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Dogs, dogs and even some cats
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Re: The dogs

Postby kushrocks » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:42 pm

I love this thread!!! Its nice to see the dog lovers out there.

My dog Sophie a 5 year old lab and I think chow mix. She has summited 37 different 14ers and over 50 14er summits in total.
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An old photo from Sophie at the rescue before I got her.
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Sophie hug - I have the coolest dog ever
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Sophie enjoying hiking a 14er!!!
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Re: The dogs

Postby Derek » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:02 pm

Oman wrote:On Pt. 11,831 in IPW:

Ha! I remember telling Rufus on that very summit that he was probably one of few dogs to be on that one. Turns out Otis was one of them too! Definitely not a summit that many people "seek out".

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Re: The dogs of Colorado

Postby glacierfox » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:29 pm

klinger wrote:Mike's Belgian Malanois, Cole, can climb anything, he's a badass

Great pic, thanks for sharing! Belgian Malinois have always been my favorite and I've wanted one for years now... but with my schedule I know it wouldn't be fair to the dog. My cousin had one and without a few hours of workout a day she would go crazy. Still, they're awesome (and incredibly smart) dogs... thanks again for sharing.

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Re: The dogs

Postby LupinMorningwake » Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:43 pm

I am loving this topic! Here are my boys enjoying the great outdoors.

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Bishop working his way up Mt. Massive
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Lupin posing for a picture on Massive
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Nepal on the summit of Bierstadt
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Re: The dogs

Postby SurfNTurf » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:01 pm

Loki, the original lost/rescued dog of (who has a much better owner than this year's version).

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Re: The dogs

Postby MountainDawg » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:38 pm

Syrus, is a four year old collie healer mix. He has 23 14ers under his collar. :wink:
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Re: The dogs

Postby Built-to-Last » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:08 pm

Here is the older of my two puppies, Winston, 2 yr old Brittany...On top of Gemini after Sherman
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Re: The dogs

Postby chrisgalan » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Mt Antero with my great dane Odin, he is quite the athlete (for a dane anyway) :)
A favorite quote of mine: "May I one day become the person my dog thinks I am." I don't think we ever come close to repaying our furry friends for the love and loyalty they give so willingly.
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Re: The dogs

Postby Paula » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:34 pm

Back when I was in college and wasn't into hiking, I got Zero. She was supposed to be a lap dog, but instead turned out to be an awesome hiker and got me started.
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(But frankly, as a Pomeranian, I think she's defective.)
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When I moved to Denver after school and into a house with a yard, I thought she needed a buddy, so we picked up Sprinkles from the Dumb Friends League.
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I couldn't ask for a better pair of hiking partners. They've done 14 14ers with me so far and my finisher has been specifically chosen to be one that's easy enough for them to join me for.

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Re: The dogs

Postby Waggs » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:40 pm

My hiking partner, Shadow:

4/2011, 3.5 mos old, on Cascade Creek Trail
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6 mos. later, between Missouri Mtn and Iowa Peak.
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A few weeks ago, gearing up for South Colony Lake hike (and Humboldt summit)
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Re: The dogs

Postby Leigh » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:32 pm

Awww...this thread makes me miss my Duke. We never hiked any 14'ers together, but he made several trips to Colorado with me before I put him to sleep this year at 15.

Here we are at Boston Mine - he was 13 at the time and dragged me uphill the whole way!

The next day we hiked to St Mary's Glacier and I ended up carrying him down as he didn't care for the rocks too much

I've been fostering since then, but I think I'm ready to rescue another dog, just researching breeds to pick the right one...definitely getting some ideas/inspiration from this thread!

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Re: The dogs

Postby JenGa » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:45 pm

Aww - these dog photos are totally cheering me up and making me laugh. Thanks for posting them everyone. They are all so happy out in the mountains. Here is my chow mix, Rusty. He is a tripod, and he can't hike because of hip problems and the three-leggedness, but he is sweet all the same and if he could hike a 14'er, he WOULD.

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And he can even dig a hole:


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