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Carbón's Big Adventure (aka Labratour Part IV)

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Emily_BabbelHund, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Emily_BabbelHund

    Emily_BabbelHund Longest on the Forum without an actual dog Forum Supporter

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    It's been a while since I posted, so I just did a little photo retrospective of Carbon's journey so far. He's doing really well, amazingly smart and still reliable goofy. He's looking super healthy on his raw/fresh diet so hopefully his test results that we'll do at the end of the month will come back with a resounding thumbs up.

    What's not going so well? Recall. Sigh. A dog that can now walk on a hands-free leash and do a 10 minute downstay in a crowded square. But recall? We're still in pre-school for that! o_O

    Here's a look back at Carbon's adventures so far...

    Very first (rainy) walk together at the shelter in Spain
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    Walking with Paul, Carbon's cage buddy at the shelter
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    I spring Carbon for the shelter for the first time and take him to the beach
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    Carbon officially becomes a foster dog and discovers Kongs and sofas
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    Paul 'comes home' too as a foster and we start doing day trips, like this outing to Barbate
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    Paul gets adopted in the UK and we all three take a road trip together to get him to his new home. Here the pair are on Cathedral Beach in northern Spain.
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    A final run together at Calais before crossing the Channel
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    Fun at @Beanwood with Remy the Cat and Casper
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    On the road again with Carbon and Bunny after Paul's adoption
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    Currently enjoying a 100% Bavarian summer!
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  2. Rosie

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    Lovely boy! It was so great to have him visit. And Emily too, of course ;)
     
  3. pippa@labforumHQ

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    He certainly is! What lovely photos :) Thank you for sharing!
     
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  4. Emily_BabbelHund

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    I still owe you the bread story on here, @Rosie , even though Pongo already shared his own version. I think it may be may be my all-time favourite Carbon story, despite the unfortunate gastric results. :D
     
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    <snortle>
     
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    Lovely! Carbon is obviously thriving with you. It looks very GREEN in the last photo :)
     
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    Wonderful - looks like a very happy dog, what more can you ask :)
     
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    Oh that's fantastic to see it all laid out in photo order. Lovely boy.
     
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    Unlike the brown UK, we've actually been getting a thunderstorm or two now and then. But it would be nice for us ALL to get some cool air soon!
     
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    great read Emily. Cassie and I are so happy to have met him !
     
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    Well done, Emily! Carbon looks so relaxed and happy!
     
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    Last week we had a wonderful day out thanks to @Naya. An area of Bavaria I hadn't been before and a nice sit down chat with Harley's mum next to a clear blue lake. What could be better?

    Before meeting up with Ternaya, Carbon and I had a lakeshore walk. In my search for a loo, I ended up in a public park that was full of shady trails and little coves. The only downside was that it was on-leash only, so I ended up wading into the water up to my undies and then letting Carbon swim circles around me on his leash. Seeing as it was over 30 degrees that day, I didn't mind the resulting wet trousers in the least.

    I was VERY proud of Carbon. Even though the environment was very exciting - ducks, kids, bicycles - he did very nicely on leash. If I may say so, I was proud of me, too. Whereas 'PF' (pre-forum) I would have dragged him away from things he was reacting to, this time we did LAT training. The park provided some great opportunities for Carbon, from other dogs barking at him, to kids whacking around a tennis ball, to some very cheeky ducks.

    We went through gobs of low cal treats but in each case by the time we walked away to the next area, he was sitting nicely and calmly looking at whatever set him off.

    The tennis ball being tossed around was the hardest and we had to start from fairly far away, but he got it in the end. The ducks were the funniest because we started on shore, then waded out to (my) hip level and eventually the ducks were swimming right up to Carbon as if just daring him to try anything. But hey, if Carbon can fall in love with Remy the Cat of Unusual Size, surely he can make friends with a duck?

    Then it was time to drive to meet Ternaya at the local youth hostel. Carbon was SO happy to see her and had to sit in her lap for cuddles. He also made friends with her dog-loving colleague, who took him for a walk along the lakeside. It was a great treat for me to talk to Ternaya for a couple hours. When it was time to say goodbye and make the two hour drive back home, I had to stop myself from driving on the left side of the road - I'd really felt like I'd had a mini day out in the UK!


    All the photos on Flickr


    Carbon doing his best "I am an elegant gundog" pose
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    Fishing!
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    Lake Starnberger (just south of Munich)
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    Carbon's "I'm just a cute puppy" pose
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    "I luuuurve Harley's mum"
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    "Yep, that's the spot..."
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    Getting a personal tour around the lakeshore from a new friend
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