Dog Tails – Abbey & Czar

July 22, 2015 at 3:42 am

Welcome to the next instalment of Dog Tails. When clients visit us for studio pet portraits, they often recount the stories of their dogs lives. With each dog being different, so is each story. Some are happy tales, some inspiring, some sad, but each one ends with love as their dog subjects find a place and person to call their own.

In July 2015 we had a visit from Dawn and her two Staffies, Abbey (3 years) and Czar (4 years).  Dawn shares their stories with us.

“We had never owned a dog previously and I had never been a real dog lover. But when we moved from living in a unit to a half acre property in the hills I satrted regular long walks and suggested to my husband hat it may be nice to walk with company. That one comment was how we came to a decision to become dog owners, the only question that remained was what breed?

My husband had always loved the staffy as a breed and had also always wanted a brindle with a white patch on the chest. My stipulation was that it must be a female.

My husband found a registered breeder and made an appointment to view nine current puppies. He knocked on the door and as it was opened, around the corner came all these puppies, tails wagging. A wonderful greeting. The seller did a quick head count and all but one was present, on walking through to the bedding area there was one pup fast asleep, brindle in colour, female and the only one with a white patch on her chest. She opened her eyes, looked immediately at my husband and went into his arms. This was the one.

We named her Abbey and for me it was love at first sight, she was adorable. And I need to tell you the reason she was sleeping – she she was the biggest puppy party animal and played so hard, to the point of exhaustion.

Czar came into our family one year later as our little girl was becoming more and more distressed when we left for work. Czar is a big handsome boy, totally eclipsing Abbey in weight and stature, but oh so gentle and loving. He totally loves his big sister.

We now go on doggie holidays and most recently spent time at Ningaloo Station, having the whole beach and bay to ourselves. Both Abbey and Czar spent
hours each day on the beach, swimming and the best fun of all chasing ghost crabs.

Czar chased and played so hard, he ended up with very sore feet from the abrasive sand and my husband was having to carry him (27kgs) back and forth to the beach. It ended up in a visit to the vet in Exmouth to sort this out and Czar now often wears booties when walking on gravel tracks or if at the beach for extended periods. Very cute and the booties look like boxing gloves. Czar thinks he is very cool.”