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    steviesun

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    Saxen

    Post  steviesun on Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:29 am

    Well nearly three years ago we were demonstrating and selling at a woodfair here in devon, uk. Come the end of the first day it was raining, raining, raining. Long story short, if we hadn't been hanging out where we were to keep out of the rain to eat and socialise we wouldn't have met this litter of pups. Well, the last few out of 10. They were 12 weeks old already, and it was another 3 more before we got to bring ours home. The last blond pup, one of two in the litter. We sometimes see his blond sister and at 2 she was still gangly where Saxen wasn't (bar his paws, he's never grown into them). His mum's collie/greyhound/saluki (and his looks mostly come from his mum's side, many of his uncles are golden/silver brindle), and his dad greyhound/deerhound/collie/bedlington terrier. His family are bred as pets, companions, and hunters. Pre-ban his family were actively used for deer hunting, now post-ban and many of them still deer hunt, just they're less encouraged than they were. But enough, here he is:


    12 weeks old, a few days after we got him.



    Taken last summer. I know he's hiding, but I love this picture. It's in this year's calender for a rescue charity I sometimes get to support. He's Mr. July actually.


    Another from 18 months ago. A winter's day on dartmoor. Same time this year dartmoor was covered with a foot of snow. That's the secret of why we english always talk about our weather - because it's never boring. I love this photo too. It's a dangerous look about him, 30mph can be reached a heartbeat, long before you have the chance to shout any commands to stop or leave or recall. My boy lives to run, eat well, and sleep well.

    Last one, bit smaller. Saxen and his 'dad'. Spoilt? You betcha.
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    Timothea

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    Re: Saxen

    Post  Timothea on Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:26 pm

    He's beautiful! Yeah, those lightning fast dogs are gone in a flash aren't they? Guess it was Fate that brought you to him that day, lucky you!

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    Post  steviesun on Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:43 am

    Timothea wrote:He's beautiful! Yeah, those lightning fast dogs are gone in a flash aren't they? Guess it was Fate that brought you to him that day, lucky you!

    Yes, him and us was fate. For several reasons.
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    Kelly
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    Post  Kelly on Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:52 pm

    Oh gosh, he is so handsome. Do you have more pictures?

    I love his face... it's so... deep and soulfull. I betcha he's a thinker.


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    Post  steviesun on Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:56 pm

    He does get told he has soulful eyes. I wouldn't describe him as a thinker much. He plays dumb. For example, he can open all but one of the internal doors of our house. Except when there's a human to do it for him. Sometimes he's as good as gold (our golden boy) and sometimes he'll do things like decide to try and get the herd of bullocks to play chase (umm yes boy, they will happily chase you)

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    Post  steviesun on Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:13 am

    Kelly wrote:Oh gosh, he is so handsome. Do you have more pictures?

    I do have more pictures, because everyone loves puppy pictures right?


    He still prefers to sleep on his back. Preferably with a pillow of some kind.

    Washed out by this tummy bug. I'll post more pictures when I'm feeling better.

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    Re: Saxen

    Post  steviesun on Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:46 am

    Week old photo

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    Auntie Crazy

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    Post  Auntie Crazy on Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:00 pm

    Lovely story; beautiful, beautiful dog. Thanks for sharing!


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    Post  steviesun on Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:19 pm

    Thank you. It's always nice to hear others confirm that he's beautiful. I though, at 20 past ten in the evening though it's time to go and give him a cuddle and take him for his last walk of the evening. Which should have been an hour or more ago.

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