Digby, the Amazing Diving Ducktoller

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Digby, the Amazing Diving Ducktoller

Here is my entry for the Active Rain VBloggers' Talent ContestOk, I'm not really the talent here, but I'm showcasing my dog's talent.  I may have had a hand in encouraging my dog, but really, he's the one doing all the work.  Yes, I have a diving dog.  Actually, Digby is a Nova Scotia Ducktolling Retriever, or "Ducktoller" for short.  They were bred to go hunting for ducks with the hunters.  The hunter would hide in the tall grass, and the Ducktoller would dance along the shore.  This "attracted" or "tolled" the ducks to shore.  Once in good range, the hunter would shoot the ducks.  The dog would then swim out and retrieve the ducks. 

As you can see, Digby was born loving the water.  When he was a puppy, a labrador played with some rocks in the river.  Digby observed this, and tried to emulate the other dog's behaviour.  Eventually, he took things a step further, and would plunge his nose into the water.  Digby is now 11 years old, and has taken rock diving to a whole new level.  I hope you enjoy the attached video. 

 

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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
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Valerie - Thanks!  I had to blow the dust off my video camera and reaquaint myself, but a lot of it came back pretty quickly.  This is a great contest, because video is definitely the wave of the future.  Digby's a great dog - I love him to pieces.  Ha ha!  The statue was of Charlemagne... and there's more to come! 

September 15, 2011 09:23 AM
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Michelle Finnamore
Preparing your property for sale
in Vaughan and Toronto GTA

Hi Sally, I love your dog Digby. Our best friends had a dog like that, her name was Tika. What a great companion for the family. Also had a neighbour with dogs that carried bricks around all day. They were some sort of retriever as well. I thought my cats werre clever when they play baseball when I throw a paper ball at them. They bat it back to me. I'm a pretty good catch too!

September 19, 2011 07:58 AM
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Michelle - Ha ha - I'd love to see a video of your cats playing baseball - now that's funny!  Wow, a dog who carries bricks?  I hope he's a big dog.  There's a huge Wolf Hound in the neighbourhood who carries really big rocks all the way from the doggie park to his house.  You wonder what goes on in their heads!

September 20, 2011 10:34 AM
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John Hrisco & Associates
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Sally, when my wife gets home tomorrow, I am going to have to show her this video....thank you for your comments on my post last night and thank you for giving me heads up, that the link was pointing to the wrong page.  #3 says a minimum requirement of 100k points on AR, that is why I said should have that taken care of by the weekend.

September 22, 2011 11:54 PM
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Sally Weatherley
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John - Oh yes, you should reach 100k points in no time!  Looking forward to seeing that gold star beside your name - you'd make a great Ambassador.  Hope your wife likes the video...

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Author Bio: Sally Weatherley is the owner of Exit Stage Right, home staging and redesign. She is a Canadian Certified Staging Professional, and a member of Professional Real Estate Staging. Sally also holds a Management Certificate from the Interior Design programme at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and holds a certificate in textile design from City & Guilds of London textile programme. Art and design have been constant throughout Sally's life.

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