Thursday, 21 September 2017

Why I Love Dogs


This photo pleased me today.
The sight of four farm dogs leading their stranded livestock to high ground after the hurricane floods in Florida brought a smile to my face! Enjoy

51 comments:

  1. No other creature on this earth tries harder to please.

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  2. A smile -- and a tear.

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  3. Beautiful capture.
    Love this.

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  4. Wonderful - they look like every Lab. I've ever had !

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  5. Labs are amazingly intelligent animals. I've never owned one but friends of mine have had several and they were wonderful dogs. I love this picture, not just for the dogs but because it is taken in my home state where yes, there are many ranches. Florida is not ALL Disney World.

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  6. Lovely. I dont do dogs but respect them.

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  7. who's some good dogs? who's some GOOD DOGS!

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  8. Who is a gud dug, who are the gud dugs !
    Love Love Love this photo !
    "chkikin" strip for all gud dugs !

    cheers, parsnip

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  9. I thought this was a good (in many ways)photo too.

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  10. Wow! I have never seen anything like this before.

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  11. I love their simple desire to help under any circumstances. It may be a desire to please, but so what?

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  12. Just doin' their job with a smile on their faces.

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  13. Lovely photograph John, I hadn't seen it. Do you watch the Farming Life programme on BBC2 at 7? There
    was a glorious bit about seven dogs belonging to a farm all romping in and out of the sea and playing on the beach.

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    1. You can sense that the cows feel safe with the dogs ahead......incredibly moving

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  14. Koreans are probably the biggest dog lovers in the world.

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    1. That is the worst comment ever. Not funny in any way.
      Have you seen them skinning a dog alive ? Barbaric.
      awful just awful comment.

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    2. Barbaric, "worst comment ever"? Ha-ha-ha-ha! Take a chill pill Parsnip!

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    3. No I will not, the barbic action of skinning a dog alive ?
      Even making a joke about such a barbaric act is not funny.
      You should take a look to what is funny to you.

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    4. Anonymous4:50 pm

      Those lovely cows are being saved (and it is a lovely image) to face the horrors of the slaughterhouse. We pick and choose what we want to see and ignore the truth of animal agriculture.

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  15. They say a good working dog is worth four men. These ones are definitely proving their value.

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  16. Shouldn't the dogs be behind the cattle, nipping at their heels to move them along.

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    1. I recall in the floods in Cumbria, a farmer had his cows looked over by a Vet. The Vet said they all look well apart from a little bleeding from their legs. The farmer said 'that's what saved them, the dogs behind them nipping at their heels'.

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  17. The smiles on those dogs' faces! Work and fun all rolled into one! What a lovely picture John. Thank you

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  18. Heart Warming . . .

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  19. Labs are such good dogs; we miss ours.

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  20. I saw this & loved it too. I showed my daughter. Labradors & Retrievers have slightly webbed feet and are strong swimmers. Golden Retrievers were bred to be fishing dogs - diving to bring up fishing nets. Our old boy Sam used to do this out of nature & bring up crabs, large stones & once a discarded net full of old Oyster shells. People loved watching him.

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  21. Happy photograph of animals saving themselves as only nature knows how. No human intervention. Thank you for sharing it. I hadn't seen it before.

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  22. Humans could learn from these beautiful creatures I think.

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    1. Let's all sing along together.

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  24. You can almost read the cows minds .... 'if they can do it we can do it, they've never let us down before'.

    Love this photo :-)

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  25. Reinforces my view that animals could teach the human race a thing or two.

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  26. Labs just out having fun.

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  27. The best animals ever! My two keep me going, bless them ❤

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  28. And the thing is, those dogs were probably thinking, "This is the best day EVER!!"

    That's it. I'm getting a lab.

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  29. That IS a funny picture!

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  30. Incredible photo, nice to see something good.

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  31. There is certainly not too much to bring a smile to any faces these past days with those poor people in the hurricane's path ..
    This makes me want to go right out and buy a puppy .... or 2 :)

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  32. Did you see the story of Freida, The yellow Lab searching for people in Mexico's earthquake rubble, wearing goggles and boots. A great dog!

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  33. Fabulous. I wonder what breed the dogs are, just interested. We went to a dog trials at the weekend - if anyone doesn't know, it's a skill, usually border collies, herding a flock of sheep between three gates, parting 2 ewes from the flock and penning them. Those dogs are clever. The dogs are commanded by whistle and it's a timed course; it is very interesting to see. I love dogs.

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  34. I used to raise collies. One of my dogs was mostly a babysitter to the family he became part of. Must have pulled the 3 year old out of the road half a dozen times. I live in lakeland fl. The eye of irma went over us. Luckily i had removed rwo 50 foot oak trees in august. Out of electric for 9 days. Service dogs are the best, happiest when working. Love the photo. Head um up and move um out. The cows will follow.

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  35. I love that picture so much. Thank you for posting that.

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  36. I hadn't seen this photo. Thanks for sharing. Willl show a friend who has had a succession of labs through the years. Ironic but nice to find a Fla. photo on your blog.

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  37. Thanks for sharing. Willl show a friend who has had a succession of labs through the years.

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