Dog Diaries – Dog Personalities Part 1

Have you ever taken notice of your dogs personality?
All three of our dogs have very different personalities and levels of intelligence.

These dogs know when specific things happen. Example, Scrappy listens and watches the washing machine on its final spin, then she yaps and comes to let me know the washing is ready to be hung outside, I must then go and get the washing and put it outside, otherwise she doesn’t stop coming to call me. Then its the big race of who can get to the other side of the garden first, she nips at Shaggy’s legs to slow him down and he in turn nips at her neck to slow her down. Same story if you let them out into the front yard, the race to the gate this time. Scrappy plays with Shaggy as if he was a Sheep. She tries to herd you, so you go where she wants you to go even though it might not be where you want to go.

All three dogs have been taught to sit before they get there food. Scooby gets her food first and sits nicely, she is always enthusiastic about getting her dinner. Shaggy well what can you say, he takes some coaxing to get him to come and sit for his food, once he has sat he sniffs the bowl and leaves, if there is nothing nice in his bowl he want stay. Scrappy want sit unless Shaggy has just come and sat for his food. Other times she lies where her bowl is suppose to be and then won’t get up and sit for her food. Other times she also needs convincing to come and get her food. Scrappy is a very messy eater, she chews the food outside the bowl, in the middle of the floor, outside where we occasionally leave the pellets, so nobody will eat it. There is always a mess beside her bowl. Shaggy and Scrappy never rush to eat, you could never actually get them to eat. Scrappy can be lazy and will lie down to eat her food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another example is when Dries arrives home from work, they listen to the sound of the car coming up the road, by the time the car is at the gate they are up and ready, Scrappy barking, they like to welcome you home in a big way, Scrappy barks and yaps, that horrible yappy sound dogs make. Shaggy barks a bit and cries, Scooby barks and occasionally cries at Scrappy for Scrappy to leave her alone. On special occasions Scooby and Shaggy will give you the welcome howl, (the way a Wolf howls).

 

All of our dogs have had a time whereby they all watch TV. Scooby’s favourite programme is ‘Meerkat Manor’ on National Geographic Channel. Shaggy tends to watch the same thing. Now Scrappy is a different story. Since she first arrived she has been obsessed to watching TV. Any channel with anything on it and often she will go right up to the TV and search for where it is if something goes missing off the screen, that was there a second ago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scrappy talks, moans non stop, you certainly know she is around all the time. She makes her opinion known when you are busy in a conversation. Occasionally she will talk to the TV. To be continued…

 

Come back soon for Part 2 of Dog Personalities

 


 

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Dog Diaries – The Mischievous Digger

What can I say, Border Collie’s like to dig. In fact, all the dogs we have had, liked to dig. We find the digging seems to stop at around 18 month or so but before that, they sure can dig large holes in the garden.



We have been through this with Scooby and Shaggy and now here is Scrappy the ultimate digger. The problem with diggers is, they don’t just dig a small hole, they make sure it is large enough for you to see it and to know who has done it because of the signs, the brown nose and filthy brown paws – which are even filthier when it rains. It is difficult to catch the digger in the act as you normally find out afterwards when you go into the garden and see this lovely big hole, but, you do see the guilty face/dog that dug the hole. The culprit has this guilty look about them and is very submissive (trying to kiss up to you and act innocent), as they know it is them. This is exactly how Scrappy reacts.

It’s a well-known fact that dogs love to dig but they take it to another level when they dig rather large holes, which of course our Scooby did when she was still a puppy.

     Although Scrappy’s holes are big they aren’t as big as when Scooby use to dig, Scooby had the pleasure of showing the garden and grass who was ‘the boss’ and who was the ultimate ‘garden landscaper’. Scooby took this experience she had, with digging her landscaping holes and put it to use advising Scrappy on digging her first hole, of course Shaggy did not wish to be left out – especially after digging his fair share of holes himself – he stood by Scooby as they advised Scrappy in the art of digging holes and creating the lovely landscaping we wish they would not participate in.



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Dog Diaries – The Cat Incident

Dog Diaries 6 October 2017

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Scooby (12), Shaggy (6) and Scrappy (1) do not like Cats. They have a serious dislike of them. Most Cats do not attempt to come into our garden or even come close to the gate. When you mention the word CAT they will start looking out of the window, going to the door or often barking, they make their feelings known about CATS.

Last Monday afternoon a big Ginger Cat decided to come into our Garden, and we didn’t know. As usual when I went outside the dogs always go with in a big rush. Shaggy and Scrappy are first through the door and run like crazy to see who can reach the gate first.

Scooby who lags behind as she is an Old Aged Pensioner now, takes things a bit slower. Surprise, Surprise she turned and saw the Cat and that was it. Shaggy and Scooby ran to get it. The Cat jumped onto Scooby’s shoulders, digging her claws into Scooby back and shoulders.

 

Both dogs were fighting with this Cat, they both managed to get cuts and bumps but nothing too serious. The Cat ran into the corner and they cornered it. By then, I am screaming for my son to come fast, shouting “they have a Cat”. Out he comes and gets into the middle, to try to get the dogs away, he did manage and with lots of shouts and screams we managed to get them into the house. The Cat jumped up into the Frangipani Tree, out of the way.

The dogs were so excited after that and just wanted to go outside, but we kept them in just in-case the Cat was hanging around. Lots of excitement from Scooby and Shaggy, as old as Scooby is she can still run around when she needs to. Scrappy had no idea what all the fuss was about and was just running around wondering what to do but after the fight she was barking at the TV thinking she had seen the Cat.



After a while I went out and found the Cat had gone. The Cat was fine and no worse for wear and has not been back since.

 

Come back next Friday for more adventures of Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy in Dog Diaries.

 

 

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