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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Ranger's Enthusiasm

Most sled dogs are relatively quiet when they run down the trail. They might pant or bark at an occasional animal. We have one rather distinct exception: Ranger.

Ranger has spoken his mind ever since he was a tiny puppy. He used to run in the puppy wheel (a slightly larger version of a hamster wheel) barking constantly. We thought it was funny then, so we would urge him on. Then as a yearling, he barked occasionally while in harness. We thought, he was probably still learning to be a real sled dog. As an adult, Ranger now barks constantly. It’s actually amazing to think that he can still breath and yap the entire time he is pulling and running.

The bottom line is some dogs, and people, were meant to speak their mind.

Tell them how you feel buddy!

Scooter is the black dog who chimes in with Ranger on the second pass. And funny enough, guess who is Scooter’s Daddy? Yup!


Drem said...

Absolutely love it!

Nessmuk said...

Wow.....he has a lot to say! I wonder what the other Team members think of his constant barking? And Scooter.....how cute is that taking after Daddy! It's so nice to see the dogs running.....thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Ranger the "Encourager". I can't even walk fast and talk. Kudo's to him and his son.

Anonymous said...

They get it from ChaCha? Of course, she barks for a reason, whether to ask for directions when she was in lead (check the back pages of this blog)or just to get attention ("improving the list")...

Woof, woof, woof!!!

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful videos - and yes, we were wondering how Ranger was doing, and now we know! Thanks so much!

What a way to wake up back here in CT! Thanks again,


Lourdes, VT said...

Go Ranger!!! You bark very nicely! And Mr. Scooter...the apple never falls far from the tree! :)
How fun!!!
OMG, moose and salmon... healthy and delicious!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Bet that makes it hard to sneak up on someone in a race!

Dawn E said...

that's precious

MBB said...

OK, I have mini-Ranger here & he's inside
He started barking too soon as he heard Daddy-O
My guy yelps up a storm in the dog yard:(
We'll see if he does much on the trail his 1st season!

Marilyn Cozzens said...

Ranger way to keep your "team mates on their toes". Scooter way to chime in. Allen great job on bagging a moose! Salmon & moose sounds delicious.

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