To Ray with love

I mentioned a little while ago about doppelgangers for animals and have seen Zak several times since writing it.
I saw the owner the other day and asked if they would mind if I took a photo of Zak for my blogging friend Colin. I didn’t have my camera at the time, but they said they certainly wouldn’t mind at all.
Hubby was with me, and he’s a sucker for dogs too, so as I held Maggie, he went over for a fuss.
Zak is what we term a ‘sit on your foot’ dog. Usually associated with border collies, we have found that if a dog likes us, they tend to sit on our feet or lean in really close (as did Lotto that day though I have since found out his name is Otto, sorry sweetheart).
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They had another dog with them, a two year old black GSD which they have only had for a few months. She was gorgeous too, and didn’t miss out on the fuss either. Her story is quite sad as she’s fine with people and children, but a bit twitchy around other dogs, another reason to keep Maggie at a distance. When it was my turn for fussing, she leaned into me, ears back for a head rub, and then plonked herself on my feet.
There is a dog locally that is a cross between a papillon and something else.
We have been warned already by the owner that his dog can be flakey, not only with other dogs but also people, so I have not touched it. In short, it is a bully and has attacked this GSD three times, which is playing havoc with their efforts to socialise her and allay her fears.
Hubby and I think she was possibly bullied by other dogs when she was in kennels at the rescue centre.

You can imagine how thrilled I was when there was a knock on my door and the owner stood there with an envelope. Inside was a photo of Zak, though I am still welcome to take my own.ย They had mentioned they’d drop one in, but I didn’t expect it.
So Ray (and Colin of course), meet your doppelganger.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to To Ray with love

  1. colinandray says:

    Very good! Now if he would just cross his front paws! As an aside, and noting the comment about bullying in a shelter. The dogs in shelters here are only allowed to “mix” under very rigid conditions. Proven compatibility, constant supervision etc. , so bullying is unlikely. I would imagine that your shelters operate in much the same way. For our beloved Ray, the safety of his own “caged area” was in itself an issue, because German Shepherds/Alsatians do not generally do well in small enclosed areas. Ray was on sedation meds, while he was there, to stop him from losing self-control and hurting himself..

  2. Very close likeness!

  3. joyroses13 says:

    Very nice!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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