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RE: Trail Dogs
“Well, at least I don't need it to kill my chicken. Done choked it.”
RE: Trail Dogs
“sarabelle and tea do not sound the same. sarabelle's grammar is much better than tea's.”
“here ya go, josh.”
“My pup has diareaha today :( What should I do to get the stains up out of the carpet???
UGH. Poor baby :(
If it continues she's goin' strait to the vet. She's going to be hitting her first trail soon but not if she's sick!”
“On a good note, Brandi and I have worked really hard on her barking issue :)
She won't be a problem to other hikers”
“Yeah right, how old is your pup, and has the pup had the parvo shots???”
“she's a year and a half. She doesn't have parvo.
She won't even bark at rabbits any more :)
She's a quick learner.”
“won't bark at rabbits, wow, you have broke her natural spirits, shame on you”
“BOL! Why in goodys wuld enny buddy wont to yell at ratbits? That is juts a watse of yells!”
“so, silly is another troll???
“I'll take this thread back to dogs.
In regards to the booties, my dog does not carry booties [like $50 a set] but she does carry a roll of Vetrap [like $2 a roll] in her pack for foot injuries. I've never had to use it for the dog but it did come in handy when Coyote broke his finger on the trail.
FYI: Vetrap is a self adhesive bandage material used for horses and in the medical world. I'm guessing it is called something else when it's used for people.
My dog hikes all seasons with me but in the winter she packs a fleece coat that I made her [out of hunter orange fleece] which helps keeps her warm and safe. She sleeps in the tent if I'm alone, in the vestibule if I'm sharing, and in my bag in the winter if she's shivering. She's 40 lbs with a good coat but she still gets cold sometimes.
If you pack with your dog, be prepared to be responsible. My dog hikes off-leash...I agree with all the obedience comments above...and she remains on-leash in camp. She can't be trusted with food bags. I tether her at all times and warn people that if they feed her I won't be able to keep her out of their food bags. She's always been invited back on trips so our methods must be acceptable.
My dog packs all of her food and water, clean up bags, and first aid materials. I carry her fleece blanket and sleeping pad. [ 1/4 of a full length RidgeRest]”
“Thanks mariposa for adding something usefull! :) I don't think mine would do so well in winter as her coat is very short being a coonhound and all--but maybe for dayhikes in the winter she'd be fine.”
“Vetrap is a self adhesive bandage material used for horses and in the medical world.
the horses put it on themselves?”
“Brandy is feeling a lot better today! :)
No accidents...and she's back to her playful couch destroying antics :)
Brandi Says she can't wait to go hiking this Saturday! I had her pick out a special bandana to wear for the event.
last edited: 5/01/08 9:31:22 AM”
“My pup just finished blowing his coat. It should be really bad next year because he will have a Montana winter coat rather than a TN winter coat.
He obviously doesn't like to be brushed. He usually doesn't look like he is going to kill somebody.”
“Mine doesn't shed much LOL
You could stuff a sleeping bag with your dog's hair LOL!”
“I am as much of a troll, or backpacker as anybody else, here!”
“Dang Harman, that's a lot of hair!”
“That was only the tip of the iceberg. We did that or more about eight times.”
“Vetrap = coban wrap (a 3m product)”
“Hi Tarabull. Just read your post and I wanted to warn you that grapes are toxic to dogs. They can have kidney failure from eating enough of them. It is ok to give them peanut butter or cheese, though.”
“note to self
*snuggle up to harmans pooch in the winter*
SC glad Brandi is feeling better. Did the vet say what is was?”
“no...just one of those things, she probebly ate something she wasn't supposed to.”
“So much for a tough trail hardened dog LOL! We were spring cleaning so we have about 6 pillows and a couple of blankets on the love seat.....guess who's sleeping on top of all that???
Brandi....I guess she likes a soft spot to sleep! lol”
“Light pole gets tired of dogs peeing on it.
Our trail dog :)
“That dose not look verry like the Sippy I kno /o:3”
“Weird, if I hit the link for webshots I can view it. Did your dog get a scratch on the nose or is it just that color?”
“You guys stole khatru from stikmon? WTH?”
“she's got a summer "snownose" it turns slightly pink at times”
“She is beautiful!!!!!”
“Very handsome doggie.”
“i think i'm gonna get a new dog.....
“There's nothing right about that”
“Maybe he could play against Michael Vick, without the muzzle.”
“ha! thats great stovie!”
“My son just told me someone is manufacturing Michael Vick/Philadelphia t-shirts for dogs. Good marketing.”
“anyone have experience backpacking with a blue tick hound? Are they good night time companions? In other words are they going to be chasing scents and bawling all night or will they actually calm down and sleep?”
“Good Lord Sunni, forget about it.”
“Lady Lowla, are you really asking if you can get away with taking a blue tick hiking and not having it track, chase, and bawl the native critters half to death?? And on top of that, you're asking if it will calm down and sleep! If you allow it to do the former, with no hindrance, then it will do the latter. If you refuse it the joys of the former, then the latter is completely out the window (or winder, in blue tick talk).”
“ok ok..so let him play and he will sleep right? I dont have a problem with letting him run and tree etc...if he will come back..haha..as long as he isnt going to do it all night long and piss off the 2 legged types..ugh...”
“making sure I don't go on a hike with Sunni”
“sipsey rarely sleeps at night in the backcountry. Even after 10 miles with a 3-5lb pack. She would run off if I didn't keep her on a coated aircraft cable lead. One great thing is she isn't vocal while out there.”
“ok well we are getting the dog but will probably limit him to day hiking until we get a feel for how he will act at night outdoors...”
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