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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:38 pm 
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Thoughts on getting a Staffy in future slacks?


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 Post subject: Re: Doggy
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:43 pm 
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The rescue centre is still looking for a foster home for doggo, which is fine as we're in no great rush to say goodbye. She sent me flying today though; was making our way down a bank and she saw my wife and kid and wanted to say hello. I was caught off guard and did a brief superman impression.



I used to take two huge German Shepard doggos for walks. I'm smaller than you but they never overpowered me. However my fathers friend took them out for a walk. They saw a squirrel and she did the superman thing and broke her hip.......



You have a woman's umm everything. :D


How's the spider bite doing? All healed up now I hope? :))

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 Post subject: Re: Doggy
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:48 pm 
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The rescue centre is still looking for a foster home for doggo, which is fine as we're in no great rush to say goodbye. She sent me flying today though; was making our way down a bank and she saw my wife and kid and wanted to say hello. I was caught off guard and did a brief superman impression.



I used to take two huge German Shepard doggos for walks. I'm smaller than you but they never overpowered me. However my fathers friend took them out for a walk. They saw a squirrel and she did the superman thing and broke her hip.......



You have a woman's umm everything. :D


How's the spider bite doing? All healed up now I hope? :))



Love to see you and my tarantula in the same room.... Naked.

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Shorten the leash Slacks.

For however much time you spend with this dog (and I wouldn't rule out "further delays" with re-housing...), whenever you are out of the house, she should be walking to heel, just behind your dominant-side calf.

And if you are not 100% confident that you could stop her biting another dog, if the mood takes her to do so, you have to muzzle her in public.

You need to be doing it with this dog because she is the result of selective breeding that has emphasised rapid reaction and powerful acceleration.

Bred to be a weapon, basically.

Not bred to herd and protect other animals; not bred to retrieve or point; not bred to rescue. Bred to fight.

Letting a dog like that catch you off-guard in public, is akin to what SG would be equally horrified to see in public:

A negligent discharge of a firearm.

Sorry to sound a bit dramatic (and/or like SG) and all... But my feelings and attitudes around responsible dog ownership entirely mirror SG's attitude to firearm ownership.

Thing is, while your specific dog may not have a particularly offensive or violent disposition (sounds like she has a somewhat typical family-pet personality), if that personality was in a chihuahua, or a great, big dopey labrador, or some self-conscious cross between a poodle and whatever else they're mixing them up with these days... Pas problem, as our continental cousins say.

But your (current) dog's personality is contained within the canine equivalent of an armoured (and heavily armed) car.

Maybe a light-attack tank actually.

She could be as good as gold mostly, and only give the kind of warning nip any dog gives when its irritated... D'ya see what I mean?

But look... Really not trying to piss in your cornflakes here. Whatever time you have with her, use it.

You're self-evidently a doggy-person, and your intuition will take care of everything in the long run. So this time you have with her now is going to be really useful learning time.

For both of you.

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Thoughts on getting a Staffy in future slacks?


Depends on what it's crossed with. My friend has a boxer/staffy, which is around the same height as Millie but is exceptionally slight and light, and can barely be fucked to do anything. A pure staffy? Maybe, if we got it very early and could socialise and train early on.

I suspect we'll end up playing it safe and getting a dog that doesn't have a lot of strength and weight to throw around.

In a perfect world Millie would be half the size and not rage at other dogs so much.

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Shorten the leash Slacks.

For however much time you spend with this dog (and I wouldn't rule out "further delays" with re-housing...), whenever you are out of the house, she should be walking to heel, just behind your dominant-side calf.

And if you are not 100% confident that you could stop her biting another dog, if the mood takes her to do so, you have to muzzle her in public.

You need to be doing it with this dog because she is the result of selective breeding that has emphasised rapid reaction and powerful acceleration.

Bred to be a weapon, basically.

Not bred to herd and protect other animals; not bred to retrieve or point; not bred to rescue. Bred to fight.

Letting a dog like that catch you off-guard in public, is akin to what SG would be equally horrified to see in public:

A negligent discharge of a firearm.

Sorry to sound a bit dramatic (and/or like SG) and all... But my feelings and attitudes around responsible dog ownership entirely mirror SG's attitude to firearm ownership.

Thing is, while your specific dog may not have a particularly offensive or violent disposition (sounds like she has a somewhat typical family-pet personality), if that personality was in a chihuahua, or a great, big dopey labrador, or some self-conscious cross between a poodle and whatever else they're mixing them up with these days... Pas problem, as our continental cousins say.

But your (current) dog's personality is contained within the canine equivalent of an armoured (and heavily armed) car.

Maybe a light-attack tank actually.

She could be as good as gold mostly, and only give the kind of warning nip any dog gives when its irritated... D'ya see what I mean?

But look... Really not trying to piss in your cornflakes here. Whatever time you have with her, use it.

You're self-evidently a doggy-person, and your intuition will take care of everything in the long run. So this time you have with her now is going to be really useful learning time.

For both of you.

>:D<



Well I think there's a lot to learn from all this. When we met Millie (after an 8 hour drive to Blackpool and overnight stay in a Holiday Inn Express. Yeah....we were emotionally invested by this point) I was like "holy fuck this dog is bigger and stronger than I thought'. But the experienced dog owner who'd been fostering her was confident we'd be fine. In hindsight she had 4 other HUGE dogs (Mastiffs, Newfoundlands) so Millie probably was a relative weakling.

Anyway, she's a fantastic dog and in the right hands will be a real nice addition to a family with the experience and space to handle such a dog.

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Do you ever cook a chilli or a bolognese or a curry?


I've done chili a few times. Bolognese or curry don't interest me much.

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Do you ever cook a chilli or a bolognese or a curry?


I've done chili a few times. Bolognese or curry don't interest me much.



Probably because you've never tasted a proper one.. If you tasted mine believe me you'd love the shit out of it.


I'll give you my recipe for a good spaghetti bolognese if you want it?

Or how about a carbonara? Every one loves a carbonara.

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 Post subject: Re: Doggy
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So although Millie isn't always the most relaxing dog to walk I have to say I enjoy the routine. A brisk stroll early in the day and evening is also about as much exercise as I'm getting at the moment.

She's chilled out a fair bit the last few days. She's still often doing that cartoon running on the spot thing when she sees other dogs, but isn't barking at them anymore and it seems to be more curiousity than malice.

It hasn't changed our thinking as my wife's strength isn't up to holding her whilen she pulls toward other dogs, which means I'm doing all the walks at the moment, but we're sure gonna miss that dog when she (eventually) gets a foster home. It has also affirmed our desire to have a family dog.

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Doggo is being picked up on Sunday :(

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 Post subject: Re: Doggy
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Give Millie a big hug from me before you say goodbye...



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Also I would have got rid of wife and kept doggo.

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Come on slacks...


Update.

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Come on slacks...

Update.


Dog organisation had to switch to a tomorrow pickup. Millie is therefore enjoying a second night on the bed...

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Come on slacks...

Update.


Dog organisation had to switch to a tomorrow pickup. Millie is therefore enjoying a second night on the bed...



Give her a love from me please.

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Tosca says good bye.

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Doggo gone :( She's being fostered by an experienced dog fosterer. We're told we've done a good job considering. The couple that OKied us for taking on the wondrous handful have been demoted for getting this quite as wrong as they did.

We had a lengthy chat with the rep who will keep an eye on suitable adoption doggos that are smaller and less muscular. Apparently there might be some Staffy/Whippet cross puppies coming soon lol

My daughter's pic of her and doggie. I've no idea why my daughter think she's black.

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Simultaneously loling and fuing.

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^^ Showed this to my wife and she's very cross with you

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That's probably better than what I deserve. :P


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That's probably better than what I deserve. :P



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I've no idea why my daughter think she's black.


Mum must have shown her pictures of her dad.


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I've no idea why my daughter think she's black.


Mum must have shown her pictures of her dad.




Ooof

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