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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The perils of walking Monty

In order to control Monty's extraordinary energy, walks are a must.  Sometimes, depending on how many witnesses there are, I even try to run with Monty.

...and yes, having no witnesses is a must...

You see, Monty is excellent at walking and he loves running.  Most of the time he is the picture of a perfect canine exercise partner.  He trots steadily and smoothly, no pulling on the leash, and can cover any distance quite easily.

Except every once in a while.  You never know when it will happen.  It could be the 12th outing or the 47th.

You will be cruising along, moving like a fine athlete and look down to admire your handsome pup by your side and realize he's watching you.

OMD, you realize in a panic, he's having a Walter Mitty moment.  ...and he thinks he's a cheetah!  (This varies - sometimes he thinks he's a wolf, or a panther, and once I think he was a shark.)

Worse yet?  He's a cheetah hunting prey, and you are a three-legged impala stuck in a mud puddle. 

After that?  It's all down hill.

WHAM!

I have to admit, his take-down methods are pretty effective.  So far he has been 100% successful. 
I is stalking you....
...and Aaron wonders why my shoes are always filled with gravel....

44 comments:

  1. Channeling his Inner Sibe no doubt!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  2. That's really funny! I stopped running with dogs the day our Kasey spotted a squirrel during a run. Monty does look ready to tackle you.

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  3. This is funny to us who have experienced similar things. Wowza!

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  4. I feel your pain - my two westies can pull me down as well as pull out my shoulder and back - I can't imagine what a 'big dog' can do ...

    Take care,
    Katie
    www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

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  5. Way to go Monty. Peeps can't run with me as I either think I am a husky going at full pelt or I jump up and trip peeps over. BOL funny. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Okay, I admit I'm laughing like mad! I'm sorry! But dang it, that's a hilarious image! Have you thought about running with knee pads on?

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  7. You paint an hilarious picture hahahaha! Oh Monty - we are envisioning you as a shark or Rhino about to pounce and it's even scaring OUR mom! We think the knee pads are a great idea as well!!!
    xxx
    Sammie and Avalon

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  8. I had to laugh. I've been in those shoes too! My last post was about the same thing - walking / running with Thumper. Go read it. It was quite an adventure and I have scars to prove it!

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  9. Woof! Woof! Golden LAUGHS! and more LAUGHS. Monty is just being a Golden dog ... totally understand it. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  10. Haha! Monty, the Cheetah!! I have never experienced that, but I haven't run with Riley since I found out she had hip dysplasia when she was a puppy, so I never really gave her a chance to channel her inner shark or cheetah. :)

    Elyse and Riley

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  11. I don't know if I can stop laughing long enough to comment. I will pull MOM out of her shoes sometimes if I see a cat cross the road. You would think she would be prepared for this after all these years.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  12. I completely understand your need for no witnesses. I only run in the dark with Blueberry. It's just less humiliating. I'm running for exercise, not for anyone's entertainment. ;)

    I think it's funny that you never know when his inner imp will show itself!!

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  13. Aww, I'm sure he doesn't mean it really, it's his way of showing love and affection.lol

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  14. Finn does the same thing. Sometimes we will be trotting along and all of a sudden...WHAM! It's hysterical! It would be funny to see us non-runners all together I bet!

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  15. That had me laughing, because I've been there! My herding dogs love to shoulder you while you are running, just to make you change direction!

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  16. My guys think fast moving feet are something to herd!

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  17. Muahahaha! Oh Monty that is hilarious and a bit wrong! ;-D My brother cats are the ones in the house that like to take down the humans! Try not to hurt them too much though!

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  18. Hiya! Thanks for following us! How did you find out blog? Yours looks fab xx

    ~Mason

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  19. With Giz it's more like "Watch out, little dog underfoot...trip over leash...face plant" But only if he sees a squirrel or a duck :)

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  20. Haha, that's funny(maybe not for your mom)!
    I don't run with mom often. I like to stop to smell the roses (and whatever smell that's out there) and I also like to stop right in front of her!

    June

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  21. Bwahaahaa! Sorry, we laughed

    We three always stop for pee-mail so SHE never even breaks into a decent walk!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

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  22. Monty! You wild man! This game sounds fun...

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  23. Ha roo roo roo! Go, Monty!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  24. Oh no! Hahaha! At least he gives you a little warning. How are your knees? :)

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  25. Ut Oh...Grandma called one time because she was pulled down by her St Bernard and broke her wrist! Careful now!

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  26. Mom has enough of a problem just walking the two of us together - never mind running! She calls us her team of draft horsies!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  27. My parents lab does that. They call it goofy puppy. You never know when she will strike!

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  28. Better watch out for those take downs! Wouldn't want you to break anything!

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  29. That's hysterical - though probably not very funny at the time!

    Your pal, Pip

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  30. I had no idea that Monty had such talents (we need a video!)! One of our dogs has similar talents... but I'll let you guess which one!

    I hope that you're okay!

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  31. I am very lucky that I can always have Tommy off leash on our walks because I no full well that there is no way I could even contemplate running with him as he tears around the fields! Running is a spectator sport!!!

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  32. BOL, you have giving us a laughing fit over here! Be good Monty :)

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  33. BOL! monty makes a good Cheetah!
    ~Lickies, Ludo

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  34. It can be an 'OUCH!' moment...most often! I reckon our walking shoes have many stories to tell.
    Sending lots of love to you and the Cheetah :)
    Sending lotsaluv
    MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA!

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  35. Indeed. Simlar experiences here. Especially when Baron my GSD hiking companion decides it time to "herd" a herd of deer....

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  36. Bless your heart!!! Monty be good for Mom or dad when they are doing special things for you like walking you!! LOL

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  37. Monty, do you have a mean streak? Don't look at me with those big puppy eyes.

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  38. The number one reason I NEVER run with Delilah. Not that I'm a runner to begin with, but I learned early on, that's a no-no.

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  39. Perhabs it iss knot Monty. Perhabs it is crafty twin.

    Eiber way. It iss good teu keeb yeu guessing. Juss saying.

    wif lubbs from Little Reufus

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  40. I feel your pain. Walking our latest foster Moby is like walking a jungle cat. It is a wonder I haven't ended up in a ditch yet! ;)

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