Regular visitors to this page will remember Bok's friend Marley. He really is a lovely boy, and with some training should have been the perfect pet.
Sadly he's blotted his copybook. He recently chased and killed my neighbour's hens; something of which I would never have thought him capable. It is well known that once a dog kills, you can never really get them to stop. Luckily Bok is very good with Chickens. He has always tried to 'herd' them; it's the Border Collie in him, he would never kill one.
I must say here that Marley's owners also have another dog. It's like a small black Bulldog, with a wrinkled face and an attitude to challenge Trump or Tyson. We call it 'The evil black bastard devil dog'; which is exactly what it is. It growls and snaps at you. It's only visited us on two occasions (accompanied by Marley) and I was obliged to fend it off with a stick. Nasty bloody animal.
So, Marley's future is now in question. The owner of the hens quite rightly informed Marley's owners of the disastrous event, and I imagine he will now be chained up, or just kept inside their garage. His roaming-free days are over, and he has lost friends due to his bad behaviour.
Of course, humans also behave badly, and regular readers may remember that some time back we were forced to 'cut' a couple of naughty local miscreants; sadly Dogs are as difficult to re-educate as certain humans.
Poor old Marley; we'll miss him.
Our dog once killed a chicken that strayed into our holiday home. We felt bad but I think the dog could be excused on this occasion.ReplyDelete
It seemed so out of character; Dogs can be devious.Delete
Poor Marley, I guess it's what some dogs do. I don't like to see dogs chained up.ReplyDelete
Knowing his owner, I quite expect that's what'll happen. Someone has already complained about his vicious little black Dog (not me).Delete
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Poor Marley, he's such a lovely looking dog. At least he's still alive ...he might not have been if it happened around here.Delete
When we lived in Wales, our then Dog was friendly with another local Dog who was a Sheep Worrier. He was shot; luckily our Dog wasn't with him at the time.Delete
Oh Marley, Marley, Marley. I think in a tiny way it's also the owner's fault. I would never allow my dog to stray away on its own. I would always know where he/she is. Bok will miss him.ReplyDelete
Greetings Maria x
We would never let Bok roam like that, but we've become very used to certain Dogs visiting. We'll have to wait and see what happens next.Delete
Poor Marley, I hope his future will not be that bad.ReplyDelete
I hope so too; I've always enjoyed his visits.Delete
Poor Marley. He would never have been allowed to roam like that in this country.......I blame the owners. Too lazy to look after him properly with daily walks etc! He is a beautiful boy. What I call a " proper dog" !ReplyDelete
Out here it's a toss-up between being chained up for the rest of his life, or being allowed to wander around. I think the latter was preferable (until this happened).Delete
I had a neighbour who had several semi-working dogs. One decided to jump the three fences between our properties and visit my garden one day when a friend who is a dog owner and lover was staying. The dog threatened my friend with bared teeth and growls. Some time later it repeated the process with me when I was not in a position to just slip away as he advanced. So I ran at him shouting and I was fortunate that he fled. However he repeated the exercise and was only deterred when I wielded a very heavy blackthorn walking stick. His owner brought him round to apologise and he (the dog) was as friendly as could be as if butter would not melt in his mouth. I have never trusted a hard-mouthed dog since then.ReplyDelete
This little black Dog seems to have no fear. I waved a stick at him, and he still came forward; growling etc. He's a right baddun.Delete
Such a shame. I like dogs but not dogs that are not reasonably well trained. Large dogs especially must be trained. We had chained up dogs when I was young. I remember one who would if let of the chain, would straight away chase cows from instinct but he was not trainable to do it on command. It was not much of a life for them.ReplyDelete
Marley was always so well behaved, I was shocked to hear that he'd killed the hens.Delete
A dog would not be put down for killing a chicken around here. A shot would be fired near its backside to tell it not to come back if it was caught on the neighbours land again. Of course if it was sheep mauling that would be a different matter.ReplyDelete
I don't think anyone would kill a Dog for any hen related crime here either. Probably just beat it, when it has no idea why it's being beaten.Delete
It's the dna in him. Maybe he was hungry.ReplyDelete
Wolves are moving into Austria and killing sheep.
Another bad boy, a Russian comedian pretending to be the president of Armenia phoned Boris Johnson. Boris fell for it, and blamed the world's scapegoat Vladimir Putin who unlike the bumbling Boris is a man not without a well-developed sense of humour.
Wolves were re-introduced into The Pyrenees a while ago; the farmers shot them all.Delete
Mr. Cro is a liar but is unable to admit it. He will tell his grandsons the same shit.Delete
So sorry to hear about Marley and the chickens. I think it was all the fluttering of feathers. Maybe Marley wanted to play. To bad this beautiful dog has such a bad owner.ReplyDelete
I'm sure you're right; too tempting to chase after fluttering Chickens.Delete
Sad Cro because the behaviour of most dogs is dependent upon the way they have been brought up (with certain exceptions)so it is probably not entirely Marley's 'fault'.ReplyDelete
If you'd met him, you'd know what a lovely boy he is. I think it's probably just an in-built trait that he can't avoid. Pity.Delete