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What's your name again???..................

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by critter, Apr 12, 2011.


  1. critter

    critter PetForums VIP

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    Hi, I think whether we like it or not we tend to be creatures of routine, we eat at certain times, we sleep at certain times and on the whole we tend to walk our dogs at certain times, it obviously comes as no surprise that we tend to bump into certain people and their dogs at roughly the same times and the same places on our walks, for instance, on one of our walks I usually see a young lady with a brown and white Collie (?) and a brown and white Cross Breed usually both dogs are off lead and extremely well behaved and both rush over to greet Louie the dog, greeting over they both rush back to their young lady owner who gives me a wave, this always happens first thing in the morning, also in the morning we bump into a middle aged gent and his small very, very friendly brown and black terrier, we stop and talk for about ten minutesbefore he has to get back home as he has just come off night shift!, the afternoon walk brings out different owners and their dogs, the vast majority of the afternoon owners tend to have more than dog and we meet a wide variety of dogs including Staffies, Gordon Setter, Malamutes, Huskies, Doberman, Rotties, JRT's, Westies, Beagles, Bassetts, Collies, Greyhounds, Whippets and apologies to those I can't remember at the moment, the stupid thing is I can remember these individual Dogs names and their likes and dislikes but, I'll be beggared if I can remember any of the owners names which can be most embarrassing sometimes,does anyone else suffer from this problem??. wayne.
     
  2. katie200

    katie200 PetForums VIP

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    Yeah if I met some one with a cute dog the next time I see them I only remember there dogs bread or name so alway start the chat with how dog and try and stay away from there names lol:eek:
     
  3. JANICE199

    JANICE199 PetForums VIP

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    lol not to do with dogs.But when i worked in a garage years ago when people paid by cheque or credit card we use to have to write their reg.down.I could remember the reg.numbers but never the customers names.:D
     
  4. smudgiesmummy

    smudgiesmummy PetForums VIP

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    i used to work in a pet shop that also does dog grooming, i could never remember the owners names,, it was always is that teds mum or dad (ect)lol
     
  5. DaisytheTT

    DaisytheTT PetForums Senior

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    Funnily enough on our walks people don't usually introduce themselves (I am guilty as charged) but only their dogs. I usually remember all the dogs names although occassionally one name will slip from my mind. The few owners who introduce themselves or whose names I ask, I too generally remember them.

    I walk Daisy at roughly the same time everyday, although her afternoon walk now it's getting warmer and lighter will sometimes be abit later than it usually is, but the funny thing I find is you can see the same people/dogs for days on end and then they seem to disappear and you don't see them for weeks on end, only for them to reappear again - where do they go :blink:
     
  6. northnsouth

    northnsouth PetForums VIP

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    Yep and it is really funny when standing at the bus stop or in the doctors and some one smiles. Then they say "you are the lady with the Dalmatians aren't you"... or when out with the dogs I get "we know the boys well, we walk and play with their Dad ( they never know my hubbies name)all the time"
     
  7. Bandy

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    I'm great with faces...but terrible with names. It's almost like I have an aptitude for forgetting them.

    No sooner have I asked it and talked a bit, it's gone again.

    Generic nick names come in handy for this problem though.
     
  8. Cockerpoo lover

    Cockerpoo lover PetForums VIP

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    Yep am same -know the dogs names but not their owners ( not all).
     
  9. Eroswoof

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    I've lived opposite my lovely neighbours for over 6 months now - I've been round for the evening and all sorts. Their dogs are called Brian and Dooby, the 2 guys are called....they're called...:confused:

    Em
    xx
     
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