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Picture of Hazel

Here is Hazel, in her sweater. It is cold out. I took her to the park, and she ran around. She is not usually much for running, but the cold invigorates her. i even threw a stick for her, but she just looked at me as if to say 'why did you do that?' She does not chase sticks.


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Nov. 28th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
That's a very fashionable colour Hazel is sporting!
Nov. 28th, 2012 10:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think she looks good in her sweater. She seemed glad of it today-- she does not like it put over her head, and we have to touch her feet to get them through the sleeve holes, but once she has it on, she is content enough.
Nov. 28th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
She looks a very compact sort of person. Very matter-of-fact. The no-nonsense governess or housekeeper, in a sensible cardigan. Of course she would not chase sticks.
Nov. 29th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
She is a compact and sensible dog. She worries. She takes her responsibility very seriously. (She is in charge of: answering the door, pointing out wrongdoing out the window, eating things left on the floor, and watching out for the cats.)

Sticks, not so much.
Nov. 29th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
Do you happen to know this?

I'm not even a dog person, but I cried happy tears.
Nov. 29th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
Yes, I have read it. Very funny, I have known dogs just like that.
Nov. 29th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this link! I haven't laughed so much in ages and so much of it applies to my lurcher!
Nov. 29th, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Fabulous, isn't it? :-)
Nov. 29th, 2012 02:31 am (UTC)
She's beautiful. I love brindles!
Nov. 29th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
She is a sweet girl. We have her, and an older cat, and our new kitten. She is unfailingly kind, to people, dogs, and cats
Nov. 29th, 2012 04:24 am (UTC)
Lovely sweater, and wonderful curled tail! :-D
Nov. 29th, 2012 06:45 am (UTC)
I do particularly love her tail. Kitten jumps on it now, and Hazel endures patiently.
Nov. 29th, 2012 07:20 am (UTC)
*snort* She is a lady, what do you expect? Pat her from me - lovingly.
Nov. 29th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
Will do.
Nov. 29th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)

The guest house I stay at in Cardiff, http://tyrosa.com/ has a dog which doesn't 'get' chasing a ball.
Nov. 29th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hazel has a dear friend named Hesperus. He is a boarder collie mix. He is the opposite of her--absolutely ball obsessed. Nice dog, but only wants to chase stuff.

Hazel, in comparison seems so reasonable.
Nov. 30th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
There is a dog int the picture on their website. She looks like she takes life seriously. hazel makes that face sometimes too, as if she has a lot to think about.
Nov. 30th, 2012 10:56 am (UTC)
He's a boy dog (Max) and is a big daft lump. :)
Nov. 29th, 2012 01:11 pm (UTC)
She's so cute in the sweater! I love her curling tail :)
Nov. 29th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Awww! She looks so smart and cosy! I particularly like the way her white collar and white paws match :)

She does not chase sticks.
Well you have to ask yourself, why would you?! XD Unless you're a collie cross of course, they will chase anything. Did I ever tell you the story about the "sheepdog" my dad acquired in a pub? He was a collie labrador cross which is a fatal combination as the collie instinct is to round things up and the retriever instinct is to bring them back dead. He'd only been on the croft a few days when he rounded up my granny's hens, killed them all and dropped them by the back door! Astonishingly, he survived the incident but he never made it as a sheepdog.
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Yes that is what Hesperus is like. He cannot help himself. If you have a ball in your hand he will look you in the eye, and bark until you throw it. (If you are not holding a ball he will bring you one.)

Hess has never been in the position to herd anything, but I have seen him do that collie slink thing-- and the staring thing too.
Nov. 29th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
"My life is a pit of despair."
- Hazel
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
She says that often.
Nov. 29th, 2012 11:53 pm (UTC)
she looks so cool - as well as so cosy!

lovely colour jumper - very episcopal - after all you live in a country where girls get to be bishops so its appropriate

love the lilac lead too

thansk - cheered me up no end
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:07 am (UTC)
Picturing Hazel as a bishop-- well... she is very compassionate and kind, but she does lack organization. And she likes to chase squirrels.

Glad you are cheered. I have missed seeing you on LJ.
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC)
bishops don't usually do their own chasing - they have archdeacosn to do that for them
they are the anglican equivalent of rottweilers
Nov. 30th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Now I am going to be falling asleep with the vision of middle aged clergymen chasing squirrels. (They would do as well as Hazel anyway, she never catches them!)
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:26 am (UTC)
ps re LJ

yes a bit guilty - my excuse list si getting like the 12 days of Christmas

5 WIPs
4 half sonnets
3 book chpaters
2 silly posts
and an overexcited PWP ...

but I will boxing and coxing with mylodon agani for Advent and then there is the SAturday poem - Auden this week
Nov. 30th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
That list is very cheering. Shows a great deal for us to look forward to. I can wait, barely.
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