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The Waterboy

This week’s ‘Stare of the Dog’ is a wet and soggy affair, as it is high time I turned my attentions to Dudley’s magnet like attraction to H2O. Of course, it’s not just him, as the Labrador breed generally seem utterly addicted to the stuff. As he is my first Labrador, the water gene came... Continue Reading →

An Ungentlemanly Act

This week, the ‘Stare of the Dog’ visits the unpleasant subject of castration, taking a look back at Dudley’s prized assets and their efficient removal. In truth, his plums were getting so large and obtrusive that it had become a reluctant necessity. Luckily for him, times have moved on, there would be no need for... Continue Reading →

Getting the Hump

This week’s 'Stare of the Dog' is a woeful tale of unsavoury skulduggery, for little did I realise the sheer mind blowing levels of social strata existing out there between our canine compadres as they rub shoulders together in public. The older Dudley gets, the more I notice the patterns within his behaviour around other... Continue Reading →

Total Recall

This week the ‘Stare of the Dog’ takes another look back at Dudley’s puppyhood and in particular, explores the fond memories I have of basic training. I say basic, in the sense that my understanding of dog training is limited, whilst his ability to demonstrate it is equally sparse. Most aspects of the scant control... Continue Reading →

Sound and Vision

As promised, the 'Stare of the Dog' is focusing its gaze on the good old days of puppyhood for a while despite Dudley, understandably, seeing the whole experience as one crushingly embarrassing humiliation, rather like when your father wheels out the home videos on your wedding day. Although the sensory force driving any hound is... Continue Reading →

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