Dogs on the Trail

The staff of Trailhead Supply was sitting around the other day, having a cup of coffee and talking about this upcoming summer pack trips we would like to do. There were a few customers in the store that joined in and tossed their bucket list trips into the hat. That’s when Odie the shop dog walked by. This one guy leaned over and said do you like to pack into the Bob Marshall? Without taking a breath I said he stays home!!! Then the gentlemen said oh he’s not good on the trail…I said he is great on the trail. I take Odie with me if I hike but not pulling a string… Then here it came, the phrase I’ve heard so many times before “my dog or dogs do great with my stock.”  Yep, your stock… that hound has never seen my stock. This is why I don’t take Odie I’m not going to be the cause of a wreak and take a chance of getting someone hurt. There is a million and one things that could go wrong pulling a pack string, I’m just leaving one possible issue at home. 

I haven’t even talked about dogs in camp yet… You have more than one hound in camp there just always seems to be an issue…

Now don’t go getting your feathers all ruffled and start thinking Andy’s getting old and is becoming a cranky old ass… Because anyone who really knows me already knows I’m cranky. All I’m saying is there is a lot of real-estate out there go have a great time!!! Just don’t ask to tag along with me if you have to bring your dog…

See you on the trail

Andy



Comment on this post (2 comments)

  • Jim Standifer says...

    Well, Andy, sure like your post and site. We will do some business I betcha. Gonna resupply somewhat my packing gear, lost in a storage fire couple years ago. We r way down south NM. But we have some wilderness to pack. Gila and Leo Aldapo among others. So we an start packing early or actually some year round. Darn cell phone has gone berserk,, get it fixed tomorrow,,, God and Verizon willing! Will be back in touch Sir!

    February 25, 2021

  • Jim Standifer says...

    Well, Andy, sure like your post and site. We will do some business I betcha. Gonna resupply somewhat my packing gear, lost in a storage fire couple years ago. We r way down south NM. But we have some wilderness to pack. Gila and Leo Aldapo among others. So we an start packing early or actually some year round. Darn cell phone has gone berserk,, get it fixed tomorrow,,, God and Verizon willing! Will be back in touch Sir!

    February 25, 2021

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