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PostSubject: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyWed Jun 27, 2012 3:30 am

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Herbert has been held for us whilst we found a space for him and these are the updates we have been getting on him

Herbert will be going straight into foster with Lynn in Suffolk

he was picked up by a friend of mine tied to a
tree. No one would go near him as he was barking and people said he was
dangerous - thank god my friend knows dogs having 8 of their own, as all the
boy was doing was barking for attention.

He is a mastiff cross of some type, probably approx. 10/ 12 mths old as he is
not the cleverest lad and still very wiggly and silly. He has been fine with
other dogs but a bit head on with his approach but no aggression - just
stupidity.

Has now vaccinated, chipped, castrated and wormed the boy.

I think he was probably locked up indoors, possibly caged as his nails were
extremely long and he was clicking with his nails as he walked over the
kennel floors. He is used to travelling in a car or van and just jumps
straight in, and unbelievably walks fairly ok on a lead, but ask him to sit
and you will be waiting for 5 minutes for his bottom to stop moving.........

We gave him the name of Herbert - coz just one look at him and his wiggle,
along with his silly grinning face just made me think he was a RIGHT
'Erbert........ He has also put on weight as although he was thin he wasn't
extremely thin - just no muscle really.


Since his castration,
he sucked the glue (My vets use glue instead of surface stitches, less
irritation), Just the glue and had to be re-glued and buster collar put on,
which he broke and sucked all the glue away again - so has been stitched and
another buster collar. He thinks the collars are for bashing people and
running head first into walls, doors etc. He again today had his collar
replaced. He is the biggest stupidest dork of a dog I have had the pleasure
of meeting, but he has also been beaten. We thought it may have been the
case but is now confirmed as when for the umpteenth time he has slammed you
into a wall with his collar coz he has again misjudged all distance and you
raise your voice and call him a few expletives - he drops to floor and
wets himself. You say sorry lad but that did hurt and he then gets up and
does the same again....... at which point you learn to quickly grab his
collar and try guiding him instead........ again not easy when he is trying
to turn to see you - bless him...... Brains are just not his forte I am
afraid, but love he has so much. So I think an owner who is very large to
take the knocks but with a very large heart and they'll suit each other fine.
But he is doing fine and now recovering nicely.

he is lovely,
cuddly, very affectionate and sweet but also the most stupid idiotic dog I
have come across for a while, but you can't help forgiving him coz he is
just such a big baby. He is one of those dogs that will flatten you on the
floor by knocking you over and then sit on you, smother you in kisses to
apologise, whilst crushing you under their weight. Even the vets reported
that he cried when he had his pre-med for his op, yet the idiot was fine to
suck on an open wound and also fine for us to glue him back up with out a
murmur. Still I suppose the little brain he did have had been taken by
then.......... poor love.


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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyWed Jun 27, 2012 9:46 am

rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl Never laughed so much. Great write up on Herbert. Loving the name too. Lets hope he get a home when all is healed love him laughing laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyTue Jul 03, 2012 3:51 pm

What foster mum has to say about him

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He sits well, not bothered about cats, doesn't bother with children, prefers not to be played with by children, he does not react at all, just moves somewhere else.
Likes balls, likes squeaky toys.
Not food aggressive, even high value foods. Doesn't snatch food, will let you touch him whilst eating and will let you touch the food


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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyThu Jul 05, 2012 10:24 am

awww .......
cant help but love that great lump of silly soppiness
fingers crossed for a forever home soon Herbs love blow kiss
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video of Herbert

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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptySat Jul 07, 2012 11:46 am

Is that Max Herbert and Micha playing ??
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No the other dogs are the foster homes dogs
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptySun Jul 08, 2012 2:27 am

Oh! Better get my eyes tested then!!
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They do look very similar One is a Neo and the other a Neo X so you would think they were Max and Micha
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptySun Jul 08, 2012 3:08 am

loon I thought that Sharon too Rolling Eyes laughing

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HOMED big smile
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Good for you pretty boy, be happyHerbert - Mastiff type - HOMED 282620
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptySat Aug 18, 2012 8:10 am

Thought I would give you all an update on how Herbert (now Lars) is getting on with us.

He coped brilliantly with the four and a half hour journey home... dog in car

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He's investigated the garden...and the shed

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He's learning about chickens.. (good boy, he's doing really well for a 'townie', and we still have all 8 chooks)....

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He's settling in....

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He and Lexi are getting to know each other...

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And he is settling in with us too....

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So far all is going well - it is early days, but he has stolen our hearts, and Lexi and he are fine with each other (bar the odd little tiff). I've got both of them booked onto a dog training course that starts at the end of September. It's actually a class based on the KC Silver Good Citizen Award, as Lexi already has her bronze, but Rachel the trainer has promised to give Lars easier exercises thumb up

Welcome to our family Lars gold tooth
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptySat Aug 18, 2012 9:38 am

looks amazing and lovely to speak to you today. You certainly seem on the right track and look forward to meeting Lars once he has settled. Lovely photos xx
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big smile Such a happy ending for such a lovely boy. Wishing you and your new family all the very best xxx Be a good boy Lars xx
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PostSubject: A whole week of Lars....   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyFri Aug 24, 2012 7:00 am

....and it feels like he's always been here!

He has settled in really well, and is being fabulous!

He gives lovely cuddles...

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'Helps' me work.... he's always with me when I'm working at home laugh

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He's getting on brilliantly with Lexi - they have had the odd discussion but it's all been resolved (relatively) peacefully.

He also loves playing with the water from the hosepipe (just as you said Lynn! rofl ). Lexi's not so convinced! Hopefully this link will work!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150981924601199&set=vb.545081198&type=2&theater

Catherine, Martyn, Lexi and Lars xxxx
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyFri Aug 24, 2012 7:19 am

The link works fine, good to see him having fun and settling in well, thank you so much for the photos and update big smile
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyFri Aug 24, 2012 7:38 am

Phew - glad the link works! cool

Sharon, we absolutely LOVE him. He's a great lummox and oaf of a dog, but he has the heart and character of an angel.

When he's asleep and snoring he looks (and sounds) like a great big tiger asleep on the carpet! But he is so soft and gentle - he keeps nipping out into the garden and collecting windfall apples for me.... carries them in really carefully, and apart from slobber they are in mint condition!

He's been up to the yard and met the horses - and as usual behaved impeccably.

We've had a few people visit the house, and he's been really good with them too.

I just can't even start to imagine why he ended up dumped and tied to a tree no1 - he's no trouble at all!!!
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Sounds like he is doing well


You say you do not know why he was tied to a tree, I think some people do not realise how lucky they are to have such wonderful dogs in their lives
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyTue Aug 28, 2012 10:45 am

Hi All,

Just a quick picture ..... I think they like each other!!! thumbs

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fantastic well done
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PostSubject: Re: Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyWed Aug 29, 2012 1:55 am

Just catching up on this lad, really pleased he found a wonderful home he looks to have made himself quite a home with you guys. Loving the photo updates of how he's getting on, he's really settled well and fast becoming a scrumpy expert thumb up

Well done you guys for giving him a wonderful home, look forward to hearing more updates on this lad. thumb up thumbs clap

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PostSubject: A much overview update!!   Herbert - Mastiff type - HOMED EmptyWed Oct 03, 2012 2:58 pm

Hello All,

Apologies for the appalling lack of updates - we've been really busy!!! sorry

Lars has now been with us for about 6 weeks - stopped counting now, it feels like he's always been here, and there would be a HUGE hole if he wasn't with us now!

It's not all been entirely smooth sailing, but we are getting there, and 99% of the time Lars is as good as gold... so, what have we been up to?!

Some lovely walks....

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Getting to know each other better...

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Demonstrating our driving skills...

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Helpfully bringing required footwear to people....

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and of course.... and most importantly.... snuggling!!!!!

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We've also started obedience classes - first one last Sunday. Didn't go too badly but Lars's over enthusiasm when meeting other dogs makes life a little awkward at times. Let's say we are all learning, and all progressing!

Would we ask LBDR to have him back? Hell NO! This guy has his home for life and we are so so grateful that we are priveleged enough to have him here with us XX
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