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Australian shepherd, Dog, Outdoors, Outside Online, Survival
February 14, 2020 at 16:23
Dear So-called dog lover, Leash your dog, though that won’t lead to publication in Outside, you won’t have to write a story like this. In my mind, you are a shit. I’m glad your dog lived. I’ve known for a long time that Australian shepherds are smarter than most people, and your story is another case in point. NOT Yr Pal, MK
February 15, 2020 at 01:09
My dogs almost invariably go ahead of me on a trail, most of the time on a retractable 26 ft. lead.
You shouldn’t go on a hike like that without being prepared for an unexpected night out. He could as easily have fallen as the dog.
I think the %$#@! just gave up too soon. Even if I couldn’t spend the night I would have left food and come back the next day.
February 15, 2020 at 08:35
I agree. would NOT have left my dog on the mountain, dead or alive. But I wouldn’t have taken my dog on a trail like that without knowing where he was at all times. Stupid f&*^. He was in bear and cougar country. Everything that dog could have done for HIM in a bad situation? Plus he owed that dog better treatment than the dog got. A man and a dog are a team (as you know). When I was young and foolish I got a lecture from a ranger that really woke me up. OH well.
February 15, 2020 at 10:35
There are little bits of loose thread in his story that have me scrutinizing the details. I could turn this into a detective story.
February 13, 2020 at 20:35
Very heartwarming story! I’m a dog parent myself and I can only imagine the panic that poor guy felt!
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