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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Caught in the act
« on: September 08, 2021, 11:52:27 pm »
I have caught our dog in the act of picking raspberries and he loves to eat the windfall apples and pears but a friend and I were talking on the doorstep when a branch of my apple tree moved suddenly and we both turned to catch Gordy in the act of helping himself to an apple from the tree.  :roflanim:

macgro7

  • Joined Feb 2016
  • Leicester
Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 06:17:28 am »
Perhaps he spent too much time with goats?  :thinking:
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in the hills

  • Joined Feb 2012
Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 07:13:30 am »
Labrador by any chance MGWM?


Ours pick blackberries, apples, plums and the younger one enjoys picking and eating runner, broad and French beans. They like nothing better than to sneak into the veg plot and help with a bit of harvesting.


Caught the older one trying to pick pyracantha berries yesterday!

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
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Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2021, 11:57:28 am »
Yes our dogs love to help themselves to fruit and veg, and out of season they get an apple a day too.


However, we have never had a dog which climbs trees to get to the apples- that's hilarious  :apple: :apple: :apple: :roflanim:
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2021, 11:11:20 pm »
Labrador by any chance MGWM?


Ours pick blackberries, apples, plums and the younger one enjoys picking and eating runner, broad and French beans. They like nothing better than to sneak into the veg plot and help with a bit of harvesting.


Caught the older one trying to pick pyracantha berries yesterday!



You guessed it. Yes, a Labrador. He's actually a cross with retriever but more Lab in looks are behaviour. He's actually the OH's guide dog and a very good one but, when off-duty, he reverts to type. He can't get at the vegetables otherwise he would probably enjoy some beans but some of my fruit trees are in the front garden and he sneaks out when I leave the front door open.


FW, he wasn't up the tree. The branch was fairly low and then weighed down with fruit. I wouldn't put anything past him though.  :roflanim:


Macgro 7, I think the goats had gone before he came to live with us. He wouldn't need any encouragement though.


Some years ago, we did have a GSD who would have the apples out of the fruit bowl until I moved it out of reach. Then I caught him raiding my briefcase for my lunchtime apple.


Gordy, the current dog also enjoys the seedpods from my fuchsia bush. I read that they are good in a salad. Anyone tried it?


doganjo

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Clackmannanshire
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Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 09:56:01 am »
Our daily walk takes us to a community orchard.

Until my friend came with us with her Labrador who is apple daft, my two never touched any of the fruit.  Now, after seeing Isla rushing from tree to tree crunching all the apples she could find, they delight in a morning snack of apples, plums, pears, cherries - anything that has dropped off the trees.

Thankfully only the plums are low enough for them to reach due to the weight bringing the branches down or they probably clear them too :innocent:
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Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2021, 02:47:25 pm »
Reminds me of  any years ago, i was blackberrying and turned round to see Lady, my rough collie,  gently picking the fruits out of the bucket 🤣

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Caught in the act
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 09:54:56 pm »
Both our previous dog (wirehaired foxterrier) and the current one (lab) were/are mad for most fruit, no way I can take a dog with me picking blackberries...


Unfortunately both dogs are also very keen on berries from the ewe trees further down the road...

 

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