He’s no dumb dog

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jo da Plumbr, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    So I’m at the park with Roscoe this morning as usual. Cloudy, foggy and still very dark at 6:30am. Roscoe is up ahead chasing rabbits like always when suddenly he comes running back and falls into healing position on his own. I ask “what is it boy, a coyote”? That’s the only time I see him act like this. Further up through the gloom I see the fence at the end of the field. Walking back and forth along the fence is a small black goose. I look down at Roscoe wondering what’s your problem bud. He should have that goose in his mouth and bringing it to me for plucking. As I get closer Roscoe drops out of heal position at my side and is now directly behind me. I can’t believe this, my big tough dog scared of a little black goose. Its right about this time I realize that long black neck on this goose is actually the long black tail of a skunk, with the business end pointing our way.
    In my head I hear Roscoe saying “Don’t do it Dad”! “Been here before and this is where things go horribly wrong.”
    Needless to say we both made a hasty retreat.
    Twice now I’ve posted about Roscoe getting sprayed right in the Face. So I needed to let you all know that indeed the third time is the charm. And you can teach an old dog new tricks.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Roscoe is the man! ;)
     

  3. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Old Dog new Tricks.........

    Who's teaching who........ And by the way, don't mess around with geese that are nesting. They will put an ass whipping on you and your dog........:eek::)
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    I had to learn about the striped black kitties too, long ago, but i still remember.
     
  5. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Apparently my old beagle wasn't so smart :eek: Not only did she get sprayed by skunks on what I believed was a continual basis but she had a habit of playing in the road - struck 3 times and lived through all of them. :eek:

    Man I miss having a dog :(
     
  6. Neophyte1

    Neophyte1 New Member

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    Roscoe saved ''Jo da Plumbr"

    Jo da Plumbr: Sir, haha; I was venturing toward the worst. hahaha; ''excellent save'':)
     
  7. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had a German Shepherd that had a bad habit of killing skunks. She must have gotten sprayed 4 times. I used to buy tomato juice by the case and keep it on standby in the basement.

    I would clean that dog and she was okay. First rainstorm she would get wet and the smell would come back. She didn't ever learn, I moved from a very rural area that she could run free, to a rural area where I only let her run when I was outside. No skunk hunting then.
     
  8. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Bro, I think you owe him a fat cheeseburger for his efforts. Could of gone terribly bad for the both of you.
     
  9. CA357

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  10. AusLach

    AusLach New Member

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    Sounds like my lab "Menzies". One day he came home from an afternoon exploring with a black set of tyre marks running over his chest! We checked him over for soreness but he was just fine... Couldn't kill that dog with a stick :rolleyes:
     
  11. TXnorton

    TXnorton New Member

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    Roscoe is a pretty smart dog! Jo - you bringing him to El Paso this summer?
     
  12. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Way to go Roscoe!!! Well done boy!

    JD
     
  13. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    That's the plan. After the way y'all spoiled him the last trip to Texas I'd have a tough time getting away without him.