Post by linkthelurcher on Mar 20, 2009 20:56:25 GMT
I'm Rob, Link's owner. Its amazing how alike they look, we are really happy to have found another littermate. We walk regularly with "Lilly" who is their sister, she is a gorgeous Lurcher, a little smaller but really elegant and with almond shaped eyes.
It seems that Link and Squibble (Lenny) are identical apart from Link is a little skinnier (I am working on this), we got him from Wood Green about a month ago.
Link is very well looked after and loved, he is being trained at the moment and is learning very fast, today he learned how to fetch the mail when the postman comes, for example. Yesterday was his first trip to the beach and he loved that. Link has a very sensitive tummy and I'd be very keen to speak to someone about squibble's diet and nutrition.
Here are some photos....
Link and Lilly's first meeting...
I hope to arrange a walk with Link, Lilly and Squibble in the future.
If anyone sees or knows of another possible littermate (DOB 16.03.08, Wood Green in Cambs as a puppy, Saluki X), please please let me know.
We first saw Squibble (Lenny) on sunday 25th may 08 and immediately fell in love with him, he was so cute. :)We went back on the 31st and bought him home. Looking at your pictures we can't believe how alike they all are. Although we are so sad that we had to find a new home for him, out of our sadness Squibble has found his brother and sister and a wonderful new family to love him as we have. We would love a picture of Squibble with his brother and sister and if possible we would love to see them all together.
Jenny has our number if you would like to contact us about Squibbles diet, we would be more than happy to help if we can.
Wow! What a lovely outcome for Squibble and all. Dave and Deb are such a lovely couple and it was so sad to see them part with Squibble last week, but it is so nice to see something good come out of it all. Dave and Deb, you are truly lovely and compassionate people. Wouldn't it be lovely if Rob can get together as many of the litter as possible, and for you all to meet up again. This is what SLR was formed for. Making life as good as we can for dogs, adopters and for those having to part with their loved dogs. xx
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Would first like to say how sorry I am that you have had to give up such a lovely dog, it must be very painful. If he's anything like Link then he is pretty much the perfect dog and I understand how much you will miss him.
Looking at the pictures of him its clear he's in lovely condition, you must have done a brilliant job on him, so I will definitely be calling you for a chat about diet, Linky has had all sorts of stomach problems since he was a pup at wood green and I have only just started to make headway recently with him putting on weight and that lovely coat starting to shine on his head and along his back. We would both appreciate any help!
Out walking one day I bumped into a very shocked looking lady who immediately asked me a number of questions about my dog. She turned out to be Lilly's owner and she lives very close to us. She had Lilly from the time that you got Squibble. Lilly's owner knew allot of history about the pups and the parents, I don't know if you are aware of their origins? Anyway, we soon introduced the dogs and now we walk regularly.
Link went to a family as a pup like the rest but the family he went to sent him back after 4 months when their toddler fell on him while he was asleep and he bit the toddler. (Like squiggle I'm sure, Link is as soft as butter but was quite skinny so I imagine it hurt) anyway he came back to kennels again. He suffers with stress in kennels being quite a quiet boy and he was ill the whole time there and had to have a kennel sedative for stress, the staff could not understand why for 5 months no one had picked him, every member of staff I spoke to said that he was one of the brightest dogs they had seen in the centre.
When I first saw him he flattened his ears down and came over looking very friendly, I gave him my hand to sniff and then he gave me his side to stroke. By this time the other half was about to cry and the decision to take him had long been made. When we came back a few days later to collect him there were lots of people around his kennel, he ignored all of them when he saw us and started jumping up and down, he knew we'd come back for him.
In the house he settled in in about 20 seconds! Picking his chair. To some extent I treat him like a working dog. I don't work and spend all day with him, his week is totally planned out with the goal of getting him to peak condition and training him.
He is a VERY good student, it is the absolute truth that he can collect the mail for me and carry washing up and down stairs as well as all the standard commands. He is like a sponge and loves learning things, I intend to one day introduce him to lure coursing. I am providing him with the best quality diet that I can, I have spent many hours researching Lurchers and Salukis. When the other half comes home he gets fussed over, spoiled and treated like a baby, he is very happy here and we love having him.
I intend to track down as many of the others as I can and just keep tabs on how everyone is doing, I also intend to arrange "family walks" when possible.
I will make sure you get some photos of the three of them as soon as I can make it happen and will offer the new owners any help that I can provide and I'm sure Lilly's owner will to.
In such unusual circumstances we will allow Rob (guest) post to stay, but we must ask that you join as a member Rob, as we have a policy of NOT allowing guests to post on the forum.
Very exciting all this though. ;D Just had an email from Squibbles new family, who I am sure you are now in touch with and he is enjoying all the clicker training that Sarah has started with him. He is also very intelligent and enjoying learning new things. He likes to be busy and Sarah is so in love with him.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________
What a wonderful thread to read about everybody's efforts in trying to bring a lurcher family getting together and I hope more litter mates will be found in time. You see, Jules, what a bit of detective work can do............ Looking forward to more piccies to come.
We would love to chat it was so interesting hearing about Squibbles family. Ask Jenny for our number.
Could we also say to everyone at SLR and all the wonderful people who have written comments on Squibble. We would both like to say a very big thank you, for Jenny finding the perfect family for our lovely boy (Jenny you are such a wonderful lady and we feel a friend now) but for everyone who have said such lovely things your kind words have truly touched us ....... Thank you