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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 11:53 AM
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Speaking of scuba gear, is this abusive?
http://www.noodlebug.demon.co.uk/ar/diving.htm



"Rejoice, photo editors everywhere, another unessential animal photo has strayed into print. These are the facts: A man named Dwane Folsom rescues a 9-month-old black mongrel, half golden retriever and half Lab, from a pound in Boynton Beach, Florida. He names the dog Shadow. Folsom, an accomplished scuba diver who often explores the waters off Grand Cayman Island, likes to share his adventures with his pets. So he experiments with diving outfits suitable for a dog. His final design consists of a lead-weighted jacket and a helmet that allows Shadow to use air from Folsoms tank. Thus fitted, Shadow and master dive happily ever after (usually at about 13 feet). Next: A picture of a trotting Stingray."

Trivia Time with Archibald (thirteen): Scuba Dogs
Heres a funny little bit of doggish trivia. Betchya never thought dogs could scuba dive, eh? Well, ggrrwooof! Focus your peepers on this little water-dog!

http://www.philosophising.com/dogpress/index.php/2006/0... /


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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 12:48 PM
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1. Well, the 'buddy system' is important in SCUBA, and dog is 'man's best friend',
so I guess this is the ultimate evolution of the sport. :)

I've always wanted to take my cat diving, but that definitely would be abusive (especially since I don't have a pressurized helmet for him)...
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 12:51 PM
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2. Oh my god...
Did they then go play Segway polo?


And how does the helmet seal up against fur???
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-29-08 12:53 PM
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3. I vote "yes"
why do people do this anyway?
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