Lincoln

Friday, October 03, 2014

Sophie in the Sticks

Lincoln has been nagging to make an appearance here for ages now, he loves being the centre of attention. These pictures were taken on a cool morning in August, I must have been chilly if I was wearing my jacket on that day. You can see that Lincoln is wearing his muzzle (which is a Baskerville muzzle – it's humane and comfortable. Dogs can eat, drink and pant while it's on). It was really sad that people thought it was because he was vicious when in fact the little lad only had to wear it to avoid any shoe grabbing incidents which despite going to training and working on better behaviour had not evaporated entirely.

In the last six weeks or so we've since stopped walking him muzzled and instead, carry a sports drink bottle of water and the muzzle, just in case. Very occasionally he does still pounce on a shoe of mine (it's always mine!) but a quick spray of water and he stops immediately – he really hates water.

We've stopped going along to dog training classes but have kept up his repertoire. He loves it.

Sophie in the Sticks

The red check trousers make me feel really tall, which is no mean feat especially while wearing flats, I have to make sure they get worn more this Autumn along with my new boots and leather jacket. Rock on.

That's right, red trousers and a coral top, got to love a little clash!

Sophie in the Sticks

Lincoln has been part of our lives for a a year and a half now, he's such a possum. As I write this he is gently snoring on the sofa by my feet where he will stay for the evening, sound asleep. The thing about staffies that I just don't think many people 'get' is that they are the softest dogs, they really are. Bring them up right, give them enough exercise, socialise them, plenty of really tough toys, a low protein diet and bob's your uncle. I honestly can't imagine how any dog could be better company than Lincoln, he's a sweetie.

An enthusiastic greeting when I get home, kisses (I try to avoid these), cuddles, easy walkies, far better obedience than I've experienced before and he rarely barks at all. One happy little lad who adores human company and makes our family complete.

Sophie in the Sticks

Sophie & Lincoln x

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6 comments

  1. Aw, Lincoln is gorgeous! I think I need to try the muzzle and water trick on Mae- she's obsessed with my shoes! x

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  2. Look at his little face, it's a face you want to snuggle up to. I think the message about how a dog is treated impacts on its behaviour and demeanour is getting out there albeit slowly.

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  3. I've honestly only ever met nice staffies! So glad it is going well with him! He is cute!!!.
    Nothing wrong with your coral and Orange. Nice combination.

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  4. Aw, it's so sad that people have such a misconception about Staffies.

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