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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue Mission

Hiking with dogs is both a pleasure and a liability. One must take certain precautions, customized based on the dogs' individual needs. We're a pack with multiple challenges. We consist of two small dogs, the brindle chiweenie and me, the three legged, teacup chihuahua,  and  a senior dog. Our friends, the rhodies, are fit, young, and in great shape overall. While hiking with my rhodesian ridgeback friends the other day, I was witness to an incredible fall that ended well. Below are photos of my Sue, the female rhodesian ridgeback, as she slips on some sandy steep boulders and how she recovers. If it wasn't for the breed's athleticism and Sue's young age, we could have been in big trouble. Dear Sue probably weighs close to 80 pounds. It would have been hard to find any volunteers to carry her back to the car. I'll be quiet now and let the pictures do the rest.


Another close call when hiking with dogs. I can't stress enough how many risks are involved. Be safe and enjoy!



Cupcake said...

Sweet Sue, I'm so glad you are okay. What a great athlete you are to handle that fall.

Love, Cupcake

The Thundering Herd said...

Your warning is spot on. We carry a dog first aid kit with us while on back country trails and it has come in handy for little things.

The Daily Pip said...

Wow, that's super scary! I don't hike, but hope everyone who does will be extra careful!

Your pal, Pip

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

All the Momster could say was oooh, owwww, ouchie, eeekkk. Thank dogness Sweet Sue was OK - bet she had a bit of a scraped belly.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Bijou said...

We're glad Sue was not hurt. She is furry lucky.


Granite State Pet Sitting said...

How Very Scary! I am do glad that she is ok!

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Lorenza said...

I felt nervous looking at the pictures!
Glad to know Sue is ok!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Sagira said...

Wow, close call. Glad she is okay.

Sonic said...

You guys are EXTREME!


Clive said...

Goodness, that could have been nasty! We're very glad that Sue was alright.

take care
Clive and Murray

The Oceanside Animals said...

Yikes! Good thing she's a fit girl and hiking with lots of friends!

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