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What goes through a Dogs head?
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Pitch    Posted 11-12-2003 at 18:16:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a couple of ten month old mutt pups. One of them is a big kind of St. Bernard looking thing, last time I weighed him maybe a month ago he was a little better than 90#s. This dog is pretty much the most laid back gentle thing you have ever seen. It is usually to warm in the house for him so he lays right at the door for the cool. He spends a lot of time laying on the front porch watchin the world go by. This dog has lain there watching tractors, motorcycles four wheelers,joggers,horses cows, other dogs you name it and nothing gets his interest, except the Amish. About 30 seconds before I can hear them coming he jumps up starts pacing and as they come into sight if you don't grab him he is off and after them. Don't matter if it is just a single horse and buggy or a draft team with equipment, he just hates them. Its not the horses because a rider will go by and no reaction at all. Only thing I can figure is the steel wheels maybe. When the guy down the road has services at his place about once a month the dog is a nut case all day long with probably 30 rigs goin by. I would love to get into his head and figure out just what the heck he figures the threat is all about.

Chances R    Posted 11-14-2003 at 18:32:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Im no pro here, but maybe you should take him for a ride in one of those buggies. Maybe he will learn to like them.

Linda in UT    Posted 11-12-2003 at 22:14:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
My Newfie only barked at three things - hot air balloons, kites and thunder. My elderly neighbors called him their weather forecaster. They said they knew if he was barking, a storm was coming in. He was never loose without us, but given the chance he would run off in the direction of the coming storm.

My grown daughter finally figured it out. She said, "He's not afraid of the storm, Mom, he's trying to protect you from it. If the entire family would sit down together on the couch when a storm is coming in, he would pace back and forth in front of them, waiting to protect them from the intruder (storm/thunder)."

Willy-N    Posted 11-12-2003 at 23:17:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
One of our Neufs is a storm dog. He will also let you know one is coming before you can hear it. He will wake me up at night for a coming lightning storm and it is real handy during the fire season. They do tend to want to protect you from harm it is in there blood. I have 4 of them and each one is different. Mark H.

Larry806    Posted 11-12-2003 at 19:33:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Smart dog I've lived around amish most all my life I've never had a dog that liked them & I don't either. I don't know anyone that has to live around them that does.

Ron,Ar    Posted 11-12-2003 at 20:56:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not meaning to open a can of worms here but...having never even seen or talked to an Amish person what is it about them that folks don't like?

I was...    Posted 11-13-2003 at 02:41:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wondering too...


rhudson    Posted 11-12-2003 at 19:11:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
we have an old stray airdale that took up with us at our house in town, he would ride with us to the farm every weekend. when i went under an underpass he would duck his head, it was obvious he had been beaten in his past. Later. a x ray at the vets showed multiple gunshots and lead in his chest and body. we always wondered what stories he could tell us if he could talk. one day i asked him about his past. He said "I would tell you, but it would only make you cry" we left it at that.

deadcarp    Posted 11-12-2003 at 18:38:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
you need to clean that poor dog up and send him to church pitch - what's he hafta do to communicate that? let him go gather by the river or something. ya gotcha a born-again mutt! lol

cowpie    Posted 11-12-2003 at 18:32:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
We were at an animal sale one day and this guy was giving away pups. They were really friendly, until the amish walked by and they would pace and cower and whimper until they were out of sight. Maybe it is the smell that upsets the dogs? Wish we could ask them.

marlowe    Posted 11-12-2003 at 18:28:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
our dog loves all but the scwanns truck drives her nuts not the driver but the truck. runs around the truck and barks like the world is on fire

Grove r    Posted 11-12-2003 at 21:08:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Realy interesting....we have two Jack Russels, bothers, but not litter mates, a year apart, we call them, as some of you may remember "Jack and Russel, [how original]? well, these two go with us everywhere.....there is a lot of logging trucks on the road, but, less than other heavy truck traffic. Jack, the younger by a year, has developed a real interest in these log trucks, as soon as there is one in site, he is right to attention, and watches with great interest as we meet them and he follows them with his eyes till they are out of site, never bothers with any of the other what is going on in his mind???? maybe he is a reincarnation of Asterix's little dog, Dogmatix, from the writtings of Urdurzo and Goskini.....have a gooder, R.E.L.

OMG blast from the past!    Posted 11-13-2003 at 07:09:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I grew up reading Asterix adventures. I swear that
comic novel did more for childhood literacy than
anything else! I mean, it was my introduction to the
beauty of puns!

Sigh. Thanks for the memories.

Grove r    Posted 11-13-2003 at 07:25:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, Paula, started reading them when the kids started bringing them home from school....realy put things into perspective about history.....have never seen the books on book shelves, would dearly love to know if there are any I haven't read.....a true romp in the realm of idealisms and just plain fun......Obelisk, Gettafix, Vitalstatistiks, and don't forget the bard, "Kakaphonics", oh, and what about the fishmonger, "Unhygenics", says it all, no??

Paula    Posted 11-13-2003 at 07:39:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The gauls were "IX" (getafix, vitalstatistics, asterix,
dogmatixs, fulliautomatix, geriatrix, etc), the normans
were "AF", (nescaf, fotograf, timandahaf, etc) - I think
that book was called Asterix and the Normans. The
spaniards were interesting names like "huevos y
bacon", the Brits were just weird, stopped wars for tea
and such. Oh there's a whole series of them in Gaul,
Britian, Africa, etc. They are SO not PC but they are
hugely funny! I think if you do an you'll find

Sigh, I was young once....

I have...    Posted 11-13-2003 at 08:20:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
An original copy of the 'Movie'...


I had a friend in grade school that had lots of the books in French, Greek and some in Afrikaans (we think)


There was a movie?    Posted 11-13-2003 at 11:26:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where could I find it?

Actually...    Posted 11-13-2003 at 11:34:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I looked and there have been many...

Below is a link that has a whack of them from the earliest on...

The one I have is 'The 12 Tasks Of Asterix' and it is a hoot...

Have fun ;-)


Bob/Ont    Posted 11-12-2003 at 21:30:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jack and Russel& Thought they where the Jack Daniels Dawgs.
Later Bob

Grove r    Posted 11-13-2003 at 06:43:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Weeellll, lota these folks don't 'member back when we were reglars on this here forum, when some fine fellar renamed em the Jack "Daniels" pups....if anyone is interested in seeing a pic of Jack in repose, just go to the "picture gallery" and punch in "it's a boy", in the search box......gee, wonder who took that pic, eh, Bob?? have a gooder, R.E.L.

Jake From YT    Posted 11-13-2003 at 08:32:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
well grover, if you want a good pineapple dog then go with a bushy footed snork. They eat the tails off the feared pineapple hoop lizard. The hoop lizards die because they can't make a hoop to get around, so they starve. Two snorks per hundred acres will do it.

Grove r    Posted 11-13-2003 at 10:15:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Jake, actualy thats part of what these Jack Daniels are, didn't want to mention it before, or everyone will be bugging me for the use of them. The one has his tail bobbed , which is mandatory for the breed, if you don't do this they will chase themselves around in a circle trying to bite off their own tail, and like a wallagageebee bird, who, by the by, also fly in an ever diminishing circle till they eventualy fly up their know what I mean....have a gooder, R.E.L.

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