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(Daily Mail)   A golden retriever protected the body of its elderly owner from coyotes after the 81-year-old died while skiing in Colorado. Give that dog a steak   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 51
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2014-05-07 06:19:52 AM  
And there's me thinking dogs couldn't ski.
 
2014-05-07 07:09:59 AM  
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The Coyotes reported he was delicious.
 
2014-05-07 07:14:23 AM  
Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.
 
2014-05-07 07:14:24 AM  
Maybe the dog didn't want to share?  Greedy dog just wants that human for himself
 
2014-05-07 07:15:41 AM  
A cat, on the other hand, would have eaten him before the coyotes had a crack.

Also: Robert Blake?
 
2014-05-07 07:19:47 AM  
I'd give that dog steak for life if he'd just done CPR on the guy.
 
2014-05-07 07:20:27 AM  
Clearly that dog won't be interested in a steak if he had an entire carcass to himself and didn't take advantage
 
2014-05-07 07:24:25 AM  
He took his dog with him cross country skiing?
 
2014-05-07 07:24:41 AM  

August11: Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.


Tactical viciousness you say? I'm really trying hard to picture that as I look at mine rolling around in her own goofballness.
 
2014-05-07 07:30:49 AM  
I had a great experience a few years back, I stopped for a break while snowboarding on a really nice, narrow, tree lined piste. Late in the afternoon, not a skier/boarder in sight. Next minute some paraglider/skier-type dude flew over, about 10' over the top of the trees, he disappeared, and then about 5 seconds later this magnificent German Sheperd came flying down the slope after him, he too disappeared, and I was left in silence. Sounds boring as fark but it was great to see!

/also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?
 
2014-05-07 07:34:28 AM  
Good thing he didn't take the dog sky diving.
 
2014-05-07 07:34:57 AM  
The dog was just saving the meat for when it got hungry later.
 
2014-05-07 07:44:32 AM  
Rover, you know you wouldn't have done that if you weren't hungry. Here, have a Snickers!
 
2014-05-07 07:47:57 AM  

Cormee: I had a great experience a few years back, I stopped for a break while snowboarding on a really nice, narrow, tree lined piste. Late in the afternoon, not a skier/boarder in sight. Next minute some paraglider/skier-type dude flew over, about 10' over the top of the trees, he disappeared, and then about 5 seconds later this magnificent German Sheperd came flying down the slope after him, he too disappeared, and I was left in silence. Sounds boring as fark but it was great to see!

/also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?


It ends as late as July and starts as early as October, depending on when Ullr does his thing.
 
2014-05-07 07:49:27 AM  

Bslim: August11: Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.

Tactical viciousness you say? I'm really trying hard to picture that as I look at mine rolling around in her own goofballness.


Oh man do I understand. My Charlie was as non dog as you could get: he hated the water, never retrieved anything, hated to ride in the car, and chased his tail until he died at the age of 12. Just the strangest, dumbest dog I have ever known. I think the breeder reached the end of the branch with him.
 
2014-05-07 07:56:02 AM  

August11: Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.


That's an insult to the cat. A cat is not a doofus in most cases. The average cat is smarter, more cunning, and certainly a more skilled hunter than the average dog...
 
2014-05-07 07:57:38 AM  
The family have thanked the mountain rescue team who searched for Mr Blake, including the four-man crew of a helicopter that crashed during the mission. The helicopter, which was carrying a sheriff's deputy and three Classic Lifeguard members, had a sudden loss of power at 10,000ft.

Do they often perform search/rescue from 10,000ft? Seems like it might be kind of hard to see lost people from that high up.
 
2014-05-07 08:18:49 AM  
Good dog.
 
2014-05-07 08:21:32 AM  
The family have thanked the mountain rescue team who searched for Mr Blake, including the four-man crew of a helicopter that crashed during the mission.
The helicopter, which was carrying a sheriff's deputy and three Classic Lifeguard members, had a sudden loss of power at 10,000ft.
It crashed, but the four-man crew escaped unscathed without serious injury.

I wonder if they meant 10,000ft elevation or 10,000ft clearance.  I thought aviation used heights referring to the ground, not sea level.
 
2014-05-07 08:29:02 AM  

SlothB77: He took his dog with him cross country skiing?


Why not? They love pretending they're wild wolves of the forest.

Mine just need wax on their paws to stop the ice balls from building up on their fur. Some breeds don't seem to have that problem.
 
2014-05-07 08:29:17 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: The family have thanked the mountain rescue team who searched for Mr Blake, including the four-man crew of a helicopter that crashed during the mission.
The helicopter, which was carrying a sheriff's deputy and three Classic Lifeguard members, had a sudden loss of power at 10,000ft.
It crashed, but the four-man crew escaped unscathed without serious injury.

I wonder if they meant 10,000ft elevation or 10,000ft clearance.  I thought aviation used heights referring to the ground, not sea level.


Pretty sure it's safer to autorotate when losing power first at 10 000ft than close to the ground...
 
2014-05-07 08:41:29 AM  

firefly212: Cormee: I had a great experience a few years back, I stopped for a break while snowboarding on a really nice, narrow, tree lined piste. Late in the afternoon, not a skier/boarder in sight. Next minute some paraglider/skier-type dude flew over, about 10' over the top of the trees, he disappeared, and then about 5 seconds later this magnificent German Sheperd came flying down the slope after him, he too disappeared, and I was left in silence. Sounds boring as fark but it was great to see!

/also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?

It ends as late as July and starts as early as October, depending on when Ullr does his thing.


Wow, that's a long season. I think the latest any resort this side of the Atlantic closes is about May (Val Thorens, which is a dump), there is of course year-round skiing/boarding on glaciers, but it's not quite the same.
 
2014-05-07 08:47:46 AM  

FullMetalPanda: Maybe the dog didn't want to share?  Greedy dog just wants that human for himself


Certainly possible. Good source of protein, that.
 
2014-05-07 08:54:24 AM  
When you die, a dog stands guard and a cat eats your eyeballs.
 
2014-05-07 08:57:54 AM  
Coyotes in the area doesn't mean the dog protected his master from coyotes. It seems that we only have actual evidence of the dog protecting his master from the rescuers.
 
2014-05-07 09:07:57 AM  

SlothB77: He took his dog with him cross country skiing?


Why not?  If you have a love-to-run-around type of dog, and you are going on a long outdoor trek, bring the dog along.  They get to go places that aren't on their ordinary walk, harrass wildlife, and have a grand old time.
 
2014-05-07 09:10:14 AM  
Dumbass dogs can't even tell you're dead
 
2014-05-07 09:13:33 AM  
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2014-05-07 09:34:34 AM  

Gary Coleman's kidneys: Coyotes in the area doesn't mean the dog protected his master from coyotes. It seems that we only have actual evidence of the dog protecting his master from the rescuers.


Yup, and Coyotes wouldn't go near the body for a few days at the very least.
 
2014-05-07 09:45:38 AM  

Cormee: I had a great experience a few years back, I stopped for a break while snowboarding on a really nice, narrow, tree lined piste. Late in the afternoon, not a skier/boarder in sight. Next minute some paraglider/skier-type dude flew over, about 10' over the top of the trees, he disappeared, and then about 5 seconds later this magnificent German Sheperd came flying down the slope after him, he too disappeared, and I was left in silence. Sounds boring as fark but it was great to see!

/also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?


A few years ago here in Utah, the ski resorts were open through the 4th of July weekend.
 
2014-05-07 09:55:19 AM  
I feel this is obligatory: My dog would only do this if it was her frisbee. Or her frisbee hat. Or her squirrel toy...but not me..

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2014-05-07 09:57:16 AM  
Im confused..  This happened in the states and the rescue team never shot the dog?
 
2014-05-07 10:26:21 AM  

Cormee: I had a great experience a few years back, I stopped for a break while snowboarding on a really nice, narrow, tree lined piste. Late in the afternoon, not a skier/boarder in sight. Next minute some paraglider/skier-type dude flew over, about 10' over the top of the trees, he disappeared, and then about 5 seconds later this magnificent German Sheperd came flying down the slope after him, he too disappeared, and I was left in silence. Sounds boring as fark but it was great to see!

/also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?


Global warming out here this year. Winter Storm warnings in Nevada and parts of Utah yesterday. Damn this global warming.

kvinesknows: Im confused..  This happened in the states and the rescue team never shot the dog?


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2014-05-07 10:33:57 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: The family have thanked the mountain rescue team who searched for Mr Blake, including the four-man crew of a helicopter that crashed during the mission.
The helicopter, which was carrying a sheriff's deputy and three Classic Lifeguard members, had a sudden loss of power at 10,000ft.
It crashed, but the four-man crew escaped unscathed without serious injury.

I wonder if they meant 10,000ft elevation or 10,000ft clearance.  I thought aviation used heights referring to the ground, not sea level.


I would venture that the 10,000 feet was the above sea level bit.

it's not unusual for the terrain to be taller than the operational ceiling of the aircraft. As in, the thing might be rated for 12k feet, it could struggle at 10,000 even if the ground is only 10 actual feet away
 
2014-05-07 10:34:25 AM  

flondrix: SlothB77: He took his dog with him cross country skiing?

Why not?  If you have a love-to-run-around type of dog, and you are going on a long outdoor trek, bring the dog along.  They get to go places that aren't on their ordinary walk, harrass wildlife, and have a grand old time.


I'm thinking about taking my neighbor's chihuahua cross country skiing. And by "cross country skiing" I mean "throw the accursed little beastie off a cliff".

/and I like dogs
 
2014-05-07 10:39:05 AM  

TwoBeersOneCan: The family have thanked the mountain rescue team who searched for Mr Blake, including the four-man crew of a helicopter that crashed during the mission.
The helicopter, which was carrying a sheriff's deputy and three Classic Lifeguard members, had a sudden loss of power at 10,000ft.
It crashed, but the four-man crew escaped unscathed without serious injury.

I wonder if they meant 10,000ft elevation or 10,000ft clearance.  I thought aviation used heights referring to the ground, not sea level.


Actually, they use both. That is why any reporter worth their salt will refer to the altitude the way a pilot does: 10,000 Feet AGL (Above Ground Level) or 10,000 Feet ASL (Above Sea Level). You need to know both when flying.
 
2014-05-07 10:42:10 AM  
I love the fact that the search and rescue team crashed a farking helicopter and survived....but that it only desired 2 sentences worth of press out of that whole f*cking article.

Priorities...always set straight at DailyMail.uk!
 
2014-05-07 10:59:33 AM  

Kraln: Good dog.

 
2014-05-07 11:07:54 AM  
*Looks to left* Oh, it's one of those British links again.
 
2014-05-07 11:09:37 AM  
Dogs will often protect their food from other scavengers.
 
2014-05-07 11:26:17 AM  
This guy takes his border collie 'Pepper' on big downhill runs:
http://www.senecaboards.com/2013/10/17/fresh-tracks/

/my 90% goofy lab also loves to run & play in snow - and yet he shocked me once by doing an incredibly scary teeth-bared growl when he thought a stranger had snuck into my place. Wasn't a stranger, but it gave me new respect for (and new insight into) his ability to defend.
 
2014-05-07 01:06:05 PM  
Good dog, Kojak.
 
2014-05-07 01:47:07 PM  
Joke all you want, but the dog did an impressive job of loyally protecting his human.
 
2014-05-07 01:51:25 PM  

August11: Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.


That is almost the dumbest thing I have heard all day...I can't even imagine what that possibly means. ???  How would a dog understand potential loss?

/the two smartest dogs I have ever come across where part retriever.
 
2014-05-07 01:57:46 PM  

CADMonkey79: August11: Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.

That is almost the dumbest thing I have heard all day...I can't even imagine what that possibly means. ???  How would a dog understand potential loss?

/the two smartest dogs I have ever come across where part retriever.


Some dogs think you may have disappeared forever when you leave for 15 minutes. They know what it is to fear the loss of their alpha.
 
2014-05-07 02:34:55 PM  

Cormee: /also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?


Colorado had a monster snow year this year, so it's a late season. But if you are hardcore enough, willing to strap skis on your back and hoof it, ski season never ends.
 
2014-05-07 02:40:34 PM  

Cormee: I had a great experience a few years back, I stopped for a break while snowboarding on a really nice, narrow, tree lined piste. Late in the afternoon, not a skier/boarder in sight. Next minute some paraglider/skier-type dude flew over, about 10' over the top of the trees, he disappeared, and then about 5 seconds later this magnificent German Sheperd came flying down the slope after him, he too disappeared, and I was left in silence. Sounds boring as fark but it was great to see!

/also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?


boring as fark?  hell no man, that is indeed, a cs,b.
 
2014-05-07 03:03:50 PM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: Cormee: /also, when the hell does the season end in the USA?

Colorado had a monster snow year this year, so it's a late season. But if you are hardcore enough, willing to strap skis on your back and hoof it, ski season never ends.


Same here re. Off piste, but it's been an awful year over here for avalanches, so I've kept myself firmly planted on the pistes - or a tiny, tiny bit off them... Was aware you had a good season, but didn't realise just how good it was!
 
2014-05-07 03:05:29 PM  

JesseL: CADMonkey79: August11: Our golden retriever died last September. I could never picture him doing this. He was such a doofus. He was really just a cat in a dog suit, I think.

But I spoke with a breeder once, and he said there is this line with the golden retriever that you never want to cross. If they experience distress, fear, and potential loss all at once, you will see a tactical viciousness like no other breed. Kinda interesting.

That is almost the dumbest thing I have heard all day...I can't even imagine what that possibly means. ???  How would a dog understand potential loss?

/the two smartest dogs I have ever come across where part retriever.

Some dogs think you may have disappeared forever when you leave for 15 minutes. They know what it is to fear the loss of their alpha.


True, but I would think if they were that dumb they would forget all the times your weren't around as soon as you showed up again.  Then a squirrel would run by and they would lay down and start licking their own butthole.

 I still don't know what "tactical viciousness" means?
 
2014-05-07 06:25:23 PM  

pawliewalnutz: When you die, a dog stands guard and a cat eats your eyeballs.


So the dog is guarding my lifeless corpse. Great. How many farks am I supposed to give if I trip in the shower and die and my cat starts chewing on my body? I'd say points to the cat for being smart enough to realize it needs protein anywhere they can find it, as opposed to the dog who sits there loyally displaying loyalness for the benefit of your long-gone spirit.
 
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