Album The dogs of backcountrypost.com

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Artemus, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Kishenehn

    Kishenehn Member

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    Charlie's a rescue with a slightly shady past, so I'm not sure about his lineage. He's definitely part Aussie, and he's got the slightly asymmetrical eyes that can be characteristic of Aussies. (Along with an asymmetrical brain!) His coat has the waviness and feel of a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, but I don't know about that.

    He's really turned into a great off-leash backcountry dog ... he quietly alerts me to bears in a way I really appreciate, and has learned not to chase anything larger than a squirrel. If I could only get him to carry a pack ...
     
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  2. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Do tell.
     
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  4. Kishenehn

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    Ha!

    Charlie's former owner was a very well-known advocate for marijuana legalization in Montana. The guy had six dogs, and they didn't really get any attention at all ... and one day the dogs all broke out of the yard and one of the neighborhood cats turned up dead. Charlie and his brother took the heat for that, and they ended up at the shelter -- though the shelter staff swore Charlie was framed.

    It was a huge project to socialize him, but totally worth it. We've been a team for six years now, and he hasn't shown the slightest interest in eating any cats at all. :)
     
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  5. danger02ward

    danger02ward Love the Mountains!

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    Beautiful day for a sunset hike with your favorite beagle.
     
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  6. Vegan.Hiker

    Vegan.Hiker TR or it didn't happen

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    This is intriguing. So who does the shelter theorize planted the dead cat? Good on you for rescuing btw.
     
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  7. Kishenehn

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    Rescue dogs are the only ones to get.

    According to the shelter people, Charlie was the Omega dog of that little dog pack, at the very bottom of its pecking order ... he'd never interacted with anyone but those other dogs, and just took all of his life cues from what the pack did. And packs do lots of things that dogs would never do individually.

    When I saw him at the shelter he was the most terrified creature I'd ever seen. It literally took months before I could put him in a social situation with other dogs or most other people without him fleeing in a panic. He's come a long ways, though, and how he's the butt-snifing king of the dog park.
     
  8. slc_dan

    slc_dan Desert Rat-Weekend Warrior

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    Mya running across the lake at Smith and Morehouse.

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  9. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Sage taking a breath while chasing me down some mountain bike trails in Klondike Bluffs.

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  10. Nanda

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    Hope & scooter enjoying decent weather, outskirts of Goblin valley.
     
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  11. TannerT

    TannerT Hike Hard, Tread Lightly

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    Güch is the storm!!!


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  12. Vegan.Hiker

    Vegan.Hiker TR or it didn't happen

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    How does Hope like that Ruffwear front range harness? I picked them up for Lucy and Joey and they really seem to like them. They're also the only harnesses I've ever had that aren't a pain to take on and off.
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  13. Nick

    Nick Post 'em if you got 'em!

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    Just chiming in on harnesses - Nikita has been wearing the Ruffwear Web Master harness lately with her spondylosis. We also put on the optional Brush Guard attachment to help spread the weight on her belly when lifting her. It basically turns her into a suitcase with the extra support toward the back. Highly recommended.

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  14. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Ha! Looks like a bison in yellowstone. Sort of.
     
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  15. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    Poor doggie. Yeah, a 60# suitcase! She seemed happy when I picked her up yesterday.
     
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    TannerT Hike Hard, Tread Lightly

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    She's getting back to her wolf roots....gotta know your roots!!!


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  17. Artemus

    Artemus I walk

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    - this is the first real winter we have had in years. Really enjoying Nick's loaner Canon 5D Mark IV and ultrawide glass.... Thanks @Nick !
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    That one is scooter actually. He loves his harness, Hope chewed off one of the attachments off her harness while I wasn't home.:)
     
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  19. Chuck the Mauler

    Chuck the Mauler Formally known as "kcwins"

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    This is Frank, my brothers dog who spends most of his time here bugging my dog "Miles" Hes still a pup.
     
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  20. Chuck the Mauler

    Chuck the Mauler Formally known as "kcwins"

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    And this is Miles. He prefers the beach and water rather than the woods.
     
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