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Tuc

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Grizz & Missy
« on: May 22, 2011, 12:38:39 AM »
Well folks, for some of you dog lovers that have come over from the dark side, you may remember my post, 'Meet Grizz'. Grizz is 15 mths old now and he has a girlfriend. Her name is Missy and she will soon be 8 mths old. Missy joined our family in Feb and though a little shy at first, she has adapted well to country life in the boonies. Both dogs are here with me at the cabin and have managed to encounter two skunks and a porcupine.

Yep lots of fun, fun fun. Oh by the way I have an excellent skunk bath if any of you ever need it, just let me know. Both dogs were hit by the first skunk and Grizz literally picked it up and shook the life out of it. That Grizz he's a slow learner and found another skunk in the old chicken coop and actually tore the floor up with his teeth to get at it. Oh did he get at it, I could have killed the bugger for putting me through that misery a second time.
Skunks are big carriers of rabies so the skunks had to be collected and picked up by the authorities to be tested for rabies. Both dogs had to have a booster rabies shot, vet said better to be safe than sorry and I agree. Well the skunks tested negative for rabies but there were skunks testing positive in the Melfort and Rose Valley areas which aren't that far away. They actually found one that was positive running around a school yard in Melfort. Good to hear there were no kids bitten by the rascal.

Missy escaped the porcupine because I got to her in time to avoid a mouthful but too late for ole Grizz. He took about 30+ quills and two days later I pulled the last one out. Man, that dog is hard to hold onto by yourself...

Anyrate here's a few pics of the kids at play!

First pic is the two of them after mice, one of there favourite pastimes.
Second and third pic they are on my sheep manure pile.
Last pic is Missy.



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walleyes

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 09:16:32 AM »
Very sharp looking dogs Tuc..

Love the Sheperd breed always one of my favorite dogs.. Bet you don't have to worry a lot about people packing stuff away out of your yard,, one glance at those two coming around the corner and the crooks will keep on going..


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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 09:59:03 AM »
Awesome dogs tuc! Always wanted one.

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 12:42:18 PM »
Nice looking hounds Tuc.  :)

Tuc

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 08:11:23 PM »
Ya Walleyes they are very protective, they don't miss a thing.

I've got a sign at the end of my driveway:

"These premises are protected by security camera, watch dogs and shotgun, if one don't get ya the other will. "

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 05:57:04 PM »
nice pic's Tuc

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 08:04:36 PM »
Nice story and pics Tuc...Growing up we had a few shepards, most of them were from my dads RCMP friend who trained shepards...They are a protective and loyal dog...
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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 11:23:56 AM »
Always had shepards on the farm.

We've currently got a Lab, but do miss ole Klink.  (Named him after Hogan's hero's.)

Tuc

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2011, 07:06:13 PM »
A.diver, funny how we come up with dog names.

Back home when I was a young feller, I use to go rabbit hunting with a buddy who could never remember my hounds name. (or didn't want too. lol)
He'd call ole spot every name he could think of but his right one, usually he called him "Fred".

Anyrate, we bred a few Beagles and kept our own hunting stock so the next male I trained for my own hunts I named him "Fred" just for Basil.

Albertadiver

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2011, 10:38:33 PM »
A.diver, funny how we come up with dog names.

Back home when I was a young feller, I use to go rabbit hunting with a buddy who could never remember my hounds name. (or didn't want too. lol)
He'd call ole spot every name he could think of but his right one, usually he called him "Fred".

Anyrate, we bred a few Beagles and kept our own hunting stock so the next male I trained for my own hunts I named him "Fred" just for Basil.

Funny thing is we had 5 different shepards over the years.  They were all named Klink.  Klink 1, Klink 2, Klink 3, and we had a lassie dog named Buster for a while.  Yup, real creative!   ;D

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2011, 07:59:02 AM »
Good lookin' dogs Tuc, I've always wanted a shepherd :)
Just puttin' it out there...

Tuc

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 02:03:28 PM »
Geez, I'll let you know when the pups come....  ;)

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Re: Grizz & Missy
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 08:28:23 PM »
Nice looking dogs for sure Tuc!