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Pets that ride shotgun

Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by Deere John, Jan 7, 2001.

  1. Deere John

    Deere John LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 327

    I'm sitting here with my dog staring and growling at me. He wants to get out and go for a ride in the truck.

    He is my PR director, at times. He tells the ladies at the Tim Horton's drive through that we are busy and on a very important mission, and he needs several sugar Timbits to ensure the mission is a success.

    He also gives me a dirty look when the going gets ruff and we hit something before he has activated all the appropriate reverse thrusters.

    Anybody else enjoy the company of a pet??
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    Now the saying under your signiture makes more sense. :)

    I have a 17 year old Blue Front Amazon that is right next to me by the puter and she proof reads all my posts for me. If there is any mispelled words in my posts, it is all her fault. She can be very distracting at times when she is talking too much, but is a lot of fun.

    Before our dog passed on, she used to ride with me when plowing. They are a lot of company and I never had to worry about leaving my truck running and unlocked while running into a 7-11 for coffee since she was a Doberman.

    PINEISLAND1 LawnSite Member
    from WEST MI
    Posts: 201

    Kenai goes with me pretty much everywhere.

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  4. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Are labs are too crazy to plow with. One is afraid of the plow dropping and scrapping and stays on my lap. The other one sees people and tries to protect the vehicle and goes ballistic barking and lunging from window to window to get to them. Hard to back up by mirrors when there is a dog sticking his head out the window.
  5. Alan

    Alan Member
    Posts: 1,185

    Hank (Chocolate Lab) rides with me a lot, and a couple times plowing so far. He's still a youngun, 16 weeks, but he learned real quick that a puppy CANNOT fall when they're on the floor. HIS blanket is there for just that purpose.

    slplow, not trying to be a wiseass here, but you might want to consider some basic training if your Labs are that badly behaved.

    Pineisland, Kenai looks like MY kinda dog! Does he/she give you dirty looks when you miss the occasional bird?

    I had both Hank and his bro Remington (daughters dog) with me the other day, Remis first plow excursion, and he hasn't learned the importance of full reverse thrust yet. He was against the dash a couple times, followed shortly by scrambling in the coffee cups on the floor (I forgot the blanket).
  6. SLSNursery

    SLSNursery LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 442

    I bring my dog Eli to work everyday. He's more popular than me, since some people come to the shop with their kids just to see him!!!!

    He only goes plowing occasionally with me. He'll drive normally forever, but would much rather lie down in a warm room than go back and forth and back and forth and back and forth... you get the idea.

    He's in charge of greeting customers at the nursery and in our office. Here he is posed with some Gold Spot Euonymus.


  7. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    I have two dogs, a Husky and a Boxer. I think Bear, the husky, would be fine riding with me, as he's done before... but Max, the boxer, is still a little young. He's very hyper. Unfortunately, if I take Bear with me and not Max, max would go ballistic around the house with no one to pick on.

    Maybe I'll try it next outing...

    Phil... your boxer looks a lot like mine, only once mine is a little more grown up. Great dogs, but so far, not the smartest animals in the bunch.


    PINEISLAND1 LawnSite Member
    from WEST MI
    Posts: 201

    Yeah, Alan-

    Seems like I get that "how could you miss that shot?" look from Kenai more often than I'd like to admit!
  9. Bob's Lawn Care

    Bob's Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I have a 5 year old chocolate lab that rides shotgun when I plow. You cant ask for a better companion for plowing, he is alwasys ready to go for a ride, even if it is 5:00 AM.
  10. slplow

    slplow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    Alan, my labs have been through training.It's just in the trucks that they go nuts.

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