Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Group on Facebook

For all the walkers at Castle Walk, there is a new Facebook page opened for the group... https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/CastlewalkDogs

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


What a difference 8 months makes! July 2011 was the last time I took Steve to Castle Walk as he was suffering from intermittant lameness and was put on restricted exercise - this turned out to be OCD in both shoulders and he had a double operation carried out at Liverpool Small Animal Teaching Hospital in September, which has been a resounding success. He has had his 'bits' removed, also his ugly rear dew claws removed, he is now fighting fit and raring to go.

As the nights are getting lighter, I took him to Castle Walk late afternoon today and he met an old friend in Bear. Also a newcomer called George, a gorgeous rough coated little 6 month old terrier, owned by Lisa and Mark.

I found it hard to believe just how much Steve had improved and grown up in 8 months, his recall was really good and I didn't have to go chasing after him like last year when he'd follow other dogs/people home. He played and chased for ages with George and Bear later joined in. Could really have done with Anth and his camera there.... I must remember mine next time.

I hope this blog continues and the regular meet-ups occur through the summer months so all the dogs can socialise and have fun.

Lynne (Kira and Steve)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Problems at Haughmond

Hi everyone

It's been a while since I blogged but Polly and I have been lured away to the delights of Haughmond!! However I just wanted to give you a warning, and ask for help. There is a man who is there about 8am-9am every morning, he has two big ridgeback dogs, and they have been attacking dogs. They have had a go at Polly, who is in no way aggressive herself, and I had to grab one of the dogs as the owner didn't seem to feel inclined to do it himself.

The police have been told a number of times by a large number of people, and have done nothing other than 'talk' to him, he still keeps coming. He has said he know's no one can stop him, he has threatened one person with them. I know a number of people have changed the time of their walk.

Although Haughmond is a lovely place to go, and nothing will stop me walking there I tend to time my walks so as to miss him. Does anyone know what can be done to stop this owner for allowing his dogs to attack other's. I have no problem with him taking his dog's there if he keeps them under control, as I am sure others don't.