This true story is rated "PG"
It takes place on the same trail,
on another day, with the same gang
of boistous pups.
First, let me say I am Canadian, but
I really hate the cold! When I ventured
out in the February weather, I put
on a long underwear, over which I
put on pajamas, then a pair of pants,
then another loose pair of pants.
On top, were a number of sweaters,
a jacket, and over the whole thing,
I wore a Snowmobile suit. ... (I looked
like a deep sea diver, but I was warm!)
Deep in the snow-packed woods, I
had to answer nature's call. I had
to unzip the snowmobile suit, then
the first pair of pants, then the
second pair of pants. Then there was
a big stretch to get past the bulk
of all the clothing.
Despite the "shrinkage"
due to the cold, I achieved success,
BUT ... before I finished, one of
the exuberant pups jumped and hit
me in the middle of the back. I instinctively
flung my arms out to retain my balance;
and ended up caught in 3 zippers!!!
... (only the men who have had a similar
experience will know the agony)
There I stood, freezing, unable to
move, afraid to just "rip"
myself free. I was sure I would be
found there in the spring, still standing
motionless with a grimace on my frozen
No Dogs Allowed.
A guy wanted to take his Chihuahua
into a restaurant with him, so he
put on dark glasses and "tapped"
his way into the establishment.
The waiter said "Hey!, you can't
bring a dog in here."
The man indignantly claimed "I'm
blind! ... this is my Seeing Eye dog!"
"You're trying to tell me"
said the waiter, "that this Chihuahua
is a Seeing Eye dog?"
"What???!!", cried the man,
"they gave me a Chihuahua?"
Cross a Great Pyrenees with a
Dachshund and get a Pyra-dachs, a
Cross a Curly Coated Retriever with
a Labrador Retriever for a lab-coat
retriever, a favorite with research
* as seen in Reader's Digest
... And speaking of crosses ...Ron
DeMerchant, an ex-Llewellyn employee
submits this true story: . While patrolling
with a recently groomed Llewellyn
Bouvier, I overheard two inebriated
campers discussing how the security
was "pretty serious" because
we had dogs.
"Yeah", one guy said, "they
got Shepherds, they got Dobes and
that funny looking dog too."
"Hey!" says the other guy,
"Don't laugh. I saw them dogs
on TV. They're really vicious."
"Oh yeah!?" says the first
guy, "My Pit Bull could take
"Hey man!!" says the other
"You don't wanna mess with no
Dobermann-Poodle cross, it'll chew
your Pit to pieces!!"
"Yeah man, I saw it on TV, I
A well known Guide Dog Trainer,
Al Mitchell, told me that:
A Blind person walking down Yonge
Street in Toronto, commanded his dog
to turn right to what he thought was
the subway entrance. He had miscalculated,
and found himself completely disoriented
in a dead-end alley.
A passer-by saw his dilemma, and asked
if he could help.
"Yes, thank you" said the
blind man, "I was trying to get
to the subway."
The man leaned over to the dog, and
said slowly and distinctly into the
dog's ear, "TAKE - HIM - TO -
THE - SUBWAY!"