Hello viewers, and welcome to a summary of some of the dogs that I boarded during August. First off the line is Bert, a miniature Schnauzer, and what a lovely boy he is too! He is only young less than a year, as I write he is sitting on my lap at the table, supervising me using my laptop.
We had some nice adventures together walking over Cannock Chase this summer, I’m looking forward to seeing him again around Christmas time, as his owners have rebooked him with me. Thank you for the repeat business!
I like this breed, Bert is going to be on the large size for a miniature but who cares! I’ll leave the breed standards debate to the breeders, regardless of size he’s a great dog!
Bert and I walked ourselves tired in the morning!
Next up Major the Blonde Labrador returned to board at short notice… his owners aimed to take him to their caravan on a family holiday, but they found out that they did not to have enough room for him in their car!! Ooops!
I’ve cared for him many times so only too pleased to help, and they’re children were happy as they know from my phone updates and Facebook that Major always makes new friends when he’s here. Everyone had a great time, and I got another booking.
My Doggy Day Care Service is also going well of late, I’ve won some regular weekday contracts that will start next month, in between these regular booking I have old friends returning as and when should the need arise in anyone’s life to attend to matters, but circumstances preclude the dog from coming too. Below we see Bertie and Belle a brace of Springer Spaniels, they are devoted dogs to their mum and dad, so I tried my best to make them comfortable.
Next out of the traps! is Bella a greyhound originally from Ireland! (Ah Ireland the land of me fore-fathers!…any chance of an EU passport post brexit?!). Take a look at this beauty below, what a running ‘machine’ she was, now retired, but still very active.
I’ll be looking after her again soon, the owner plays golf, so as a responsible dog lover he lets me care for her when the coarse is calling him…Fore!
I made another new friend this month, his name is Archie, a cross between an American Bulldog an a Staffie, I’ve not seen one before but I think he’s very handsome. What say you?
Archie is sporting a new harness that his owner bought for him, I’d not seen the brand before, and was impressed with is strength of construction, rather like Archie himself! The harness is available on Amazon, and I’ve now adopted using them with more the powerful bigger dogs, just in case I need the control. That said Archie is a gentlemen and never gives me cause for concern when we’re out walking.
Archie may be a strong looking dog, some people may be weary of, but as you can see, he mixes very well. He has a loving lady owner, and he’s a clever boy. Above he is mixing with Mickey a Cocker Springer on a walk, and directly above my friends 17 year old Jack Russell, Jack, who needed some TLC and to be around dogs as he had just lost his life long friend and brother due to old age. Archie stayed with Jack and showed him the garden, as Jack is nearly blind, deaf, and almost toothless. It’s as if they know not to bother an old dog too much, and help if necessary, Archie did this, what a brilliant dog.
Back to the boarders and I welcomed Benjie a King Charles Spaniel and Bubba the Pug for a few weeks. They are of similar age, Benjie, has a party piece, he sings back to you, and Bubba is very affectionate. Below they are here with Jack, Brian (Parsons Jack Russell) out on the walk, and they were joined by Rolo a caramel coloured cavalier spaniel.
As well as the dog boarding and the dog day care at home, I make visits to dogs where the owner prefers me to take their pets out for walks from their own home. One such is Lexie a staffie cross, whose owners play in a band, so in the evenings they are gigging I make visits to Lexie, walk and fed her, so she is comfortable, in her own home, waiting for mum and dad to get back from the stage.
Finally this month I wrap this August blog up with one to melt your hearts…. This is Louis, a Frenchie pup, these are a popular breed at the moment, so I’m not letting him out of my sight. I’m working with his owners to try and get his diet right as he’s having some digestive problems, it may take time to get the balance right but we’ll get there. He’s ace, love him!
Welcome everybody to another blog from Chase Hounds, I must apologise firstly for not being able to blog about our boarding dogs since early August, this is purely down to being so busy during the holiday season. I do update daily on my Chase Hounds Facebook page link –
That said, I’m delighted to share with you Rosie, a Golden Retriever bitch, as you can see she is beautiful. Remarkably I met her owners on a Dow boat in the Arabian sea whilst on holiday! Sounds far fetched but true, we caught a boat trip completely at random, and to our mutual surprise we discovered that we and Rosie’s owners came from the same town in England.
So after the holiday I sent some photos of our time together on the Dow, and later in the year the owners asked if we could board Rosie while they went away sailing again. Small world isn’t it!
Rosie seen above loved Brian’s company as he is full of energy and loves to play, they rolled around the lounge together playing most of the day. After boarding dogs for some time now, it never ceases to surprise me how dogs adapt to new surroundings quickly. You wonder to yourself, will they bond? They often do, as long as I am sensible with my choices as to what dogs are likely to get on with each other, and build my bookings diary according to their temperaments.
We welcome Brian today! We have been playing in the garden, fetch the ball, and pull, he’s very good at both. Brian is very playful & intelligent he’s as clever as Brian Cox, and full of life like Brian Blessed. Do you know another famous Brian?
Anyone that meets Brian will fall for him, he has such a character, his owners asked us to wear him out a little as they were concerned he was getting upset and lonely in the daytime whilst they were both at work. And as a result of being left alone in the day he was full of beans at night when they were understandably tired.
We at Chasehounds offer a great service to make sure any dogs in our care are entertained and fully exercised, so that they are more content for their owners at home. I’ll let these picture below tell the story, we see Brian weekly now and that’s just great!
We boarded two lovely dogs in June, for over 2 weeks, namely Charlie and Maisie. Here we see Charlie a Yorkshire Terrier how is now content after I cooked him mince. At first Charlie was a bit off his food, missing his owners, but got better throughout his stay.
During their stay Major returned to me for a few nights stay, he’s so lovable, and good with any other dogs. He helps me settle dogs in as he loves to play with new friends and this distracts the new boarders from missing home.
Maisie the Black Labrador (Charlie’s sister) enjoyed playing with Major, they were similar ages, and by their mutual behaviour, love would have been on the cards. However both dogs were neutered, I always check any dogs medical cards that come here, before mixing them.
Maisie was so gentle and considerate, even though Major was distracting her affections, she always made time to check on her little brother Charlie.
Everyday, twice a day Maisie and Charlie had their walks, Charlie initially showed a lot of nervousness about going out. Their owners advised that we could sometimes leave Charlie at home, but I dont leave dogs in my care. As it turned out, once we left the house he loved it and walked every step next to his much bigger sister dog Maisie. I was really impressed with Charlie’s fitness.
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Roxy the Maltese popped in for a few hours Daycare in June. She is very petite but strong willed. She loves chicken, and her little plush toys, that are nearly as big as she is. 😃 she can be distant, but I won her affection after a while with treats and gentle encouragement.
Hey Mickey your so fine, your so fine, you blow my mind, hey Mickey!
Scroll down to see more images of Mickey a 1 year old cocker spaniel. He’s a character, full of fun, loyal, loving, loves fuss, and play. I feel fortunate to be having Mickey staying with me on a regular basis.
This breed is well known to be very active, always wishing to be busy, intelligent, and very loyal to their owners. Mickey is all of this and more, when we walk together he constantly checks around, investigating in the bracken, tail wagging with excitement. He’s bright too, for example if I hide something, and I want him to search an area for it, he takes instruction as much from where my hands are pointing, as my voice, in fact if I say nothing and merely point to something he’ll go to the area and investigate. Very clever most dogs can’t read hand signals, and would just look at your finger, and not where you are pointing to. No wonder the customs office and police forces use them to detect for drugs people and firearms.
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