Thursday, 26 February 2015

For Simone...Just William

William smiling fir the camera

After yesterday's homage to everything Scottish, Simone requested that I do a short blog entry about William, a blog that explains his personality.
Welsh terrier dogs tend to be overly bouncy , cheerful characters. They have strong personalities, are quick to ignore  commends when off the lead and are sociable with other dogs and humans alike.
They are also extraordinarily affectionate dogs who love to clamber on top of you at a moments notice.
People over 50 like them so much for they always remind them of those dogs on wheels kids of a certain age used to have when they were learning to walk.


William is a gentle soul. He is polite, which is a rare trait in dogs, will never snatch a treat and will stand quietly when being examined by the vet. On meeting strangers he will stand and smile a greeting before sniffing hesitantly at an outstretched hand. Only then will he place his paws onto a thigh or knee .
He is a dog strangers are often drawn to
He will sit and watch, when other dogs would bark and snap and for 18 long months he was obsessed with Mary the disabled rabbit,, so much so that he would sit for hours in front of her hutch , just
staring at her.
His ability to wait and watch knows no bounds.

In short.......hes a lovely dog


30 comments:

  1. William is certainly handsome! I've never seen a Welsh terrier in person. I imagine they must be pretty rare around here. So are Scotties, come to think of it. Your crew would be a sensation at the dog park! :)

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  2. Thanks so much John. I am over 50 so no wonder I like him so much! I often sit and stare. I would love a sweet William to do that with. x

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  3. he has such a wonderful smile!

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  4. I've seen them in Australia, but they are quite rare I think. William looks so friendly. Do you recall the tv series Fortunes of War and the chap who used to tow around a blind charity model collection dog?

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  5. now do a post about Meg........please :0)

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  6. Love William. And I do remember those toys and I am over 50.
    Rosezeeta,

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  7. The ability to sit quietly? I think I'm in love!

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  8. William is a magnificent boy. I have never seen a Welsh Terrier in Australia.

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  9. Sweet William indeed !
    My kids had those push along dogs - showing my age now !

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  10. Makes me think for a moment about a dog,

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  11. Makes ME think about a dog, too. And I'm usually a cat person.

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  12. Charming dog and charming walker! We certainly did not have such cool things when we were young here in the states. Nor have I ever seen a Welsh Terrier that I know of. You expand my world, John Gray!

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  13. He is a happy looking little soul.

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  14. What a sweetheart....could just cuddle him now..x

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  15. Awwwww I want a William! :)

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  16. I often stare at rabbits too, though perhaps for different reasons. Lapin a la moutarde is a favorite.

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  17. Sweet William !
    I loved his friendship with Mary.
    William and Watson would be very great friends.
    They are both gentle souls.

    cheers, parsnip

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  18. I adore all the terriers - Borders, Patterdales, Welsh and Airedales (plus Scottish of course)

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  19. Gorgeous pooch. I love the descriptions of the different personalities
    Twiggy

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  20. He sounds like a sweetheart. Who is the other dog in the picture with him? I don't recognize it as one of yours.

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    1. Zoe, thats jess my sisters patterdale...now shes a feisty bitch!
      Her and Meg hate each other

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  21. My best friend had one of those dogs on wheels. Her family didn't have much money and she was desperate for a dolls' pram, so her dad tied a shoe box on to the back of the dog and that was her dolls' pram.

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  22. Love William best of all. For your delight and delictation.......Great British Sewing Bee.....Patrick in a kilt.....Lordy, Lordy!
    ps I deleted this comment from your newest post since it felt out of place there.

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    1. Chris is mortified ryan is out!

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  23. I loved the William/Mary connection...

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  24. Scared the effin life out of me one of those dogs on wheels. I thought maybe I'd end up stuffed and on wheels as I presumed the dog had been, being too scared to examine it closely. Perhaps that sounds silly, but I was about three (and silly)...

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  25. I love a smiling dog, Rosy has learnt to do it, the Pug tries but she just falls asleep.

    William is gorgeous, I do love a polite dog .... perhaps he could teach my trio some manners ;-)

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