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My Good Deed for the Day

Post by J1Bo » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 06:46:45



Quote:
>...I got one
>slurp as a thank you, but that was it.
>Lois E.

Lois - ya done good!  Lucy sends a *** slurp to you ;-D

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My Good Deed for the Day

Post by Theresa /The Voice of Reason/ Willi » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 06:47:11




Quote:
> <snip great lost rottie reunion story>

oo oO OO Oo o  <== me and Harlan doin' the wave

Way to go, Lois!

--Terri & Harlan

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Post by Marla Belzowsk » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 07:44:15


GOOD job Lois!

One happy ending to what could have been a real tragedy.

Marla Belzowski
& the LegendHold Collie Clan



Quote:
> I had to come into work early this morning, and when I got here, the first
> thing I saw as I parked my car, was a Rottweiler, wandering around,
bereft,
> in the parking lot. Now I don't know much about Rotties, but I know a
lost,
> confused, dog when I see one. So I grabbed the leash I keep in my car,
> (hmmm...wonder where I ever first got THAT idea, huh?) and attempted to
call
> her over to me. My first try wasn't all that successful...maybe I was
> talking in Schnauzer instead of Rottenese.....and she just stared at me
> rather aloofly....so I got stern. Barked out "come!" and shook the leash.
> She gave me a slow, cool, look-over, and decided that since she was as big
> as I am, that she didn't have much to fear from me, but when I reached to
> attach the leash, she stepped back. Far enough so that I'd have to make a
> grab at her and I was afraid I would make her shy away and possibly get
out
> into the street. So I "hoped" that since she knew the "come" command, she
> might know "heel" too....so I said it and started to walk away briskly,
> (Lynn, you would have been so proud of me....I didn't trip over my own
feet
> or anything <G>) and after a couple of peeks sideways I could see she was
in
> the perfect position, and she never once wavered as we walked to the
store,
> through the parking lot. She halted right at the doors, allowing me to get
> unlocked, and letting me go in first before following right behind me. She
> was a BIG strong dog, certainly someone's well-trained pet, and wonder of
> wonders, she was wearing tags. After a big looooong drink of water, she
> settled down beside me and let me take her collar off just long enough to
> see that she didn't have an ID tag, but she had current license, I put em'
> back on, I was afraid she might bolt or something, and my Victorian store
> has nothing strong enough to tie a dog that big to it...I was afraid that,
> should she take a notion to run,  she just might be able to tow my antique
> desk behind her.....but after her drink and part of my sandwich, (I needed
> to diet today anyway) she was content to lie on the rug by my desk, but
> every time she heard a sound she'd raise her head, obviously looking for
> someone. Using her tag numbers,  I traced her through city hall and was
able
> to find her veery frantic owner after about two hours. AC wanted to come
> down and take control because she was a Rottweiler, but I told them I
> wouldn't give her up without finding her owner....so they said I could
keep
> her, as long as she wasn't causing me any trouble. Anyway, after a couple
of
> hours on the phone, and pulling some strings to get addresses and a phone
> number, I was able to reunite Miss Molly, and her, so scared, Mom. We had
> Chia Tea to celebrate the reunion. Miss Molly was sooooo happy and
relieved
> to see Mom...and Mom was in tears. She was so scared that someone would
see
> this big ole "mean" Rottie and poison her or harm her, thinking that she
was
> vicious, or be hit by a car....the said "mean" Rottie was doing a pretty
> fair imitation of the Boxer Bean Dance, during most of the
> reunion.....turned out that last night was the night to put out the
garbage
> cans and her son had not made sure that the gate had latched properly, and
> Miss Molly had stepped out for a little adventure.  They, (Molly's family)
> had been out looking for her most of the night, as well as this morning,
> which is why there was no answer at the phone.  Made me feel pretty darned
> good to be able to help. I'm such a sucker for a lost dog.....She was such
a
> nice dog....but very reserved until "Her" person showed up.....I got one
> slurp as a thank you, but that was it.
> Lois E.

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Post by Gary & lois Edward » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 07:49:17




Quote:


> > <snip great lost rottie reunion story>

> oo oO OO Oo o  <== me and Harlan doin' the wave

> Way to go, Lois!

> --Terri & Harlan

Well thank you......I did get a phone call from my husband this afternoon.
He wanted to know if I "really" would have called our Mayor if they hadn't
seen fit to give me Miss Molly's Mom's number.....and why animal control had
paged him at the firing range twice. I just batted my eyelashes and
attempted to look innocent.
Lois E.

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Post by Gary & lois Edward » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 09:02:35



Quote:
> GOOD job Lois!

> One happy ending to what could have been a real tragedy.

> Marla Belzowski
> & the LegendHold Collie Clan

Okay....I've got a question for you large breed people. When I first saw
Miss Molly and realized that she was lost, I tried my standard Mini
Schnauzer voice....bent over and crooned to her in a sugary voice guaranteed
to bring most Schnauzies to you on the run....but Miss Molly barely even
looked at me....studied me for a moment and then dismissed me, basically.
And yet, when I was nearly harsh, she paid attention to that and seemed
relieved that at last someone she could relate to, (at least for a while)
had come along. What is the difference? Is it the breed, or the level of
training? She certainly was all smiles and wiggle***for her Mom, who did a
fair amount of cooing...but with me it was different. I was a millisecond
away from having her walk out into the street. To have a stranger bark out
"come" at one of my dogs would have sent them running I think. Of course
Sable is a bit different....but then he believes he is part Schnauzer
himself, only bigger......really fun when he decides to sit on your lap.....
But I just got curious...is it the size of the dog, or the breed, or the
training?
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Post by Shell » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 09:31:51




Quote:

> But I just got curious...is it the size of the dog, or the breed, or the
> training?
> Lois E.

Hmmm, I'm no expert to be sure, but my guess is training.   Guiness takes
more sound to her commands (Not to mention that she's almost 11 years old &
probably beginning to lose her hearing), and alway had.   Hubby adopted her
at age 4-something, and he's more "gruff" with the dogs than I.
Coda doesn't need much more than normal speaking voice tones, but he also is
trained on a few hand-signals...but I really don't raise my voice for much
of anything (Except a few times when I had to call "Come" the second time
'cause he was far into the brush & "maybe" didn't hear me).
Good question...curious to read the replies...
Shelly, Coda & Guiness...
 
 
 

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Post by Marla Belzowsk » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 10:43:25


I think in this instance it is the breed.  Rotties are generally sort of
aloof with strangers, just as German Shepherds typically are.

These big dogs are not "used" to people "cooing" at them either.  People
instinctively "sweet talk" the smaller breeds and these smaller breed learn
that the people are going to shower them with praise and petting.

A large dog just isn't exposed to this method of praise or expression of
affection, and they just don't take you seriously when you do this.  A more
serious, commanding voice makes the larger dog take you a bit more seriously
like you are the "boss" and someone to seriously listen too.

Rotties and GSD are more typically one person dogs. So it's not unusual for
these guys to sort of "pine" for mom or dad regardless of the affection you
show them.

I think in this case, it's just the differences in the breeds and the way
they relate to people that you are seeing.

Just my opinion.

Marla Belzowski
& the LegendHold Collie Clan



Quote:



> > GOOD job Lois!

> > One happy ending to what could have been a real tragedy.

> > Marla Belzowski
> > & the LegendHold Collie Clan

> Okay....I've got a question for you large breed people. When I first saw
> Miss Molly and realized that she was lost, I tried my standard Mini
> Schnauzer voice....bent over and crooned to her in a sugary voice
guaranteed
> to bring most Schnauzies to you on the run....but Miss Molly barely even
> looked at me....studied me for a moment and then dismissed me, basically.
> And yet, when I was nearly harsh, she paid attention to that and seemed
> relieved that at last someone she could relate to, (at least for a while)
> had come along. What is the difference? Is it the breed, or the level of
> training? She certainly was all smiles and wiggle***for her Mom, who did
a
> fair amount of cooing...but with me it was different. I was a millisecond
> away from having her walk out into the street. To have a stranger bark out
> "come" at one of my dogs would have sent them running I think. Of course
> Sable is a bit different....but then he believes he is part Schnauzer
> himself, only bigger......really fun when he decides to sit on your
lap.....
> But I just got curious...is it the size of the dog, or the breed, or the
> training?
> Lois E.

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Post by Jerry How » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 12:15:38


Toot, toot! j;~}



Quote:
> I had to come into work early this morning, and when I got
here, the first
> thing I saw as I parked my car, was a Rottweiler, wandering
around, bereft,
> in the parking lot. Now I don't know much about Rotties, but
I know a lost,
> confused, dog when I see one. So I grabbed the leash I keep
in my car,
> (hmmm...wonder where I ever first got THAT idea, huh?) and
attempted to call
> her over to me. My first try wasn't all that

successful...maybe I was
Quote:
> talking in Schnauzer instead of Rottenese.....and she just
stared at me
> rather aloofly....so I got stern. Barked out "come!" and
shook the leash.
> She gave me a slow, cool, look-over, and decided that since
she was as big
> as I am, that she didn't have much to fear from me, but when
I reached to
> attach the leash, she stepped back. Far enough so that I'd
have to make a
> grab at her and I was afraid I would make her shy away and
possibly get out
> into the street. So I "hoped" that since she knew the "come"
command, she
> might know "heel" too....so I said it and started to walk
away briskly,
> (Lynn, you would have been so proud of me....I didn't trip
over my own feet
> or anything <G>) and after a couple of peeks sideways I could
see she was in
> the perfect position, and she never once wavered as we walked
to the store,
> through the parking lot. She halted right at the doors,
allowing me to get
> unlocked, and letting me go in first before following right
behind me. She
> was a BIG strong dog, certainly someone's well-trained pet,
and wonder of
> wonders, she was wearing tags. After a big looooong drink of
water, she
> settled down beside me and let me take her collar off just
long enough to
> see that she didn't have an ID tag, but she had current
license, I put em'
> back on, I was afraid she might bolt or something, and my
Victorian store
> has nothing strong enough to tie a dog that big to it...I was
afraid that,
> should she take a notion to run,  she just might be able to
tow my antique
> desk behind her.....but after her drink and part of my
sandwich, (I needed
> to diet today anyway) she was content to lie on the rug by my
desk, but
> every time she heard a sound she'd raise her head, obviously
looking for
> someone. Using her tag numbers,  I traced her through city
hall and was able
> to find her veery frantic owner after about two hours. AC
wanted to come
> down and take control because she was a Rottweiler, but I
told them I
> wouldn't give her up without finding her owner....so they
said I could keep
> her, as long as she wasn't causing me any trouble. Anyway,
after a couple of
> hours on the phone, and pulling some strings to get addresses
and a phone
> number, I was able to reunite Miss Molly, and her, so scared,
Mom. We had
> Chia Tea to celebrate the reunion. Miss Molly was sooooo
happy and relieved
> to see Mom...and Mom was in tears. She was so scared that
someone would see
> this big ole "mean" Rottie and poison her or harm her,

thinking that she was
Quote:
> vicious, or be hit by a car....the said "mean" Rottie was
doing a pretty
> fair imitation of the Boxer Bean Dance, during most of the
> reunion.....turned out that last night was the night to put
out the garbage
> cans and her son had not made sure that the gate had latched
properly, and
> Miss Molly had stepped out for a little adventure.  They,
(Molly's family)
> had been out looking for her most of the night, as well as
this morning,
> which is why there was no answer at the phone.  Made me feel
pretty darned
> good to be able to help. I'm such a sucker for a lost

dog.....She was such a
Quote:
> nice dog....but very reserved until "Her" person showed
up.....I got one
> slurp as a thank you, but that was it.
> Lois E.

> --
> Lois Edwards

> , I have integrity, and admission of my insanity, is proof of
my
> credibility. Jerry Howe

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Post by Shannon Larki » Sat, 09 Sep 2000 22:58:37


If Guinness ever gets lost, I hope he gets lost in YOUR neighborhood.

He sends you a*** on the knee (translation: thanks) and a thorough
face cleaning with occasional enthusiastic bumps from the teeth
(translation: what a great person you are).  His girl Emma sends a foot
wash, complete with between the toes scrubbing (translation: thanks and
I like you).

-Shannon


Quote:
>She was such a
> nice dog....but very reserved until "Her" person showed up.....I got one
> slurp as a thank you, but that was it.
> Lois E.

 
 
 

My Good Deed for the Day

Post by shell » Sun, 10 Sep 2000 02:09:33


On Thu, 7 Sep 2000 17:02:35 -0700, "Gary & lois Edwards"

Quote:

>But I just got curious...is it the size of the dog, or the breed, or the
>training?

i would suspect that, in the absence of their owners, rotties
(and other guarding breeds) are supposed to be aloof until
they size up a situation.  if their person is not there, as in
this case, a firm voice may have been needed to remind this
dog that she wasn't in charge of the situation.  once
reminded, she was willing to follow your lead.

and congrats on handling this situation so beautifully!  i
loooove rotties, but they *are* big, strong willed dogs.  you
did a great job of sizing up the situation and taking charge.
way to go, Lois!!!

shelly and elliott & harriet
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Post by Gary & lois Edward » Sun, 10 Sep 2000 05:16:18


you

Quote:
> did a great job of sizing up the situation and taking charge.
> way to go, Lois!!!

> shelly and elliott & harriet

Well thank you.....but it was mostly desperation, (to keep her out of
traffic) and flying by the seat of my pants. I kind of felt her reserve had
to do a lot with me not being "her" person....I was just grateful that she
came with me. A very big girl she was....but beautifully behaved. Gave a
couple of my older customers a bit of a jolt to see her lying quietly,
unsecured, beside my desk on the rug, though. Lots of wide eyes and asking
if that was MY dog....sure didn't have to worry about robbers stopping by or
staying long if they did:)
Oh, and I don't know if anyone has a Quizno's sandwich shop where you are,
but they were kind enough to russell up some sandwich meats for Miss Molly,
free of charge. Guess where I'll be eating at from now on.
So I can't take all the credit....my friend at city hall who finally gave me
the name of Miss Molly's mom, in spite of the whole confidentiality thing,
deserves a kudo too.
Lois E.

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Post by Gary & lois Edward » Sun, 10 Sep 2000 05:21:00



Quote:
> If Guinness ever gets lost, I hope he gets lost in YOUR neighborhood.

I pray that NONE of our dogs ever become lost!!

Quote:

> He sends you a*** on the knee (translation: thanks) and a thorough
> face cleaning with occasional enthusiastic bumps from the teeth
> (translation: what a great person you are).  His girl Emma sends a foot
> wash, complete with between the toes scrubbing (translation: thanks and
> I like you).

Tell Guinness thank you, and Emma that Kizzy did the honors of toe-washing
last night....evidently I have not been as careful of my pedical hygeine as
I should be..cause I got between the toes and everything....yuck. Good
skritches to your pups and tell them to remember that even should the gate
be open...
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!!
Lois E

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Post by Jerry How » Tue, 12 Sep 2000 03:10:01


DISGUSTING.



Quote:



> > If Guinness ever gets lost, I hope he gets lost in YOUR
neighborhood.

> I pray that NONE of our dogs ever become lost!!

> > He sends you a*** on the knee (translation: thanks) and a
thorough
> > face cleaning with occasional enthusiastic bumps from the
teeth
> > (translation: what a great person you are).  His girl Emma
sends a foot
> > wash, complete with between the toes scrubbing

(translation: thanks and
Quote:
> > I like you).

> Tell Guinness thank you, and Emma that Kizzy did the honors
of toe-washing
> last night....evidently I have not been as careful of my
pedical hygeine as
> I should be..cause I got between the toes and

everything....yuck. Good
Quote:
> skritches to your pups and tell them to remember that even
should the gate
> be open...
> THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!!!!
> Lois E

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