Miracles with paws

NICK BARNETT
Last updated 08:16 06/05/2011

Someone once said that dogs are "miracles with paws". Today's Furry Friday features 23 such miracles, doing dog-stuff and showing why their human companions love them.

Our coverdog is Dillinja, taking a joyous roll in the grass. Great photo, Melissa.

Dillinja

This magnificent lady is Sadie. Owner Alison says, "There aint nothing like cuddling up to this big bear of a dog, she makes a great substitute for slippers in the winter too!"

Sadie

Almost at the other end of the size scale is reader Colleen's perky Papillon Heidi. Colleen has three of the breed, and she says they're "cheeky but love bundles".

Heidi

The irresistible ears and sweet face of Flash. Thanks for the picture, Reece.

Flash

Oden the venerable English Bull Terrier has his winter coat on.

Oden

Sacha's out exploring among the wild daisies.

Sacha

King of the garden: Moby. Love those black-and-tans.

Moby

Monarchs of the back yard: Kylie's dogs Tax and Suki.

Tax and Suki

Here's Sammie, beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog.

Sammy

Next up is 12-year-old Patchy. She was in a boarding kennel when her owner died, so reader Elissa took her on as a foster dog initially but now has officially registered Patchy in her name. "She is slightly deaf and going blind, but she still loves her walks.  Patchy took herself for a walk at 3am the day after I adopted her and was picked up by the pound, about 2km from my house. Yesterday she chewed through my car seat belt.  It's a good thing Patchy has such a sweet face - I could never be angry with her."

Patchy

Two small miracles with paws and cute faces are Frankie, left, and Martini.

Frankie

Martini

The amazing face "furniture" belongs to Lola. My scruffy-faced dog Connor often looks at me the same way, a little side-on and down his nose. Someone told me it's dominance, but everything seems to be, these days.

Lola

Quizzical faces: on the left is a picture of Brussels Griffon brothers Mac and Duff, and on the right is Maui.

Mac and Duff

Maui

A friendly pile of dog: black boy Jett with his best mate Polly.

Jett and Polly

Sleeping cute: Lucky, left, and Rocky.

Lucky

Rocky

This is Buddy, six-month-old Huntaway, chilling out after a game of tug-of-war. Wonderful photo, Karen.

Buddy

And the day's final miracle is Millie, using those splendid paws to hold on to the scratching hand. Every dog owner knows those blissed-out expressions. Thanks for the photos, Andie.

Millie 1

Millie 2

Thanks to all for posting your photos. Please email me your own photos, or go to the Four Legs Good Facebook page and use the Upload Photo button. While you're there, browse through the 1100-plus photos that readers have posted.

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Shifty   #1   08:27 am May 06 2011

Great pics. Sadie is stunning - my kinda dog.

Millie is gorgeous. Love the expression.

Hanna   #2   08:33 am May 06 2011

Omigosh what breed is Maui?!? He's gorgeous, I want one!!! They're all gorgeous, but him particularly!!!

mchaggis   #3   08:41 am May 06 2011

Great it's Furry Friday again :-)

All such beautiful bundles of love and sweetness. Little Mac and Duff along with Maui are so delightful with their cheeky scruffy faces.

Particularly loved Patchy's story. Good one.

Sarah   #4   08:42 am May 06 2011

So beautiful and cute and lovely! Thank you for another great Furry Friday!!!

If I only could get a dog :( desperate for one! But no backyard, and no home of my own

n   #5   08:45 am May 06 2011

Such a pretty girl Millie!

Helena/Coruba&Amarula'sMom   #6   08:47 am May 06 2011

Hi Nick, thanks for the lovely photos today. I am a great fan of paws, all paws. Inquistive, loving, playful, soft and just so damn cute Paws!! You have to have a rock in the place of your heart to not love paws. I hope you don't mind that i use this blog again to let the wonderful people on here know that SPCA are always needing the following items for our beloved pawed friends, # Toys for our animals. The cats love tunnels and cat nip toys. Our dogs love balls, Kongs and things to chew. # Towels, sheets and blankets (especially polar fleece blankets we can wash). # Shredded paper to line our puppy bed cages. # Good-quality tinned food (Chef and Whiskas for cats and kittens, especially fishy flavours, and Pedigree and Pal for dogs and puppies). # Fresh fruit and vegetables for our rabbits, rats and guinea pigs (sorry, we can't use lettuce or cabbage) Please check out Cats Protection League and HUHA (helping u help animals) for their wishlists. Please help these precious lives, thanks and have a lovely weekend :-)

Sarah   #7   08:51 am May 06 2011

Aww all so cute! As much as I love cat's it's nice to see a dog blog today!!!

Kylie   #8   08:51 am May 06 2011

Yeah my babies made it on here

LittleTee   #9   08:54 am May 06 2011

My favourite is Buddy. Doesn't that face just say 'mischief'....

:)   #10   09:00 am May 06 2011

This is probably my favourite furry Friday to date! Always makes my week :)


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