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Monday, August 25, 2014

BUDDING AFFAIR -- MAN AND DOG

I came across this Australian Cattledog and his owner while they were eating their lunch outside at a bagel place (dog having fun eating ice cubes). Of course, I always like to say hello to a dog where upon a conversation ensued. I found out this little dog was only fourteen months old and is known as an Australian Cattledog. He will grow to considerable heft as he ages. He sure had a great personality! His owner picked him up and asked for a kiss -- the dog responded like he understood English, and I believe took the owner by surprise as the dog smacked a kiss on him. I was taking photos of the two and caught this on camera and thought I would share it with you all.




Owner, "how about a kiss." 




Dog: "you got it."



Owner: "hey this dog is smart, he understands English."

Looks like love to me.


12 comments:

  1. Just charming. I bet you smiled, too.

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  2. Joanne -- I sure did and laughed too! Thanks for stopping by -- barbara

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  3. I just saw another blog of a love affair between dog and little girl and must make the same comment. Isn't it great when two individuals fall in love, even across species! Love anywhere is great!

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    1. Barb -- I think we are hard wired to other forms of life besides humans only. Pets are like family for many pet owners -- surely a sign of love and yes I agree love anywhere is great! -- barbara

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  4. (This may be a duplicate) You have great photo taking reflexes. And the dog seems a darling. When on vacation last summer my daughters and I stayed at a B&B where an Australian "sheep dog" lived. He had a great personality, the owners said he was very smart and, at age 9 or 10, he was built like a small tank on legs. Don't know if he was actually a different breed than this cattle dog.

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    1. June -- Interesting that you ran into the Australian dog last summer. I have a feeling it was an Australian cattledog as they get quite large -- and I believe they are used as herders. I ran into an Australian cattledog in a sheep pasture years ago -- he lived with the sheep -- he protected them from coyotes. Had fun taking these photos. thanks for the nice comment -- barbara

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  5. What a fun vignette! I love seeing dogs & their people that communicate so well! Great photos, Barbara. You understood this pair because of your own relationship to your dog friends, yes?

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    1. Rita -- Yes, I confess I love dogs. I've always had dogs up until now. This apartment place does not allow dogs so I probably will move next summer to a place that does. It was fun for me to take these photos. -- thanks barbara

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  6. This makes me smile. Hope I am not posting twice. Something odd about the Internet today.

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    1. Glad it brought a smile to your face -- it did mine too! -- barbara

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  7. Nice ones - a real life series.

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    1. RuneE -- thanks -- it was a real life situation and I was lucky to catch it. thanks -- barbara

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