Saturday, October 29, 2011

Harry is a Hot Dog

Harry is being watched through  a thermal image gadget on the market place, and as you can see he is a hot dog.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Harry, the Dachshunds and the sticky burr

Harry went on a new circular walk round Radley Lakes and who should he meet but Roger with his pack of dachshunds. None of the original members of the pack has survived since the last time Harry saw them about six years ago. They used to all gang up on Harry and bark very fiercely. The new pack of younger dachshunds were much better. Not a bark to be heard.

A few minutes on, and Harry sat down and refused to move. Under his chin a sticky burr had got stuck. I pulled that off but for the next few hours he seemed to have something stuck in his mouth too. I am glad to say that cleared without an expensive visit to the vet.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Harry teaches a young lab sparring

It was all waggy tails today between Harry and this 18 month old Labrador. The young lab could run at twice the speed of Harry but waited for Harry to catch up then they would sniff each other all waggy tailed.

They would then set off again. Harry would try to chase the young lab with a terrier's "Grrr Grrrrr Grrrrr".

All very playful. Tails wagging.

The young Lab would then suddenly dance away from the slower Harry, and then come back for more of the playful sparring.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Harry gets lost

Harry was on a walk with me - dawdling some way behind - me lost in thought - him lost in smells - when a lady with another dog came along.

She saw nobody with him, thought him lost, and tried phoning the number on his collar tag. As there was no reply she connected her lead though his collar and led him away in tandem with dog.

We sometimes loose each other for a while but this is the first time something like this has happened.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

How did Harry come home on his own in the car?

Harry curls up with the leopard after what was a very confusing day...

He came home on his own in the car. But how did he do it?

It started when we took him out in the car to do a new doggy walk near Wallingford, but just before reaching our destination the car made some strange noises, and broke down just across the Shillingford Bridge.

The breakdown van came promptly, and we got in up front with the driver, but Harry had to travel alone in the car on the back of the truck. It is the first time he has travelled in a car by himself. He looked very glad to get out when we got home, and curled up next to the leopard.