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MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby Holly » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:12 am

Like everyone else on here following your story, I am so so pleased you got your dog back safe and also well done to the brilliant people who went out to help you too :D
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby ndhudson » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:18 am

Right on!!! So happy for you and the pup! :-D
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:54 am

I'll put the soup cauldron away then... :D
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby Slogger » Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:07 pm

I mentioned this story on another walkers forum, making the point about the terrific response of fellow walker.
I was abit surprised that a couple of posters out of the three that did post a reply, condemmed the dog owner for not keeping it under 'close control'.
I am aware that under the official guidelines of Scolands access/coutry code, it is a requirement to keep dogs under close control, but what do you walkers who live in Scotland think about allowing your dog to run in the upland areas?
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby magicdin » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:07 am

Slogger wrote:I mentioned this story on another walkers forum, making the point about the terrific response of fellow walker.
I was abit surprised that a couple of posters out of the three that did post a reply, condemmed the dog owner for not keeping it under 'close control'.
I am aware that under the official guidelines of Scolands access/coutry code, it is a requirement to keep dogs under close control, but what do you walkers who live in Scotland think about allowing your dog to run in the upland areas?
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Now that could be a touchy subject :shock:
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby Eskimo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:12 pm

magicdin wrote:
Slogger wrote:I mentioned this story on another walkers forum, making the point about the terrific response of fellow walker.
I was abit surprised that a couple of posters out of the three that did post a reply, condemmed the dog owner for not keeping it under 'close control'.
I am aware that under the official guidelines of Scolands access/coutry code, it is a requirement to keep dogs under close control, but what do you walkers who live in Scotland think about allowing your dog to run in the upland areas?
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Now that could be a touchy subject :shock:

:shock: Oh for goodness sake. Really?
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby magicdin » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:17 pm

Yup
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby Eskimo » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:27 pm

I just can't understand why someone would respond with a comment like "oh well the dog should have been under control". Surely the natural human response would be more along the lines of "that's not good news, I feel for the guy and hope he gets his dog back safely"?!

Honestly that is unbelievable.
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby magicdin » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:32 pm

I was commenting on the debate that slogger was trying to instigate about control of dogs

The fact that spiderwebb found his pooch safe and well is of course good news :D
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby Slogger » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:18 pm

magicdin wrote:I was commenting on the debate that slogger was trying to instigate about control of dogs

The fact that spiderwebb found his pooch safe and well is of course good news :D


Well yes and no.
I was over the moon that he found his dog safe and sound, and whilst being aware of the official line on not letting your dog off its lead, I wondered what other walkers thoughts were on this issue and more importantly were they bothered that some walkers occasionally let their dog run free in the hills.
Whilst not being a dog owner, I personally have no problems with well behaved dogs being let off the lead. We all know some dogs and owners are better behaved than others.
I pointed out the diferences between areas like the Lake District with it's many sheep on the Fells and the Munro's where there is substantially less to none around, and received a reply, more or less saying "what about the Grouse and Deer".
My imediate thoughts were 'What are they going to say if Wolves are reintroduced'.
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby rambler » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:32 pm

Slogger wrote:
magicdin wrote:I was commenting on the debate that slogger was trying to instigate about control of dogs

The fact that spiderwebb found his pooch safe and well is of course good news :D


Well yes and no.
I was over the moon that he found his dog safe and sound, and whilst being aware of the official line on not letting your dog off its lead, I wondered what other walkers thoughts were on this issue and more importantly were they bothered that some walkers occasionally let their dog run free in the hills.

I think it's a bit insensitive to ask that question on this thread, I suppose we should be grateful that you waited until he'd found his dog.

If you, and others, want that debate why don't you start a new thread that those of us who are not interested can avoid.
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Re: MISSING DOG- Loch Droma- Loch Glasgarnoch

Postby PhilTurner » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:54 pm

rambler wrote:
If you, and others, want that debate why don't you start a new thread that those of us who are not interested can avoid.


Agreed - this thread has run its course so I'm locking it. Please make use of the PM system if you'd like to send your best wishes to spiderwebb.
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