reply to post by calstorm
Originally posted by calstorm
Awwwww, reminds me of my malamute who has since passed. Working breed dogs would be wonderful in a sitx depending on their training and
I agree the breed seems perfect for a sitx scenario because they can find food easily enough. When my wife and I separated over the UFO incident in
2008 I moved to the outskirts of Edinburgh and found myself living in very rural area and in the first week my dog was finding and killing rabbits
nearly every day.
I even kept two and we had them together but usually she switches on the “ITS MINE” mode and we would have a bit of a battle of wills. The weird
thing is she caught three of those rabbits while still on the leash.
She is sneaky in when she sees one hiding she walks past it then finds a blind spot, hunches down and then torpedoes through the undergrowth from
another direction, using her jaws like a snap trap.
Originally posted by calstorm
I personally think from experience malamutes would be one of the best breeds due to the fact that they don't bark and they are very strong and can
carry more gear and a person could. Only down fall is their drive to work. If they get bored they can be a handful energy wise and if you are in a
place where you need to be extremely still and quiet and they need to let off some energy, you need to hope and pray they are well trained enough to
stay still and not go off and attack if they are sensing your fear.
My dog sometimes tries to bark but all that comes out is a sound like ripping metal, very loud and very piercing. I am grateful that she does not do
that very open. Usually she just makes growls, grumbles and howls which is always very cool to listen to.
If I was in a sitx scenario though I would not expect her to be very tactical at night and if she sensed that there was a danger to me or my own then
I fully imagine that she would confront it head on and for me that would be a big no, no because I would rather we headed north past the lochs and
over the Cairn Gorms mountains – an area I know very well. Not many people will head out there as it is very rough, wind torn and wet but I love it
as I have the right equipment and the right attitude.
We watched an Osprey once together and my dog just sat there with me watching it air dancing between the trees of a primordial looking forest, making
no moves to alert the huge bird to our presence. It was as if she was as awestruck as I was and the moment was only ruined by a human friend who with
thoughts of GI Joe in his mind tried to edge closer – quickly scaring the huge bird off into the forest and ruining the whole experience.
He has never been up there with me again, never will be.
I just realised that the night my wife and I watched a UFO drifting above our house my dog was with us and though I was completely transfixed by the
UFO and the look on my wife’s face. My wife had never really believed me you see about what I had seen on the 8th of May 2008 and I had gone
through hell maintaining that what I had seen was true therefore I was utterly enjoying the look of amazement on her face now as she watched this UFO.
I remember that my dog must have sensed the UFO also because she had snaked the leash round in front of my wife and was standing there maintaining a
stance between us and the UFO. I would love to know what she sensed, positive or negative energy?
I am sorry you lost your Mal by the way; I have that nightmare yet to come and I have no idea how I will be able to handle it.
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