Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wolf Hound Charisma


This is a dog of all dogs. I have only met up with one Wolfhound, once in my life and thought my God!
What a wonderful animal. He stood there like a king on the street, alert, calm and free.

Today I think if I moved to country living I would get me one because it is great with children and strangers . They look scruffy with prickly fur but good hearted souls. Sorta ......like......me lol

He would do great sitting in a garden following me around, keeping me company while keeping an eye out for bears, coyotes and mountain lions, which tend to lurk around more and more in people areas.

They were once prized by royalty and who would know better about dogs than the creme of society, used to the best.

My Dad used to like doing things and when we had a dog in the country, he would make it a wide collar of thick cow hide. He also knew how to insert some sharp metal studs into it.

People used to let their dogs run and I'd go bike riding a lot with my dog, so attacks from yards were normal things. Dogs would run out onto the street and my dogs' job was to defend me so he'd stay back to fight, while I moved on far enough to call him. He would then see I was safe and take off.
This particular dog I had was a local yokel born of a Cocker Spaniel Mom but the Dad must have been a lab. He looked like a lassie with a neck covered by a mane of white. He wasn't too big but of sturdy body.
Cheechen would swim the lake with me every day and then go on long bike treks. Needless to say, he was in great shape.
He was smart as the dickens and loved his life.

Well I'd check him over after such a fight, and this collar saved him many times. He would learn to turn in circles so fast he would be able to bite each dog circling him at least once on the legs and all they got was a collar and sore mouths.
The collar was bit right through, which means these dogs really meant business when they attacked him.
In such cases it's never a good idea to tie your dog because then he has no defense system. He can't run away or fight. It's always a good idea to put on one such collar though in the country .
This way you are both free to ride and run away.

If I had a dog such as this wolf hound, I'd do the same thing my Dad did. Make him a wide collar and even a thick leather body armor just in case of a bear intrusion. In times such as these, dogs are truly man's best friends. While keeping the wild animal busy, this buys you time to move away and hide and then get your best friend to follow you to your hiding place.

Today I dug up a French lilac tree which I planted some 8 years ago . It hasn't flowered once.
I think its because it wants a sunny dry place to live and I planted it close to my window hoping for some nice smells to come inside the house from it. But because I am on a hill its too wet and shady for it. So now it sits in a flower pot waiting for some rain and I have to see what fertilizer it will also require to keep it healthy. Now I have two such plants to go with the oak trees I am raising.
Because I leave my land natural I find so many earth worms in the leaves. These are good to put into your plants to make holes in the soil and fertilize them naturally and they are good to put into your garden for the tomato plants.
Every time I do this I get excited.
I don't know why.

I also have a Chinese lilac bush. These are great if you want a bushy hedge and the smell is incredible. Usually I like to mix them with roses so you have flowers all year long.
I don't do much gardening now but I still love it.

It's this Wolf Hound Charisma I have. I'm also Scruffy, prickly and put my nose into everything. lol

Have a wonderful day.:)


George said...

We always had a dog when I was growing up. We lived in the country and the dog would accompany us wherever we went on the farm.

Unknown said...

Nice blogging my friend!

SandyCarlson said...

This photo takes charisma to a whole new solar system!

A Lady's Life said...

George - Some of my best times were spent with my dog. He was truly my best friend.

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Steve :)

A Lady's Life said...

Sandy - this is an incredible dog.
Very calm and big enough so you can do what you want with him . Especially kids.Only thing is he is BIG like a small pony and probably eats quite well too.
I always think about emergencies when you need food for the dog and can;t get it. If he is used to just dog food it can be a problem. Little dogs can share a burger with you and thats enough for them.
I know if you ask them, Burger places give you a free patty if its for your dog.
At least Harveys always did.

Zuzana said...

Serendipitously, I posted about Lilac today.;))
I love Wolf Hounds. Once I dated an Irishman and he introduced me to this breed. I have seen a few in real life and they are very impressive.;))
Have a lovely rest of the week,

A Lady's Life said...

Hmmm An Irishman eh? lol
Well that's one way to come across a dog like this lol
We have a lot in common it seems Zuzana lol
Flowers dogs and horses that is ;)
Although,.... I did come across a few rosy cheeked Irishmen myself.;)