Wednesday, 12 September 2007

My doggy from Tokyo

Tuesday was warm and sunny.

Lilly,Sally,Taffy,Jake and Dylan were already in the park when Diesel arrived.

A very large Japanese akita was also there without it's owner.

This is the same dog Diesel had met previously.

The one Diesel had told off when it had come too close to him.

Today it wisely stayed away from Diesel.

It also stayed away from the other dogs who were big enough or old enough to tell it where to go.

However it did take an unwelcome interest in young Taffy.

He did his best to tell it to leave him alone,whilst also doing his best to run away.

Being stalked was too much even for gentle Taffy who had never been seen to bark in anger before.

A fight with an ownerless akita was an unsavoury prospect.

As everyone had their hands full with their own dogs,Anthony decided to take Diesel away and find help.

Soon the park rangers were there and the dog warden was on his way.

Taffy's owner Ron bravely seized the akita which turned out to be rather less fearsome than it looked.

In fact it was very friendly.

The akita's owner reportedly had left it in the park earlier and had already been called to get it once.

When it refused to go with him he left it a second time.

When the rangers took control of it,they borrowed Dylan's lead.

It did not want to go anywhere with them either.

It took them quite some time to take it away to the dog warden.

Who knows what happened to the akita after that.

With the drama over,the dogs cooled off in the lake.

Sally and Lilly like to paddle but don't swim much.

Jake and Diesel have their own way to dry off after a swim.

Dylan and Jake left Diesel a ball to play with.

Diesel doesn't usually like balls.

But he does like balls which squeak.

He spent a long time playing with this one.

He just kept squeaking it.

When he wasn't fetching it.

Diesel uses his paws almost like hands.

On the way home Diesel practiced his squirrel chasing.

Fortunately he never catches them.

Unfortunately he lost the sqeaky ball whilst chasing this one.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Love bites

He is back the dog behind the blog.

After an absence of over a month the adventures of Diesel can now resume.

Once in a park many weeks ago....

Ella used to bark at the big dogs and chase them away.

They let her chase them too.

But she stopped doing that when her friend Toby died.

She also stopped eating.

Diesel and his friends get treats to encourage Ella to eat.

On Monday,when they were getting treats Ella bit Diesel instead of barking at him.

Diesel was not expecting that and gave Ella a telling off.

Ella was not expecting that because Diesel always runs away when she barks at him.

Diesel is still recovering from his first bite but Ella did not injure him.

He still likes Ella but she does not like him at the moment.

Dylan,Jake,Lilly,Sally and Taffy soon arrived.

Lilly was accused of being on drugs (on prescription of course!).

She pleaded "Peace man!".

Jake and Diesel played tug of war for a change.

Sally was the referee.

This went on for quite a while.

Then they got back to their usual pursuits.

They had a break for lunch,it was Jake's turn to catch it.

Lilly "Chillin' man!".

Diesel doesn't often compete with Dylan for a stick.

Nor does anyone else for that matter.

Diesel demonstrating that discretion is the better part of valour.

Diesel and Jake always have a last play before they go their separate ways.

This fast food was not fast enough for someone,but it wasn't Diesel.

This is young Roxy.

She is a bull mastiff bitch.

Diesel has only met her a few times.

He likes her a lot when he gets used to her.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Jumpin' Jack Russel

It was hot once more on Thursday

Diesel met a new Dalmatian which he liked a lot.

But it was not around long enough to find out it's name.

This is Megan,she is a six year old springer spaniel.

Diesel had never met her before but she is very pretty.

Dylan and Jake turned up to meet her too.

Anthony has fogotten the name of this Cairn terrier bitch.

This was also the first time they had met her.

Jessie and Chester arrived and Diesel gave Chester a telling off.

Only the second time Diesel had done that in six weeks.

It was Chester the first time too.

Tiffany soon turned up and swam at her first ever attempt.

While Anthony was pointing the camera the other way.

This is a Jack Russel called Boris.

Diesel knows Boris well.

But not as well as Jake knows him,ahem.

Tiffany met Jack and Polly.

Tiffany likes her sticks Diesel size.

Cloud spotting.

Diesel makes yet another attempt to kill Jake.

A rare picture of Dylan without a ball.

Diesel's tail seems to be better now.

Jake has clearly decided that he is now well and truly dead.

Zac was found in the lake with no owner in sight.

He had been there for half an hour.

When his owner tried to get him he swam to the other side of the lake.

Which is where he met the boys for the first time.

Zac has a lot in common with Dylan.

They both dig under water and they both hate black Labradors.

Zac was still in the water when everybody moved on.

This golden retreiver joined everyone briefly.

Nobody knows who he is.

Fudge arrived and introduced himself to Max.

Oliver is staying with Max temporarily and brought him to the park.

Max had never met the boys before.

Diesel really doesn't like this sort of thing.

Which is probably why he gave Max a telling off.

His third in about six weeks.

Dylan liked Max in the same way he likes black Labradors.

Which is not a lot.

Maybe Max reminded Dylan of Socks.

Maybe he was a little stressed by his run in with Zac.

This was not a good combination so Oliver and Max went the other way.

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Rabbit Fighter

Wednesday was another fine day.

Perhaps it really is summer time.

Storm is a new boy in the park.

He is a four month old Weimaraner.

This was the second time Diesel had met him.

Diesel liked him a lot.

But not as much as he liked killing Jake.

Dylan and Taffy chase balls.

Jake and Diesel fight to the death,again.

The boys cool off.

Taffy still does not want to swim.

The boys help Ella with her food.

She won't eat without some male competition.

Not since her friend Toby died recently.

Distraction training for Diesel.

He would rather go to play with the boys than do this.

This is Tiffany.

You would have read about her in a previous post.

If Anthony had written it yet.

She is a four month old Jack Russel.

Jake must die,once more.

A nine dog party.

Some of these have not met before.

What are those people doing in the park?

Tiffany and Molly.

Oliver arrives.

A gratuitous Dylan shot for "them".

Lilly and Sally join in too.

Oliver is faster than Diesel.

But only just.

Roby and Molly are Jack Russel pups like Tiffany.

They are Jessie's children.

Jessie likes Tiffany too.

You would know that if Anthony had not missed a few posts.

Despite her size Tiffany tried to protect everyone from some very dangerous looking cyclists.

Oliver and Diesel.

Like Jake and Diesel only faster.

Oliver has decided to go home with Diesel.

Change of plan.

Now Diesel is going home with Oliver.

Can you spot the Rabbits?

Diesel can,and point at them too.

Diesel's favourite bitch Diva.

Her recently adopted little brother Layland.

Layland thinks he is a big he dog.

One day he probably will be.