on. Which is good, wish he did that with all animals!

    Then he saw two young bulls and went to say hello to them, but one of them started and ran away because me or Lyle got too close, and that made Kasp jump about a foot in the air!! The bigger animals meant that Kasper didn't notice the geese or chickens thankfully, because he would have been way too interested in (eating) them!!

    He did smell rabbits in the fields with horses in, so that was all he was interested here on out...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 4:55pm (Oct 21st 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We picked up another free dog bone at Keelham Farm Shop today - isn't that a great idea?! There are always a few left as well, meaning we can get one every time. They're always quite big too, we got the smallest one today so Kasper wouldn't eat so much and may be able to finish it before it goes off.

    Kasper loves them!
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 7:33pm (Oct 21st 2011)
     
    Posted By: RedWe picked up another free dog bone at Keelham Farm Shop today


    How nice that you have a shop that gives them away free, Red. Kasper looks like he really is enjoying that bone.:face-smile:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeOct 21st, 2011 8:19pm (Oct 21st 2011)
     
    Let him chew it raw for a day Red and then roast it in the oven it will last a bit longer then, and he will really enjoy it all over again.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 5:21pm (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    He's having a wonderful time with that, Red!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 6:52pm (Oct 22nd 2011) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Kasper looooves his bones! He has them for his evening meal and we can let him chew it for well over an hour before taking him out.

    NN, I'm not sure if we'd be able to roast it... apparently cooking bones changes something about them, making them easier to shatter and splinter, which can cause damage to a dog. It's rare, but most people say best not to risk it - same with chicken bones, although dog owners are told not to give chicken bones to their dogs, they're perfectly fine raw. Just not when they're cooked, and it's still very very rare they cause problems then, but better safe than sorry. Is roasting the same as cooking a bone? (long time vegan and veggie, never cooked any meat :tooth: )

    Having said that his beef knuckles and what not are roasted but are 100% safe...?!

    Kasper managed to get through quite a bit of the bone anyway, just having it for his evening meal for both days. Last time he had a bone he got a bit growly because we kept trying to put his bone on his bed and get him to eat it there. Divvy dog thought we were after his bone! We apologised for our stupid behaviour and promised never to do it again. He was much happier this time :P

    Here's a photo of what was left of the bone, you can see how much he gnawed off it!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd, 2011 11:42pm (Oct 22nd 2011)
     
    When I was a child it was common for the butcher to give away bones like that - only thing was our dog used to get an upset stomach from them!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2011 5:18pm (Oct 23rd 2011)
     
    Ben our lab once had a bone splinter lodged...somewhere dark. It gave him a terrible stomach infection and it's the only time I knew him snap, when the vet removed it. Took three of us to hold Ben down.
    I thought of him when your dad said about dogs and the sea, Red; we drove Ben all the way to Brighton and when we got there he was afraid of the sea...even though he spent as much time swimming in the Thames as he could!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd, 2011 10:04pm (Oct 23rd 2011)
     

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    Ouch, nasty CC! I wonder how Kasper would be with the sea, seeing as he never really got to see it...? I can't wait to walk him in the snow :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2011 4:49pm (Oct 24th 2011)
     
    Ben used to try and eat all the snow. Then he'd roll in it.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2011 6:04pm (Oct 24th 2011) edited
     

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    Ha! Ellie used to love hose pipes / water pistols and would try catch the water :bigsmile:

    We walked over the tops to the viaduct tonight to give him more of a walk, and he did so well with all the animals! They were on the other side of a wooden fence, he was on a lead and there weren't any within six feet of him, but still! :tooth: There were alpacas wandering around, geese scuttling and honking, a horse, two young cows...I was very impressed! He gave them a glance and carried on and he didn't pull once :smile:

    We saw a tiny JRT puppy actually on the viaduct, she was six months old. Her owner was great as he lifted her up until he was sure our dog was friendly, and then he put her down and let her play! Our dog *loved* her but man was he playing rough!!! This poor little puppy, although she did keep running back for more if we called Kasper away :tooth: Her owner said that she's used to rough play and really enjoys it, as she plays with his brother's 2 year old Merle Collie.

    On the way off the viaduct we bumped into two more dogs, a Springer and a Kasper dog (Collie cross Springer)!! This one was black and so automatically looked more collie-like, and it had a bandaged foot haha so we said we'd experienced that a lot with Kasper! We stopped and chatted to their owner for quite a while (she instantly knew Kasper's breed mix) and we asked her if her Kasper-dog had calmed down at all (he was 5) and she said he had in the house but not out on walks :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeOct 24th, 2011 7:31pm (Oct 24th 2011)
     
    There was a most beautiful JRT where I was working today; she brought me all her toys one by one, as the reason I had been called in was NOT to tune the grand, apparently, but to play tug-of-war...:tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2011 8:38pm (Oct 25th 2011)
     

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    :rolling: Aw bless her CC! You better have obliged :_oh_really:

    I had a *very* proud moment today when out on a walk Kasper said hello and socialised beautifully with FIVE other dogs all at once! We've only had it happen once before, and they were all little and very yappy so he didn't get to socialise 'normally'. This time there were two bichon frises, a Springer, a Cocker and a Lab x Ridgeback by the looks of it.

    They were all lovely and our boy did *so* good. He was incredibly polite with all the dogs, even the little ones, and he loved running from one dog to the next! He also accepted a fuss from one of the little girls out walking them with their mum. As soon as we told him to carry on he did as well, he was a star!

    He was good on the entire walk in general. On the way back he went crazy over a cat that just sat staring at him, so we had him sit and rewarded him treats for sitting and being good. The cat's owner thought it was quite funny and told us his cat liked to wind up the dogs - it did seem that way!

    After that we bumped into *another* cat at the other side of the road. We had Kasp sit and were feeding him treats and the cat ran over to see if we had any for it!!! :rolling:

    It was SO cute, but a nightmare trying to keep Kasper calm and still! The cat had no safety awareness and kept getting closer and closer, Kasper was going crazy wanting to play, he got VERY close one time and the cat gave him a swat but didn't back off. In the end Lyle had to get the cat to follow him away and I had to coax Kasper in the opposite direction. He then (whilst on this hind legs to see where the cat had gone) managed to wriggle out of his harness - I have no idea how, it's not broken and fits perfectly! - and thank god we realised what had happened because we grabbed his collar and hooked his lead on before he'd moved so much as one step - I don't think he even realised! :laugh:

    It was a very nice walk all in all, kept us on our toes anyway! Slightly annoying as we set off to the cow field and saw the cows have moved back down to the middle of the fields so we can't walk there anymore :sad: We had to walk to the far away walk where there are motorbikes / aggresive dogs occasionally, but we managed it and Kasper LOVED being there again so it was all fine...just wish the cows would ****** off for the winter as we won't be able to use the fields for a few weeks now.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2011 9:47pm (Oct 25th 2011)
     

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    We have Lyle's parents coming over tomorrow with his brother. We thought it'd be another good thing for Kasper, more strangers, two males (he met them once but long before his fear was reawakened and I don't think he'll remember them). Only problem is when we tried to explain how they had to behave with him they didn't listen and seemed to think it was our dog being silly...we tried to explain every time it goes well it really helps his fear, and that all they need to do is ignore and not lean over him, but...eh.

    Not sure how it will go, please wish us luck -__-
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeOct 25th, 2011 11:12pm (Oct 25th 2011)
     
    Good luck for tomorrow Red - I hope Lyle's family take note and understand that if they follow your lead they will be able to meet Kasper properly and all enjoy the time together.

    Cats do love to wind up dogs! Maybe it lives with a dog so doesn't see him as a threat.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 11:19am (Oct 26th 2011)
     

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    I don't think it should go too badly, I think we can manage Kasper's behaviour and reassure him even if they do things wrong. They're coming in an hour, I'll let you know how it goes!

    We had another good morning walk today (apart from one chav yelling "Get your dog" because his off-lead Rottie was poorly socialised). Kasp behaved beautifully in the woods and he met several lovely dogs; one was an old Golden Retriever that was deaf, and adopted us as it's owners. It was really funny, plodding along with us whilst his owner chased after going "No, you're not going with them!" :laugh:

    Then Kasper met a small terrier and American Bulldog, and she was GORGEOUS! One of my favourite dogs ever but I do love AB's :heart: She was 11 months old and a little timid with people but the perfect dog to play with ours; sturdy, speed runner, and didn't mind playing rough! They had a great time whilst we chatted to their owner who was lovely and let them play for ages.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 5:43pm (Oct 26th 2011) edited
     

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    Well it went surprisingly well! They didn't listen to a word we said, we met them outside and they went straight to Kasper and leaned over and reached for him, but we gave Kasper the space on lead he needed and walked off quickly. After a short on-lead walk we went back inside and Kasper behaved brilliantly.

    We took them round Thornton, Bingley and Saltaire, and visited the farm shop. When we came back 4 hours later we let the dog out and he was so calm and well behaved. Lyle's little brother was particularly impressed when we showed off all the tricks Kasper can do now ;)

    Evening walk on the viaduct was a bit of a trial today! There was this terrifying lurcher who wouldn't listen as his owner screamed the dog's name repeatedly, making us think this dog would attack ours. It ignored it's owner from one end of the viaduct to where we were half way, and it didn't approach playfully, it stalked up to Kasper and stared at him. The owner didn't even run, or reassure us, he just bellowed the dog's name! I didn't want to put Kasper on lead if this dog was gonna be aggressive because then he'd be restricted and unable to get away, so left him off. They greeted eventually and the dog wasn't even that bad, just very dominant when Kasper tried to move (!) and when the owner caught up he just said "this dog is the bane of my life." Scared us lots anyway!

    Then after that there was this stupid old man who didn't say anything to us, but when our dog walked near him he flinched, flapped his hands into the air, and backed away - which our dog found a) interesting ("what is this person doing? Does he have some treats in his pocket?") and b) scary too. This resulted in Kasper watching him nervously, and waiting before going past. If you're that scared of dogs, at least know how to behave around them!!! Don't flinch and raise your arms, that's the worst thing you can do, just ignore them completely and carry on walking, sheesh! I have several friends who are scared of dogs, one of them very much so, but at least they know how to act so as not to wind the dog up and increase it's interest!

    Ugh, it was just highly annoying. However Kasper behaved very very well today, no blips at all.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeOct 26th, 2011 9:29pm (Oct 26th 2011)
     
    I'm glad things went so well with Kasper and Lyle's folks, Red. He really has made spectacular progress since you got him..he's a great dog!:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 27th, 2011 6:38pm (Oct 27th 2011) edited
     

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    He is a fantastic little guy...if a little obsessed with me :001_rolleyes:

    We've been working on changing that though, with Lyle playing and snuggling him a lot more and you can really see the difference. He takes his toys to Lyle now and will seek attention from him, which is cute. Before he accepted fuss from Lyle but he always came and stared at me for play and attention!

    We were walking back tonight and someone let off a really loud firework close by (it was still light outside too!) and me and Lyle jumped a foot in the air but when we looked down at Kasper he was just carrying on as usual :laugh: There have been loads of fireworks let off, it started before my birthday! I love fireworks but that's just stupid...you can have too much of a good thing if you ask me!

    I'm trying to think of some fun commands I could teach Kasper, but not sure what. We tried teaching stretch / bow for a few months, but he didn't get it, so we moved on to crawl which he mastered in a day! Others he knows are paw, other paw (picked that up really quickly),sit pretty, spin (he still needs a treat and cue for this), lie down, wait, play dead, touch, respect (same as touch but for a fist!)...um, I think that's all the 'tricks' ones?

    I was thinking about 'sad' / 'sulk', where he lies down and puts his face on the floor and looks glum. I bet that could be fairly easy...
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 30th, 2011 7:38pm (Oct 30th 2011) edited
     

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    Grr yesterday we were walking to the back cow fields which are currently free, and the public footpath takes you past this huuuuge garden attached to a house. Well the garden gate was open and right by the style as we crossed was a Giant Schnauzer. We said hello nicely and it seemed okay, then suddenly this dog was pinning ours and snarling!!!

    This went on for at least 4 minutes, the dog snarling and putting it's head close to Kasper's throat. Lyle and I were yelling, we both went to reach for the collar but IT WASN'T WEARING ONE!! I tried hitting it, Lyle kicked it, but it wouldn't get away!! Kasper snarled at it once than lay there not knowing what to do, and eventually he managed to get up and hide behind us god bless him, and we were able to barricade this horrible snarling dog out...it was BIG!

    However the even more annoying part, the dog's owner (this horrible fat idiot) was really slowly walking towards us, calling the dog's name (the dog had NO recall, didn't even look). The man didn't rush, and when he did get to us he didn't apologise, just managed to back his dog away so we could get past...we should have said something, but we were both really shaken.

    Then (yep, it's not over yet!) the man's Miniature Schnauzer came running out of the still open garden gate, Kasper said hello to it very politely (I love my dog!) and thankfully this one was okay with other dogs. It then proceeded to follow us for ten minutes up the hill to the fields whilst the idiotic owner stood at the bottom by the still open gate and called it's name whilst it ignored him...none of his dogs had recall!!! We could have helped get the dog back, but we just crossed straight over the fence and into the fields. Absolutely shocking.

    We stumbled across a pet shop in Haworth today so decided to take Kasper a present home. He got a hide shoe which he loved, and lasted him longer than we expected (about 30 minutes).

    Oh, and the last photo is him all harnessed up and waiting oh-so-pleadingly to go out for his walk :laugh:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeOct 31st, 2011 4:53pm (Oct 31st 2011)
     

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    Tonight we are off on a bit of an adventure!

    We are going to our friend's house a few villages over, with Kasper, and spending the night there. This includes a bus journey that lasts about 15 minutes; we're hoping that because of all the work we've done recently with Kasper this will go well and further his confidence. We are, of course, having to lug his crate and a bag full of other dog-related things along, it's like having a baby! :001_rolleyes:

    Once at our friend's we have to introduce Kasper to a very tall scary-looking friend who he as seen twice before so *might* remember, then another friend he has never seen before, and then possible a third who he hasn't seen either.

    Hopefully it will go well, it would help him tremendously if it does! We have warned our friends he will eat anything on the floor and generally be a hyper pillock too :rolling:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 9:07am (Nov 2nd 2011)
     

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    Well, the trip went really well!

    The bus ride over was amazing, Kasper flopped down and slept, and then a friend of mine who I hadn't seen in four years bumped into me and we were chatting. He was a big scary man too and Kasper went to say hello and get stroked all on his terms and it was fantastic - I introduced him but forgot about Lyle hahaha! :tooth:

    Then at our friends' house Kasper didn't recognise my friend, and was terrified of him. Wouldn't come in the house. So we stood outside and I made friend kneel down and look at us and talk to us. Kasper was in and sniffing hello within a minute, we told friend not to stroke him and took his lead off to let him explore.

    He made friends much more readily with my girl friend and then immediately started playing with both of them. Then one of my friend's dad came over to bring some stuff round and he was exceptional too and played tuggy with Kasp.

    We spent all that night and most the next day with them, and Kasper was lying on the knee of the person he'd been afraid of :bigsmile: We went for a walk around Goit Stock woods that are in the village (we could have gone to Harden Moor but I think he prefers the woods) and we all had a great time.

    Then we got the bus back with scary friend and spent some time at our house. All in all it was fantastic apart from Kasper had a bit of a stress-bum (!) and so needed to go out to the toilet at 2am!

    I have a photo of their Syrian hamster too; he is gorgeous! They thought it was a her until it developed massive...well :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 9:08am (Nov 2nd 2011) edited
     

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    Oh I forgot to say, because their living room is on the 2nd floor and front door on the ground, he didn't bark once at the door either! And the first thing our friend said upon seeing Kasper again was "Wow, he's grown!" :smile:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 5:14pm (Nov 2nd 2011)
     
    I'm so glad he got on well yesterday, Red; you've made such a difference to him; I hope you and Lyle are proud - you should be!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd, 2011 11:13pm (Nov 2nd 2011)
     
    I second that CC. You have made such a difference to Kasper's life by enabling him to conquer his fears on his terms. Are you taking him to the market with you?
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 5:14am (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    I'm so glad that everything went so well for you, Lyle and Kasper on your trip to your friends house, Red... CC is right you should be so very proud of the difference you have made in Kasper's life...and I think we are all proud of you and Lyle.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 7:36am (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    Brilliant Red its going very well with the scary man problem then :face-smile:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 10:12am (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    well done you two, great effort!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 3:28pm (Nov 3rd 2011) edited
     

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    Thanks very much everybody, it's nice to know we are helping him even a little :tooth:

    Kate, we're not going to take him with us...it would be a bit of a nightmare haha! Expecting him to sit for 6 hours and then behave well on two buses, whilst we're very stressed ourselves...Lyle did mention it but I didn't think it was a good idea at present! :bigsmile:

    That's about 5 men he has had to spend a lot of time with, after his fear has gotten really bad again, and he has managed them all. On top of that he has said hello nicely (sniffed and accepted a pat) from several strangers too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 7:39pm (Nov 3rd 2011)
     

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    I found the most amazing site selling such a range of collars, these past few days whenever I've had a spare 5 minutes to unwind I have been going through pages and pages of collars to see what would suit Kasper :tooth:

    His current collar is fine and all but it's not as bright and 'Kasper' as I would like. He'll be getting a new one either for Christmas, his adoption date or birthday! Here are the ones top of the list so far (there are lots!) :

    I love this one, it's bright, will suit his colour and it has squirrels on that he loves to chase!



    This one will look great on him and I love how bright it is



    A very cute collar and the colour of Kasper's Kitchen!



    Cute but not sure how the light brown would look against him



    And this is one of Lyle's favourites



    Anybody have any preferences or thoughts?? Aren't they fabulous?! :bigsmile:
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 3rd, 2011 10:33pm (Nov 3rd 2011)
     
    I like the first one with the squirrels!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2011 6:41am (Nov 4th 2011)
     
    I like the one with the alligators on it or the other green one with the mushrooms. Green would look good with his brown coat color.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2011 5:13pm (Nov 4th 2011) edited
     

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    The first three are my favourite, and I really can't choose which I like best...maybe I should just buy them all :tooth: I think I prefer the crocodile one over the mushrooms one, but I do like the mushrooms colourfulness. And I love the design of the squirrel one. However the squirrel one is £6 more than the others!!

    We've already bought one of Kasper's Christmas presents, a special Spitnix toy. Lyle's limited us to buying two things each for him - he's very wise :P
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeNov 4th, 2011 7:25pm (Nov 4th 2011)
     
    I like the squirrels and acorns best although they are all rather splendid.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 5th, 2011 9:11pm (Nov 5th 2011) edited
     

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    Thanks NN, I think that may be the one we choose :smile:

    Well, Kasper has been an absolute star tonight and eaten a hide and slept through all the fireworks. Lyle has just taken him out to the toilet (we're going over to a friend's house soon) and a few loud ones have gone off while they've been out, so I hope he's okay - finger crossed!

    I stayed in to eat my tea whilst hencamming haha! :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 5th, 2011 9:13pm (Nov 5th 2011)
     

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    He just got back and Lyle said he was absolute fine!! :laugh: And he went straight into his crate and settled down - I LOVE my dog!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 6th, 2011 10:00am (Nov 6th 2011)
     
    Defo the red and blue with toadstools Red, now that would really stand out when he is off scampering in the woods.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2011 5:35pm (Nov 7th 2011) edited
     

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    I found two new collars to add to the list - I know, I'm useless! :laugh:

    These two:




    (love that one!)

    I'm *think* the real choice is between these two:





    I disregarded the others as they either weren't bright enough (Kasper has a very vivid personality!) or were too light / white and so would get filthy quickly.

    I'm not thinking of this one for Kasper - he'd have it black or at least murky brown within a week! - but how cute is this one? :bigsmile:

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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 7th, 2011 11:48pm (Nov 7th 2011)
     
    The owl one is very cute! Hmm, red dogs or blue squirrels. Can't decide, love them both. In the words of Harry Hill "there's only one way to find out - FIGHT!!!!!"
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 8th, 2011 7:27pm (Nov 8th 2011)
     
    Dog and bone one - love it!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 8th, 2011 7:34pm (Nov 8th 2011)
     
    I love the dog and bone one too..it's so cute.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 8th, 2011 7:53pm (Nov 8th 2011) edited
     

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    Haha, okay with two votes for the dog and bone one, and a maybe, I think I'll go for that one :tooth: Really glad I found it, it suits Kasper's colour and personality, and it's almost half the price of the squirrel one!!

    We found a UK based shop online that sells deer antlers, and will definitely be buying some for Kasper. He loves to chew things (plastic toys, cardboard, sticks, beef knuckles, rawhides, anything!) and antlers apparently last for years, even with heavy chewing. They also don't smell or make any mess unlike a lot of the others, so it seems like a good investment.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 8th, 2011 10:49pm (Nov 8th 2011)
     

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    Me and Kasp have just had an awesome training session and he has another command under his belt: kiss!!

    We're working on 100% success rate, but you give the command and he leans forward and nudges his nose onto your lips. It's so cute! He does sometimes miss though and end up kissing your nose instead - he 'kissed' out my nose stud out once :rolling:

    Right, I gotta scram, it's walk time!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 9th, 2011 9:08pm (Nov 9th 2011)
     

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    Kasper is all tired after a busy day here, not only has there been lots of baking and treat testing but our (male) friend came round and Kasper was very excited to see him so they've been playing all day. He's taken himself to bed now with one of his favourite toys that my cousin got him aages ago :tooth:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeNov 10th, 2011 6:12pm (Nov 10th 2011)
     
    He looks exhausted. Shame on you, Red, for working that poor dog so hard!:rolling:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 11th, 2011 4:08pm (Nov 11th 2011)
     
    Poor tired puppy, look how he is snuggled up with his back to the heating.:face-smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 11th, 2011 7:06pm (Nov 11th 2011) edited
     

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    He's a goof. He decided that seeing as his mummy and daddy were knackered after the market stall, he would be a hyper pup all night and refuse to settle!

    Being the best dog owner ever I decided to play a rough game of tuggy with him to settle him down. We played for over twenty minutes (this is after a walk with games of fetch, find the treats, and an outdoor training session), and he STILL didn't settle for another two hours!!!
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeNov 11th, 2011 11:57pm (Nov 11th 2011)
     
    Sounds like Caitlyn - she can keep going for hours too!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeNov 12th, 2011 7:46am (Nov 12th 2011)
     
    YUP JUST LIKE A TODDLER
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    • CommentTimeNov 12th, 2011 8:11pm (Nov 12th 2011)
     
    I wish I had the stamina that my dogs have, I'd get so much more done in a day.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 12th, 2011 10:54pm (Nov 12th 2011)
     

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    I always get jealous of Kasper's energy when we have a big hill to walk up!

    He's very similar to a toddler...but having grown up with five younger cousins, they are all a lot easier to manage than he is!! I suppose if he's been a pain we can force him to settle or go out for a bit...same feeling of being on the go constantly and having to keep him happy and entertained though!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2011 7:30pm (Nov 14th 2011) edited
     

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    Just a photo to show how well Kasper does with the vacuum now (it wasn't on, but even so he used to refuse to be in the same room as it), and just him chilling :)
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 14th, 2011 11:25pm (Nov 14th 2011)
     
    It's great that you got him to not freak out over being in the same room as the Vaccum, Red. I can get my dog to stay in the same room, till I turn the vac on..then she throws herself at the backdoor till I let her out.:face-sad:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeNov 15th, 2011 2:46pm (Nov 15th 2011) edited
     

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    Kasp slinks around the furniture and hides in corners, it's very sad! We figured now he doesn't mind it in another room (or in the same room as long as he is in his crate, oddly) that's good enough for us. As long as we can hoover without him stressing :smile:

    *sigh* my dog has no dignity...
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    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeNov 16th, 2011 8:48pm (Nov 16th 2011)
     
    Red, that pic is just too cute! :face-smile: