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Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Jan 15, 2013 - 12:33am PT

So Sorry you lost your beautiful doggie...)-;

take care....

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 15, 2013 - 01:51am PT
Ianv, so sorry for your loss. It's been a tough year for dogs.
Leggs, Zara Rose looked like a good dog

Social climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 02:18am PT
hey there say, nilepoc... my patty ann marie is part whippet, and part shar-pei (loose wrinkle skin, black tongue/mouth and all) and part lab, it is thought, as well--that showed more, when she was younger...

she has filled out, since we have not had our usual walks at this new house... she is fast, and looks so crazy fun, she does her 'whippet run'...

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

she also does IMMITATIONS:

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

USUALLY her HEAD IS up, :&#41;&#41;  took too long to find the shots, ...
USUALLY her HEAD IS up, :)) took too long to find the shots, though... (reckon she gets an A-, then? in this case) :))
Credit: neebee

Credit: neebee

another fun 'deer shot copy'

Credit: neebee

ianv, and all:
oh my, very sorry as to the loss of your dear dogs that have
passed on over, :(

patty ann marie isa wonderful fun dog, but she is not that
'sleep with loving' and snuggle up type dog...
for those that have those kind of dogs, you miss them
twice as much, being that you can ALMOST still FEEL them
near you... :( along with the sad memories of all the
fun: which my patty ann marie, DOES give...

hugs to you all, during these sad doggie moments..

Social climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:07pm PT
10 years ago today, I (we) had to put down one of the kindest animals I've ever had, Bamboozle, due to Lupus. Certainly one of the toughest days of my life.

Laying in the shade (or on top of an a/c vent somewhere)...
Credit: Tobia

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
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Jan 18, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
sorry for your loss, ianv. hang in there, bud.

Trad climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 01:54pm PT
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Jan 19, 2013 - 11:56am PT
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Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jan 21, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
Labrador Dreams
Labrador Dreams
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Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 22, 2013 - 07:23pm PT
I foster for Golden Gate Lab Rescue and Buddy is my newest foster. He was a stray in Bakersfield but had been chipped and neutered. When owners were tracked down they didn't want him back and gave no backstory. It breaks m heart when I pick up these Labs that are so skinny and have asked for so little and give so much.

He's a joy and will probably be adopted within the week after I get a chance to assess him. So far he is just wonderful...but we haven't done the "cat" test yet. My first plan is to beef him up!

Buddy, a sweetheart, owner surrender, gonna beef him up to get him rea...
Buddy, a sweetheart, owner surrender, gonna beef him up to get him ready for forever family.
Credit: SCseagoat


He's got the most precious asymmetrical ears!

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:02pm PT
Loki wishes to know more about this (ahem!) "cat" test. Heh heh.

Does my cat disappear and become stealth like around my home or do they have a face off and tolerate each other. They used to have a "crash test dummy" cat at the vet, that was sorta liked a potted plant, partially blind, gimpy and could give a sheeet. They used to walk the incoming dogs by it to see their reaction. But he died of old age. So now we have to use our own cats as THE TEST. That way we can tell if they can go to a home with cats, or NO WAY.

Now ya know....no cats were injured in the making of this movie....but some have been royally pissed off.


Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 22, 2013 - 08:05pm PT
Love 'em like there's no tomorrow.
Bad Climber

Jan 22, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
As someone who live close to and works in Bako, I can attest to the often low-life nature of its inhabitants. There are soooo many unattended dogs in Kern County. Drives me crazy. Bunch o' creeptards down here, I'm sorry to say. Of course, some great folks, too, but it seems we have more than our share of the losers.


Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 22, 2013 - 09:13pm PT
^^^^virtually all the lab fosters we get into the Monterey Bay Area are from Bakersfield. Evidently it's a high kill shelter with very few hours from pick up to getting the chop. Some people ask if fostering is hard, well generally not because labs are very desirable so they are adopted out quickly and labs, even abandoned ones, still have the big lab heart. What would be hard, and I could NOT do would be the volunteers that go into the shelter and must pick and choose the labs that seem adoptable. Can you imagine having to pass up some dogs? And many of he selected dogs are seniors! We do a pretty good job of placing seniors with families, usually seniors themselves, that don't want to deal with all the rambunctiousness of a young dog. The senior dogs, over 8 years old, are adopted for free. Others pay a fee that helps off set all the vet costs as each dog is microchipped, spayed and neutered if needed, prior to adoption.

Gotta go walk the dogs!


Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Jan 22, 2013 - 10:01pm PT
The problem is that people fail to evaluate their lifestyle and proper dog selection.

If you're not cragging with the pooch, or taking it on vacations, get a small dog. One that is manageable with willing friends.

Crag-dog? Be prepared for the sh#t-shows! Some people love 'em, some hate. Try to figure out logistics before you get there.

Cats? F*#k 'em.

Again it comes back to your lifestyle and getting the right breed. Try for a rescue, they need homes!

El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:09am PT
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Trad climber
La Crescenta, CA
Jan 24, 2013 - 06:39pm PT
Odessa charging in the snow
Odessa charging in the snow
Credit: Tfish
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Jan 24, 2013 - 06:56pm PT
Yeah, that picture is some thin' else...
The Larry

Moab, UT
Jan 24, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Slack chillin' at Gemini Bridges.
Slack chillin' at Gemini Bridges.
Credit: The Larry

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Jan 24, 2013 - 07:51pm PT
wow, really cool pics!

Hey Dick, I'm sure Larry will tell you more, but I have a cattle dog... she is a people lover and totally aims to please (though food is her passion, so you've just gotta keep it under wraps/many a friend accidentally donated loaves of bread to her-she loves when that happens)! She does need to get outside a bit to burn off energy-but it's very manageable-just something each day if possible. She gets along with about 70% of other dogs... and then about 30%, not-and when not, a little dust-up can occur. I think it's a female alpha dog thing. These dogs are smart and very trainable-they love to learn and are agile-great boulder hoppers/crag dogs. Asia pulls off stunts that amaze me, and make me cringe. My girl makes me laugh, I believe she has a sense of humor and tries to crack me up-she does this howl when she wants certain things, and sometimes when she is really trying to get her point across, the howl can carry on, it's hilarious.

She is super sweet and gentle with kids, excellent with people, and great with non-yappy small dogs. For instance, she knows Rosebud, and they got along very well with no issues at all. I have heard that sometimes cattle dogs are known to be snappy to other people as well as other dogs, in my dogs case, only snappy to a small percentage of other dogs only, and never snappy to people, ever.

Credit: Gal
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