Posts Tagged ‘collie’

Take a second look at Elf

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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” Hi.  I’m one of Elf’s regular walkers, and I’ve become friends with him since we met at the beginning of March when I became a volunteer dog walker.  Elf’s a really special dog whom I’ve grown very fond of, and everyone at the home wants him to find himself some new owners, so let me tell you more about him.

Elf is a young dog, who’s pleased to greet you with a wag of the tail and maybe a sloppy kiss if you want one because he’s always happy to see people!  The home takes precautions with all their dogs, and so when you take him out on a walk, he might be required to have a muzzle on but do be careful because he tries really hard to take it off by rolling around on the floor like a hoover, which is very funny!  Being young, he’s got bundles of energy when you first go out on a walk, but he does calm down.  He’s a good boy and knows some of his commands such as sit, lie, and he’s good at stopping at a road if you ask him to.  He also responds to wait when we go through gates however he hasn’t quite learnt the art of “paw” yet and if you try it, you’ll likely end up with a kiss instead.  That being said, he’s a clever boy and would enjoy the stimulation of learning.  Elf loves squeaky toys and his treats, so he can always be bribed.

We recently took part in the Wag Walk in May, and managed to walk the longest distance of 6 miles.  I’ve come to the conclusion Elf doesn’t know he’s tired until he stops!  Although he loves his long walks, he’s also happy to take a break.  When it’s sunny, he’ll often find a shady patch and have a lie down or sit for some cuddles or a belly rub, or he’ll just to watch everyone and everything.  Elf has become fascinated in horses, although he’s not sure of them when they neigh.  He’s learnt to sit nicely if he wants to watch them run round a field and go over jumps.

All in all, he’s a lovely boy and I’ve got a real soft spot for him.  For some reason, he’s been overlooked in the home by potential owners but please give him a chance.  He may not bark to get your attention when you approach, but he’s a cute, enthusiastic, friendly dog who you can’t help but fall for once you get to know him.

- Jen ”

Elf is a young dog, who’s pleased to greet you with a wag of the tail and maybe a sloppy kiss if you want one because he’s always happy to see people!  The home takes precautions with all their dogs, and so when you take him out on a walk, he might be required to have a muzzle on but do be careful because he tries really hard to take it off by rolling around on the floor like a hoover, which is very funny!  Being young, he’s got bundles of energy when you first go out on a walk, but he does calm down.  He’s a good boy and knows some of his commands such as sit, lie, and he’s good at stopping at a road if you ask him to.  He also responds to wait when we go through gates however he hasn’t quite learnt the art of “paw” yet and if you try it, you’ll likely end up with a kiss instead.  That being said, he’s a clever boy and would enjoy the stimulation of learning.  Elf loves squeaky toys and his treats, so he can always be bribed.
We recently took part in the Wag Walk in May, and managed to walk the longest distance of 6 miles.  I’ve come to the conclusion Elf doesn’t know he’s tired until he stops!  Although he loves his long walks, he’s also happy to take a break.  When it’s sunny, he’ll often find a shady patch and have a lie down or sit for some cuddles or a belly rub, or he’ll just to watch everyone and everything.  Elf has become fascinated in horses, although he’s not sure of them when they neigh.  He’s learnt to sit nicely if he wants to watch them run round a field and go over jumps.
All in all, he’s a lovely boy and I’ve got a real soft spot for him.  For some reason, he’s been overlooked in the home by potential owners but please give him a chance.  He may not bark to get your attention when you approach, but he’s a cute, enthusiastic, friendly dog who you can’t help but fall for once you get to know him.Elf is a young dog, who’s pleased to greet you with a wag of the tail and maybe a sloppy kiss if you want one because he’s always happy to see people!  The home takes precautions with all their dogs, and so when you take him out on a walk, he might be required to have a muzzle on but do be careful because he tries really hard to take it off by rolling around on the floor like a hoover, which is very funny!  Being young, he’s got bundles of energy when you first go out on a walk, but he does calm down.  He’s a good boy and knows some of his commands such as sit, lie, and he’s good at stopping at a road if you ask him to.  He also responds to wait when we go through gates however he hasn’t quite learnt the art of “paw” yet and if you try it, you’ll likely end up with a kiss instead.  That being said, he’s a clever boy and would enjoy the stimulation of learning.  Elf loves squeaky toys and his treats, so he can always be bribed.

A dip into Cody & Jake’s new home

Friday, April 9th, 2010

in pond Cody and Jake are both settling into our home beautifully and in the short time they have been here have adapted wonderfully making it seem as if they have  always been here. 

They love to travel in the landrover or tractor and have taken to accompaying us on our morning ride, which means a morning dip in he pond halfway round.

Ferbie, our other collie loves Jake and they have been inseperable, they have also met the dogs from our neighbouring farm and all went well. Cody’s herding instincts have come into  play and all the cows are being told exactly where to go and that makes a grand change.  horse

We love them both, thank you.
Vanessa