Friday Funny — Avy Dogs Yap Back

Post by blogger | February 22, 2008      

After recent ambivalent blogging about avalanche rescue dogs, I figured I’d hear from some dog fans or at least get plenty of feedback. That happened, but I wasn’t counting on the canines getting revenge by peeing on my new softshell pants. Then, a doggie fan club T-shirt arrives in the mail yesterday. Oh the joy. I can’t imagine what’s next. If I show up at PHQ Highlands, they’ll probably bury me for dog practice and laugh as Kaya or Gus slobber all over my face.

Backcountry skiing avalanche dogs.
The object at hand, Gus and Kaya make sure WildSnow doesn’t forget them.

Along with the T-shirt, this letter:

Dear Lou,

I found your take on avi dogs to be a good one and having won this t-shirt after last weekend’s Aspen Highlands Inferno (I didn’t really win it but aggressively snatched it out out of the grasp of someones grandmother after Carvelli blindly tossed it in my general direction). I thought you’d enjoy it much more than I would.

Use it in good health and high fashion (you do live in bone-dale) or as a handy tool next time you’re changing the oil in the pickup or to dry off your lower leg next time you’re about to start a tour near Ashcroft.



PS: I’m sure a C-note would have been nicer but if Carvelli was tossing those around PHQ last Saturday, things would have really been rough on granny.

Colorado backcountry skiing.
And this guy? She just wanted warmth. On the trail last weekend in western Colorado.


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11 Responses to “Friday Funny — Avy Dogs Yap Back”

  1. Rick February 22nd, 2008 10:55 am

    Lou, if those shirts can be purchased to support the rescue dog program at Highlands, please publish that info, thanks!

  2. Lou February 22nd, 2008 11:07 am

    Hmmm, good point Rick. Anyone know the answer?

  3. brian February 22nd, 2008 3:51 pm

    Hey Lou,
    Good luck to you and the boyz this weekend. Gonna miss it this year but should be back in some form next year.

    Wonder if you could put a shout out there for me for the Elk Mountain Traverse. My wife and I need a driver to shuttle our car around to Aspen after the start. We will pay $ for the effort.


  4. Barry February 22nd, 2008 5:27 pm

    Gee an avalanche poodle. I haven’t seen one of those for while. I suspect many younger backcountry enthusiasts won’t know how valuable they once were for testing slope stability.

  5. Beau February 22nd, 2008 6:26 pm

    As I’m reading this on the east coast there is segment on the Network TV (ABC World News) about the “Avalanche Dog Teams” and no discussion of what causes the Avalanche in the first place, just the warm fuzzies the dogs give the public ;~) Which brings the whole debate back to the myth. Anyway thought I would share. Good Luck this weekend.

  6. Lou February 22nd, 2008 6:28 pm

    Barry, you said it, I didn’t (grin). By the way Gus, her name is Stella.

  7. dave downing February 22nd, 2008 7:07 pm

    “Gee an avalanche poodle.” So, you pull the tail and toss it onto the suspect slope? Rad.

    And as for the sled the poodle is riding in, he better be helping to pull that thing…those things suck.

  8. Lou February 22nd, 2008 7:21 pm

    Sleds are for real men, and poodles.

  9. Bdc February 22nd, 2008 9:17 pm

    What’s next, pink beacons? Paris Hilton on Dynafits? Yikes!

  10. Derek February 23rd, 2008 9:40 am

    Can we put two pound hand charges on that poodle, then send it off to the intended blast location? Might be more effective than the inaccurate toss.

  11. Lou February 23rd, 2008 10:37 am

    Hey! You guys better be nice to that Poodle or I’m going to get in trouble with the owner for blogging that photo! She’s actually a cool, friendly dog, but gets cold kind of easily.

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