We have got a pretty small garden as well but Donny is getting at least a good hours walk in the morning and another good hour in the evening at the moment and seem quite content with the small garden!
No problems there, but as I`ve received no answers to two of my emails, one sent over a week ago, I suspect they`re all on holiday. My garden is probably too small anyway.
Jenny is away on a well deserved holiday. I will also add the sometimes for some unknown reason the odd email gets lost in SPAM. 😔 Very frustrating for Jenny and possible applicants. My experience of Beagles are in line with others. I had one follow my pack eating their poop. No sight of the owner so called the number on the dogs tag. The owner was quite blasè...oh he'll come back when he's ready 😂
On the weekends we try and venture a bit further afield for a walks to mix up the scents and the routes. Today we headed to a nice river walk about 25 minutes from us called Titchfield River. We had been walking along the river for a good 45 mins and we were just thinking about putting Gem and Donny on their leads because we knew there was a Road coming up when Donny suddenly shot down the river bank, we assumed he would stay on the edge and has maybe just seen a vole or something. However when we got parallel with him he was literally in the middle of thick black mud! He started to panic a little bit and decided that the best thing to do, regardless of us calling him back was to head to the other side! To cut an hour long story short we finally coaxed him back and headed back to the car deciding that we had had enough excitement for one afternoon 😂 Im going to attach before, during and after photos!! Needless to say he has now had a very long shower but still stinks!!
Post by antoniaalfie55 on Jun 26, 2017 7:34:03 GMT
Oh blimey, these Lurchers do put us through the mill sometimes. Lottie got stuck in mud once, it was a very scary experience for both of us. Just as I was thinking about putting my coat down and crawling out towards her she made one supreme effort and managed to free herself and get out. After the huge relief came the pong, wow what a stink, it was estuary mud and it took ages to get rid of the smell. Hopefully Donny has learnt his lesson, but I doubt it
Sorry we've been a bit quiet here. The technology has been playing up and I'm a user of technology but not a fixer! Donny is still wonderful 😊His recall has been great, he continues to live happily beside Gem. I wouldn't say there is a huge amount of love there but at the same time there is no animosity either. Gem is definitely in charge (even though she is a 1/3 of his size!) and regularly tries to get him to drop his treats for her! I moved Donnys food the other day when he was about 1/2 way through it and there was no food aggression whatsoever he just looked at me as if to say why did you do that?! His biggest bond is definitely with Mark but he also gives the children and I a nice bouncing welcome when we come through the front door as well! We call it the Donny Dance!! He was brilliant on the SLR walk yesterday and a couple of people commented on the fact that he is meant to be 6 because he really is quite an energetic bouncy boy when he is out. Donny is still the diamond he has been since day 1 :-)