December 18, 2012

Snow dogs.

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That German Shorthaired Pointer — Belle — was really great at running for the ball. That other black Lab — Colby — liked running with his near-twin Zeus (our borrowed dog).

30 comments:

Chas Clifton said...

The "Chuck-It" tennis ball atlatl (I assume that is what is being used) is one of the greatest inventions of the last few years.

Lem said...

This is a travesty...

Zeus still tagless.

MadisonMan said...

Do that on Thursday, with pictures :)

Pettifogger said...

It's 6:15 P.M. in San Antonio and 79 degrees.

edutcher said...

OK, let's recap - Zeus, Joey, Bingo, Ruby, Sylvia, Colby.

A couple more and Meade can run the Iditarod.

Of course, he'd need something - or someone - to ward off the Arctic chill when he camps for the night.

Rich B said...

We have a chocolate lab and a black mutt. They are always underexposed in photos. The white snow background makes it even worse here. If you overexposed, the snow may be blindingly white.

Coketown said...

The "Chuck-It" tennis ball atlatl (I assume that is what is being used) is one of the greatest inventions of the last few years.

Chuck-Its are phenomenal! They make the best Christmas gifts for dog owners. Especially the mini version. Not the one that flings mini-size balls, but the mini-size one that flings normal size balls. When I worked at a pet store, people ALWAYS returned the one that flings mini-size balls because, oh, I guess bichon frises and yorkies don't fetch.

Another great idea and gift idea is the unstuffed animal with multiple squeakers. The specific brand name escapes me. But anyway, my dogs love unstuffed toys as much as the stuffed variety, and there's no mess to clean up.

Oh! And RedBarn Bullysticks. They're made of pizzle. Which means scrotum. They're tough like rawhide but way better for digestion, and it's mostly protein. Very healthy. They come in 3ft and 1 ft sticks, 4" rings, and even braided versions. How would you like that job?

"So what do you do?"

"I braid bull penis into foot long sticks..."

tomaig said...

Where is By-Tor?

tomaig said...

Where is By-Tor?

garage mahal said...

Those german shorthairs run like deer. My lab is always hopelessly left in the dust by them at the doggy park.

Coketown said...

Those german shorthairs run like deer. My lab is always hopelessly left in the dust by them at the doggy park.

Stilts.

Hahahaha, the thought of a labrador on stilts delights me! If you get him on stilts, please post to YouTube.

Coketown said...

But holy shit, BUYER BEWARE if you give your dog a bullystick indoors. Any urine left in the urinary tract is crystallized during the cooking process, and the smell is EXTREMELY potent when your dog starts slobbering on it. Not to mention the smell in general of your dog savoring a bull's dick. People WILL walk in and be like, "Oh, my God, what the fuck is that smell? Is someone devouring a cooked penis or something?"

Outdoors only. There's a reason bulls were left outside even once domesticated.

m stone said...

I'm really enjoying these dogs-at-play posts. There is something liberating about the graceful labs and GSHP's romping.

Thank you, Ann and Meade

Alex said...

Mush mush!

Alex said...

Unleash the hounds Smithers.

Alex said...

There's a reason bulls were left outside even once domesticated.

There is a reason you castrate a bull.

Dante said...

Very nice. The other day you were bashing Chris Christie for not knowing why he was fat.

Well, some Chinese scientists think they might know part of the phenomenon:

The bacterium – known as enterobacter – encourages the body to make and store fat, and prevents it from being used, by deregulating the body’s metabolism-controlling genes.

Maybe it was bad of Christie to not get up there and wax poetic about his fat genes, McDonalds, or big gulp drinks.

Note, I have nothing against fat bashing. When I was young, I had a really hard time with fat people, and used to try to make myself feel guilty about it by thinking, that while thin, I smoked.

This is not bitching, much. Let's have it, Ann. Do you still think Christie should KNOW why he is fat?

Alex said...

Dante - sticking up for fat bastards everywhere. What's for tonight - triple-decker bacon nachos?

Chip Ahoy said...

Meade is blowing soap bubbles with that bubble blowing thing and the dogs are trying to bite them. They're so cute.

Titus said...

IT'S NICE TO SEE NEEDY FIND ESCAPE THROUGH DOGS AS A RESULT OF THE DEVASTATION HE ENCOUNTERED DURING THE 2012 ELECTION.

Chip Ahoy said...

They're called Labrador Bubble Biters.

Browndog said...

Sure. Throw a German short-hair Pointer into the playpen, and you get me feeling remorse over my beef of you having borrowed dogs.

Few things match the joy of a dog, and I commend Althouse for making it a part of her blog, and Meade's borrowed dogs a part of her life.

-Is that some king of a ball throwing apparatus?

-Advise you bare hand the ball, stick, etc. before donning your gloves, scent is a dog's best friend.

Dante said...

Dante - sticking up for fat bastards everywhere. What's for tonight - triple-decker bacon nachos?

As I said, I have a HUGE issue with fat people. But, Ann's comments have nothing to do with large people. It has to do with honesty, and knowing your boundaries.

A Man's got to know his limitations, you know, and I'm tired of assuming Presidents are GODS and OMNISCIENT. That's how we got our Golden God, the Obamao.

FleetUSA said...

That looks like fun!

Browndog said...

I leave with this, missed it initially-

That cropped tail on that (overweight) lab I find highly disturbing, and tells me a lot about their "owners", less an accident or a biological anomaly.

Meade said...

Those photos might be a bit deceiving: Neither Lab has a docked tail and all three animals are fit and trim, affable and well-behaved.

Browndog said...

Well behaved is a given.

Insistence on calling them "animals"?

Anywho, avoid any emotional connection via words, but you already lost.

It's always been a "cropped" tail, at least in these parts, but I appreciate your effort to chastise, as a lesson giver.

Your instinctive need to defend is misplaced, and unnecessary.

I'm on your side.

Meade said...

Okay, Brow. Thanks. But just don't call my dog fat.

Ralph L said...

Insistence on calling them "animals"?
They do not appear to be vegetables or minerals.

Cedarford said...

My dad had several German short-haired pointers over his life so far.
Great senses, good family pets but absolute terrors in a dogfight as they are faster than most breeds. And if they are losing the doggie contest - as Mahal said - they run like deer and can escape most other dogs with no problem.
They love water, love retrieving anything, DO point instinctively at game, have webbed feet.

Aren't quite as smart as full-sized poodles or border collies but are somewhere in the top Quartile of doggydom IQ.

Downside - they can be a little too high energy at times, need obedience training so they do not run amok. And I don't know about other ones, but all my dad's past male ones LOVED to "walkabout" one made it 12 miles from his home. Dad then had to pay a hundred and change to reimburse the owner who was breeding his bitch rottwieler and "Schultzie" had somehow tracked the estrus scent back to the house and was chewing a part open window trying to get in and bang the bitch.