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Duke (or as I can't help feeling fits him better: Doop) has come on by leaps and bounds. He's now pretty reliably coming when called, and although I'm still not entirely comfortable about his interaction with smaller dogs, I'm hopeful that we'll get there in the end. He is definitely becoming increasingly active and needing more exercise (and enjoying playing too). He still can't take a hint (such as 'MOVE DOOP!' (push), and is a Wall of Dog all on his own.

He was neutered last Monday ( I felt terrible: he trotted in so happily without a backward look at me, then he was so sad and droopy when he came home!) and needs to have his stitches out this week. So far no real signs of any behavioural change - though now I think about it, we met some dogs today off lead (robust larger ones and he had his muzzle on) and he didn't make any attempt to mount them, which is a bit of a change.



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lil_shepherd
6th Oct, 2010 07:17 (UTC)
Congratulations. It's good to see all that hard work pay off. For a lurcher he looks almost 100% greyhound, and he is a handsome dog.
bunn
6th Oct, 2010 18:40 (UTC)
Thanks! He doesn't run like a greyhound though - that sort of gallumphing lollop doesn't have the acceleration!

His coat still needs some work, but he is growing new hair, so I'm hoping the scurfy bits will clear up with time. Some of the baldy bits are covered already!
helflaed
6th Oct, 2010 07:44 (UTC)
He's gorgeous. I hope you find someone for him soon.
bunn
6th Oct, 2010 18:41 (UTC)
So do I: he thinks he is home already, so I really hope he won't be here long enough to really get settled.
ladyofastolat
6th Oct, 2010 07:51 (UTC)
I wonder what potential adopters will make of the assorted bottles of alcohol and Boxth of Tchopth in the background. :-)
bunn
6th Oct, 2010 18:42 (UTC)
Let's hope they focus on the Giant Dog in the foreground. :-D
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