Sunday, 28 February 2010

Pet Pride - Never far from my side

I have mentioned before that Frodo is my velcro dog. I cannot leave a room without him noticing and following me. Barry always knows where I am because Frodo is always close by - he is the canine equivalent of a toddler! No secrets in our house . . .
Frodo is extremely responsive, coming immediately when called - he spins on a sixpence to obey - apart from the time when a decomposing deer carcase proved much too inviting and he disappeared inside it for about an hour, deaf to everything but the grinding of his teeth and the champing of his jaws.
When deliveries are made to the front door he sits at the top of the stairs, watching, ready to leap to my rescue.He doesn't like strangers coming into the house but quickly realises that because they have been invited in they are no threat.
An occasional pocketful of treats makes a pleasant outing even better!
When we are out walking he regards it as his job to look after me, which entails him keeping a sharp look-out for strangers, two-legged and four-legged. Once spotted, he fixes a baleful glare and barks warningly.
Somebody approaches - who goes there?
We have always played hide and seek with our dogs, to keep them alert to our whereabouts and close to us, but it is extremely difficult to hide from Frodo as he checks on me every few seconds - never more than 12 seconds pass between his glances.
Walking with dogs is one of life's greatest pleasures. Buddy Liver Spots is always on an extending lead because he can't see very well and wanders off in wrong directions. Currently Jenna is also confined to a lead to help her shoulder injury heal.
Thank you to Bozo and his human for hosting this lovely meme. Click here if you would like to see more pets to be proud of.

6 comments:

  1. Hi - ooh, we love the term 'velcro dog', superb! JD is a bit like that with FH, and Max takes his guarding job very seriously when we're out too! Love all the photos - we can see the joy they must all bring you. Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

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  2. so sweet, love the series of pictures, but that last one is my favorite! Happy dogs!

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  3. Fun photos of all your dogs. I love the term 'velcro dog' ... it describes Molly perfectly and I may adopt it if you don't mind. Loved the beautiful white roses in today's post too.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  4. I play hide and seek with Coffee and Oreo. Coffee is a smart dog he has a keen sense of smell well of dogs do. Not really sure if Oreo is just lazy to seek. Frodo is very photogenic.

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  5. Thank you folks:-)
    I must admit that the term 'velcro dog' is not of my coining. I heard someone else use it and it just fitted Frodo so well! Copydex dog and Pritt stick dog just don't sound right!

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  6. Cool, I like dalmatians. They are my favorite type of dog. Our Siamese cat named Simon is like that, he follows me everywhere. : )

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