Latest pics for Diggy ( formerly Danny )....these were taken out on the walk this morning. We're teaching him a bit of recall and as he's bonded well were happy with him off lead for most of the walk, had to put him on in the woods when the others decided to go rabbit chasing. Is sitting nicely for his treats, and generally being well behaved - generally as i looked up from my book this morning to see him start to shut his jaws around a coffee table! He decided to follow Willow into the long grass to the side of the path in the pics, Willow hopped from patch to patch as it's about 2ft deep, all we could see of Diggy was the grass moving!
Post by normanandjudy on Sept 16, 2008 11:41:35 GMT
Lovely photos of all the hounds Mark and Sue. Sounds like the little chap has settled in really quickly. Forgot quite how lovely the countryside is in your neck of the woods. You are so lucky to have lovely walks like that. Keep the pics coming.
Managed to get a bit of video thsi afternoon. Sue managed to find her way to the office and we looked out of the window to see them having a good old wrestle, nipped out and got these....seems that just as Daisy starts to play with Willow then Leika +/or Diggy come and get involved, more often than not on the wrong side. Diggy has tried a couple of times to chase after Daisy - hasn't quite worked out that he legs are half the size. Willow seems to have sussed that Daisy is a bit better through the bends so gives a little chase then waits for Daisy to reappear: clever or lazy ??
mmmm yep Willow does like the sound of her own voice. oh on the subject of voices, must point out that i didnt take the video, hence not my voice you hear, i'm at least 2 octaves lower ;D Daisy loves it, just as i'm about to step in she jumps up and gets the chase going, and if it gets a bit quiet its normally her that cranks the game up again. Am sure that things may change, but Diggy is a feisty little thing, decided he'd pick on Leika whilst they spent a half hour in the office a little while back. Good thing that they wear each other out before the evening !!!!!!!
Post by steaknkidney on Sept 16, 2008 17:02:13 GMT
Great videos and I have to say how well Leika has done in 12 months compared with the terrified, hand shy little girl she was last year who tried to dig her way out of our living room on her first night in foster with us. She looks so happy now with your pack, well done.
We've had a lovely update from Mark and Sue today on Diggy and Willow who they adopted from us last year.
Some piccies too. Herewith update from Mark.
Well what to tell you??
The old boy Jake is still with us – but leaves the playing to the other 4, his legs get a bit stiff now. Daisy and Leika get on fine with Willow and the ‘pup’ who we called Diggy. It’s good to see that they seem to take turns in instigating the chasing around, although most times it does seem to involve chasing Daisy which she loves. Her and Willow seem to have bonded a bit more in the last month or 2. Willow, well I hear her distinctive bark through the day when she’s playing with the others, a deep slow woooooooooooof, Diggy barks at the wind although we are working on toning that down it’s a fine line as we like outsiders to think that they;’re a fierce bunch – our mobile burglar alarm, although I suspect that they’d all roll over and expect their tums to be tickled if we did get an unwelcome visit!!! Willow is quite funny, she is quite bossy, when out on walks if any of the others goes awol for too long she tells them off when they rejoin! Funny J
But she seems wary of strange dogs when out and about, earlier this week I had done a wee jog with her and was walking back through some fields and she saw 2 collie type dogs, she did a detour into the field to walk around them – with her tail between her legs, so bit of a old bully with more bark than substance…….she likes her cuddles but is a fidget, doesn’t like to be told where to lie down and often declines the comfy beds with the others in the lounge of an evening to lie by herself in another room. Diggy, well we were convinced that he was going to end up a bit ‘Shepderdy’ – he had that kind of face + coloured coat, seems that someone forgot to give him the right length legs……although I think he has probably grown a wee bit more recently. Good character, likes to come and say hello and get his cuddles/stroke when myself or the others go back indoors.
My business partner bought a choc Labrador pup back in sept/Oct and she comes over a few times a week and plays with ours, obviously we have to hide anything that looks remotely like food and even then she licks our dogs bowls clean – urrgggh that breed is right up there on my ‘I really don’t like’ list! But she plays well with ours and possibly she won’t become a typical fat dog as she must exercise more than any other lab! We took them all for a slightly longer second walk a few days ago, I guess we must have covered 5-6 miles, didn’t get a peep out of any of ours that evening, just contented snores.
And Diggy a lot lot bigger ;D
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