Friday, February 3, 2012

Dogs Motoring



OK, I know I have used this picture before, but it is one of my all time favorite photos, so will use it again today. It shows a picture of a dog going for a ride in a car in 1910. It is funny to me how much dogs like to go in the car. I guess it has always been that way.

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  1. Then there is the opposite side of an excellent hunting dog. One fall I bought a yellow Lab puppy. On the way home my brother and I spotted a covey of partridge. We parked the car and rolled down the back window a couple of inches for the puppy, and went to try and get a shot at the birds. We got up on them and each got a couple of shots and when we started walking towards the downed bird, a yellow streak tore by us. The puppies hunting instinct was so great that he had forced his way out the small opening in the window and wanted to retrieve the birds.
    I was going to train him my self, but I thought with that much natural ability I would get him trained by a professional and have a super great hunting dog.
    So I found what was suppose to be a great trainer and turned my dog over to him.
    Something that should have taken a few months at most, became a year. The bill for the training and the boarding was outrageous, but I now had a professionally train hunting dog.
    Yeah right!!!
    The first time I took him out hunting, he acted like we were taking a walk in the park. He showed no interest in hunting what so ever. I figured, well, let's see if we can flush a bird and maybe his hunting instinct will kick in like before. We about 20 minutes in the field I did kick up a pheasant and shot it. I expected the dog to go and retrieve the bird. But I didn't see the dog any place, he had disappeared. We looked for him for a while and then went back to the car. That is when we found the worthless dog. He was scared to death, and hiding under the car.
    That supposedly great professional trainer had some how ruined my dog. What good is a hunting dog that is afraid of guns.
    When I went back to the trainer, and started to ream him a new one, he said he was sorry and would trade my lab for a real good Brittany Spaniel, who by the way, name was Peggy. So in the long run I came out ahead with the best dog I ever hunted with. That dog loved to hunt!!

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  2. That is strange, dogs love to go for rides in car and cats no so much so. I had one cat that would tolerate riding in a car, but really wasn't happy about it. Though I have seen people with cats riding in cars, but they seemed to be P.O.ed more than happy.

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  3. 21 above with a high of 30 today here in Grand Forks, ND

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    And finally a 5 letter verifi
    vanec

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  5. This picture is fabulous. No wonder you want to use it again. She is all protected against the terrific speed at which she will soon be travelling and the accompanying dust, debris, and goodness knows what else her wheels will kick up at her.

    As for the dog - it is my belief that most dogs believe they are the fastest dogs on earth as they speed down the highway with the wind flapping their ears and ruffling their fur!

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  6. "That is strange, dogs love to go for rides in car and cats no so much so. I had one cat that would tolerate riding in a car, but really wasn't happy about it. Though I have seen people with cats riding in cars, but they seemed to be P.O.ed more than happy."

    When I was a college student a friend of mine, who lived a block away, had a cat that would come visit me and then, when I left, hop in my car for a ride home. When I got to where my friend's house was, I'd just open the passenger door and she'd hop out.

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  7. One of the most famous dogs of all time Owney the postal dog, who recently got his own Forever Stamp - If you google, you will find some more old pics

    http://www.monakerby.com/images/owneywithmen.jpg

    Tom

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  8. We used to have a cat that LOVED to ride in the car. She would hop in the door or the window and sprawl on the back ledge. Sometimes my dad would take her for a ride around the block or up to church while he worked, but cats just aren't much for visiting.

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  9. My dog hates car rides, probably because we only take him to the vet for shots.

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