The dogs

Dogs, dogs and even some cats
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Re: The dogs

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:06 pm

Looks like he's trying to bust out of your yard!
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Re: The dogs

Postby sue personett » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:20 pm

Jack the Wonder Dog on Mt. Edwards posing for the camera.

Jack has hiked over 35 peaks with me. He's done 31 Centennial Peaks, 1 14er ( Missouri ), 3 state high points and many smaller sub-alpine peaks and buttes. He's always ready to go for a hike. He's a Siberian Husky. He just keeps going and going. I have to admit that he's the best dog I've ever had.

PS I love the pictures of all of those Huskies posted by harrise. Looks like a case of MHS ( Multiple Husky Syndrome )! I should know. I have 2 Huskies myself but my girl Maia does not do well off leash. Also she has had operations on both hind legs.
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Re: The dogs

Postby ketel1 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:22 pm

I LOVE This thread! Much needed after the angst of the Missy thread. I have been lucky to have several excellent partners with me, starting with my Sophie, my lab/golden mix. She was such a sweetheart that when friends had 'no pets' parties, she was always invited. Next was Shadow, who we adopted at age 10 with a heart defect and laryngeal paralysis. She was not supposed to swim or hike at elevation. Hmm. Tell HER that! Then came Lily, still with me, and my main hiking companion these days. She is supposedly German Wirehair Pointer Mix. She has STAMINA, and not one mean bone in her body. She is all about fun-with dogs, cats, people..she cannot get enough. I can't recall all the summits we have together but it's lots of the 'ers: 10ers to 14ers. She loves backpacking and regular old hiking, too. But no swimming for her! Just splashing and running through it. Then..drum roll please...the Little Guy came into my life and it will never be the same: Chuy! 18 months old, 6.6 lbs, will never see a 14er summit, chihuahua/rat terrier mix, I believe. He is pure delight and my friends fight over wtaching him the weekends I am away.He only knows labs and his sister Lily, so he acts like them and jumps in mountain lakes to get sticks, crosses log bridges over cold creeks, and hikes across snowy drifts. I cannot end this without mentioning Berkeley-not 'mine', but my girl on many occasions. She was a stray chow-mix pup that came into my and my brother Bill's life about 10 years ago. I had the pleasure of taking her on many backpacking trips and hikes, and that dog was the best scrambler and route-finder I have ever seen. If I was questioning my choice of route, I would look at her, tell her to 'go', and she would pick the best line every time. I miss that sweet girl. Here are my pics. Thanks for sharing all of yours~
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Sophie and Shadow at Skinnyfish Lake
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Chuy at Blue Lake, near Cuchara
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Lily and Berkeley, hiking pals, on the way to Pikes Peak via Crags Trail
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Re: The dogs

Postby Floyd » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:36 pm

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I'd like to introduce you to Floyd. His likes include strolls along the Continental Divide, rolling in feces, and meal time. Turnoffs include being stuck in the backyard, anything vegatable, and class 3 mountains.

Floyd on Algonquin in the IPW
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Re: The dogs

Postby brendanmagee13 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:44 pm

A few from my dog Everest's first 14er, Quandary Peak.
Enjoying the view from the summit of Quandary
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Resting on the hike up Quandary
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Re: The dogs

Postby Fishdude » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:44 pm

chrisgalan wrote: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.


We have 3 pugs who are and endless source of entertainment and who love nothing more than to snuggle up with mom and dad :D
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Re: The dogs

Postby cybrhikr » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:06 pm

Viewing these great pictures and reading the owner's comments was a perfect end for my day. Looking forward to more of the same.
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Re: The dogs

Postby obersan » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:20 pm

Here are my two Aussie dogs playing on Huron Peak
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Harry and Zebbers playing in the last of the snow on Huron
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Re: The dogs

Postby meyeralex » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:22 am

Rehydrating with Elliott on the summit of Mt. Elbert.
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Re: The dogs

Postby SSC_43 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:06 am

Sulley! :)
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Re: The dogs

Postby Dark Helmet » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:28 am

This thread finally has my wife excited about hiking!!!

now I just need a dog that has an IQ above 7... (we have worlds dumbest Wheaten Terrier, 8 years and he still looks at me like an idiot when I say "sit" despite 3 years of obedience school).
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Re: The dogs

Postby spot_coop » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:33 am

Huron Peak - Sept 2011

Mariah - Mini Aussie (11 yrs old)
Brisco - Border Collie (7 yrs old)
Trek - Border Collie (18 mos old)

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All great mountain hikers and we're good owners and don't let them chase wildlife or bug other hikers! :)

Trek even won a photo contest in the Broomfielder magazine with one of his solo shots from Huron.
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