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For my friends who enjoy a funny dog story....but especially for _Linda

Thursday, November 08, 2012


I posted this on my Facebook account last night and so many people had a good chuckle that I thought I would share it with all of you. I know _Linda will as she is such an animal lover but no longer has a special dog in her life due to circumstances beyond her control. Bendix was her mom's dog but Linda and her mom had many adventures with him and for that reason this blog is really for her in his memory!

So, do your dogs every get YOU in trouble? Mine seem to all the time and I secretly get a real kick out of it. Like the time Louisa jumped out of our open truck window to "find out where John went" when he went to pick up a few odds and ends at the grocery store. I was sitting in the truck with her so I thought it was safe to have the window down until I saw her jump and as luck should have it John was just coming out of the grocery store and had to tackle her to the ground (sending our groceries flying) to keep her from running wild through the aisles! I kind of wish she had gotten in (the doors to the store are automatic) because it would have been interesting to see what she would have done. I can imagine her thinking ....blah....vegetables...where
's the meat?

Or the time we took our beloved Peaches to a big box pet store about six hours away from here and she walked in, walked right up to the piled up display of dog beds and proceeded to crawl up....knocking a stack of about twenty dog beds to the floor! We were mortified...she just shook herself off and gave us the look of "what did you do that for" and proceeded to pee on the floor...not once but twice!

Or the time Maddy was visiting my mom in the senior's home and I left him there so I could walk down the hall to visit my grandmother. Apparently all was going well until a staff member opened Mom's bedroom door and Maddy took off running up and down the halls. The story goes how his leash nearly took several seniors off their feet and I'm sure some of the old folk tried to tell their families this later on and were dismissed as "mom's mind is wandering again"

Okay, which brings me to yesterday. It was a beautiful fall day here and I felt bad because I was once again doing volunteer work for Central Paws while my own dogs were home stuck in the house. We only had about one hour of daylight left when I leashed them all and packed them up in our car. For some reason I went to a spot I haven't been in years and let them off leash. Well....t'was an adventure for sure...... and the following are lessons the dogs learned from our experience....

Life Lessons by Maddy, Louisa and Ginger:

1. If you find rabbit guts in the woods do not drop them proudly at Mommy's feet....apparently she doesn't like them (Louisa)
2. When you come across hunters who are carrying loaded shotguns do not think it is okay to hump their legs....Maddy!
3. When asked if you have to do your "business" don't say no and then do it on the floor of the car (Ginger)
4. Do not drag the marking tape out of Mommy's pockets (that she removed from trees after she removed rabbit snares) in front of the people who set the slips.......oops.........

I really didn't think there would be hunters allowed in that area which I why I chose that path but I came across two carrying loaded rifles.....all I can say is I am glad we arrived home safe and sound......and with a pocket full of blue flagging tape minus the stuff the dogs dragged out to proudly show to the hunters. Oh dear! Must be more careful next time and let people set their slips as much as I don't agree with it. John tells me it is illegal to mess with people's rabbit snares IF they are set in non-residential areas. AND, for the record, I cheerfully lied to the hunters and explained the blue tape being in my pocket being there because I was busy chasing the beasts when I snapped off a branch with the tape on it and took it home rather than littering the forest. Okay, it sounds lame but I tell you I can look mighty innocent (not to mention stunned) at times and they bought it or they just took pity on me.

Stay tuned for more canine adventures......

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HOPEFULANGE 11/11/2012 3:51PM

    emoticon Your fur babies are so funny. Good on you for taking the traps. I understand hunting, but I wish they didn't do it so close to walking trails.

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KARENCRANER 11/10/2012 9:22PM


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JOANNANOW 11/9/2012 12:07PM

    Love those dog stories! emoticon

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KAYDE53 11/8/2012 11:27PM

    Dogs can always bring adventure!! I don't like trapping either, yuck! Great blog, Susan!!

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ARTJAC 11/8/2012 10:49PM


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SILVER1369 11/8/2012 8:53PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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SILVER1369 11/8/2012 8:52PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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LJCANNON 11/8/2012 7:16PM

    emoticon Very Great Day, at least you all got your Cardio in, LOL!!!!

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SLIMLILA 11/8/2012 7:11PM

    stories about dogs got me and I'm glad I stopped by to visit your great blog. emoticon

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MEMARE 11/8/2012 7:07PM

    Loved your blog! emoticon

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_LINDA 11/8/2012 7:00PM

    emoticon Oh my! They are a handful!! Rabbit guts eeww.
That is scary dealing with hunters and running into people who might be setting traps though. Nice of you to get rid of the traps though you brave person!!!
I can picture the havoc Louisa would have raised if she had gotten into that store :)
When Mom and Angus were looking at Bendix at the SPCA prior to adopting, he got loose once in the office. This was a big, strong 80 lb dog. The office clean up took some time to get back to normal and their poor office cat will never be the same again :P Mom and Angus liked his 'spirit' Oh boy, what a forecast of the way he was going to be!..He really had it in for cats. If he ever saw one, it was ZOOOM. Angus was big and strong, but many a time landed flat on his face as Bendix took off, trailing his leash, chasing a cat :P His chases of any fur bearing creature were legendary and would, on occasion, last overnight :P. Oh yes, life with a dog is an adventure, who needs kids???
Thanks for sharing :))
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CHUBRUB3 11/8/2012 6:56PM

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ILOVEMALI 11/8/2012 4:31PM

    Mali and I love your dog stories!

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POPSY190 11/8/2012 1:17PM

    Don't like traps, either. you certainly don't lack for excitement when you have dogs (or cats)!

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MISSFORTE 11/8/2012 12:57PM

    NICe! thank you!

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ANGRITTER 11/8/2012 12:53PM

    I love it. I can't believe you were lying to men with guns, but they do say redheads are quite "ballsy" and full of fire!

I just love it. I am now getting the "stare down" by both Jackson and Max as they know I walk arounf noon each day, so I am an hour late now! I have to change out of my Betty Boop PJs and put on something warmer and get my walking in for an hour.

I hope one day I will be able to volunteer at an animal shelter. I really hate not working, but I just can't do it every day and will get fired for calling out all the time... it's already happened. So that is my goal if my disability comes in... dedicate one day per week working with rescues or to foster a little bugger myself!

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DESERTJULZ 11/8/2012 12:40PM

    Oh my! Glad you got away with the blue tape.

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OUBACHE 11/8/2012 12:38PM

    You're right -- this is funny! LOL!

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BOVEY63 11/8/2012 12:06PM

Great stories and good for you taking down the tape!

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CODEMAULER 11/8/2012 11:08AM

    Our kitten - aptly named Rascal - loves to dart into the hallway whenever we enter our condo unit. She loves to "go visit" the neighbors... naughty kitten. Fortunately she doesn't go far, but if she got it in her mind to take us for a chase? Cue the Benny Hill Show theme song!


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KATRINAKAT23 11/8/2012 10:24AM

  Oh this was so funny and I could just picture it.

I love that you messed up the rabbit traps. I
would do it too. I hate traps.

Take care,


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