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Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Jun 29, 2013 - 08:32am PT
Great video Philo and I'm so glad for Apogee.
There's nothing like saving a life!
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 29, 2013 - 08:58am PT
Good on ya, Ap! Max looks SO content to have a family!

Best to you both!
Bad Climber

climber
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:22am PT
Welcome to the Taco, Max!

BAd
Bad Climber

climber
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:30am PT
Django at 9+ during our Rocky Mtn. tour last year:

Credit: Bad Climber

BAd
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jun 29, 2013 - 11:57am PT
Apogee -- nice & thanks.

We have traveling dogs here.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jun 29, 2013 - 01:38pm PT
It's great to have a dog in the house, lemmetellyou.

Maddie may very well always hold the dearest spot in my heart, but I'm very excited to get to know this guy, too. Having those pointed ears poke their head around the corner looking for me is such a simple joy.

So far, Max is doing pretty damn well. He continues to be very mellow, though he gets a little protective when someone walks by the house- a couple of low growls and a bark or two. He is so familiar looking that it's easy to make assumptions about his behavior, but I've already been surprised a few times (mildly), so I'm remaining vigilant & not taking anything for granted.

Thank you all for your support through this drama. I've taken up a lot of oxygen in these threads lately, and will be looking forward to settling back into a more stable life with my new pup. Your words of experience and guidance really made a difference for me.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jun 29, 2013 - 02:02pm PT
I've taken up a lot of oxygen
Ha! No shortage of oxygen on ST
but especially this thread, regardless of posts of sadness or joy always provide me with a breath of fresh air from life's tedium
So happy for Max and you...a four legged life bopping around the house is always so special.

Susan
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:07am PT
http://sofrep.com/22784/sergeant-stubby-the-original-dog-of-war/



Most of the article is lifted from Sgt Stubby's NYT obit.
http://www.ct.gov/mil/cwp/view.asp?a=1351&q=257958

Trivia; Dogs always are given one rank higher than their handler
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 6, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Thanks for posting that.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 6, 2013 - 01:39pm PT
Congrats on your new companion and friend, Apogee! That's awesome.


~Enjoy the day
~peace
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 6, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Sweet, Appogee!!

Django at 9+ during our Rocky Mtn. tour last year:

This reminds me of a couple I met a few years ago. I was driving across Nevada on the way home from a climbing trip in Utah and I saw a couple with bikes, pushing their bikes up a long incline. One of them had a trailer with a dog in it. Turns out they were from PDX and had riden to Arizona(?) and were on their way home. I gave them a ride and we exchanged numbers. A week or so later, I got a call. They were passing through. They came and stayed with me for a couple of days. Their dog was so cool, a big ol pit bull who loved riding in his trailer all around the western states.

I wrote about this back when it happened and it turns out that a few of you ST folks actually knew these people and their dog.

Small world.

Dogs rule!
Anastasia

climber
Home
Jul 6, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
So, so, happy Max found a home with you. Extremely excited for you. I tell people over and over again... Loki was also rescued hours before being Euthanized. Dogs like Max and Loki usually are the best dogs and... It seams they know that this is their second chance and take it on fully.

apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Jul 6, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
It's been about a week now, and a few behaviors are coming out: Max has some protective tendencies, with low growling & several barks at anyone who walks by or comes to the house.

Leaving him alone in the house has proven to be a problem- he barks a lot, and my neighbors have definitely noticed and commented.

This is relatively new behavior since he arrived, so I'm not overly concerned yet- it does point out that he's going to need some training, though. Fortunately, I've got some time in the next several weeks to focus on this.

For right now, I'm trying to create as structured a routine for him as possible, reward good behaviors, not react to unacceptable behaviors. The negative behavior has been somewhat on the increase: hopefully this is simply an escalation that will fall back as the structure (and leadership) becomes clearer.

Advice is appreciated!
FRUMY

Trad climber
SHERMAN OAKS,CA
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Good luck, sounds like you are starting the right steps.
It can be challenging, hang in there he needs you.
Sometimes bring in a trainer for a short time, can be a large help.

Best to the both of you.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jul 7, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
The growling may go away. He's in a new place. Positively discourage that habit, if that makes sense.
High Fructose Corn Spirit

Gym climber
Potemkin Village
Jul 7, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
The sad thoughts of sad dogs...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw1C5T-fH2Y
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jul 7, 2013 - 03:09pm PT
Long live ZaFrank!
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Jul 7, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
BASE dogs:

Credit: Kait Barber
Edge

Trad climber
New Durham, NH
Jul 7, 2013 - 11:39pm PT
Man's best friends.
Man's best friends.
Credit: Edge

A suitable anchor.
A suitable anchor.
Credit: Edge

Goes without saying...
Goes without saying...
Credit: Edge
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Jul 7, 2013 - 11:50pm PT
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Missing photo ID#310054
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