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Old 09-08-2011, 12:32 PM   #21
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thats why folks need a good game hound to hunt for food
And your game hound running wild just might be someone else's meal....
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My 2 dogs will be with me as long as I can take care of them and they want to be there. The Golden is up in age and is pretty useless accept for letting you know when it is going to rain. The Dobberman is always on point. She doesn't miss a thing. When I sleep she is awake. When I am not home she patrols the house. She good with people as long as I am good with you.

We usually keep an couple of extra bags of food for each dog on hand and yes they eat different food because of the different stages of life. That is a little over 2 months supply. I have started to prepare for longer term "survival" in the past year so I am thinking I need to increase the amount of dog food as well.

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Ate some k-9 when I was over in the Philippines. If I can remember right, it seemed to be a little stringy and a little tough. Would eat a stray in a heartbeat if it came down to it, but not my buddy buddy Max. Definitely knew it wasn't a Black Angus steak! I threw the lady I was renting the room from some money and told her to go buy some real beef.
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I have a metirc crap load of dog food stored as well as human consumables. My dogs WILL be with us. They will EAT anyone who gets too close to my daughter, and they are extremely alert, so....yeah...better than an alarm. They will also do well on rice and beans if they run out of kibble....starch and protein.

Last but not least...."Dog makes a fine meal" if it comes down to it.
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my dogs are tied out in the yard they dont run lose only run lose when i go with em to the woods
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my dogs are tied out in the yard they dont run lose only run lose when i go with em to the woods
Right, didn't mean any offense. Just something to think about.
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Answer to the OP question: They are protein on the hoof. eat 'em. If they get too hungry they will return the favor.
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Considering what a dog can do for you, (hunting, guard duty) I think they are way too valuable to eat, in addition to being family.

I think I'd eat a trespasser before I ever ate one of my dogs. If I didn't make it, I'd be OK with my dogs eating me.
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Depending on the type of disaster, I plan to bug-in. I don't have many places to go, and I have a small but growing cache of supplies. That being said, I'm a cat person. I love him dearly, and wouldn't trade him for the world. But if I saw that he was just as hungry as I was, I might consider a .22 to his head to end his misery and fill the belly of myself or my loved ones for a meal.

I know, I know. Sounds sick and twisted. But what we arm-chair spectators don't realize is that we are capable of unimaginable things when we are faced with unimaginable obstacles. I don't eat from the dumpster and I've got a warm bed to sleep in at night, so eating from the trash or sleeping on a park bench sounds simply impossible. However, I've also been fortunate enough to never have to do those things. So who am I to say that I wouldn't if I were pushed that far?
Don't feel bad - I think you're far ahead in the reality thinking phase when we are at SHTF stage.
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