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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:51 pm

@Lily82 wrote:
I think these 2 short vids could be fun for you then XD

Here he won't let me drink my coffee


lol! lol!

Yes - certainly is reminiscent...when I want to drink my coffee before morning walk and Ami thinks that coffee is surperfluos, first he nudges me like Rascal, then it rapidly escalates into pawing, jumping up on me and grabbing my clothes with his mouth and pulling...by this time I'm laughing so hard, drinking the coffee becomes impossible...
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Mon Mar 23, 2015 4:54 pm

@amymeme wrote:


lol!  lol!

Yes - certainly is reminiscent...when I want to drink my coffee before morning walk and Ami thinks that coffee is surperfluos, first he nudges me like Rascal, then it rapidly escalates into pawing, jumping up on me and grabbing my clothes with his mouth and pulling...by this time I'm laughing so hard, drinking the coffee becomes impossible...

yeah, and if there's also some biscuit with the coffee, then it's impossible to keep them away XD
But he is nice, I think he never actually stole any food (yet), while I remember my old malamute would sneak inside and steal the bread my father was placing on the shelf... (she used to live outside as in Italy we had a huge harden and a wooden house she could use as kennel, the gate was open she was not leaving the property, great dog!)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:03 pm

Since I mentioned her... This was "Lupa" as we called her, as the full name was something like "Beautiful Lady of Darkness di Selvaspina" xD
RIP when she was around 12 y. o. but she left lot of good memories Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:19 pm

Also, I'll move to the scrapbook thread for all the pics and videos ^^ Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:32 am

HAPPY WEIRD-LOOKING CAT DAY EVERYONE! xD

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:10 pm

Welcome! wave

Your Rascal is very cute! Love the short videos Smile
I have been to Ireland and I have to say that it has definitely been my favorite place visited, by far!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:16 pm

Rascal is beautiful !!! I would say definitely a Wooly too. Im no expert though but from what Ive seen with Wooly's, besides their coats, haha, is that the have a very fine, almost delicate, bone structure in their face. I see it in Amy's "Ami" and theres a puppy in here named "Milo" (or Mylo) where I see it as well. Its quite pretty. Rascal, to me, has that.

Btw, welcome to the forum!! Smile

Ahh, and I read above what you said regarding Malamutes...I used to have one as well, he was an amazing dog. Anyways, its said the Malamute is more a "one man dog" while a Siberian Husky "loves everyone ", haha ...my Malamute didnt guard and wasnt aggressive, but he was definitely MY dog. I, just this past weekend on my hike with Kohdi, experienced a Malamute and his "guarding"...I honestly thought it just was a badly socialized dog (he saw Kohdi and lunged at him with that awful snarling and growling...Kohdi just looked at him like "WTF", haha) and I heard the owner tell a friend that his Malamute didnt like other Malamutes or Huskies...but what you said makes me wonder if its just a Malamute thing? mine wasnt like that but......he also grew up with a Husky Wink Anyways, your Lupa was beautiful Smile there is just something about Malamute eyes...I see my Malamute in the eyes of every Malamute I see.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Wed Mar 25, 2015 7:55 am

@Artic_Wind wrote:
Rascal is beautiful !!! I would say definitely a Wooly too. Im no expert though but from what Ive seen with Wooly's, besides their coats, haha, is that the have a very fine, almost delicate, bone structure in their face. I see it in Amy's "Ami" and theres a puppy in here named "Milo" (or Mylo) where I see it as well. Its quite pretty. Rascal, to me, has that.

Btw, welcome to the forum!! Smile

Ahh, and I read above what you said regarding Malamutes...I used to have one as well, he was an amazing dog. Anyways, its said the Malamute is more a "one man dog" while a Siberian Husky "loves everyone ", haha ...my Malamute didnt guard and wasnt aggressive, but he was definitely MY dog. I, just this past weekend on my hike with Kohdi, experienced a Malamute and his "guarding"...I honestly thought it just was a badly socialized dog (he saw Kohdi and lunged at him with that awful snarling and growling...Kohdi just looked at him like "WTF", haha) and I heard the owner tell a friend that his Malamute didnt like other Malamutes or Huskies...but what you said makes me wonder if its just a Malamute thing? mine wasnt like that but......he also grew up with a Husky Wink Anyways, your Lupa was beautiful Smile there is just something about Malamute eyes...I see my Malamute in the eyes of every Malamute I see.

 


My malamute was one of a kind, she was fine with other dogs and cats (fine as in, she wouldn't pay attention to them) but she was getting jealous if my uncle's dog was coming to us for cuddles, then she would chase her away. She was fine with people coming to my place for working, like the gardener, as long as they didn't touch her she would just sit nearby and look at what they were doing. Then she would go nuts with the postman and door to door salesmen, she was howling like crazy (she never barked, only howled her entire life) and leaping at the gate trying to bite their hands. She once bit a kid who was walking with my little nephew in the garden, apparently because he "slapped" my nephew on the neck for playing. She didn't hurt him at all but she kinda mouthed-bite him enough to scare him :p Then it was a damn tragedy to take her to the veterinary. He had to sneak behind her while we were distracting her to give her vaccines, and if there was something more to do, be it grooming or checking her teeth etc... we had to anesthetize her every time.
Then again, she chased away thieves a couple of times, killed small snakes, rats, "coypu" or whatever they are called in English (we had few of them because of a little river behind the house). And when only me or my family were with her, she then was the sweetest dog in the world XD
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:28 pm

"One of a kind" is exactly how I describe my Malamute. He is a dog I will never forget. When my brother and I would argue, he was protective but in a different way...instead of going after my brother, he'd lay on top of me (I normally would go and throw myself on my bed...yeah, I was a little dramatic, lol) and he'd lay on top of me so I couldn't get up and get my ass kicked, haha. On walks, when we'd come to a traffic light and have to wait to cross, he would stand on my shoe with one of his big paws, and lean his head against me, it was the cutest thing. Like yours, he never barked but he did have this rolling howl things, similar to a husky. There are just so many things that made him so special..they truly are like no other dog. There is a brilliant poem about Malamutes, I printed it out along with his picture and framed it. He lived a good long life of 16 years. His husky "brother" lived to be 17, but passed away before my Malamute. He took it hard. That's when I got my past 2 huskies, and there was this one thing that just amazed me. Those 2 puppies would run around the house like little terrors, haha, my malamute would be walking thru the house and those 2 puppies would come skidding to a halt...my malamute would lift his paw and place it on the puppies forehead and they both would immediately bow down. It was amazing to watch!!! Although the puppies I think "helped" him, he really never was the same when the Husky passed away. Sad

Anyways, your Rascal is just beautiful. Welcome to the forum Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:12 pm

Amy wrote:
There is some speculation that woolies have a lovely, sweet disposition.  Ami supports that belief, even if it is a myth.



I am curious about this possibility. Lyra certainly supports this: she just makes people melt. And she is very "woolie". Both her parents were perfect show specimens, but she definitely got the gene. Even as a young puppy she had a lot of hair. Here is a recent photo of her sleeping to give an idea of how much hair a woolie has. She is a bit overweight (because of the epilepsy drugs) but nowhere near fat : that is all just hair. Note also her tail: it is a complete "plume":



Can you point me to anywhere that this idea that woolies are super sweet is written about?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:54 pm

^ this pic should be entered in this months HOTM...she is adorable Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:35 am

Lyra is super cute!!!

And well when I'll move to Finland I hope I'll have a lot of place and some money to afford more dogs, then I'd probably get another malamute xD
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:49 am

Lidia - You're moving to Finland?
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:38 pm

@Cyberpup wrote:
Lidia - You're moving to Finland?

That's the plan, boyfriend is Finnish, and I applied for a university in Lapland, but at the moment I still have my job in Ireland. We'll see in the next months Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Rascal - Cork, Ireland - Am I a wooly?    Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:39 am

Awesome! We will be making a short trip to Finland this summer. My wife has Finnish ancestry.
I have Irish heritage and was able to visit Ireland some years ago. It was very beautiful! And we got to explore a Faerie Ring!
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