Hi Lyn, thanks. Sorry to hear it is a bit hot down your way. It's a bit overcast up here today and we are getting a bit of wind!! I missed all the Christmas messages as my computer crashed and was in the shop for two weeks and we have just been away in Brisbane for 5 days visiting family!! Hope you had a great Christmas too. cheers, Cheryl
Hi Lynn , no secret the first part of the walk is me stopping every few meters from them pulling eventually they work out if they want to move on they have to stop pulling. The answere to why do dogs pull is... you come along .When you don't come along it takes a little while for them to work it out but eventually the penny drops.
Hi Lynn, just wanted to say thanks for the kind comments you left about Jack, we do miss him terribly of course just as you miss Meg and Sky....I have come to realise though that we are not the only ones by any means to lose a dog at a young age, so sad.We are just getting on with life and enjoying the other two boys at the moment.
Hi Lynn, had a look at your photos as well, such beautiful girls!! Sounds as if you had lot of fun with them!! You new puppy? is that Grace?she is stunning and no doubt keeping you very busy lol!! You forget what hard work they are!! Yes we are slowly recovering thank you and you're right, it does take time, the other two boys also seem to be improving although on ehas now developed separation anxiety, not from us but from our other dog so that is quite sad but am sure he will recover, he was very close to Jack and is just missing his mate.
Thanks so much for your message, I'm sure you are right, Harry will get over it I'm sure bt like people it varies as to how long that will be. Am so pleased that the puppy was accepted eventually, bet your heart sank!! When we got Harry, Jack was having a bad episode health wise and did nothing but growl at this little bundle who wanted to curl up. Merlin, being a complete wuss just ran away from him!! After a couple of days Merlin let Harry curl up to him and then went into mother hen mode while Jack decided it must be ok and was cautiously friendly. eventually Jack and Harry became imseperable. Harry HATED it when we left Jack behind for any reason and they always curled up together at night.....it takes a while but they get there in the end!! Am just off out with them, trying to avoid the heavy downpours!!
Thank you Lynn for your nice consolation. Bajka was the oldest and the last dog from our doggish circle. So her death is an end of some period. We have a lot of wonderful memories because these 15 years were great:-)
Sometimes they need a bit more time to bring them closer.
I have wanted to have a puppy much earlier but some duties delayed that very much. I've been thinking that Kruszynka will be the best friend and a guide for Kasia. But that didn't work at all, Kruszynka was not very enthusiastic about Kasia. Now I know , I suppose, she was not interested in plays with her because she was ill. Soon I lost Kruszynka so they stayed only two - 14 years old Bajka and Kasia - a puppy. Entirely Bajka's perfect character let them live together fine but Bajka couldn't show her how to find pheasants, chase hares, swim in the river - so Kasia has to learn all that skills on her own, using only her inborn abilities.
Only thing Bajka thought her was how to dig gigantic holes in the ground, and Kasia was very quick to learn:-)
But despite they couldn't run together, at home they were very close and Bajka accepted her very easy.
And now Kasia stayed alone. I know she is missing the company of Bajka and Kruszynka. Fortunately we have other dog friends:-)
Hello Lynn, thank you so much for your warm welcome to E.S and your lovely comments on our red kids:)) I live on a rural property which is between Loch and Leongatha. And I think your girls photos are absolutely gorgeous you most obviously love them. My boy flame has been the love of my life and now I have the two litter sisters Poppy and Ruby.... OMG am I alive!!! They honestly never stop unless I stop them!! I do obedience with both on a Sunday too, Poppy is a little show pony and Ruby a tomboy who adores agility. I look forward to sharing many of my red kid stories with you and others on ES and once again thank you. Take care Dianne
Oh,yes, Lynn, first year goes definitely to fast. I think some dogs should stay at puppy stage all the time. My friend used to complain about her labrador puppy girl. And now she regrets this time. Fortunately our setters mature slowly:-)
Happy New Year Lynn, family and furkids. I hope your had a lovely Christmas and a fun New Years Eve. Your greeting and picture you have blogged is so cute, we wish you a memorable 2013 filled with fun. Take care Dianne and Irish. X
It's encouraging to read that Tess and Grace are best friends now! With Lucas and Molly it's still a bit of a hit and miss, they play a lot, but they often play quite roughly and Lucas often looks unhappy about Molly's presence ... I think he's a bit jealous too. Do you remember how long it took for your two girls to get on so well? Do you have any tips?
Much love and best wishes from Mexico, Eileen with Lucas and Molly
Finalyworked ou t how to reply to you. Yes I had Madison (Ch Landmark Louisana). I lost her 3 years ago after a short unknown illness. Very sad. Then I got Bella the beautiful black greyhond to keep Bailley company (heis nothappy as an only dog. Added Harry the saluki to show. I think we met at a Setter match at Mornington a few years ago.
Loved your photos, ths is hard totype must b easer way.
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