Sunday 25th June to Saturday 1st July 2017
That’s obviously Teddy I’m talking about. The estimate we’ve had is that he’s between 12-18 months old, but we think it is most probably nearer 12 months as, now he’s feeling more confident at home, we are starting to see a lot of puppy behaviour. Of course, this means we have to keep our eye on him all the time. In addition, he is requiring more house training that we would have liked, but we think we’re getting there.
On Sunday afternoon I took Teddy up to the top of Upton Heath for our walk. Here he is heading down the hill.
And here’s a panorama from a few yards further down.
Being a site hound, though, he loves to stand and gaze out over the heath.
I’ve also got a couple of bits of video of him today. In this one he is playing with his toys in the garden.
I find it interesting that he likes his toys as when we first gave them to him he didn’t seem too sure what to do with them. Now he loves them though.
He also likes to race around the garden at times, and is in the process of completely destroying my lawn.
Of course, after all that running he’s usually worn out – so much so that on this occasion he had to lie in the shade to have a drink.
Mind you, at least in that photo he’s drinking from his bowl. You see, he’s also worked out that he can drink from the fish pond – and eat the fish food!
At least Jez and Max used to limit themselves to only eating the fish food that had fallen on the ground.
On Saturday I took him for another walk on Upton Heath. I had intended to do a long walk around the back of the heath, but as we arrived we met a lady with 3 dogs including a saluki cross (which she had muzzled, and a young wolfhound. So we walked with her. Well, I say walked. For the first time I let Teddy off the lead for his walk as all he wanted to do was play with the saluki cross. They spent their time racing backwards and forwards at top speed and he had a wonderful time. Here he is with the lady and all 3 dogs at the pond.
And he’s getting a lot braver when it comes to the water.
I’ll leave you today with photos of Teddy doing one of the things Teddy likes to do best, apart from playing and eating that is. Teddy likes to lounge and snooze. So here he is on the sofa in my sitting room.
Having a snooze on the sofa.
And snoozing on my bed.
And we have news. We’ve had his DNA results back and it turns out he’s not a lurcher, he’s a longdog. He his 50% Saluki (Persian Greyhound) and 50% Greyhound. His parents were both Saluki/Greyhound crosses and they both had a Saluki and a Greyhound as their parents. So now we know. It was a bit of a shock. We thought he had deerhound in him, although I hadn’t ruled out Saluki, and possibly poodle. But as a friend said, they are both short-coated breeds, so where does all of Teddy fluff come from?