Monday, August 25, 2008

Newfie Land Rescue

This is for my buddy Satch, just so you know that you don't have to go in the water to rescue!

In March 2004, Melvin Dawe of Sandy Cove, Bonavista Bay, told of Nelson, whom he met at Harbour Grace in 1948 while his ship was in dry dock. A delivery truck pulled up at a nearby building, and while the driver was inside, a small child crawled beneath his vehicle. Nelson became aware of a problem when the driver emerged and started for the truck. The vigilant dog hurried to the truck and inched his way underneath until he could get a grip on the child's clothing, then backed out, dragging the protesting youngster. Evidently, no one but the sailors and dockworkers were aware of Nelson's action - certainly not the child's parents or the driver.

But on the other hand....A Newfoundland dog is not as avid a swimmer as you might imagine and needs a good reason to go into the water. Harold MacPherson writes in the first volume of "The Book of Newfoundland" that when one of his dogs, Billy, was ten months old, he was taken along by a group who went to swim in the ocean. They failed to coax him into the waves but when MacPherson swam out some distance, yelled for help, then threw up his arms and sank, Billy howled and immediately rushed to his aid. He never again showed any reluctance to enter the water.

So Satch I think you should convince your dad to go out in the water and splash around and sink, then you can time how long it takes someone to rescue him....

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Newfie Alert!

Alls well that ends well...Xin Xin was found and has been returned to her very grateful owner!!!


1 year old Newfoundland

Answers to XIN XIN (sin sin)

Went Missing Aug 11th, outside Starbuck’s in Duncan. Has been in the Country 2 weeks imported from Germany. If you have seen her please call
250 746 0808

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Dog Show World

We just spent the last two weekends getting up at 5 a.m. every day, going from one end of the island to another, from Campbell River to Victoria. After hours of refurbishing I had my 2 minutes of fame in the ring. Why is it those strange people want to touch and feel me all over? I mean all over!!... I just don't get it...I might have a little sniff here or there but to touch...not!!!...So I just sat down, enough is enough.

The best part was the girls, yup there was lots of them, I even tried to get close to one after the show but dad pulled me away from her. She was hot!! I also really like the Portuguese Water Dogs, they are always hanging out at the same time so I get to check them out too.

Mom told me that after last weekend I would have some time off to hang out at the beach. I would much rather be swimming instead of running around a ring, but if it makes mom and dad happy, I'll do it.

Dad keeps talking to me about my tail. I really don't get it...whats the big deal. They spend hours combing it and all they want me to do is keep it down. Nobody can see it then!

It was all very exhausting, but lotsa fun! I think its time for another nap.