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Chaz

Trad climber
So. Cal.
Dec 6, 2007 - 10:42pm PT
This one is happy as hell as long as she gets a run in the hills every night.


Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2007 - 06:15am PT
They'll do what ever you want them to do.
You'll do what ever you think they want you to do.
They'll learn to adjust to your whim.
They will please you to the death.
That's where WE come in. We have to be smarter than they are. We have to protect them from ourselves.


Wonderful post, eKat.

Great photos and stories from everyone. I hope we got more.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Dec 7, 2007 - 06:24am PT
Classic doggie story...

My wife came home a couple nights ago after work. She'd read something during the day about bear encounters and how you should take your jacket or coat and hold it above your head all spread out to make yourself look bigger. So when she walks in the door (where she knew Riley would be looking for her when she came in), she runs a little experiment and holds her jacket up over her head all bear-style while coming down the hallway.

And my brave guard dog takes one look, then turns tail and runs...all the way through the bedroom and out his doggie door into the back yard. Didn't even bark.

What a weenie. But we love 'im to death.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2007 - 06:43am PT
And my brave guard dog takes one look, then turns tail and runs...all the way through the bedroom and out his doggie door into the back yard. Didn't even bark.

What a weenie. But we love 'im to death.


Heh, I'll bet that would work on my dog too. I've had other dogs who feared loud noises like gunshots, thunder, fireworks or sonic booms. Jack doesn't care about that stuff at all, but he freaks out when I chop firewood. Runs around to a back of the house, jumps up against a window sill and says "Please let me in now!"

He runs upstairs as soon as anybody bangs a pot in the kitchen, too. Comes back down when something smells good.
macalpin

climber
UT
Dec 7, 2007 - 07:11am PT
Gimme some turkey!

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Dec 7, 2007 - 07:29am PT
Here's Teddy at the cliffs on the last day I was out this season. The weather was low 40's and I didn't want him to be cold.

bwancy1

Trad climber
Dec 7, 2007 - 07:43am PT
Busted getting into the garbage.

TwistedCrank

climber
Ideeho
Dec 7, 2007 - 08:06am PT
Jack digs the choss in Leslie Gulch.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 7, 2007 - 08:29am PT
Bear/dog story...

So we're camped on the far side od Edison Lake in the Sierra's. It's nighttime, we're sitting around a nice fire chillin' with dog Maggie. Behind us, in the pitch-dark forest we here some twigs break repeatedly. We kinda joke that it's probably just a bear or something moving through, probing us. Maggie hears this too (she loves chasing rodents) and decides she's going to track it down. She trots off into to darkness and then starts barking furiously about 30 yards out of camp. I didn't like the sound of the bark so I grabbed a big stick and flashlight and went to investigate. I got a few paces out of camp and Maggie comes tear-assing past me to my wife. Maggie's got a horrified look on her and his shaking uncontrolably. Yep, probably a bear. I took a few more paces out of camp and I can hear a low grunting noise. I think Maggie surprised the bear and kindad pissed it off. I decide it's probably better to let him be. I figure if Maggie pissed him off that much he'd leave us alone, not wanting to deal with a small barking pest.

Maggie the bear pest.

bob d'antonio

Trad climber
Taos, NM
Dec 7, 2007 - 11:47am PT
Not my Basset...but we have one just like this.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 7, 2007 - 11:52am PT
Another true bear/dog story, starring Jack three Octobers ago.

Half an hour ago I was walking my dog in the woods. He suddenly took off like mad chasing a bear cub. Right after the dog chasing the cub comes mama bear chasing my dog. Yikes, I'm thinking, waiting to hear awful sounds, but the cub runs up a tree and the dog outruns mama, then suddenly it's just me and her. I walk backwards quickly, feeling like I'm on the corkscrew summit with no pro, calling loudly and clapping for my dog as I go. He's taking the Great Circle route home, I hear him barking bravely from a long way away. We both get back to the house safely and I tell my wife "You won't believe what just happened!"
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Dec 9, 2007 - 11:45pm PT
http://youtube.com/watch?v=uBqXGjBcTWg
Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Dec 10, 2007 - 08:19am PT
Seeing that I like dogs better than people, I had to post up on this thread.

Bubba as a puppy.



Bubba’s first bird, training in the back yard.



Bubba after he busted his Femur in 7 places retrieving a throwing dummy this dummy threw across a drainage ditch.



Bubba last March on the ice of Lake Michigan, the leg is all better and he’s a good pal.




Prod.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2007 - 01:09pm PT
Nita -- Hey hey we're the Monkees!

Prod -- Bubba looks so dejected about that leg. And so happy when he's got it back.

Earlier today:



Jody

Mountain climber
Dec 10, 2007 - 01:19pm PT
I thought this was a thread about Crowley.

What a pleasant surprise.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Dec 10, 2007 - 01:21pm PT
"Dogs have a habit of infuriating bears and flushing out ones which you would not otherwise get to meet."

 Alpine Guide to Southwest B.C. (1974)
Prod

Social climber
Charlevoix, MI
Dec 10, 2007 - 01:43pm PT
Hey Chiloe,

Actually he was pretty ok with the pin, but I was not so the picture is fitting. He had the pin rig for 12 weeks.

Prod.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2007 - 06:51pm PT
"Dogs have a habit of infuriating bears and flushing out ones which you would not otherwise get to meet."

Hah, that sounds like my experience!

On another occasion, he looked out the window and saw a mama and three cubs. Jack started barking fiercely at the window.
Of course we didn't let him out, but the cubs each scrambled 50 feet up separate pine trees anyway. Then they wouldn't come down.
Mama had to pace around the base of the trees for half an hour before they all came down and moseyed on.


Actually he was pretty ok with the pin, but I was not so the picture is fitting. He had the pin rig for 12 weeks

It's amazing how resilient they can be.
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 20, 2007 - 03:42pm PT
Whilst scanning old climbing slides, I came across a few that made me stop.

Fred at Vedauwoo, 1974.



Euroford

Trad climber
chicago
Dec 20, 2007 - 05:29pm PT
Jersey doing the 90/94 traffic report.

yeah, I'm a city slicker dog.

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