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  1. Smitty

    They say never meet your childhood hero....

    Errr, the ageing process doesn't help. I once met Richard Mead and he being the lovely man that he was, asked the name of my pony,. Now, in my memory I told him Astronaut, when chronologically it would have been Remus. I'm 64, LG is older, just saying...
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    Do you think this would work at the caravan?

    Well I'm tight and camp with terrier a lot. I hammer a tent peg righ into the ground with a piece of nylon rope attached to it and tie him to that. It never shifts and my friend also attaches her large dog to it on occasions.
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    Lurcher puppy coming home with me tomorrow!

    Come on, lockdown is nearly over, surely you are going to want to rehome him😜. I'm not far away and could I suppose be persuaded to take him on... πŸ˜„πŸ˜
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    Cecil, he’s still the best.. but

    He can come and wee on my washing anytime😜😍 I cannot remember when mine started cocking his leg but he will usually give something a good sniff before peeing on it so I would keep a watchful eye on Cyril and send him outside before he gets a chance to start. It's very hard as you don't want to...
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    the gangs that steal dogs

    Well, this has been going on for years, predominantly gun dogs, lurchers and terriers. 11 years ago now my terrier was on a path 20 yards or so in front of me and just vanished off the face of the earth after going round a slight bend. I think the most scary thing now is that dogs are snatched...
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    He’s here!

    I WANT A CUDDLE!!! ☹️ He is the very first non cuddly dog I can remember in our family in 50 years 😞
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    He’s here!

    I have to say I think he is just about perfect for what I want and goes anywhere and meets anyone and other dogs with no fuss as well as being very portable. His one drawback is that any affection is on his terms and if you think you can give him a cuddle, think again!! Hopefully Cecil will be...
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    He’s here!

    Oh how I love him. The two pics below the nose stuck in cage pic could have been my chap as a baby. Mine threw himself into a mill race on a hot day when he was 12 weeks and I had an anxious wait on the other side of a small stone bridge till he emerged. I have just got back from 4 days...
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    He’s here!

    Right. You are going on UIπŸ˜„. This is unbearably exciting at my age!! You can keep whoever today's equivalent of the Dream Boys is, but a pic of a terrier puppy has made me go all of a quiverπŸ˜›. Off to study Preloved... 😜
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    Saddle seat savers for sticking in the saddle!

    Effax Leather Grip stick! Only about £8.00 and well worth it 😊
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    Saddle seat savers for sticking in the saddle!

    OK, despite not having ridden for years, I am somewhat of an expert here😁 Full seat breeches with some sort of rubbery stuff for the seat Keep saddle well moisturised with conditioner/soap etc so it's almost tacky I also got some stuff in a push up yellow container that you applied to the...
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    Lurcher puppy coming home with me tomorrow!

    Well, you could have dropped me one off in Somerset on your way past!! Just lovely. I would call him Grabber 😊 There is a solitary Romany caravan on a lane near me with the best trad shaggy lurcher. They are just my favourite dogs. I am afraid I'm not keen on the bull crosses that are being...
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    He’s here!

    Oh my😍. He is so lovely. My terrier pup was in a cat carrier for the first few weeks in the car if I recall correctly.
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    Kevin Lemke overuse of the whip

    Well, at least he's apologised to the horseπŸ™„. Let's hope the horse understood and knows he will never ever do it again...
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    Are lurcher dogs good family dogs

    There are 5 lurchers in my road, all owned by families and absolutely adored. Every single one is smooth coated and I reckon the smallest one is half the size of the largest. As others have said, it will depend very much on the mix of breeds in the dog as to size and temperament. My terrier...
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    A typical lockdown puppy....

    Thank you for that. VERY interesting.
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    A typical lockdown puppy....

    Thank you. Why would you question pain response on reactivity getting out of the car? Are you thinking along the lines of its breeding producing the neurotic behaviour? I am ever so interested in this nature/nurture thing. My little terrier type came from a very unscientific background and...
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    A typical lockdown puppy....

    What breed is this dog CC? Just curious. As for owners on paper, had a very eventful walk with a friend and her 1 year old black lab bitch yesterday. I have to say it was bloody awful walk and the dog left a trail of growling, barking and traumatised dogs and owners behind it as it was just...
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    A typical lockdown puppy....

    Ha!! Not sure I could pick him up, he may be slightly too heavy to lug over a 5 bar gate under one arm if the worst comes to the worst and my map reading goes wrong.
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    A typical lockdown puppy....

    Well, yesterday I saw his neighbour having a conversation on the street with him. Will ask him if he has heard anything. Certainly the people at the end of our terrace have heard him howl for the last 5 days and say it sounds as though it's been shut in garden. They said never seen it walked...
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    A typical lockdown puppy....

    Oh dear. This last few days I have spent a good deal of time in my garden and have been very aware of a distressed howling that lasts up to a hour from a few doors down. It sounds to me as though it's coming from outside. I wonder if the lockdown puppy is now locked out 😐.
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    Thought I'd heard it all with crossbreeds but .........

    Totally and utterly astonished. Never heard anything like it in my life. Too bizzare for me to comprehend. Just amazed anyone would find it acceptable to hand over their pet dog for 10 weeks or so FOUR times😐, presumably twice a year for a couple of years, to people who are to all intents and...
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    Should have gone to specsavers

    Stupid phone!!! Love it 😊😊
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    Should have gone to specsavers

    Love itchy 😊😊
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    Soooo happy

    Angus!! Love him and his name. You can't beat a terrier 😊
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    Aintree

    Does roadwork have anything to do with this? Traditionally, hunters, racehorses etc did roadwork at a walk and trot to harden their legs. I used to see strings of horses from a local trainer on the roads, plus pointers from the local yards. Not so much now, due I suppose to increased and...
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    Dogs Found - anytime recognise them?

    As far as microchips go, these are being removed in quite a few cases by the thieves.
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    Dogs Found - anytime recognise them?

    The cream saluki type lurcher looks very familiar. I believe there is a very similar one on Doglost. Will try and find and alert owner if nobody else has.
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    Aintree

    I think Will has earned a bit now with a 3rd and 2nd, but not sure about covering any rejoining fees 😏
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    Aintree

    Will Carver, my first and only who I got March 2020!! Am thinking of getting another Aug/Sept thus spreading the renewals out a bit!! I love The Carpenter ... Am loving my involvement and friends of mine have another 5, so it gives us loads of interest. We all think it is amazing value for...
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