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Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric trio

Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric trio


by dogplodder » Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:05 am

Route description: Càrn Eige and Mam Sodhail

Munros included on this walk: Beinn Fhionnlaidh (Càrn Eige), Càrn Eige, Mam Sodhail

Date walked: 30/05/2014

Distance: 28 km

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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:58 pm

jepsonscotland wrote:Great report and what a lovely day. :clap: :clap:
We really must get a dog for the hills, kids are pestering constantly!!
Spaniel or Collie...................
Maybe start a thread!! :lol: :lol:
Well done.
Chris


Steady temperament all important if you have kids. I was asking Liz about 'cocker rage' and she said it's a result of intensive breeding but the working cockers don't seem to have it which is worth knowing. Collies are great for the hill but need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation (get twitchy if bored!) so it depends what kind of life you can offer really. You can't beat a lab for good temperament with kids and they tend not to be as hyper as collie or spaniel. :D
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:29 pm

Beaner001 wrote: Thats the thing with dogs, they would follow you into the depths of hell given the chance, it's really down to us to decide when they can/can't go on.


Couldn't put it better myself. Need to do the right thing and put them first. 8)
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:57 am

AnnieMacD wrote:What a fantastic walk by both humans and dogs. I can't imagine how tired you must have been but I'm sure it was worth it. The bodies soon recover ready for the next one! Hope the dogs do many more shorter trips with you.


Well in this case my body seemed to recover quicker! I was out yesterday with Moira doing a Corbett near Ullapool and got soaked while the dogs were tucked up in the warm and dry at home. :lol: :D
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby Huff_n_Puff » Thu Jun 05, 2014 5:15 pm

dogplodder wrote:
AnnieMacD wrote:What a fantastic walk by both humans and dogs. I can't imagine how tired you must have been but I'm sure it was worth it. The bodies soon recover ready for the next one! Hope the dogs do many more shorter trips with you.


Well in this case my body seemed to recover quicker! I was out yesterday with Moira doing a Corbett near Ullapool and got soaked while the dogs were tucked up in the warm and dry at home. :lol: :D



I'm impressed you've been out again; I've just been pouring over maps - good fun on a wet day :lol: :lol:

A big thank you for doing the trip report - given my record on failing to produce them its as well you are more conscientious! I will add a few more photos though ...

First those amazing dogs - who didn't fight when Bertie found a bone and Jack wanted to share it :D
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And Jack wanting to join the black dog set ...
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... and of course wanting food ...
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... keeping close to you on the ridge ...
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... and those beautiful mountains ...
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... Bertie eying up the route to Loch Affric and home ...
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The dogs are great companions on the hills, I used to worry about them on scrambly bits - but the easy stuff is no problem for them. When it comes to more challenging stuff, as well as very rocky, or scree ridden ground we tend to leave them at home.
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:28 pm

Mountainlove wrote:Great report and pictures, thats what I call a good day out :clap: :clap:


Thanks ML - not quite in your league but then didn't have your tent! Can you imagine sharing a tent with two muddy dogs? :shock: :lol:
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:29 pm

scottishkennyg wrote:Cracking day out there, well done and some great photos to capture the session. :clap:


Thanks SK. :D
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:34 pm

Collaciotach wrote:Funny enough my dog was out of sorts after the Mullardoch round ended up on the dog asprin for a sore back :o



Jack ended up with a hefty vet's bill and a lampshade to wear - those hills must be jinxed! :o
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Re: Jack & Tess join Biggles & Bertie for mammoth Affric tri

Postby dogplodder » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:39 pm

Thanks so much for adding your photos Huff_n_Puff. You're right the dogs were amazing together. If a squabble was going to happen it would have done over the bone but Bertie held his ground and remarkably Jack accepted it. 8) :D
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