Friday, August 31, 2007

Goodbye Duke

Harry's cousin Duke has just passed away so sad news. Duke was a Doberman Labrador cross, and belonged to my sister.

Duke taught Harry to swim. Well, Harry used to be so besotted with Duke that he followed him everywhere, and one day Duke ran into a local Abingdon lake to try to get away from the pesky new puppy.. It only came up to Duke's tummy. But a very surprised Harry suddenly found himself swimming.

You can see in this picture taken a few years ago that Duke would rather be left in peace.

In his youth, Duke was quite a handful.

Like many big dogs, his legs started to give way. He'd also gone almost blind. So the sad deed was done. He was taken down to the vet wrapped in his favourite blanket....

Friday, August 24, 2007

Dog or Otter?

Dog books say that the face of the Border Terrier resembles that of an Otter.

Harry went for a drink on a steep bank and ended up falling in.

At that point an excited Rottweiler appeared from the undergrowth and started barking at Harry. So Harry decided not to get out immediatly. In fact he got out on the far bank and waited until the coast was clear.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Harry's Doggy Bins

This is one of Harry's doggy bins. There are several he uses when the need arises, but this one is to be found on Caldecott Rec.