Phex, Belgian Lassie

Phex was born on 15th August 2000. He is some kind of Belgian shepherd, possibly a Tervueren. He looks like Lassie and everybody likes him.

He belonged to a woman that get’s herself kittens and puppies, and when they grow up, she puts them in an animal shelter. She put Phex into the animal shelter in Bernay where we found him 2002. The bosses needed a new guarddog and took Phex.
I know about his former owners because we have the same vet.

The stress with beau started in the car. Beau loved to have sex with male dogs, and not only because of a domination thingy. Phex was not amused by Beaus flirting. Some days later they had fixed the hierarchy. They liked to play together and run through the park after a toy.

It took some more days to make Phex adapt to the sheep. In the beginning he was yipping when he saw a sheep ans wanted to run to it. I put him on a leash and took him very slowly to the sheep and stopped to advance when he became nervous. He understood fast, that sheep are normal. He still acts like an idiot when he sees cows or horses.

His face has as much capability of showing expression that that of a wolf. He loves all kinds of baby animals, kittens, lambs and puppies.

One day I was throwing sticks, the ground was humid, and the stick stuck in the ground. Overeager Phex jumped on the stick and pierced his palatine. He was bleeding a lot and he needed suturation under general anaesthesia by our vet in Bernay. The bosses gave me the dog afterwards and he is registered on me.

Hercule und Phex im Juni 2003, Foto von Chefin, alle Rechte vorbehalten

Hercule and Phex in June 2003, photo by female boss, all rights reserved

2003, eigenes Foto, gemeinfrei

2003, own photo, public domain

2003, eigenes Foto, gemeinfrei

2003, own photo, public domain

Friedrich and Phex

Friedrich and Phex 2004, own photo, public domain

Friedrich und Phex 2004, eigenes Foto, gemeinfrei

Friedrich and Phex 2004, own photo, public domain

Phex und Kumpel 2004, eigenes Foto, gemeinfrei

Phex and Kumpel 2004, own photo, public domain

In 2005 he had his next accident. He fell at night in the moat and cut his feet. He crawled back home and collapsed on the doorstep. He was bleeding heavily, but not whining at all, prepared to die quietly. I found him around midnight and made a pressure bandage and brought him to the vet in Lieurey the next morning. The vet patched his feet up in an emergency operation. He wasn’t allowed to use the foot for a while, but today he can run nearly as fast as before the operation. His foot looks a bit strange and it sometimes hurts, when the weather changes.

Phex und Rudi 2006, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex and Rudi 2006, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex 2006, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex 2006, own photo, licence:CC by

In 2007 Phex started to crawl over and under fences to get to dog girls. I had to close the meadow. Now he only escapes when I forget to close the gate. If he escapes, he runs to a small town 2km north of here and visits a nice guy (and his she-dog). The guy is used to take a walk with Phex and bring it back to us. He likes Phex. It’s scary though, when Phex runs away, because he crosses a big road with lots of crazy French drivers and if he ever would produce puppies I could get sued.

Phex, Bach und Schafe 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex, Bach and sheep 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

2008 am Schlossgraben, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

2008 at the moat, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex 2008 im Park, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex 2008 in the park, own photo, licence:CC by

2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex und Bach 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex and Bach 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex und Mops 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

Phex and Mops 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex im Nebel 2008, eigenes Foto, Lizenz:CC by

the fog 2008, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex vor dem Stall in dem die Schafe schlafen 2009, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: CC by

Phex at the sheep barn 2009, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex vor dem ehemaligen Pferdestall, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: CC by

Phex at the former horse barn 2009, own photo, licence:CC by

Phex, Rudi und Dariusz versammeln sich um den Wassereimer 2009, eigenes Foto, Lizenz: CC by

Phex, Rudi and Dariusz gather around a bucket 2009, own photo, licence:CC by

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