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There is a thief in this house

He steals everything!   And he guards it too, so you have to do swaps if he takes something you want back.  Honestly, I thought lurchers were supposed to be thieves, they have nothing on Mr Ruggie!

He is doing much better on his legs now he's on pain relief, and is able to do decent length walks, which is a relief because doing double walks was a bit timeconsuming.  I am now more hopeful that we will be able to get his leg muscles built back up to where they should be.   On the downside, he has come down with kennel cough, but fortunately so far my two have not caught it so with a bit of luck it is a strain they have already had.

He does get a bit tired after a while, as you'd expect, and still needs help getting into the car.   He also likes the sound of his own voice (I thought that 'quiet when left' on the hand-in form was a bit optimistic).

He still thinks Brythen is awesome and wants to do what he does!  Except, he can't really see the point in coming when called.  Fortunately he can't run away all that fast.



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21st Aug, 2016 20:26 (UTC)
Presumably he only steals slow things :)
21st Aug, 2016 22:32 (UTC)
He's adorable.
22nd Aug, 2016 00:17 (UTC)
He'll be fine, and he'll learn to behave very soon. Your love is invincible.
22nd Aug, 2016 01:24 (UTC)
He is beautiful. Glad he is doing well.
22nd Aug, 2016 07:47 (UTC)
He is not stealing - he is retrieving... At least he is too pottery to stand on his hind legs and nick stuff off the work surfaces.

Glad to hear that the anti-inflammatories are making his life of crime a bit easier.

22nd Aug, 2016 09:20 (UTC)
He's not too pottery to nick things out of the waste paper basket though.... Oh, sorry. 'Retrieve'. :-D

I grew up with collie crosses, so I had the foolish impression that retrieving was about bringing stuff back rather than making little treasure troves of sponges, paintbrushes and credit card bills. But after all, Ruggie is a Golden Retriever so presumably is an expert on the subject :-D
22nd Aug, 2016 16:04 (UTC)
Ah, but nicking things out of the waste paper basket is just his well-meaning attempt to be green. "Reduce, retrieve, recycle." That's how it goes, right?

I guess a treasure trove created by a Golden Retriever should be called a Golden Hoard..?
22nd Aug, 2016 11:31 (UTC)
Aww, I'm glad to hear he's perked up with treatment, hope the kennel cough clears up swiftly too!
22nd Aug, 2016 13:25 (UTC)
It's impossible to be annoyed at that face, though! :-)

Hope the kennel cough clears up soon, and doesn't affect the others.

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