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kmpowell

1,081 posts

116 months

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Tuesday 10th July 2012 quote quote all
Gorgeous, lovely colours, and I love the intrigue of your other dogs! smile

It's great to see another 'hound' person on PH. Here's "Betty", our bundle of trouble, she's a 4.5 year old Whippet Lurcher (Whippet, Saluki, Greyhound and Bull Terrier). I remember when she was a puppy just like Wilf!

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.101504589...

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village idiot

2,770 posts

155 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
gotta love whippets.

my parents have a 5yr bh...


when she was just a pup


more recently


having dinner with freddie (my mini daxi)


both feeling a little sorry for themselves (freddie after 'de-balling' and the whippet after a toe amputation.




like most whippets, she is seriously fast, seriously stupid (they don't have a very large brain), seriously neurotic, but seriously loving to her owners.

Edited by village idiot on Wednesday 11th July 13:49

HiAsAKite

1,643 posts

135 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
look gorgeous - especially with Lucy the Greyhound...


..maybe I should talk to SWMBO about getting one as companion to our greyhound (though to be fair he just sleeps all day - whether we're in or out..)

TwigtheWonderkid

12,987 posts

38 months

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Wednesday 11th July 2012 quote quote all
Can the mods do something about the swear filter. I think we can cope with the word bh on a post about dogs without being offended!

Monkey boy 1

1,970 posts

119 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
That is one seriously cute pup.

As for the other two, we have a Greyhound with almost identical markings to your black & white one,for one split moment I thought it was ours.
The "other half" is going to fall in love with Wilf when I show her these photos later
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cindychops

283 posts

46 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
WILF,looks very intelligent and lovely all at the same time.

rovermorris999

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2,782 posts

77 months

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Thursday 12th July 2012 quote quote all
He's pretty bright and has settled in well. The first night he was crying at 2:30am but a pee outside, a little food and a play saw him back to bed....for two hours frown
Next night a bit better and last night he slept from 10pm to 5:30am so pretty good. Like most pups he's like a clockwork toy, into everything for an hour or so then collapses in bed for an hour or two. Up for a pee, a nibble then off again. The long sleep last night was due to a play session on the beach. Running on sand tired him out nicely so I'll do the same today. Lord knows when I'll get any chores done.

He's taken to a cashmere mix cardigan which my other half says has shrunk in the wash.




For some reason, we have a seal skull in the garden (as you do). Wilf has had a good time trying out his new teeth.


Edited by rovermorris999 on Thursday 12th July 13:55

kmpowell

1,081 posts

116 months

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Friday 13th July 2012 quote quote all
village idiot said:

having dinner with freddie (my mini daxi)
Please take this in the spirit it's intended (not a criticism!)... but you aren't supposed to feed a 'hound' like that. The bowl should be raised to a height where the dog doesn't have to arch/push backwards to reach down. If you look at the position of her front legs and joints you can see she's straining. It's bad for their digestion due to their narrow low stomach (signsof this will be lots of burping straight after eating), and it's also bad for their joints.

Have look at something like the Savic Ergo feeder, they come in different heights and are perfect for hounds. smile


rovermorris999 said:
Adorable! smile

Betty likes to do something similar in the winter, she has mastered pulling her blanket over herself...



Edited by kmpowell on Friday 13th July 10:01


Edited by kmpowell on Friday 13th July 14:44

rovermorris999

Original Poster:

2,782 posts

77 months

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I feed my hounds on a raised platform as well. I use an old formica-covered cardboard box and my father-in-law made a nifty wooden stand for one dog. Wilf has his on a low cardboard box which I'll replace with bigger ones as he grows.

Tacagni

192 posts

48 months

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Made this for our boys, out of a bit of scrap wood.

rovermorris999

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2,782 posts

77 months

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A rather belated update. Wilf has settled in well and is growing at an alarming pace. He's bonded really well with my lurcher Tess. Here's a few pics from three weeks ago when he was 15 weeks old.












I'll post a few more as he grows.

230TE

568 posts

74 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Lovely photos, Wilf is gorgeous. More please.

BlackVanDyke

8,617 posts

99 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Wilf is absolutely smashing. cloud9

Have you read any of the Narrow Dog... trilogy?

rovermorris999

Original Poster:

2,782 posts

77 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
No, just googled it, I may give them a go.

ooo000ooo

990 posts

82 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
Our Whippet managed to escape from the back garden a few days back, a short time later our neighbours cat was found dead in our front garden and the dog had some suspicious scratch marks on her chest.
We don't know if she killed the cat and brought her back or if the cat was already dead and the scratches are from her climbing out through the hedge and she's just found the body and brought it back.
She did look a bit guilty.

TwigtheWonderkid

12,987 posts

38 months

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ooo000ooo said:
Our Whippet managed to escape from the back garden a few days back, a short time later our neighbours cat was found dead in our front garden and the dog had some suspicious scratch marks on her chest.
We don't know if she killed the cat and brought her back or if the cat was already dead and the scratches are from her climbing out through the hedge and she's just found the body and brought it back.
She did look a bit guilty.
Yes, your dog escaping because you hadn't secured your garden properly just happened to coincide with neighbours cat dying of natural causes. rolleyes

I'll tell you another coincidence, there just happens to be another thread running about irresponsible dog owners.

bexVN

11,068 posts

99 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
That's not good. frown. I'd be devastated if my whippet did that. Very glad we have a very secure garden and he is not a jumper. Added bonus is that he's always lived with cats and never tried to hurt any of them!

Feel for your neighbours, seems like the cat tried to put up a fight if it managed to scratch, poor cat frown

Podie

41,760 posts

163 months

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ooo000ooo said:
She did look a bit guilty.
There is considerable evidence to show that most animals (dogs included) don't show secondary emotions. As an owner, you will have given signals that you are unhappy / displeased and the dog will pick up on this - she wont have a clue why you are cross.

Tacagni

192 posts

48 months

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Anyway Wilf looks great he seems to have found his feet nicelysmile

ooo000ooo

990 posts

82 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
TwigtheWonderkid said:
Yes, your dog escaping because you hadn't secured your garden properly just happened to coincide with neighbours cat dying of natural causes. rolleyes

I'll tell you another coincidence, there just happens to be another thread running about irresponsible dog owners.
I'm irresponsible because my dog finds a way out of the garden once in the several months she's been with us? I think you're being a tad judgemental.
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