Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Monty's Pedigree.



The older he gets, the more obvious it becomes that Monty is not at all a pure-bred Lab'.

He's a big lad, and looking through my Boy Scout's Book of Dogs suggests that his mother might have become friendly with a Ridgeback.

His overall appearance is still that of a Lab', but he no longer has that dewy eyed 'butter wouldn't melt' look that is so popular with bog-roll manufacturers. 

I understand that one can send off hair samples to some mad-scientist laboratory in Switzerland, and for several thousand quid they'll tell you exactly what mixed-up variety of dog you possess. Maybe Lady Magnon would enjoy an unusual Christmas present this year!

Any suggestions (about the dog) would be gratefully received.


I know you're wondering what Monty was looking at so intently; it was this vicious snake that had fallen into the pool. Cro (as usual) was obliged to save the day. 

Luckily it was only a baby!

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10 comments:

  1. Good grief, when I was walking through the grass next to your cottage all those years ago I had no idea you had vicious snakes!!!!!!!

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  2. Look old chap, word of advice eh? You can't give Lady Magnon a snake for Christmas. Just won't do. As for the dawg, well, I'd have to say there's definitely a spot of Pedigree Chum in there. Was his mother a dawg?

    p.s. should go without sayin' of course but I really wouldn't recommend sendin' away a sample of Lady M's hair to Switzerland either.

    Pip pip.

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  3. In Memoriam: R.I.P. Kristin. Seat 21C UA Flight No 93. 11. 9. 11.

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  4. I don't care what his pedigree is - he is still a mighty fine handsome pooch

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  5. Line of head, extended jowls..
    http://www.groomers-online.com/article.php/304/great-dane

    Agree with Elaine. He's still lovely.

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  6. My daughter's beautiful yellow lab, who looks just like Monty, was sold to her as a pure bred. The fact that he is as tall as a small pony says to us that a Great Dane is somewhere in his lineage. There are secrets in everyone's family.

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    1. Or Turkish Anatolian Sheepdog maybe.

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  7. The back of his head is a bit "Setterish" . . . Maybe. Anyway yes, he's a handsome chap x

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  8. I would say with a face as grand as that he deserves a pedigree with a title.....perhaps "Magnon's Magnificent Monty"

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    1. 3 M's. Rather like his full name of Montague-Macbeth Magnon. I like it!

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