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Postby lcarreau » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:28 pm

Did anybody see this ?

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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby SeanReedy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:00 pm

My 100 pound yellow lab will do anything to stay near me. I had to add a combination of lattice topper with three vertical feet of metal rabbit fence and a fourth foot as inward overhang to end his jumping over our formerly six foot wooden fence and waiting for me at the front door. One time prior, my neighbor called me at work when my dog decided to play cat and pace back and forth along the three inches of fence topper. It was similar to this scenario:

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Postby jesu, joy of man's desiring » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:00 pm

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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby SeanReedy » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:49 pm

Fun^^^ Mine will only consider nearing stuff as technical as the wall at the end of the Front Range clip to follow me. Now that they are middle aged, they usually just look at stuff like that, whine, and let out anxious barks. They fear their own climbing limits more than that little dog. I tend to be considerate of what they are comfortable with, but I'll pull them through a short move if that is all that stands in the way of summitting. Paws have to be kept tough to easily hike out after taking on terrain like that.
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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:44 am

SeanReedy wrote:Paws have to be kept tough to easily hike out after taking on terrain like that.


Yeah, that's what I couldn't understand about that German Shepard in Colorado, the one that had to be rescued.

I started this thread to keep from having to take "anti-depressant" medicine after glancing at that particular Forum.

Oh, for heaven's sake ... who the hell let the damn DAWG OUT ???? :?:

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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby lcarreau » Sun Aug 19, 2012 12:59 am

I mean, I understand a dog injuring their paws, but can't understand the stupid JERK "owner" who would allow it to happen ... :evil:

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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby SeanReedy » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:37 am

Dogs getting sore paws doesn't have to become a big deal, but the way it was responded to by the owner snowballed into a big mess in the recent famous case.

Weirdest thing-- After sharing one of my many Houdini-dog stories here yesterday, my dog escaped our fortress for the first time in several years while we were away for the evening. It sure seems like he knew I was telling stories about him finally being contained. He always knows where the weak spot in a containment system is, even when most would be deterred by it. Luckily he just wants to be with us, so he was home 30 seconds after we were. I now must strengthen the confines of the backyard again, or never leave him alone with access to it.

Not climbing/hiking specific, but folks could pick up a few things from this man and his dog:



Life is too precious to be upset.
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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby lcarreau » Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:31 am

SeanReedy wrote: .... but the way it was responded to by the owner snowballed into a big mess ...


That's an understatement ! I wonder if he had the SCOOP on the POOP .....! ....... :D

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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby TimB » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:39 pm

That's some cool stuff, Larry.
I wonder how long the claws are on some of these Alpine Canines? You would think they would be pretty short, so they wouldn't 'skid' off the rock?
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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby ZeeJay » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:35 am

Those dogs are amazing, but can they do this?

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Somebody dumped this little cat in my neighborhood. The first thing I did when we decided to adopt her was to clip her claws. They were like needles. I regret that I didn't get a picture of her climbing up the brick.
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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby lcarreau » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:11 am

Well .... well there you go, changing the subject from dawgs to kitties.

That's a metaphor on life. Just when you assumed things were going a certain way .....

Debate ? Who am I to take the bait ? Kitties are COOL, but can't compete with doggie's DROOL. Hey fool, that cat's something I can't explain ....... :D

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Re: Super Climbing Pooch ..

Postby lcarreau » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:12 am

Anybody see this from the Czech Republic ? Very impressive ..... IMHO ......... :shock:

She sings like a bird. Oh ..... sorry, we were talking about dogs!

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