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Aug 28, 2013
Mother #1 on the Nautilus at Vedauwoo. Rob is calm...
Warning: this is another dog at the crag incident. A week ago, I was at Vedauwoo. As we were climbing, we noticed a Dalmatian robustly climbing boulders. Anyway, going from where we were to the base of a new climb we had to scramble through an opening stepping on vertical blades of rock as seen in picture. As I was at the point, where the climber is in the picture, the Dalmatian came racing over and started climbing the vertical wall on the right. He got up about 8 feet, when he fell and did a back flip into me causing me to fall and hitting the ground. I wasn’t seriously hurt, but ended up with a seriously scraped right elbow.

The owners of the dog came over to me. Neither apologized and one started asking me medical type questions, e.g., can you move your fingers, can you raise your arm to the side. I asked him if he had special knowledge. He proudly he asserted he was a Wilderness First Responder. A bit irritated with them by that time, I just snorted (nothing against WFRs, I’m one myself, but I hope don’t ever come across as being such a know-it-all). Meanwhile, the dog was waiting for me to enter the slot so we could play the game again. I had to ask the owners to restrain the dog so that I could get to my climb.

After four decades of climbing this is a new one for me: hit by a falling dog.

Rob.calm

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rob.calm
From Loveland, Colorado
Joined May 2, 2002
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Aug 28, 2013
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Glad you're OK Rob!

Personally, I can't stand dogs at the crags. Yours is a new one to me. But just another good example of why they should be left at home.

That the owners never apologized goes to their character. As in theirs is pretty shitty.
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
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Aug 28, 2013
but did anyone shout DAWWWWWWG !!!!

;)
bearbreeder
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Aug 28, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
These are the dog days of summer you know. Greg D
From Here
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Aug 28, 2013
Rob.Calm

80 something years old.

Crushing the wide at Vedauwoo, shaking off broken vertebra like a kid, and getting hit by falling dogs.

In my wildest dreams I hope to grow up to be you. I mean that dude.
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion
From Denver
Joined Oct 29, 2012
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Aug 28, 2013
Yikes...glad you are ok! gblauer
From Wayne, PA
Joined Jul 27, 2008
604 points
Aug 29, 2013
Middle
Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
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Aug 29, 2013
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I can't imagine trusting my dalmatian near a cliff. Scott O
From California
Joined Mar 30, 2010
26 points
Aug 29, 2013
thanks to centuries of intense inbreeding, take the intelligence of say a Golden Retriever and divide by 100 and you have the Dalmation

As with all unruley crag dogs, I would advise a swift kick in the throat.
chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
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Aug 29, 2013
Burn the dogs house down that will show em....... ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
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Aug 29, 2013
At least you didn't get taken out by a poodle. Buff Johnson
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Aug 29, 2013
Mashers Tower
David Sahalie wrote:
As with all unruley crag dogs, I would advise a swift kick in the throat.


You're really a joy to have around, Sahalie. Way to be.
Cornelius Jefferson
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Aug 29, 2013
no cats? tim naylor
Joined Mar 18, 2004
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Aug 29, 2013
Out of the blue.  Photo by Mike W.
David Sahalie wrote:
As with all unruley crag dogs, I would advise a swift kick in the throat.


To the owner not the dog.
Greg D
From Here
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Aug 29, 2013
Me again!
Locker wrote:
Personally, I can't stand dogs at the crags. .



And I can't stand old noblets who climb like drying paint, what's an opinionated man to do?
J Q
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Aug 29, 2013
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"And I can't stand old noblets who climb like drying paint"


You've OBVIOUSLY never seen me climb. So many partners have tried to get me to slow down. Just NOT my way!

But you're forgiven for your ignorance.

;-)
Locker
From Yucca Valley, CA
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Aug 29, 2013
There aren't bad dogs, just bad owners. ryan albery
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Aug 29, 2013
Aint that a bitch! Doug Meneke
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Aug 29, 2013
 Morning Dew ,self portrait
David Sahalie wrote:
thanks to centuries of intense inbreeding, take the intelligence of say a Golden Retriever and divide by 100 and you have the Dalmation.

Your sweeping generalizations of Dalmatians just flaunts your ignorance of the breed.

My dalmatian understood over 100 commands and was much better behaved than most children I know.

He was awesome at frisbee, helped me score numerous ladies, could do a 20 mile mtn. bike ride and leave every one in the dust.

Any dog can be done in by inbreeding, just like humans.

Why was Axl such a good dog? Because I took the time to bring him up right. Wish more parents would do the same with there kids.

The least you could do is spell Dalmatian right if you are gonna slam them.
s.price
From PS,CO
Joined Dec 1, 2010
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Aug 29, 2013
I hope you have video of your Dalmatian on his mountain bike. That would be YouTube gold. Em Cos
From Boulder, CO
Joined Apr 21, 2010
6 points
Aug 29, 2013
s.price wrote:
Any dog can be done in by inbreeding ...


Clearly, poodles have already been done in without any inbreeding, at all. A cross between a midget and a mosquito, the ankle biting vermin that they are.
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
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Aug 29, 2013
I have never read hate for a honest crag parrot just sayin……. ian watson
From Albuquerque, NM
Joined Apr 27, 2010
275 points
Aug 29, 2013
Big Boulder, just a bit downhill from Temple of Ka...
s.Price.... +1

I have had 2 Dals in my life, Max and Mo' .... best dogs ever.
Guy Keesee
From Moorpark, CA
Joined Mar 1, 2008
189 points
Aug 30, 2013
rob.calm wrote:
Neither apologized and one started asking me medical type questions.


I don't think I've ever heard a crag dog owner(or any other dog owner) apologize for their dog's actions. It's always some excuse. "You surprised him...", "He's just excited..."
NickP
From Golden, CO
Joined Apr 13, 2008
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Aug 30, 2013
This post violated Rule #1. It has been removed by Mountain Project.
SavageMarmot
From Nederland, CO
Joined Jul 21, 2012
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Aug 30, 2013
must be a slow week on 'ethical' debates, the players are at each others throats over a bad dog/owner story. chuffnugget
From Bolder, CO
Joined Sep 14, 2011
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