Did anyone watch this on ITV tonight? I found myself getting annoyed by a number of things! Mostly the amount of "designer" dogs that were in the list as it seemed like they were just giving names to things for the fun of it - Shepador anyone??
And then the other thing that annoyed me were the examples of some of the breeds they'd chosen, especially the Shar-Pei. It couldn't open one of it's eyes! Aaargh!
I was pleasantly surprised that Patterdale Terriers were number 46 - Kobi is a Patterdale cross.
The story about Walnut the Whippet was so touching. I quite liked Michael Ball's Tibetan Terrier, so cute. I also love the Cockapoo. I liked Louis Smith's Husky and love dogs of a similar type. I used to have a German Shepherd and still have a soft spot for them too.
Part of me was frustrated with the amount of designer breeds there were (and the names they were using), but there are so many of them crosses in rescues (and rescues generally use their designer names) that they probably thought that using them would help adoption rates - It would have been good if they used the owners point of view about their dog/breed and then picked out and highlighted a few of that particular breed from a couple of rescues.
Of course, there are two sides to everything so no doubt breeders have seen an increase in interest.
caz2golden, I agree! It would have been interesting to see and hear about the more less known/vulnerable breeds. The program really should have been a 2 or 3 part series!
lotsofcats, I loved the Tibetan Terrier! A customer has two, and they are a really lovely breed.
tonib: Sounds like it was a good job we didn't have Roman as a kitten then. He's never misbehaved like that, only his first Xmas with us when he half-inched the stuffing! - I hope that's not famous last words!
Jul 20, 2018 12:47:00 GMT
tonib: Lexie is another matter but usually not breakables - except potentially of herself when she fell behind the large display cabinet/sideboard on being left alone for the 1st time in our dining room aged 2.5 years!!!
Jul 20, 2018 13:27:50 GMT
tonib: She jumped on top (via the table I believe) & managed to fall between it & the wall & appeared to be suspended by her head part way down (the gap narrowed!) I had to get a burly neighbour in to help move it, quickly moving weight/breakables as pos. 1st
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:33 GMT
tonib: She was fine but got checked by vet just in case! That was a heart stopping time, especially her cries!
Jul 20, 2018 13:34:59 GMT
lotsofcats: I can remember when that happened with Lexi.
Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
tonib: You've got a good memory, that was in 2012 I posted on the old YC forum
Jul 20, 2018 21:51:09 GMT
Gillykat: Wooohoooo updated piccies of the two new girls been sent.....they look adorable....and as tthough they'll boss Monty around summik rotten! My poor wee man
Jul 25, 2018 19:23:44 GMT
Gillykat: Listen! Can you hear that? SILENCE!!! The three ninjas are all asleep I shall enjoy it whilst it lasts
Aug 3, 2018 8:37:19 GMT
lotsofcats: It won't be for long. When I had kittens I just used to sit and watch them for ages - are you doing that yet?
Aug 3, 2018 11:09:00 GMT
Gillykat: Oh yes......just drinking their adorable cuteness Been picking up and cuddling new boys too and they're starting to realise I'm a harmless idiot who gives them a treat every time I do so.
Aug 3, 2018 15:37:15 GMT
scallywag: Thought they were GIrls ?
Aug 3, 2018 17:23:20 GMT
Gillykat: So did we scallywag Turns out, once I got them home, I checked and both are boys I'm VERY pleased about this cos I adore boy cats....always had absolute sweethearts of that sex in the past
Aug 4, 2018 10:07:36 GMT