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9 hours ago, mike newman said:

big strong  heading dogs   who could make a serious 'bark' as opposed to the initial   British dog breeds who barely barked at all....

Enjoyed visiting with you too! Calling you on the cell phone is more clear than calling my own house, go figure😄

Thank you so much for the education Mike!

The difference in handling sheep and cattle. 

Sheep react to the bark and move accordingly. 

Cattle will get riled up if a dog barks too much so it is a best to have a quiet cow dog.

The temptation to make a correlation here is almost too much to bear but I will restrain myself🙊🤠

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This will be Gus's last Christmas with us.

Sad but grateful the Lord entrusted me the care of one of his most beloved creatures.

I wish people could show the compassion for each other that animals show for us.

KWRB, sir, thank you for this this thread to relay our blessings.

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3 hours ago, sandhiller said:

This will be Gus's last Christmas with us.

Sad but grateful the Lord entrusted me the care of one of his most beloved creatures.

I wish people could show the compassion for each other that animals show for us.

KWRB, sir, thank you for this this thread to relay our blessings.

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Happy to do so. This thread has been exactly what I'd hoped it'd be.

Gus seems from all the posts about him, to have also been all you could have hoped for. Like many other things, a relationship with a dog is a result of what you put in.

I've said it a million times but I'll say it again. It's not a coincidence that they're so great. I think God wants us to have examples of pure love, since humans aren't great at doing it ourselves, so we have dogs.

In honor of Gus, I'm gonna go snuggle Franklin super tight and scratch his head for a long time this morning.

Happy New Year to you Sandhiller. You're a good dude.

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The "crew" didn't think Mother should be lounging around the house on this balmy 31 degree day😄

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Sorry bout a cat in the dog thread but it identifies as a dog. Runs with em sleeps with em. 

Will have nothing to do with the barn cats😄

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On 1/1/2022 at 10:01 PM, sandhiller said:

This will be Gus's last Christmas with us.

 

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..re Gus's  last Xmas  with you folk......

...I ,like other's, no doubt   who frequent this topic  thought that rather sad......so I thought I would relate to you a 'dog tale  '......a little gimpse into the past , but an event which , at the time, was highly amusing...still is in fact....

The dog in question , was named   "Zack''...and he was an exact replica of your ''Gus''.....and just as interesting....

Zack's   friend who brought him new collars, registered him every year...brought him special biscuits , drove Zack around in a new  ..(at the time ..)   Ford Falcon, to look at various contractual jobs, because Bob   was  an  Earth moving Contractor....Thus Zack spent a lot of time  in the Falcon    ..or   on the floor of a   big Hitachi Excavator....I worked   with Bob Taylor  for some time......and one other memorable day was we were looking to build a large dam on an orchardist's   property...The Falcon was parked on the top of a small  hill...overlooking the orchard and the propective dam site....and as there were those ''toy ''  dogs running about with property owner, Zack was left in the car...Zack had a thing about  ''toy'' dogs....they brought out about the only mean streak in him.We wandered down into the mass of old "Granny Smith "'  apple trees and   walked out the  dam site....  took awhile, and when we we walked back up onto the hilly area  ...the Falcon was gone...no where to be seen....vanished.     Bob was any easy going bloke...said he thought he left the car in "park"....(column shift auto...)...but wasn't sure., So a brief   survey revealed the car wedged in   the old apple trees...it had sort of  run down parallel   to the rows then finally crunched  up against   one ...doing quite a lot of superficial damage...Zack would have spotted those ''toy'' dogs and   lept up at the winscreen and somehow knocked the shift arm out of 'park''   and away....

Anyway,,,we were doing a ''shape correction ''  on a little used County road, involving   putting a massive ''Armco ''   culvert   in the bottom of a gully, to replace  an old ''trussed' wooden bridge....The  road wound down into the gully and wound up and out   on the other side...heading into a straight bit of road with a distinct ''down grade''   We were taking our lunch break....sitting up in the grass with   all  machines   turned off.... and across the t'other side of the gully , a horse and  wagon hove slowly into view....it eventually climbed  out on our side....a very smart looking mini ''Conestoga  ' type wagon...complete with  all the requirements of   that sort of life style ...including , tethered    behind    the wagon, a dog....an exact replica of Zack....except for one ''fundamental    orifice''...shall we say....thus...as the wagon passed by and headed down the ''down grade ''beyond...Bob Taylor  said, to no one in particular..in his laconic way.....'''its not that often you see a dog with   two heads and six legs...'''

..guess you had to be there..but it shore was amusing....Zack turned up eventually....tired...but happy....

... there is a lot of us out there that love the old hounds......all the best, Jeff,  with "Gus"  for the foreseeable future....

Mike

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16 minutes ago, mike newman said:

..re Gus's  last Xmas  with you folk......

...I ,like other's, no doubt   who frequent this topic  thought that rather sad......so I thought I would relate to you a 'dog tale  '......a little gimpse into the past , but an event which , at the time, was highly amusing...still is in fact....

The dog in question , was named   "Zack''...and he was an exact replica of your ''Gus''.....and just as interesting....

Zack's   friend who brought him new collars, registered him every year...brought him special biscuits , drove Zack around in a new  ..(at the time ..)   Ford Falcon, to look at various contractual jobs, because Bob   was  an  Earth moving Contractor....Thus Zack spent a lot of time  in the Falcon    ..or   on the floor of a   big Hitachi Excavator....I worked   with Bob Taylor  for some time......and one other memorable day was we were looking to build a large dam on an orchardist's   property...The Falcon was parked on the top of a small  hill...overlooking the orchard and the propective dam site....and as there were those ''toy ''  dogs running about with property owner, Zack was left in the car...Zack had a thing about  ''toy'' dogs....they brought out about the only mean streak in him.We wandered down into the mass of old "Granny Smith "'  apple trees and   walked out the  dam site....  took awhile, and when we we walked back up onto the hilly area  ...the Falcon was gone...no where to be seen....vanished.     Bob was any easy going bloke...said he thought he left the car in "park"....(column shift auto...)...but wasn't sure., So a brief   survey revealed the car wedged in   the old apple trees...it had sort of  run down parallel   to the rows then finally crunched  up against   one ...doing quite a lot of superficial damage...Zack would have spotted those ''toy'' dogs and   lept up at the winscreen and somehow knocked the shift arm out of 'park''   and away....

Anyway,,,we were doing a ''shape correction ''  on a little used County road, involving   putting a massive ''Armco ''   culvert   in the bottom of a gully, to replace  an old ''trussed' wooden bridge....The  road wound down into the gully and wound up and out   on the other side...heading into a straight bit of road with a distinct ''down grade''   We were taking our lunch break....sitting up in the grass with   all  machines   turned off.... and across the t'other side of the gully , a horse and  wagon hove slowly into view....it eventually climbed  out on our side....a very smart looking mini ''Conestoga  ' type wagon...complete with  all the requirements of   that sort of life style ...including , tethered    behind    the wagon, a dog....an exact replica of Zack....except for one ''fundamental    orifice''...shall we say....thus...as the wagon passed by and headed down the ''down grade ''beyond...Bob Taylor  said, to no one in particular..in his laconic way.....'''its not that often you see a dog with   two heads and six legs...'''

..guess you had to be there..but it shore was amusing....Zack turned up eventually....tired...but happy....

... there is a lot of us out there that love the old hounds......all the best, Jeff,  with "Gus"  for the foreseeable future....

Mike

Great story Mike, always enjoy your remembrances.

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Sometimes.... dogs make you wonder.

Just got the couch cover out of the dryer, put it back on, folded my laundry, set it on the couch & sat down to read over the forum.... when Loki jumps up on the couch, throws the laundry on the floor, peels the cover off & piles it up on one end to lay on.

So.... I get the laundry piled back on the couch so I can put it away, when he figured his job just wasn't done good enough...

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So he plows the cover onto the floor....

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And then expects attention for his "good job". Sheesh!

One great thing about him, his antics are a source of amusement. Good for a cloudy winters day like today. Hope y'all are staying warm.

Mike

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My buddy sent me this yesterday:

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Must be a Freemason Terrier??

Mike

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31 minutes ago, Art From Coleman said:

Wonder if he would refuse to cross lines painted/taped on the floor?

Perhaps he is Hank's partner in ranch security?

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4 hours ago, lorenzo said:

Two years old today.28C789D2-8474-435D-865C-F7897BA9CD0F.thumb.jpeg.263421f25bc758ee9219e4c9d595b212.jpegCD323F74-DC5C-4733-B1C7-A34816562BF8.thumb.jpeg.da0a2592f771bd8ea64d313def700161.jpeg

There's our girl! 😃

Happy Birthday Emma🎂

We missed you🥰

Oh, yeah, and your chauffeur Lorenzo to😄

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4 hours ago, sandhiller said:

There's our girl! 😃

Happy Birthday Emma🎂

We missed you🥰

Oh, yeah, and your chauffeur Lorenzo to😄

Such a photogenic pup.

I suppose it could be her chauffeur knows how to take a great picture.

Me and Emma need to discuss his behavior as of late 😀

Missed your input @lorenzo

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