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doggylover

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Riding Lawn Mower Stalks Rottweiler...!
« on: May 30, 2006, 06:41:22 pm »
I went out to mow our acre of grass today and Badger did his normal weirdo thing.  He is TERRIFIED of the mower, but he lays down a little ways ahead of me, then jumps up and acts alarmed when, moments later I am ready to mow that spot.  If I turn around, he runs around in a wide arch to the spot I am headed for.  He does this with the vacuum cleaner too.  Do any of you have any idea why he would do this and not just lay on the porch or in his flowerbox/bed? 
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006, 07:51:38 pm »
I can't help you on that one.  My ancient Boston Terrier attacks the vacuum and the lawn mower.  She'll run in front barking like a fiend then latch hold of the front wheels and start dragging the lawn mower.  If I just wheel it out in front of her she goes into a frenzy. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006, 08:09:11 pm »
I don't know either. But my female rotti Katie use to do that to the vaccum too--like it was going to suck her up alive..hahaha

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006, 09:04:52 pm »
I can't help you out, just wanted to say that Badger is so cute! ;D He really reminds me of our Rotti we lost last year, Slater (he got cancer). 

AW - more pictures please! ;D

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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006, 09:13:48 pm »
WOW it's really amazing how much my pride swells when someone on here says they think Badger is cute.  I bet its that way for everyone on here, you post a pic and think....'I hope they think he's as cute as I know he is'!

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006, 09:16:56 pm »
I can't help you out, just wanted to say that Badger is so cute! ;D He really reminds me of our Rotti we lost last year, Slater (he got cancer). 

AW - more pictures please! ;D

I'm so sorry about Slater.  For a big paw lover, the "C" word is sooo scary...
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006, 09:18:24 pm »
WOW it's really amazing how much my pride swells when someone on here says they think Badger is cute.  I bet its that way for everyone on here, you post a pic and think....'I hope they think he's as cute as I know he is'!

I guess it would really suck for those that DO actually have ugly dogs hey?! :-\

Hee hee...just kidding!  I haven't seen one ugly dog on here yet! :D

Badger is TOTALLY cute though, love his eyes in that pic ;)

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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2006, 05:36:29 am »
Bella does that too, with the vacuum cleaner but not the mower.  I think it's that extremely high pitched whine the mower and vacuum make that they can hear but we can't.  With dogs that have very sensetive ears, it can be painful to hear.

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2006, 06:13:20 am »
i would guess becouse knowing rotties like i do, they are overprotective and overpossesive we had one, and he did the same thing, i would say he is worried and concerned about you on that "thang" also my newfs used to do that to, now we have a routine, they all lay after i do half the yard, in the shady area that was cut, and do not go lay in my way anymore, i ignored the behavior and , they figured it out. :)
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2006, 01:40:43 pm »
Grace does the same thing but with different objects.  :)  just a thing i guess.

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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2006, 05:28:48 pm »
i would guess becouse knowing rotties like i do, they are overprotective and overpossesive we had one, and he did the same thing, i would say he is worried and concerned about you on that "thang" also my newfs used to do that to, now we have a routine, they all lay after i do half the yard, in the shady area that was cut, and do not go lay in my way anymore, i ignored the behavior and , they figured it out. :)
I think that rings the most true, given his personality.  It's like he wants to be close to me, so he can protect me, but then he gets scared and runs off. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2006, 08:35:12 am »
I'm so glad you posted a recent picture of Badger. He is a beauty and has such soulful eyes. Tealk doesn't like the riding mower either. He follows it around and barks at it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2006, 09:08:17 am »
Mia is horrible when it comes to the vacuum or lawn mower. She viciously attacks it. She must think we are fighting with this loud monster and she is helping. We have to tie her up in the back yard and mow around her because she will run straight at the mower, grab the tire in her teeth and yank it completely off course. I'm afraid one day I'll mow over her nose or foot. She's insane!! But I'll say this for her, that girl's got gusto!
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2006, 09:39:34 am »
Cujo does the same thing to the riding mower we have to hold him when hubby is by his area or he will try to get it.

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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2006, 02:01:27 pm »
LOL that would be a great movie title: "Cujo Takes on the Blade!"
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