Tag Archives: first time dog owner

Getting Ready For Christmas… And Putting Antlers On The Dog

One of my main concerns about getting a dog was that Helen told me her family never had a Christmas Tree because their family dog used to eat it. Determined that CJ wasn’t going to ruin Christmas for me, I … Continue reading

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Dog Vs. Dog: CJ Vs. Ozzy – The Battle Of Bedminster

The weekend saw a visitor to our house in the form of young Ozzy Stocks – a Labrador puppy who had recently been taken in by some friends.¬†As Ozzy had been indoors for the past three weeks (pending injections), he … Continue reading

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The Problems Of Walking A Black Dog At Night

“Um… CJ?” The past week has seen me walking CJ for a few evenings and once in the morning. It has raised some interesting questions, namely – how the hell do you keep track of a black dog in a … Continue reading

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“If You Keep Putting That Leash On Me, You’ll Destroy My Alpha Status.”

Man Vs Dog congratulates The All Blacks’ win I have learnt something this week – attaching a dog’s leash to your girlfriend’s coat when she’s not looking and pretending to walk her round the park is not viewed as amusing … Continue reading

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How Peace Was Achieved Between Man And Dog… With New Toys!

“Please play with me.” CJ is currently doing laps of the living room while I write this. I’m sat on the sofa and she is running around me like she’s on fire. I don’t know why – she should be … Continue reading

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With Large Feet Comes The Ability To Jump On To Everything

CJ has grown quite a bit over the last few weeks, though not as big as the vets would like. Apparently she is ‘underfed’, which can only be attributed to Helen a) not feeding her enough b) not feeding her … Continue reading

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Welcome To Man Vs. Dog

“Erm… it’s not going to be this big is it?” I never liked dogs as a kid. To me, they were smelly, noisy, hairy and took up too much of your time for not much in return. When my brothers … Continue reading

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