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Discussion in 'Camping with Kids/Pets' started by GetOutSide, Nov 27, 2010.
My new Kid along the guy
recent camp pics. Nice to have the mutts along.
Lexie on night 5....
Most recent trip.
Here's my boys Gobi and Khufu. Gobi has only been on one trip, but he seemed to love it, and Khufu always has a blast as long as momma is nearby. Gobi only has one eye but it doesn't slow him down a bit. Both rescues.
Working dogs?? We took retired ones from my family for many years. Below is my dad with his in central SD. The lower one is just our mutt.
OK, Gobi is absolutely adorable. His face is so expressive.
Thank you!! He's a sassy kid.
He looks it.
I adopted a new dog today. I pick him up this weekend. He’s a 2014 (ish) model. A nondescript brown dog whose former owner died, and who spent four months in the shelter before a local foster group pulled him. His name was Larry but he shall henceforth be known as Leroy Browne. He seems really chill—he even had a chicken hop on his back this morning (this is Oklahoma, after all). I can’t wait to get him home and take him on his first camping trip! Still looking for a TV and popup, but my sister and I are going tent camping near Westcliffe, CO, in a few weeks.
Leroy is adorable!!! Congratulations.
If you're interested in finding out what he is, I can recommend dnamydog.com. I did Bat-dog and Moose-dog and it was really cool. The reason I chose this company is that they don't identify "pit bull" as a breed. They will identify boxer, bulldog, staffordshire, etc., but the term "pit bull" is never used. They send a certificate with the breed breakdown - I kept them in the camper in case anyone questioned Bat-dog's breeds.
That’s cool! Yeah, the shelter listed him as a lab/pit mix (and I am partial to pit-types, love their goofiness) but the vet said Viszla mix. I might try dnamydog to get to the bottom of the mystery. Thanks for the recommendation!
Let us know what it comes back with. My guess is that there is some shepherd in him. Visla is possible, maybe beagle. Maybe boxer.
I thought Moose-dog was a shepherd/dobie mix with maybe a bit of setter. He came back shepherd/poodle/newfoundland. Once I read that, it was "doh! of course he is!" - it was so obvious in hindsight.
With Bat-dog, I was guessing shepherd for sure. Different things made me think boxer, corgi, beagle, chow, and/or shar pei. Her results came back shepherd/chow/shar pei/beagle/corgi/boxer/german shorthair. Never saw the shorthair.
My current Cat-dog is a purebred shepherd (adopted), so no testing needed.
I know I've posted this before, but it's worth repeating:
Get an ID tag specific for camping. Include your cell phone number AND your tow vehicle and camper plate numbers. When you're out camping, including your home address doesn't do any good and your cell phone may not get service. With your plate numbers, folks can find you in the campground. If you have to leave without finding the dog, the campground folks can check your plate number against reservations to get more info.
That’s an excellent idea! Thanks. Also, are you certain you don’t need a different kind of DNA test for your dogs before you name them—the one that simply tests species? ;-) (Moose, bat, cat?) Just teasing, I think their names are cute! My last old dog was nicknamed Potato-dog, so clearly I’m even further off track.
Potato-dog, hmmm. Was that due to body shape, favorite food, preference for hanging on the couch, or lack of brain activity?
Those are their screen names. They actually have/had completely different names in real life.
Moose-dog was all long spindly legs with a long body. Bat-dog would lay on her back so her ears hung down like huge bat ears. Cat-dog is afraid of other dogs and prefers the company of the cats. Then there was Dog-bird who considered Moose-dog and Bat-dog his flock. And there is The Cat and The Cat In Training (aka The Twoony as they are two loonies). The bird is still working on a screenname, [email protected] was suggested because she sounds like a cross between R2D2 and a donkey, but she was not amused. Right now she is The Bird.
Yes, Potato-dog because she was shaped like a potato, but with legs. The prettiest potato you ever saw!
[email protected] made me laugh! I had to sort out that family tree in my head for a minute...but I'm thinking now you need a Duck-duck-goose.
This is "Smudge" my rescued Jack Russell. He is ready to go camping!