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PostSubject: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:29 am

Every time I go for a walk around the garden I have two followers - Sara and Kito...

"What are we supposed to be looking at?
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"Come on, where to next?
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Such a tiring walk!! Sara usually likes to lie as near as possible to me... makes it very difficult to move my office chair! That's the corner of the desk just behind her head.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:32 am

beautiful doggies, Kito is a bit big for sitting on the knee, so next best thing lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:36 am

Lovely companions, Gail. Both of them appear to have loyal natures.


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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:38 am

Nice pals..
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:51 am

is sara actually lying ON the chair legs?
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:53 am

They are both good mates... I'm often complaining about tripping over them when I turn around and find them lying right behind me. There is a bit of jealousy sometimes I think. If one is lying near me and moves away the other one quickly moves there and gives the other dog a look that says "Haha, you moved, my spot now!"
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:54 am

Tessa... yes! Makes it very difficult to get up in a hurry!
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:04 am

I bet it would .. Keep your feet warm in the Winter though.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:08 am

Both of mine love to sleep on the bed in Winter, MisS Bella all the time, Mr Poo when it is cold and somehow he ends up on my side and hogs the leckie blanket so I have both sides plugged in now gasp banana banana
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:10 am

I am not going to write what I want too..
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:11 am

gasp :twisted: :twisted: Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:38 pm

They are lovely dogs, Gail.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:05 pm

alien alien Such wonderful devotion Gail .They are fine specimens of their breeds.
You can tell dogs who are loved.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:10 pm

Thanks, Val.

Love your two little dog emotes, Gwen Smile

I call both those dogs my velcro dogs... they stick to me like glue.

Cheryl, where does Mark sleep with Miss Bella and Pugsley (sorry but always wanted to call a dog Pugsley geek ) in your bed? winky-winky
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:51 pm

His name is Pugsley actually, was nicknamed Mr.Poo when he was a naughty little puppy gasp club club He had a favorite spot in the lounge room gasp

And Mr. Poo sleeps on his bed and Bella on my side at the foot of the bed, my litle legs dont reach that far lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:50 pm

they look gorgeous gail and it's so nice when dogs are that devoted, it shows they reallly love you.

how does miss bella get up on the bed thee? Shocked I dont let mine on the bed but rommy cant reach and jazz is too old now but she's never been allowed up there cos i'd never get comfortable with them in there, they have their beds on the bedroom floor so almost as good Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:11 am

Nice looking dogs Gail,both look young,what age are they?
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:00 am

No way would I let either of mine on the bed... not if I wanted to sleep there gasp just not enough room... both have their own beds in our bedroom though.

Richard, Kito the golden turned 3 in January, Sara the shepherd turned 2 in February.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:43 am

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Such adorable devotion. And such lovely dogs! Wasn't Sara meant to be Ian's "watch dog" at his factory? She clearly adores you also. I would love a shepherd also but not with so many visiting people and consequent restrictions on my dogs' freedom. I'd also love a Jack Russell as a little mice catcher.

I also have a "velcro dog". She sleeps in one of her several beds (the one in my room) but at 6.30 she asks to come up for a cuddle and now at least it is OK as the teething biting is over and she just sleeps cuddled up to me - it is very hard to convince her that we have to get up and feed the horses. As a true velcroe dog, her head is on my feet as I type.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:11 am

How cute Pamela, you'll have to give us a few new piccies cherry
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:37 am

Pamela, now that Ian works for someone else, Sara stays home with me. She is just as loyal to Ian when he gets home... and the kids. I usually take her with me to pick the kids up and walk down to the bus stop, and Sara knows which bus they get and if one of the kids are missing for some reason (if they went to a mates place or something). She will keep looking back as we walk back to the car. She is a fantastic dog with the kids... plays with them really well and loves them all. Sara also knows roughly what time Ian is due home from work, or from tennis when he goes... she will keep going back and forwards to the front door watching for him at those times. Kito loves the kids too but is more inclined to lie next to them rather than play with them.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:04 am

Both mine come running out to the side gate even before I have got the front gates open Laughing Laughing Laughing bark bark bark, and Mr. Poo has to go do pees on both trees out the front Laughing and Miss Bella in the garden I love you She wont go out the gate unless I am with her :oops:
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:32 am

Gail, Sara in particular is beautiful. I have a weak spot for anything in Group 5 at shows, the Working Dogs, after watching them for over 30 years, but it's the intelligence of the GSD I really appreciate. My sister is on her second one now and talking about having another after this current one is gone, but I also worked at a racing stable when I was young and they had a super smart black shepherd as a guard dog, and also a stud where the resident GSD was rather like your girl to look at. Only reason we wouldn't have one is their size, meaning a cattle dog fits better in a car or even a house , and the way they vocalise. An ACD is a fairly quiet dog. Oh, and I would rather pick up after a cattle dog than anything bigger, if you know what I mean. LOL. Still, can admire the breed without owning one. They wouldn't be so popular without having a lot going for them.
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:24 am

I've had 5 shepherds and 1 half shepherd and love the breed. We did have a pedigree stumpy tail cattle dog who we bought from friends who bred champion ones... ours was a reject as she had a tail but as I prefer tails on dogs that was fine by me - they used to get one with a tail in every litter. We bought her as a guard dog for the business we had at the time... all the shepherds have been too much of a sook to do guard duties geek It is funny how you have found cattle dogs quieter... I've found it opposite...that one of ours used to make more noise than all our shepherds put together I think... nearly drove us crazy trying to teach her to stop barking when told geek Even the others our friends had were barkers... used to work cattle quietly but barked at anything that moved when they weren't working... couldn't say they were bored either as they went everywhere with their owners. I still like the breed and if ever we went back onto a property and had cattle I would get one again but would never have one unless I could work it... they have too much energy for me winky-winky
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PostSubject: Re: Doggy followers   Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:58 am

Gail, no doubt you know all this but just in case you were confusing two totally different breeds .....

The Stumpy Tail is a "square" dog, having a 1:1 height - length ratio, whereas the ACD ratio is 10:9 ratio of length as to height.
The Stumpy Tail has a finer and more wedge-shaped head than The Australian Cattle Dog.
The Stumpy Tail has no tan markings at all. (ACDs must have tan markings)
The Stumpy Tail’s ears are high set( but smaller rather than large) while the Australian Cattle Dog’s ears are lower set and moderately pointed at the tip.
The Stumpy Tail is a more racy, active dog than the Australian Cattle Dog.
The Stumpy Tail’s tail is naturally bob-tailed and must not be docked.
Their movement is different also due to the different height/length ratio.

That was taken off a Stumpy site on the Net, with a couple of little additions from me about tan on my breed, and the movement being different. Stumpies are supposed to be a silent worker also, but the temperament could be entirely different, ditto for the noise they make when not working. I can't say because I have never owned a Stumpy.
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