Sunday, 12 March 2006

Scooby

Picture taken from the Crufts dog show site .     Crufts,is a big dog show held yearly and is currently at the National Exhibition Centre in  Birmingham.We were watching Deal or no Deal last evening ,when a friend rang up to say ,A dog like your Scooby's on Crufts ,well we'd just come to a gripping part of the show so couldnt check ,so this morning I looked it up on the 'net and found the above picture ,does'nt he look like Scooby ?and reading about the characteristics of the Shar pei ,in the same piece ,could be describing him ! 

As many of you know we got him from Woodgreen animal shelter ,in Godmanchester ,Nr Huntingdon,in November 04 ,and he was about 16 months then ...he was very insecure ,but soon learned to trust us ,is very loyal to us ,,but still ,though not as bad, now has problems being home alone .We suspect he was left for long periods of time when he was quite young,at times he's been difficult to train! he has a healthy appetite ,but cant be bought by treats ,making training difficult ,however we think we are getting there ,he is very strong ,so with my dodgy back ,unfortunately I cant walk him on my own,but he does'nt hold that against me and is quite happy ,sitting beside me ,In fact he gets quite alot of excercise trotting up and down the hall from either lounge or kitchen,or where ever I'm at, when he hears the ping to tell me I have an alert,even if he's asleep he knows we'er off to the study to the computer lol ...and he can tell me when Maurice is nearly home long before its possible to hear a car engine,the bane of his life is a lovely big ginger cat ,who sits in next doors garden ,totally ignoring him in that regal way cats have !! He loves the car ,Maurice has a Shogun ,so Scoobs sits there in his seat behind me lord of all he surveys ,.................Have a very blessed Sunday everyone ,with love from Jan and Scooby xxx 

  Oh yes and bye bye from Kates Maddy ,better not leave her out !    

15 comments:

frdbrow7 said...

Aw - he's lovely!  Bet you get a lot of satisfaction from him learning to to trust you :-)
Freda

wobblymoo said...

He is just so lovely

haileen2003 said...

Yes! watched some of 'Crufts' I have had an Afghan and a Great Dane in the past and my Son has a Shih Ztu...but when the Shar Pei came on I said to Allan 'Our Jan on AOL has one of those'...Scooby looks so cute, and I bet he is such 'good company'
Enjoy your Day...
Aileen....x

madcobug said...

He is a lovely dog. Makes me wonder what has caught his eye on the first picture. Do you read Donna's ( Mosie) journal? She is using something to train her new dog to mind her when she takes her for walk. Scroll down to were Sadie is wearing it. Helen
http://journals.aol.com/mosie1944/MYCOUNTRYLIFE

jaymact1 said...

Great pictures of Scooby looks a bit of a character. Watched a bit of crufts of Friday evening it was the Hound group. What will be the Supreme champion?. Love Joan.

mllevl said...

Scooby does look a very powerful dog!!  Cute though. Great pics.  Eve

sdrogerson said...

looks very lovely but very strong.......

nedmoh said...

Scooby looks funny in photo no 1 ,is he practising to be a cowboy in his neckachief!!  Its marvellous that he can hear Maurices car before you can........Love Jeanxx

lsfp1960 said...

Hi Jan, our pets can be as challenging as some children.  I have herard that there is a medication that can be given for the seperation anxiety that some dogs suffer from.  I had a co-worker who had the same problem and the meds worked wonders.  Scooby looks like a lovely dog and I know he brings you both a lot of joy.  Linda in sunny (right this minute anyway) Washington

labdancer51 said...

Hi Jan,  Scooby is a gorgeous looking dog, both Jim and I love Shar-Pei`s and used to know a woman who had one called Reg.  He was called that because her hubby was going to buy a personalised car number plate but bought the dog instead with the money.  Hence calling him Reg...lol!  Are you going to watch Crufts Best in Show tonight? :o)

Sandra xxxx

elainey2465 said...

Awwwww Jan bless little scooby he is gorgeous! If he was entered into crufts he would win hands down. Take care love Laine and Oscar woof woof xxxxxx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/elainey2465/MyArtWorld/

jules19642001 said...

the crufts entrant looks so much like scooby. I bet your scooby would win him hands down though, he looks to have more personality.............Jules xx
http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

kokoapuffy1 said...

Loved the photo's of Scooby and your Grandson. We watch the dog shows, I make a huge bowl of popcorn...and the dogs and I share it and watch the show. LOL! It's fun to see the dogs react when the resident stray cat walks across the stage, at the Madison Square Garden.   ~Deborah

faircolleen said...

What a lovely dog scooby is and I love his name too cos I loved watching scooby doo! Christopher looks a nice little boy too

jmoqueen said...

Awww Scooby sounds lovely :-)  It's so good he's got a second chance and finally understands a loving home.  Bless him xx