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Run Dog Run


A dog ran past us today, while we were walking by the sea. Panting behind came a young man who stopped ahead of us and called "Stop,Stop!" The dog ran even faster and was soon out of sight. He explained that he was walking his parents' dog and it was not trained. Every time he ran after it or got near it ran on again. He said it was friendly and if we came across it would we please hold onto it until he could get the collar and lead back on.

Other Walkers

we finally got near to where it was. The dog was enjoying meeting other dogs but no one was able to hold it. As soon as the yong man came up, it ran on again.

Finally Caught

It stopped to get patted by another young man and I came up and crouched down to tickle its head and hide the approach of the walker. He finally got the collar and lead on.


The photo is not of the actual dog but it is very like.

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VinceSummers wrote on July 12, 2017, 8:03 AM

Dogs have way too much energy! Or is it that we have way too little? I come across many dogs each day. I'll write about one that was most unusual.

melody23 wrote on July 12, 2017, 12:09 PM

I remember a friend of my mums had the most obedient dog in the world, it would literally do everything it was told (looked a lot like the dog in your picture actually) unfortunately she only obeyed her owner for the most part. She also knew where she lived and you couldn't get her to leave without him. He was attending a hospital appointment one day and had left the dog at home because she just wouldn't go with anyone else, I was popping in throughout the day to let her out, she would go out do her business and go straight back into the house there was nothing else she would do for anyone other than her owner.

Problem was that mums friend ended up being kept in overnight and obviously Buckie (if you are Scottish like me that tells you a lot about my mum's friend) couldn't stay in the house herself so I went to try and collect her. She wouldn't budge and she had no lead as she never needed one and where we used to live that was allowed so it wasn't like I could put her on a lead and walk her the ten minutes or so to my house. I got her out the door ok, down the street a little but then she would just turn and run straight back scratching at the door to get back in. Eventually I decided to chase her, she liked running so this was working well until someone assumed I was trying to catch her instead of chase her and they caught her for me where she just turned round and ran straight back home! I did eventually manage to chase her home but shouting at all the people in the street 'its ok don't catch her, I have got it' once she realised we were going to my house she ran up the stairs quite happily and sat in her favourite place in front of the fire like nothing had happened while I tried very hard to get enough oxygen to my brain after all that running!

Kasman wrote on July 12, 2017, 2:06 PM

We used to have a dog like the one in the photo (border collie). Strangely for border collies it was a vicious brute and couldn't be trusted with children. It even tried to eat me on more than one occasion! It used to 'round-up' Mrs Kasman when she was hanging the washing up in the back green. After about a year of this we passed it on to a local farmer and the last we heard it was having a wonderful time herding sheep.

Kasman wrote on July 12, 2017, 2:09 PM

Great name for a 'Glesgie dug'! A neighbour of ours had one called 'Ovie' - guess what that was called after! emoticon :smile:

MegL wrote on July 12, 2017, 2:33 PM

Our one and only dog was a border collie. Lovely dog, it was like a family member dying when we had to have her euthanised.

MegL wrote on July 12, 2017, 2:53 PM

Hmm, I think Glesgie dug stands for "Glasgow dog"? But I haven't a notion about "Ovie".

Kasman wrote on July 13, 2017, 5:45 PM

Spot on with the dug! 'Ovie' stood for OVD - a brand of demerara rum popular on the east coast.

MegL wrote on July 13, 2017, 7:39 PM

Listening to Billy Connolly! But I would never have got "Ovie".

lookatdesktop wrote on July 14, 2017, 12:02 AM

Dogs love their freedom to roam. It comes quite naturally. I had a dog named Apples that was a hound and he was always running off to fetch a rabbit or any other wild thing it could catch. But it always knew where it belonged. It had wonder lust.

DanieGirl8587 wrote on July 14, 2017, 3:28 PM

Lol I love dogs so much and the only reason I have a cat is because they are a little easier and he can hide from son without me worrying about my son hurting him on accident.

MegL wrote on July 14, 2017, 5:05 PM

Yes, cats tend to stay out of the way more.

RuthCox wrote on September 17, 2017, 8:37 PM

Nice to see the dog was caught. Good job!

MegL wrote on September 18, 2017, 7:21 PM

The young man was looking after the dog for someone else, as a favour. I don't think he was too happy with the dog's training!