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Why has no one mentioned LEANING all three of mine lean on you so you nearly fall over, two also reverse into you before leaning, this must be a setter thing !!! I love living in their kennel, snoring, howls, tv blocking, chair stealing, lap huging, and all. Cann`t remember anything my other breeds did so I must also be racist !!
Ah yes, the leaning. I love the way Bess tries to lean against both me and my other half at the same time! Mind you, this is not just a setter thing - my old Great Dane was a great leaner but with a 10 stone dog it's not quite so sweet!
Oh yes the leaning...you know you're never alone. Most of ours have done it to a degree, but none quite like Copper. He was a real gentleman and a little on the quiet side for a red. In the melee he could be overlooked, but the day we lost him was the day I knew what a big part of our lives he was, and the gap is still there...
When Barkley is really happy he shouts "Arooooo rooooo rooooo" I love it when he does this with a ball in his mouth. It sounds so funny.
Tallulah pokes me, or the others and then you can clearly see her laughing.
With Daisy Mae is the groaning noise she makes when she is snuggling down. Just so sweet.
I feel I'm missing out - Bess isn't vocal at all! Although she has taken to barking when someone she knows turns up at the door. She doesn't bother with strangers though. Somehow I don't think she's going to be much of a guard dog.
Haha, I think he wants to be the captain of the Oxford boat race team, mind you I think he would be shouting a bit more than "aroooooo roooooo rooooo" though ;-)
Finn, Does that high alto break all the glass in your house as well?
I love it as yes I am too, I have IS but like all Setters like is wrong love. I love their affection their total bonkers behaviour when they want your attention and whilst they are playing. They do drive me slightly mad at times especially when they don't come back to you as something is a little bit more interesting than you !!
Bronte my 4 year old is mad on birds and spends her time looking at the sky bouncing round the garden jumping off all four legs. She hates being called Ginger and the kids wind her up and she barks like mad at them, chasing them.
The puppies oh where do I start Oscar has this thing of sitting on your knee. We go to ring craft classes and the chairs are all pushed to the side and he will try and sit on a chair next to you rather than on the floor.
When the house phone rings Sky howls along it and quite in tune too !
We went to my sisters one evening as she was having a dinner party and her friends who I do know quite well asked her whether I loved my kids as much as I did my dogs as that's all I talked about all evening.
I love reading everybodies stories this is a good thread Rob.