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Kombi Dogs.....our co-pilots

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by oldman, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Willow had her first ride in Sam today. She started off in the back as per the T5, but as soon as I started the engine, she bolted for the front and cowered in the passenger footwell shaking. No sound deadening or mats / carpet anywhere, little furniture.
    She was glad to jump out at the beach, and didn't want to get back in after the walk.
    Put her up on the front passenger seat which made her happier.

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    Although on the trip home she seemed to think if I was allowed to sit behind the steering wheel, she should be too.....
     
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  2. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Awwwww, poor Willow! Although, if my spaniels were still here, they'd be scared in the kombi too, I think. They always did get the "jitters" at new (and loud) things.
     
  3. wirrah

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    From left to right, Ginevra Weasley (Ginny), Iseult (Izzy) and Kit Walker (Kit) all waiting for their turn in the back of the Caravelle

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  4. Barry

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    went looking for a few "in car" pics

    Here is Karsha and my son's Baldrick going for a swim at Rodd Point
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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    OK - so realized I have bugger all pics of dogs in cars I thought i would start to change that

    Here is Baldrick all dressed up to to go to Tiggers at 5 Dock this afternoon

    It is actually Karsha's tie but she is too old to go up for beers with Holzl and Reme

    Yes - I am a Tigger supporter

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  6. wirrah

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    You know... If I tried this on one of mine they would probably eat it! :eek:
     
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  7. Barry

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    He doesnt like the bumble bee or kermit suits we got him
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Kirra used to tolerate the reindeer antlers and ho ho ho chest bib at Christmas time..... ;)
    I’ll see if I can dig up a pic....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. wirrah

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    He does look a tad embarrassed in the tie!
     
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  10. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Like this? They chewed these up pretty much.

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  11. Wayne murray

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    being a tigger supportero_O:oops:
     
  12. TeeBee

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    I had to Photoshop this hat on to my girl, she never would have allowed the real thing!
     
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  13. Nozza

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    If we're doing Christmas photos, I'll have to access the archives......
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    yeah...................we all have our crosses to bear
     
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  15. Grantus

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    Or just wait a couple of months......;)
     
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  16. wirrah

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    Regardless what a stunning girl!!
     
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  17. David H

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    I was a sheep dog guy but the photos of your spaniels has shown me another breed & how beautiful they are. They are obviously smart & very trainable. What are some of their other characteristics? Don't do 'loyal, obeying etc'. What made them different than any other dog?
    Cheers
     
  18. TeeBee

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    Ha ha ha - I'd love to say that my Cocker Spaniel was "very trainable", but she was very naughty! I took her to dog obedience training, and while the other dogs were doing a half reasonable job, my girl was rolling in the mud and then jumping up on the trainer, covering her in mud as well. o_O If someone left my front door open for half a second longer than was needed, she'd be out and running around the neighbourhood with no intention of coming back! But, nonetheless, I loved her to bits. :)
     
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  19. wirrah

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    This a very difficult question to answer. We have had many Cockers over the past 20 years. Seven currently (5 Engies and 2 Amies), another 8 lie at rest in the rose garden. All but 3 have been rescues of one type or another. In all that time I cannot ascribe any specific attribute that could be applied to all those dogs that would shout out "This is what uniquely defines a Cocker Spaniel and what makes them different" (ignoring the obvious physical traits). They are all individuals. Like any dog of any breed or mix. Nature and Nurture. But I guess the English poet and essayist E. V. Lucas sums it up, for me at least, in the last verse of his poem (Entitled "Cocker Spaniels" :D)

    Yet why compare? All dogs on earth
    Possess some special charm and worth,
    But Cocker spaniels? Every way,
    THEY are the canine angels, THEY.

    And just to prove I love all dogs and don't only photograph Kombies. This is Ch. Hartwyn Royal Zulu having a great time at our Obedience trial back in July... And, to stay on topic, the 'Velle was on the grounds as well (with a Cocker Spaniel in it :) although he, or rather we, did not do all that well in the trial :(). Meanwhile our puppies Izzy and Ginny, in the back of the Disco, proved a smash hit with people queuing up to see them.

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  20. David H

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    Thanks for your replies:D. Had a mate with a few border collies & they would 'round up ants' to keep themselves busy:p.
    We've had a couple of Bichon Frise (bred to catch rats in French Castles) & you could give them a chook carcass & not only not choke on a bone but you won't find any bones after they devour it:cool:. They are so fast & neat tidying up;)!

    I sorta think Sheep dogs are a bit like a Kombi. Not the fastest getting there but having the most fun:cool:. Loyal like all dogs but my OES once jumped off a 50' cliff to 'rescue me' after I'd crashed into the cliff in a hang glider & fallen with kite to ground:oops:. Small scrub below saved both of us:p.
    Cheers
     
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