Favourite Animals Jan 2, 2007 19:15:13 GMT
Post by postscript on Jan 2, 2007 19:15:13 GMT
nicola said:It was a West Highland White Terrier. I'm dogsitting him for two weeks. The time is up tomorrow! He goes back home! Thank god! Now, I love dogs, but this dog is just high maintenence that makes noise constantly.
Oh, and since I can now reach over, the song is called 'Una Furtiva Lagrima'
Thanks for the response, Nicola. I was curious as I love other people's animals but don't have the life-style to enble me to have any animal, especially a dog, which in fact I would love but, as used to be a slogan by one of the dog-loving fraternity, 'A dog is for life not just for Christmas'. Presumably, you feel something similar?
Friends of a friend house-sat their new puppy for a week. They were thinking of getting one of the same type. At the end of the week they had decided they would not have ANY dog at all! So they learned the easy way that a dog is a part of your life for at least fifteen years. Like marriage, acquiring a dog is not a 'contract' to be entered into lightly!
In a couple of month's time I shall be house-sitting the same dog but in its own home, which helps. It is something of a handful at the moment as it is only a six month old puppy (but already two feet to the shoulder) and hyperactive. Quite rightly its owner won't have it drugged, which is the 'usual' or easy way of handling the problem. The ‘proper’ way is to be painstakingly patient and persistent in its training.
I hate yappy dogs, what I derogatively refer to as overgrown cats. The small ones can be both continually yappy and snappy. I like a dog to emit a relly deep 'woof', even if it requires some handling but patience (CONSIDERABLE patience at the puppy stage) pays dividends later, say two years later, when they can be a really great companion. My friends bring in a professional trainer who trains them as much as the dog! What seems to be a dog problem (or a problem dog) is often a problem deriving from the owners!
As we are so hopelessly off topic I'm going to cut and paste and start a new thread which might or might not interact with photography.
By the by, the dog is a German Blue Shepherd, although what they call 'blue' I see as black! Its a very pretty dog and has a super friendly temperament. I keep meaning to photograph it and have misssed several lovely shots of it when I didn't have a camera with me.