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For example, I have met several children on my walks who are frightened of dogs, and they scream and run away - the worst thing they could do. If a child makes a noise and runs, all they achieve is to get the attention of a dog and make the dog think they are playing, a sure fire way to get the dog to chase you! (Lucky for them my Mummy has taught me how to behave around children so I just trot straight past them.) But why don't parents teach their children how to behave around animals - for the protection of the child and the dog.
More children in the UK are hurt by other children and by adults - Childline get 4725 calls every year about bullying and physical abuse - isn't it about time that the media got things into perspective - and isn't it about time that parents took some responsibility for their children. I am the soppiest dog going, but if a child pulled my ears or poked me in the eye I might feel like biting them.
Perhaps if we all start taking some responsibility - dogs, dog owners and parents, instead of throwing blame around, then these incidents would happen less.
My brain was still working though - I mean I know when it's Sunday and I can get Daddy to take me for a long walk in the morning...I sit on his tummy and eye-ball him until he opens his eyes, and then it's just a matter of jumping around a lot until he gives in and gets up. Every other day I know it is Mummy who will take me, but on a Sunday she wakes up as a wild-eyed bog monster if me or Daddy disturbs her before 8 and even then she has to be approached carefully whilst holding a cup of tea in front of you. Half an hour of tip-toeing around is usually enough for the monster to be gone and Mummy to be back in its place.
I had a great weekend, we were invited to lunch with Tess and Dave on Sunday - they do a great line in cheese straws, and Mummy let me have some of her apricot stuffed pork too - scrum.
I got a message in my guestbook, and yes I agree with you Andy, I am perfectly behaved...let down constantly by the parents drunken antics...I guess we all have a cross to bear! I won't even comment on the state Mummy came home in on Wednesday after spending the day at Le Spa with the girls...but Bucks Fizz in the outdoor hot tub was mentioned.
Fearless too, I mean Aunty Lorraine has 5 dogs - 3 Working Cockers and 2 Collies - and Lilly was haring about the garden with them duffing up Sam and playing her heart out. She even sat on Mummys lap and nibbled her ear just like I do, then curled up and fell sound asleep. Mummy tried to get some pictures, but she's so quick that it was not very easy - anyway, here is my gorgeous girl...
We met a huge Rottveiller at the arboritum on Sunday and he tried to get frisky with me - I didn't like to argue too much seeing as his head was about the size of my whole body. It's not that I'm a chicken, but there are limits to bravery, and it was definitely not a good plan to thwart his advances, just in case he took offense and ate me.
Daddy told me that we're having Chelsea - my girlfriend - for Christmas this year - I'd rather have turkey! Having Chelsea here to stay for a whole week is just about the best Christmas pressie I could get, I can't wait!
I had a great time with Daisy, even though she duffs me up a lot. She chased this man one day, he was about 6ft tall and 16 stone and she is a wee westie, but he really ran away...it was hilarious to watch! What a big chicken!!
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