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Offline UT-Erin03

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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #90 on: October 12, 2017, 02:00:04 PM »
Congrats on your new addition @Drew4UTk , and sorry for your loss. Catahoulas are so interesting and sweet, for sure. 

We lost our senior in July as well, and our pup that we still have has been terribly lonely and a little depressed.  Not sure if corndog is the answer, but looking to find one that would mesh with her personality.  


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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #91 on: October 12, 2017, 02:18:07 PM »
thank you @UT-Erin03 ... she was possibly the best dog i'll ever have had the opportunity to meet.   her 'pound' name was 'coco', which was changed to 'soco' (like southern comfort), which helped in her responding to the new name and paid homage to her catahoula breeding (state dog of Louisiana)... she rescued me as much as anything.

there were three breeds i was watching for once the shock of her passing wore- a presa de canario, a dogo argente, and a cane corso... the one i found (named vito) is the american version (not the italian), and they go a size or two larger than their italian kinfolk, and have much larger head proportions... i could really care less how he looks, though- as it's their temperament with 'family' as opposed to strangers that i like.... weird crap is encroaching in my 'hood, literally, and.... this ought to offer a layer of protection...

are you a really active type?  

i have a friend with an Australian Shepard.. he literally runs that dog 20+miles a day five days a week... he's a competitive mountain biker, and the dog follows along him on the trail (5.25miles a lap for five laps) every time he goes... he bails out and chills in the truck most often on the last lap, he say's, and has since he was a pup... great dog- and madness that it has that much energy and stamina... dog has to be every bit of ten years old, now.  

that dog may be too smart to not have a very active outlet.   

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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #92 on: October 12, 2017, 03:30:40 PM »
Im sorry to hear about your loss too Drew.  We had a Golden for 11 years and I still miss her.  Aren’t in a position to have a dog now so I find myself needing a wet nose fix pretty often - anytime I’m in a place like hanging out at a table in front of a coffee shop and a candidate canine comes by, I’ll extend my hand and see if I get the nose treatment.  Our golden had a way of sticking her nose under any outstretched hand and kind of moving her head up to signal that a good ear scratch would be welcome.  I think a lot of dogs have that gene.

And she also had endless energy.  I trained for a marathon back in ‘04 and she was my personal trainer.  We’d go to Lief Erickson trail in forest park above Portland, which is 11 miles long with quarter mile posts.  About 1000’ of relief.  Perfect for out and backs including of course those long 20 milers you do a month or so before the big day.  It’s a popular trail so lots of folks on it and I kept her on leash, usually.  

But at the end of one of those really long runs, we were both covered in trail mud, and I was wiped out, and I mistakenly thought it’d be okay to let her go off leash as we walked back to the car.  She’d be beat too, right?

Wrong.  First couple that came walking the other way suddenly had a big muddy golden retriever planting her paws on one of their chests with wildly lolling tongue and total glee to greet them!  The 20 miler hadn’t phased her a bit!
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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #93 on: October 12, 2017, 03:47:17 PM »
thank you @UT-Erin03 ... she was possibly the best dog i'll ever have had the opportunity to meet.   her 'pound' name was 'coco', which was changed to 'soco' (like southern comfort), which helped in her responding to the new name and paid homage to her catahoula breeding (state dog of Louisiana)... she rescued me as much as anything.

there were three breeds i was watching for once the shock of her passing wore- a presa de canario, a dogo argente, and a cane corso... the one i found (named vito) is the american version (not the italian), and they go a size or two larger than their italian kinfolk, and have much larger head proportions... i could really care less how he looks, though- as it's their temperament with 'family' as opposed to strangers that i like.... weird crap is encroaching in my 'hood, literally, and.... this ought to offer a layer of protection...

are you a really active type?  

i have a friend with an Australian Shepard.. he literally runs that dog 20+miles a day five days a week... he's a competitive mountain biker, and the dog follows along him on the trail (5.25miles a lap for five laps) every time he goes... he bails out and chills in the truck most often on the last lap, he say's, and has since he was a pup... great dog- and madness that it has that much energy and stamina... dog has to be every bit of ten years old, now.  

that dog may be too smart to not have a very active outlet.  
When I met my husband, he had the two Australian shepherds that were sisters from the same litter.  He was a coach at the time for soccer & cross-country, and did run multiple times a week with them.  He no longer coaches, but we still do neighborhood walks and he runs with the one we have left a couple of times a week.  She has turned into a frisbee dog, though, so most of the her exercise is chasing the frisbee in the yard which is great for me because I can just plant my butt on the patio chair and she brings it right over.  

Were hoping to stick with the breed because of the extreme loyalty, intelligence & easy training traits, and that they are not bolters.  Even when our dogs got out of our gate on accident once, they sat right in the front lawn watching cars & waiting for us to get home.  I  have been around dogs that can't be out of the house at all without a leash, but none of the Aussies I've been around are like that since they would rather be by their people than wandering alone.





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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #94 on: October 12, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
We had a golden retriever from 1975 to 1990

Greatest children dog there is

Addy helped us raise both my boy and my girl

She was an outside dog unless it was raining or cold

when we would take her for a walk she would run 50 feet in front of us but would stop and sit at each

intersection she waited for the go ahead to cross

once we caught up and made sure no cars were coming Id say the word go and off she went until

the next intersection

If were met somebody going the other way she would come back to us so that we could attach her leash

I miss Addy to this day
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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
Fried dog on a stick.

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Re: The Porch, y'all. pull up a seat and kick back.
« Reply #96 on: October 16, 2017, 07:38:00 PM »
pretty sure that's been done there
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