Dogs and other family pets


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The day will come for us old codgers when our current pet outlives us. Hope we are thinking of options and hopefully arranging a new home for them when we have gone. My kids and stepkids are all dog lovers, I suppose they got it from us. So we have no shortage of takers.

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Did any Nottstalgian member or their parents/friends buy a dog from Trevart Kennels in Radcliffe on Trent or, board their dog there whilst on holidays???????

For information, Trevart Kennels was owned by my parents before they sold it to the RSPCA in 1962.

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Its been two years and a couple of weeks since I lost my old dog. My mrs is a bit OCD about cleanliness and wont permit me to get another dog. I suspect that she is also a bit jealous about the strength of the bond I had with my dog, and wont let it happen again.

Harvey died two years ago and I miss him enormously. He was mental. I dont mean in an aggressive or nasty way, just a loon. To give an example, I love to walk and after a medium length walk not far from Keswick me and Harvey went on a pub crawl. Keswick is remarkably dog friendly. We were at the Dog and Gun and Harvey jumped up at the bar from the pub door. I dont mean that he jumped and got his two front paws on the bar, he was entirely on top of the bar! There was a busy pub and a 35 kg dog was stood on the bar top. Not a glass was broken. I called for him to get down but he decided it was a long way down and I had to carry him off the bar. Harvey was a weimaraner, and my third one. Paddy died young. He was my second dog.

Winston was my first weimaraner and was tough. Big hard lad. Again not in the slightest nasty, but could take on any weather, and trained to the gun, he could hunt. I had Winston when I was in the army and the dog was better known than me. I would often take him to the TA centre at a weekend and give someone the responsibility of looking after him whilst I was away on a weekend exercise if I could not take him with me. The soldiers loved him. One time a corporal approached me and said, "Sir, we must talk about the smell, the urinating, the scratching and the farting" I replied that I would ensure that the dog would not be a nuisance. The corporal replied " Its not the dog Sir"

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Thankyou caftan. This is Sushi cleaning her teeth. What did I do wrong ? I think I followed all the instructions correctly. Wonder if using iPad makes a difference. It's handier than using the computer.

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Out walking my boys today and they made 2 new friends, a beagle and a beautiful Bermese Water Dog. He was gorgeous, only 8 months old but very calm and friendly. He was very handsome, had legs like tree trunks and enormous paws and stood as tall as my two boys. Dog greetings over we talked to owner, he already weighed 40kg at 8 months old, the same as my boys at 8 years old, will weigh in excess of 50kg when full grown. I had never seen one in real life just on tv rescuing people from water. I was really taken with him, as were my boys afraid the beagle didn’t get much of a look in, could have taken him home. Still my companion loves beagles so we were both happy.

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Is it true that Beagles can be a bit noisy? They bay rather than bark or is that just when they are hunting? They are nice looking dogs, always look happy. Must admit one of mine has his moments - he looks at you and you can see him thinking “I know you called me but I will just do this first”.

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