Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dogs - General Dog Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2005, 11:44 AM
Debi's Avatar
Debi Debi is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 15,731
Default The obsession with 'Brown'..

you all know I live in the country...so, no..not alot of action around here. But...the mailman stops, the occasional car drives by, sometimes even a neighbor stops........then yes, the quick routine barking (not by Addie..she has never barked at a person in her life, only animals) No big deal. Now...laugh if you will, but this is getting to be a serious problem for me.....HEAVEN FORBID the UPS truck is in a 3 mile radius.....they both go completely bonkers!!! It is becoming like some stupid comedy....I hear the truck, ever so faintly....OMG I think to myself...before I can even react, it becomes a wild nightmare of barking, raving lunatic dogs. So, I immediately give the 'enough' command........this is the one time they don't even hear me........they are OBSESSED with than da*m truck!!! Yesterday Brown was making a delivery...but not to my house...and happened to have to go past........It got so wild, so quickly that Ham even lunged for the front room window totally scratching my little queen Anne tea table. Again...garbage truck can stop up on the road...nothing. I used to think Addie just got excited cause the UPS driver gave her a biscuit....and for some reason, Ham just doesn't like her (she has tried, but he doesn't like too many people).......but it's the mere SOUND of the truck. Do you know how far sound travels on a quiet day??? UPS delivery is a way of life around here...we don't have stores. What can I do?????? It's truly making me nuts!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-18-2005, 12:22 PM
smkie's Avatar
smkie smkie is offline
pointer/labrador/terrier
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 54,754
Default

makes you wonder what the ups man has in his truck? I wrote once about the drug dog that smelled the drugs in a gasoline tanker...wouldn't pull off even when the truck was checked out completely..they finally drained the gas and guess what they found!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2005, 09:50 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

I don't know what it is about the UPS trucks that turns otherwise reasonable dogs into slavering, barking maniacs. The only dog I've ever heard of that didn't go nuts was Charley's dog, Odd Job. Oddsie was a Rottie/Bull Mastiff mix - just a big, fierce looking sweetheart. He loved the UPS guy that delivered stuff to Charley's mom. He'd go out and meet the truck and play with the UPS man.

Charley took Odd Job to Florida with him when he moved to Treasure Island. The UPS truck pulled up next door to him one day, but he didn't think about Odd Job laying on the front porch. The UPS truck stayed there, and stayed there, and stayed there, and Charley got curious. Then he noticed it was rocking back and forth. So he walked over and looked in the truck.

The two UPS delivery men were clinging to the top shelves in the back of the van, yelling for help. Odd Job was jumping around in the truck, barking and yelping, utterly confused because his buddies wouldn't come out and play with him!
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2005, 10:31 PM
smkie's Avatar
smkie smkie is offline
pointer/labrador/terrier
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 54,754
Default

I gotta ask..odd job is the most unique name i have come across..there has to be a story there!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-18-2005, 11:48 PM
CreatureTeacher's Avatar
CreatureTeacher CreatureTeacher is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,445
Default

I have a good buddy who's a UPS man. His own dog won't have anything to do with him until he gets his 'browns' off. He's told me a few times that he makes deliveries to the homes of friends whose dogs he knows well, and those dogs just lose it when he's in uniform. And these are dogs that don't mind the mailman, the meter man, or the plumber. He's convinced it's the hat, but I think it's those god-awful shorts.

I think UPS ought to reconsider the color.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-19-2005, 12:09 AM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smkie
I gotta ask..odd job is the most unique name i have come across..there has to be a story there!
Oh, you're right there! Odd Job was result of a very accidental litter from the little Rottweiler female Charley had. He wasn't ready to breed her because she was only a year old, but crafty old Joe, the Bull Mastiff, managed to do the deed. She didn't have any milk, and even with staying up and bottle feeding every hour, only one pup survived.

Charley was watching a James Bond movie one afternoon - I think it was Goldfinger. But it was the one with the Oriental henchman named Odd Job that was just so tough no one could get the better of him. When they hit him in the head with something incredibly hard - like an iron bar or something - it didn't faze him at all.

Charley heard a crash, and ran to check the box on top of the washing machine where he had the week old pup with some old towels and a hot water bottle. He couldn't find the pup anywhere, and it wasn't making any noise, but he saw part of one of the towels partway down between the washing machine and the dryer. He looked down and the pup had managed to crawl out of the box and had fallen down in between on the concrete floor - head first! Charley figured he had to be dead, especially since he wasn't crying, whimpering or making any noise at all. He pulled the washing machine out of the way and reached down to get the pup out, and it was alive and kicking! He decided right then and looked at the pup and said, "You're Odd Job - that's your name!"

He ended up being one of Charley's all time favorite dogs.
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2005, 12:44 AM
smkie's Avatar
smkie smkie is offline
pointer/labrador/terrier
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 54,754
Default

That's too funny...glad i asked and glad you told me lol!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-19-2005, 10:51 AM
RedHotDobe's Avatar
RedHotDobe RedHotDobe is offline
aka RedHotBabe
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,366
Default

Well I guess Duke's a weirdo. He will sometime bark just hearing the truck, but usually it takes seeing the actually delivery guy to get anything out of him. And heck, the one time he saw one he barked like mad over to the guy and then was all wiggles. Crazy dog.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-19-2005, 11:31 AM
CreatureTeacher's Avatar
CreatureTeacher CreatureTeacher is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,445
Default

I want it noted that--although I say this about almost every dobie I meet--Duke is GORGEOUS! I really miss having a dobie. Okay, return to your regularly scheduled thread.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-19-2005, 03:45 PM
Renee750il's Avatar
Renee750il Renee750il is offline
Felurian
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Where the selas blooms
Posts: 94,266
Default

Here, Emma, check this out for a great "Dobe fix" http://www.chazhound.com/pictures/sh...cat=500&page=2
__________________
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. ~Buddha

Stupid is the most notoriously incurable and contagious disease known to mankind. If you find yourself in close proximity to someone infected with stupid, walk away as soon as said infection is noted.


There are few things more nauseating than pure obedience. ~ Kvothe

***8206;"silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation."
Rumi
Be a god. Know when to shut up.


Good Kharma Tags
Felurian
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site