Saturday, 4 August 2012

Mollie is a silly dog

Mollie used to get scared of other dogs when we got her.  She would growl if they scared her too much.  Luckily she has gotten over that now...  And started something different.  You would think that mollie would learn something (That it is not nice when others harass her and she shouldn't do it either.) but no.
We now go down to the beach

More pictures of mollie

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Mollies catmates

I (Mollie) have 2 catmates. I have a feeling they don't like me very much. But I like them, it is fun to chase them.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Fruit bat, Rat

Mollie looks like many animals.  This post is mainly pictures of them and her.

  • Fruit bat
  • Rat
  • Long nosed Bandicoot
  • Long nosed snake
  • Elephant shrew
  • Armadillo

Saturday, 24 March 2012

How those humans hate me!

Here I am , settling into my new life finally snuggling up to someone in bed and this happens:

What did I do to deserve this.(The foam is there because i kept banging my head on the metal bars.)

My owners reasons are :
  • In the night if any of us rolled over or made a sound.  Mollie would jump up and lick our faces.
  • We would have to mollie to the toilet 5 million times a night.(5 times) and when Mollie was in the cage she didnt go toilet because that is where she sleep.

For the first few nights i howled at being away from my family but now it is my safe place.

But i will still sneak in their bed if i get the chance.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Mollies Fashion

Its not a very good photo but this is mollie in a blue feather coat.  I think this was her favorite.

Looking frightfully disappointed
Tearing it off in disgust.

Mollie in cool shades.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Left alone

We left her alone at home for the first time today.
We were really worried she might charge around and hurt herself.
We hurried home.  When we got there mollie jumped around and was very happy to see us.
We were happy until we found half the content of the bin on the floor.

Sunday, 29 January 2012


This lurcher is a cross between a
greyhound and a terrier.
This lurcher is a cross between a collie
 a deerhound and a greyhound (like mollie)

This lurcher is a cross between Saluki and a
Bearded collie and a Greyhound
Here is a post with photos of all different kinds of lurchers.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Sitting and down

Mollie is really good at sitting and lying down now.
All we have to do is a hand signal and she does it.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Mollie the lurcher

Mollie the Lurcher.

Food Thief

Looking for more food
In the last week mollie has stolen half a pizza a corn on the cob 1 burger and some scraps from the bin.
And about 5 bowls of cat food.

Friday, 20 January 2012


Mollie has lots of admirers.  At least once every time we go out in public someone will come up to us to compliment mollie.  After getting mollie we have a lot more friends.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

At the river

We went to the river for a swim.  We wanted mollie to come in to.  So we took her down to the waters edge.  She stuck her head in and gulped down the water.  But refused to go any deeper into the freezing water.  Mollie is a softy.  When we got she just curled up next to us on the hot rocks.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Letting her off the lead at the beach

Today we let mollie off the lead for the first time at the beach.
She loved it.
The first thing she did was jump up and down and run round us.
  She came back every time we called except when someone was eating a ham sandwich.
  But we got her back in the end.

She was sprinting round us in circles and splashing us all.
  Though she didn't like the water very much.

Mollie with her new friend
Enjoying the water
Chasing me
Chasing her friend
Chasing me
Running again
Chasing me
Chasing me
I threw a stick for her but she didn't fetch it and flinched as though i was going to hit her.
Running full pelt

Saturday, 14 January 2012


I have been training mollie to jump on command and she is doing very well.

I made a jump out of two seats and a broom.

You will need:

  • A jump ( long stick and two things to prop it up)
  • A lead (to start with)
  • Flat area with no distractions
  • Treats for your dog
  1. Set up your jump.  For mollie who is good at jumping naturally and is 23.5 inches tall we started with the jump at 30 cm above the ground
  2. Put a treat in one hand and hold your dog on a leash in the other.
  3. Get space for a run up and run and jump over the jump.  Your dog should follow.
  4. If they do it right praise straight away and give them the treat
  5. After they have mastered this say the command jump just before they jump.
  6. Then raise it higher.  (If they dont jump it when you have raised the bar, lower it and finish on success.)

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Training Mollie

We thought the first 2 things to train mollie were:
  1. Come when called
  2. Sit
Mollie is half greyhound and apparently greyhounds are meant to be the morons of the dog world so we were not sure how quickly she would pick up on things.
But luckily she is part collie.

It took about 5 minute for her to learn to come.  Even though this may be because she is still very clingy and is getting over her abandonment issues.  She now comes when called.

How to teach them to Come:

  1. Ask a friend to hold your dog and not let go till you say come.
  2. Excite the dog and wave around a treat.
  3. Go back 3 metres and loudly say come.
  4. Your dog should come.
  5. Praise your dog and reward her.
  6. Do it again but stand further back.

Teaching mollie to sit was harder.

The way to teach her to sit in books :

  1. Make sure your dog is calm before starting.
  2. Get a treat and put it level with her nose.
  3. Let her lick the treat.
  4. Move the treat in an ark over the dogs back keeping the treat next to her nose.
  5. It will be more comfortable for your dogs bottom go down so it usually will
  6. Praise
The way we ended up training her to sit:

Calm before starting
  1. Make sure your dog is calm before starting.
  2. Show her the treat.
  3. Let her lick the treat.
  4. Slightly push her bottom while saying sit.
  5. Praise.

Treat and Praise
The reason Lurchers and Greyhounds dont learn to sit so easily the first way is because they are extremely good at backing up.