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Wed Apr 21, 2021, 10:52 PM

Barn Dog On The Job

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Reply Barn Dog On The Job (Original post)
George McGovern Apr 2021 OP
Diamond_Dog Apr 2021 #1
George McGovern Apr 2021 #3
peppertree Apr 2021 #27
KS Toronado Apr 2021 #2
George McGovern Apr 2021 #4
MuseRider Apr 2021 #5
George McGovern Apr 2021 #6
Mopar151 Apr 2021 #7
George McGovern Apr 2021 #8
Bayard Apr 2021 #9
MuseRider Apr 2021 #10
George McGovern Apr 2021 #12
MuseRider Apr 2021 #14
George McGovern Apr 2021 #18
Bayard Apr 2021 #21
MuseRider Apr 2021 #24
Bayard Apr 2021 #28
MuseRider Apr 2021 #29
George McGovern Apr 2021 #11
Diamond_Dog Apr 2021 #15
George McGovern Apr 2021 #17
Diamond_Dog Apr 2021 #19
George McGovern Apr 2021 #20
MuseRider Apr 2021 #25
George McGovern Apr 2021 #30
I_UndergroundPanther May 5 #31
Tess49 Apr 2021 #13
George McGovern Apr 2021 #16
Tess49 Apr 2021 #22
George McGovern Apr 2021 #23
Tess49 Apr 2021 #26

Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:09 PM

1. Intruders beware!

Vigilant watchdog on duty!

She sure is a beauty. 🙂

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:48 PM

3. You Betcha Diamond! Thank You.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:58 PM

27. She's very impressive. Reminds me of my basset...

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:29 PM

2. She's watching the sheep.

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Response to KS Toronado (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:50 PM

4. Good guess, KS Toronado -- but she's just looking at where the pigeons perch in the barn.

But of course you can still say sheep . . .
Thank You!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Wed Apr 21, 2021, 11:54 PM

5. Good doggie!

My barn dog sits in the horse barn aisle and eats alfalfa. *sigh* I am certain he would be a real problem for anyone or anything that would threaten me or the animals around but for the most part he eats alfalfa.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:01 AM

6. Ha Ha That's Hilarious MuseRider!

Hope you got a good supply of alfalfa in! Thank You!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:10 AM

7. They are their own dog!

They like their jobs self defined, tend to an executive POV.

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:13 AM

8. Thank You Mopar151 - You just described Shadow to a T--POV. Thank You!!

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:17 AM

9. Return of the Beauty Queen!

Our dogs aren't allowed at the barn. They eat too much horse poop.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:26 AM

10. OMG that is a constant problem!

The manure pile is the favorite place of every dog I have ever owned. He would be there if I did not have him blocked in and the alfalfa is likely his second preference.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:41 AM

12. It used to be a problem with Shadow, MuseRider,

but we got after her and she almost never eats horse poop anymore.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:56 AM

14. She is a good dog.

I have a rescue who will eat anything and he is bigger than me so..... Actually he is a good boy but I need to get my work done so he does not get to make the trip to "the pile" or I have to go look for him. He does not seem to be a breed that is used to this kind of work. He goes for the goodies and just hanging with me. *squeeeeee* More protection than anything. We have some bad stuff that happens around here sometimes and I get nervous and short of arming myself I take my trusty, "mess with my woman and I will kill you dead" scary dog. He is a sweet pumpkin but scary looking to those who do not know he will do anything for a kiss on the nose.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #14)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:50 AM

18. Goodness, MuseRider -- He's got you covered! Love your "mess with my woman" phrase! Thanks!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:39 AM

21. I think it has something to do with the ancient prey/predator dynamic

Its the same reason they roll in it, or anything dead (double yack!). If they smell like their, "prey", they can sneak up on them more easily. And they think it smells like heavenly perfume.

Last time we had the septic tank cleaned, they dropped a bit of the sludge in the driveway. One of the Pyr's (solid white), immediately went out and rolled in it. Gawdawful!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:02 PM

24. I am sorry but I am laughing.

I know....nothing ever quite that bad here but they roll on dead skunks or dead anything and they come in the house with maggots then the mad scramble to get them out and hose them down and soap them up etc.....you know very well. One of them dragged home a whole deer haunch that they found somewhere in the woods, we have lots of wooded area since my animal keeping days are closing and I wanted more woods than pasture as I got older. Lovely, sweet Lab who I thought just might chew me up as I tried to take it away. He gave in but those resentful looks just about made me cry (after I laughed). BUT THE SEPTIC TANK! OMG that must have been horrid! How long did it take to get that beautiful white coat back? Ewwwwwww.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 04:16 PM

28. And it was in the middle of winter!

So, he got a pretty icey bath.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #28)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 05:06 PM

29. *snort* He deserved that! n/t

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:39 AM

11. Yeah Bayard, Shadow has gotten better at that. She used to eat more. Scolding seemed to help.

Thank You for your title! Sometimes she acts like a queen.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 08:34 AM

15. OMG I don't feel so bad, now

Our first Lab ate farm manure we had trucked in for our vegetable garden and I thought that was so bizarre. Of course it made her sick....in the house, of course!!

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:46 AM

17. Sick in the house. Shadow too. Yuck!

Manure and dogs must be their refined sense of taste . . .

Thanks Diamond!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:54 AM

19. Yep.

We sat down to eat dinner that night and she sat down next to me and immediately lost it all.

Ive cleaned up some awful messes in my life between having pets and kids, but that one ranked right up there as one of the worst! What is so appealing about that to dogs defies explanation! I am glad you taught Shadow to leave it alone! Ill bet shes a fast learner.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 10:23 AM

20. Oh Diamond DOUBLE YUCK!!!!!

Thanks for the vivid image of "one of the worst!" LOL

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:05 PM

25. I have a deal here.

It was this way with kids too and as an old ICU nurse I did some of the most horrible things in trade for anyone else who would take care my patient if they vomited. I do not do well with vomit. Manure vomit smells and that does me in too. I can take anything else, guts hanging out....bad and deep cuts.....you name it I can take care of it, even awful poop but not vomit.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 07:42 PM

30. Uh huh. Sickening stuff for sure MuseRider.

Sounds like you might have had an intriguing time in an ICU. And some horror stories.
Thanks!

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #25)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:57 PM

31. I'm emetiphobic

Can't handle puke period I freak out with terror of it. I can't handle gag noises. When kitty gets sick I plug my ears.

It has taken me a lifetime to get used to cleaning up kitty barf,and hairballs. Still when it happens I plug my ears and my heart pounds and I use half a roll of paper towels so I can't feel it.

When a human pukes I plug my ears and run away.

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Response to George McGovern (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 01:45 AM

13. What breed of dog is she? Merle Australian Shepherd, maybe?

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Response to Tess49 (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 09:43 AM

16. Hello Tess49 - Shadow is mostly Border Collie and Blue Heeler.

At first she had us stumped, we thought she was some kind of Aussie, but we found out otherwise. Thanks for asking!

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 11:56 AM

22. She is lovely!

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Response to Tess49 (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 12:41 PM

23. Thank You Tess49! There are more pictures of Shadow previously posted in this group and photography.

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Response to George McGovern (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 02:16 PM

26. Thanks! I'll take a look. I love these dogs.

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