While we were on vacation, we received a lot of great feed back on our post titled Traveling First Aid For Dawgs. We appreciate all of the comments. I wasn’t able to reply to them while I was gone, so I thought I would do a follow-up. I posed the question: What is in the box?
snoopy@snoopysdogblog guessed that the box was full of food. Good guess Snoops, but it is our first aid kit. Rest assured Snoopy we have another, bigger, bag for the food.
Anna mentioned that she had the exact same ammo box for her first aid kit! Great minds! She also noticed that we had Betadine Scrub as part of our kit. Wow good eye! Yes that is part of our kit and I inadvertently left it off the list. Thanks for pointing that out. Betadine Scrub would be used as a scrub either for hands or it can can be used in a pre-op situation.
thatjenk said that her kit was quite small by comparison because it was used in the back country and included dog treats. We also have another smaller kit in a water proof box that is used when duck hunting in a boat. Space is quite limited so that just has a few essentials. I have heard some argue that one of the essentials should be duct tape.
Earlier this week we posted about the 2 brown dawgs going Grouse Hunting.
Bert and his Vickie noticed that Thunder had a double collar on and it wasn’t on in other pictures and wondered why he had two and the purpose of the double collar. Good eye you two!
Thunder in Storm have several collars. (Don’t all well dressed dawgs?) When ever they are out training in a park, walking through the forest, or hunting, they always have an identification collar on them. They are both chipped, but we also like them to have id tags. When they are upland hunting or just walking through the forest they always have on an orange collar with tags. Since they are brown, we don’t want them to be mistaken for an animal other than a dog. In Michigan, bow season is open for white tail deer. Wouldn’t want someone to mistake a brown dawg running through pine trees for a deer.
If you look close at the next picture, Storm is wearing two collars. This picture was taken on another day.
The other collar that both dogs are wearing is an e-collar. Whenever the dogs are hunting off lead they are on e-collars. We use the e-collar for insurance should they get so wrapped up that they ignore a whistle recall or they are headed for danger, (say a road, or water with dangerous ice, or to chase a deer or coyote). They are good hunting partners, so the e-collar is rarely used, as I said, it is insurance.
We have two e-collars that work off of one controller. One is orange and one is black. The black one is used for duck hunting because you don’t want to broadcast to those duckies that you are there by wearing a bright orange collar. This picture of Storm is from last season. She is wearing two collars, camouflage with an id tag and the black e-collar.
And one of Thunder from last week. You can just barely see the camouflage collar and the black e-collar.
And can you believe that the 2 brown dawgs also have a third style collar that they use when training in parks or other public areas? It is bright green and has a name plate right on the collar. No tags when training. They wear that and an e-collar when training.
I think in some of the pictures, the black e-collar on Storm is just not visible against her dark fur. However, I understand that some others were taken at the end of hunting and the e-collars were removed, (it was a hot day and those have to be snug so they came off as soon as reasonable and safe). Good detective work Bert and Vickie. :) Hope that long explanation answers your questions.
Yesterday we shared Thunder’s news. Many were hoping for pictures. So are we.
The weather has turned rainy and I believe it is supposed to be windy tomorrow. Thunder is going to try his luck at Fishpoint. According to the report, there aren’t a ton of birds, but maybe the weather will bring some more in and just maybe Thunder will get a few birds!
Have a nice weekend!