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Old 03-02-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Took the dogs out at 6:45 this AM and living in condos I expect them to be quiet so we do not wake up neighbors on a nice weekend morning. We walked up the hill and behind some of the units there is a large unlandscaped area on the hill and the grasses are tall due to the rain . Both are on flexies so they can wander a bit and sniff. Chaos is busy near me digging some dirt and tossing a stick into the hole then doing a crazy dance around it despite now being 2 she can sometimes act like such a puppy. Dazzle is wanderig grazing on tall grass when I suddenly notice the cat hidden near him . He is within feet of it and walking towards it and suddenly he sees it and stops ,ears shoot up and his tail starts wagging and he slowly walks up to the cat ( who by the way is smart enough not to run or even arch up and hiss so must live with a dog) He has never met this cat but they both touch noses then he wags his tail a few times and continues his grazing walk. A real sweet morning greeting between two neighbors! I just love his gentle nature and his calm attitude which is common in the breed. Had the cat run OR had Chaos seen it it would have been quite different.

Before I get any I hate flexies comments this is not about flexies and yes I use them in areas like this. This is about how gentle of a soul my Windhound is I do so love this breed.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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That's so sweet. Cats are my hound's nemesis. He has spent his 10 years on this earth desperately wanting to meet one. He has chased them into the woods. He has chased them up trees. He spends 80% of his time trying to sniff them out in our yard. (The other 20% is spent on squirrels in the Fall.) Last year, my neighbor came to visit with her children. I put the dog on a steel cord wire since he runs wild when the kids are around. We arranged our lawn chairs within his reach so he was hanging out with us. He sprawled out in the grass and enjoyed the sunshine. Unbeknownst to him, her younger cat came to visit us. She came up behind my dog to smell him. She was an inch away from him for over 5 minutes before my dog suddenly realized, startled, looked back, freaked out, and BROKE HIS COLLAR, chased the poor cat up the tree. He waited his entire life to meet a cat. When he had his chance, he blew it!
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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What is a "flexies"?

So, I did a search.

flexies.

and this is what came back.
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[SIZE=2] [/SIZE]



lol
Your dog sure dress.....
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:40 PM
 
Location: A little corner of paradise
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What is a "flexies"?

So, I did a search.

flexies.
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LOL I wasn't sure either so I did a search "Flexies for dogs". I came up with some of the same pics you did, but also found out they're the retractable leashes. I almost wiped out a little dog on one of these once. I was riding my bike early in the morning. Stupid man was on one side of the street, little dog had crossed all the way over, I didn't see the leash until the last minute. I was able to stop on time, but I'm afraid the little dog (not to mention me, too) would have been seriously hurt if I'd gotten tangled in the leash. Not bashing the leash, just that stupid owner.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: A little corner of paradise
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This is about how gentle of a soul my Windhound is I do so love this breed.
I didn't know what a Windhound was, so I had to look it up. Beautiful dogs.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Originally Posted by snofarmer View Post
What is a "flexies"?

So, I did a search.

flexies.

and this is what came back.
[CENTER]
[SIZE=2] [/SIZE]



lol
Your dog sure dress.....
[/CENTER]

being a girlie boy Dazzle might just wear one of those....no wonder the cat was not afraid.. huh ?

I am talking about the retractable leashes called flexi and being I was talking about 2 I assume that makes it flexies?
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I want more Chaos and Dazzle at the Beach. I love your photos and your dogs!
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:32 PM
 
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Never heard of that breed before. It sounds like something you'd hang in your yard to look pretty and make pretty sounds on a windy day.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Northern MN
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lol^

Ah, ok, we call them extend-a-lead.
ie a retractable, extendabil dog leash



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Old 03-03-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Flexi-lead is a brand name.
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