Post by doggedhashadit on Feb 12, 2008 13:15:45 GMT
He's now up to 30 kg or thereabouts. He no longer counter surfs, but he is still impatient for his meals.
For my sins I've let him off lead on the football field three times now. We met the Bouvier de Flandres who chased him. Logan put his tail between his legs and fled. Our friend stopped this side of the car park but Logan kept going Then I saw his frightened looking face looking through the wire mesh. With a few encouraging calls and a lot of treat bag waving, back he came. He really does move beautifully, which I just about noticed as I wiped the sweat out of my eyes
We still haven't guessed his mix. He's just plain gorgeous.
Auntie Jenny has just picked herself up from the floor after having a heart attack. You do live dangerously John Why do most of our rescue dogs surprise us with their ability to come back Where else have they been fed four times a day, and spoilt rotten, course they come back. ;D
Its a nerve racking time when they go off lead for the first or even second time I know how I felt with Belle I think I enlisted all the help of the local dogs walkers. Not that we would have had any chance of catching her if she legged it.. She does run of after other dogs but a yell and a treat soon gets her back. Mind you I remember little Gypsy being like that when she first went of lead, but as her confidence grew she would give me the fingers up (well paws up) sign and keep running. But she never ran in to any danger thank goodness. So its early days with Belle yet I will give it a few weeks and she will be doing the same. As Jenny said I think they know what side they bread is buttered, I think its food and love that gets them back in that order.
It was lovely to meet up with you both at the walk today and to get to meet Logan. It will hard for you to part with him he is such a nice natured dog he will make a great family dog, he certainly enjoyed himself today and his run around with the other hounds. At least you did not nearly lose him, like I did with Belle when she jumped the fence I thought she was a gonner...
Post by doggedhashadit on Feb 15, 2008 8:02:27 GMT
Logan went to the vets yesterday because we had noticed a lump below his rib. The vet drained it and we were relieved - but saddened - to learn that it was a seroma, trapped blood and other body fluids, possibly the result of old bruising (e.g. from a kick). He was very brave and didn't flinch as the needle went in.
Ditto when he was chipped.
He was weighed properly at 29.4 kg. I expect his final weight will be around 30-31 kg.
Finally our vet, who has a soft spot for lurchers reckomed he was probably a greyhound x pointer - probably the result of an accident.
Glad that his lump was nothing more sinister, but as you said how sad if its the result of any abuse. I am sure all that is behind him and he will be loved forever now. He is such a lovely boy if I did not have Belle I would be after him.
Took Logan into Anil this morning for his neutering. He got ooos, and aaahs twice from the receptionist and a lady brining in her cat. He hugged to the floor as the nurse took him through, but no complaining. I told her he was a poppet and she said, a gorgeous one. So, another neutering underway. Logan weighed in on Anil's scales at 28 kilos, but I think Anil's scales are a kilo out, as everytime I weigh a dog there they are a kilo under, so i think he is about 29 kilos. A credit to you and Viv.
I can't believe that we have only had one applicant for Logan, and they had a cat and didn't come back to us.
Whoever gets this lovely dog will be one lucky owner. He is aodrable. ;D
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