*still giggling at the strawberry lip gloss*
*still giggling at the strawberry lip gloss*
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Just picked up a 5 year old stumpy cattle dog cross from the pound, I wouldn't have considered a cattle dog before talking to the RSPCA staff, I always considered them the "grumpy old men" of the dog world before I picked up Emma.
How wrong I was, she's fantastic. Get's on with every other dog, is well behaved and just wants to cuddle in the evenings. (she thinks she's a lap dog)
Our only issue is that she doesn't like any of the toys we bought her, she watches us throw frisbees, balls, cuddly toys, sticks and doesn't even raise an eyebrow in interest. The local kids in the skate park even stopped to watch the two idiots running around the dog area chasing balls and frisbees, whilst a dog sat there watching them.
Instead she likes long walks, lying in her bed and lying on top of us when we drop our guard for more than 5 seconds.
Go the ACDs!
The Stumpy is a wonderful dog.
Not all dogs are natural retrievers, some I'm sure just sit back and think "well you threw it, you go get it". LOL.
I hope you go further and try to educate these ppl about dogs. The population is too afraid of the unknown and basic stigma's IMO. Does the dog world no good, obviously!
I will have ppl start to cross the street when logan and I are walking somewhere. I will call out and ask what they're doing. They usually answer something along the lines of "scary dog!"
I tend to look around me everywhere like an idiot then ask "where, where"
Works every time. They feel like a ding, and usually come back and allow themselves to meet and pat Logan.
Got one lady up the road who sees me coming and has even brought out her baby to meet Logan, so much has her attitude changed.
He is the biggest sook in the world!!! (and he has the squeeky voice to go with it O.o ... his balls never dropped before he got desexed lol) I love cattledogs, grew up with them they are great dogs.
pfuuueeee to those idiots, their loss
Breeding, Showing, Training and general crazy making!!!
If you seek understanding listen to the music, not the song.
Funnily enough, people approach Ziggy and call her a sweetie etc. I would have thought because she's obviously a cattle-x that people would shy away! Not so, I am really surprised that people just come up to her, guests who meet her for the first time aren't shy etc.
Maybe I'm biased but I think it's because she's so cute
Have never seen her try to herd anything, with the possible exception of me
The obedience trainer I took Pedro to freaked when she heard I was going to get a STCD and did her best to talk me out of it - said never leave your dogs alone together because you'll come home to only one dog! A year on, so glad I didn't listen to her. The worst I have come home to is a serious bout of wrestling in the back yard!
Frosty's favourite toys are
soft kiddy toys with big eyes. rips them to pieces, clearly enjoys it a lot.
my old shoes. not ok
my new shoes. really not ok
my dirty sox. really not ok
old sox with holes in. only if she has permission.
tug toys like big ropes, (ok) and her lead (only with permission).
kong with food in. She really needs an extra heavy duty black kong.
tennis balls - death to all tennis balls.
other dog's toys. (not always ok)
rubber bones - but she does destroy them rather quickly.
squeaky toys - but they don't last very long
The only toy we have that she hasn't destroyed completely is a green rubberlike everlast fun ball. You can put treats in it or tie a rope to it like a yo yo. She doesn't always want to play with it. Toys that can be destroyed are more fun.
I keep an eye out in the op shops for dead sox and for toys that are safe for under 3s ie no hard eyes that can be pulled out and swallowed or wire bits.
And I like to walk near tennis courts to allow Frosty to search out all the lost tennis balls. Best haul was four in one session. That lasted a few days.
PS Frosty also likes to eat old soccer balls, basket balls, footballs.
I don't let her have cricket balls or hockey balls or baseballs or golf balls. She fetches them for treats but doesn't get to keep them. With the exception of hockey balls (hollow plastic), the others have some sort of liquid rubber goo in the centre that I don't want Frosty to try.
Last edited by Hyacinth; 04-28-2010 at 03:24 PM.
I love the picture of Marnie jumping on the other side of the gate! Emma shocked us on day #1 when she easily cleared our 6 foot fence, then later on jumped through our car window from the outside. Wow. Not bad for a 5 year old
Ziggy and Emma could be cousins, they look remarkably similar.
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