Some pictures of Conker
  • LosechLosech
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    I don't think I have ever posted any pictures on the Nihon Ken side of Conker, so here are some of my favorites that I've acquired over the months.

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    Post edited by Losech at 2012-07-23 22:42:46
  • shishiinushishiinu
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    Great photos! Love the last one.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Oh, lovely photos! I particularly like the second-to-last photo. Conker is super cute!
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  • I love the photos too....Are those in Oregon? So pretty! Love the one of Conker on the rock, as if he is surveying his kingdom!
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  • LosechLosech
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    Yes, these are all in Oregon. The rock picture is on a crazysteep trail that's only 10 minutes from my house. The last picture was taken on the border of the the Rouge River-Siskiyou National Forest and Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Everything else is either inside or at the dog park.
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  • tjbart17tjbart17
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    I don't think you've ever posted Conker either. I'm glad you finally blessed us with some adorable pics. ;-P
  • jujeejujee
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    Love the picture of Conker on the rock! :)
  • ttddinhttddinh
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    cutie!!!
  • Such a sweetie indeed!
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  • AraksAraks
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    Ah, Conker is so cute! I love that last pic
  • SayaSaya
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    Conker is lucky to have you as a owner you got some nice hiking spots. :)
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  • I love the 2nd picture. The close-up really shows Conker well!
  • LosechLosech
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    So we had some abnormal weather last night that resulted in about 3/4 inch of snow on the front lawn this morning. I knew about it (since I basically stay up all night) and decided to be an oddball and take Conker hiking in the morning. (I normally hike in the afternoon.)
    He was thrilled!

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    The trailhead of Cathedral Hills.

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    As soon as he was given the go-ahead, Conker RAN OFF INTO THE FOREST and vanished from sight. I imagine some other Shiba owners would have had a miniature (or major) meltdown at the sight (or lack of) their Shiba running off into the snow-covered forest. I waited a bit then called, and Conker came back. No meltdown for me.

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    Obligatory Shiba-on-the-pick-nick-table picture.

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    There was some pretty neat scenery too. This is the view of Grant's Pass from the highest portion of the trails.

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    Some parts of the trails had more snow than others. My guess is that something around 2 inches fell in Cathedral Hills which is only a little over 5 miles from my house. Funny how much of a difference about 100-300 feet in elevation makes when it comes to this. (Other places not-too-far-away got 6 inches or more.)

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    Other than running around like he's on fire, catching balls of snow mid-air is Conker's favorite snow game.

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    It was a pretty good hike. Most of the snow is gone now, so getting up early (I never really fell asleep, actually) was worth it.



    Also, I almost never do these things, but I decided to give it a shot anyways.
    If you guys could vote (like) for Conker in the Bestbullysticks.com facebook smiling dog contest, I'd greatly appreciate it! Or you could enter your own dog...
    The winner gets $100 worth of treats./chews/toys from their site.

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    Thanks!
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    Post edited by Losech at 2012-02-13 15:01:24
  • ttddinhttddinh
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    Conker looks so cute as usual! I voted for him, hope he gets the prize.
  • SayaSaya
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    I voted too.
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  • musashimusashi
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    Beautiful dog and beautiful part of the country. Thnks for sharing!
  • BradA1878BradA1878
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    Nice!

    I really like this pic...

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  • LosechLosech
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    Yeah, I really like that one too. I was shocked when I saw it on the computer since that camera is not known for taking quality pictures. I need to get myself one of those spiffy DSLR cameras sometime soon, point-and-shoot cameras are driving me insane.
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    Post edited by Losech at 2012-02-13 20:11:35
  • Love the catching balls of snow picture
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  • Love the snow pictures, and must agree with Brad, that is a beautiful picture!!
    Conker is really cute, as always, and he has a very lovely smile (already voted for him) :)
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  • How fun! That looks like a cold but gorgeous hike. I love the "Conker jumps and catches snow" pic, lol. Silly boy, so cute but quite the ham, eh?
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  • LosechLosech
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    Here's an update on Conker pictures.

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    This was in December.

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    Conker was super leggy for a while a couple months ago. And pretty skinny. He's packed on a bit of weight since then and doesn't look so stick-like, but he's still pretty dang leggy.

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    I don't even know. I think he was rolling.

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    This day was strange. It was 60 degrees the day before, then it shot up to 90 for three days, then went back down to 60.

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    Conker likes to sniff flowers. Because of this, hikes during springtime flower-season take twice as long.

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    This was taken last March? I think. This is just a taste of how he treats Juneau when I'm not close enough to stop him.

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    It's pretty green in the spring here in Southern Oregon

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    It's basically tradition now to stop and take a picture on this pick-nick bench.

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    Even the "brown" parts are green. It's unavoidable here.
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    Post edited by Losech at 2012-06-10 17:25:42
  • LynnCLynnC
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    Really great pics of both Conker and your part of the world. Don't wait to post more.
  • ttddinhttddinh
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    thanks for sharing!! Conker is a cutie!
  • SayaSaya
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    Love those pictures! I love flower sniffing pic and Punk ass picture. Saya sometimes acts like punk to certain dogs. :)
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  • HeidiHeidi
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    He's so cute! That's a very dashing little scarf, too. Is that so people know he's a dog?
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  • ceziegcezieg
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    I love the scenery! I can't wait to move out of South Florida and have some actual variety in the terrain and foliage. Looks like Conker sure loves his hikes :) The picnic table picture is great, I'm just imagining him hopping up to sit down and being like "Ok, where's the camera? Let's do this!" Is that the older model Web Master?
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  • LosechLosech
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    @hondru Yeah, it's so people know he's a dog, and so I can see him easily since in certain season/areas he just blends in with everything. I've had one or two hunters pop out of the brush and ask me about my "fox", so I put the bandanna on to make it a bit more obvious that he's owned, and not a fox.

    @cezieg Yeah, it's the old Web Master. Er, older old one, now that Ruff Wear has a newer version out. It used to be an Approach but I hacked off the packs and made them re attachable with clips like the Palisades is. It doesn't come in Conker's size, so I just made one.
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  • LosechLosech
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    Time for a Conker update.

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    Conker on a pick-nick table, this one is at a local trail called Limpy Creek.
    I do this thing on my blog I call Obligatory Pictures, where Conker is on a pick-nick table. I accidentally turned it into a tradition at my favorite hiking trail system, so now whenever I go, I need to post an "obligatory" picture of Conker on the pick-nick table. That's why there are a lot of these type of Conker pictures.

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    Conker posing in the morning sunlight on another pick-nick bench just outside the Oregon Badlands Wilderness. This was the day after we went lure coursing in Bend.

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    This trail, Dollar Mountain (I call it Dollar Hill), is the one that's 2 miles from my house. We walked there, making the trip 6 miles instead of just 1 up and 1 down. It's a 1,000 foot climb in that 1 mile though, and you gotta go back down it too.
    Cathedral Hills, my favorite trail system, is to the right of Conker behind that little tree.

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    Conker started to slide off the rock...

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    This is that same rock, but Conker is on the other end of it. This is a different day. We went "exploring" behind the cell phone tower at the top and kinda got lost and ended up on some private property, turning out 6 mile hike/walk into a 10 mile mishap. Not doing that again.

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    Conker decided to break his fast with a pork butt bone. (I had a thread about this a little while ago.)

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    So far, he is eating well and gaining weight.

    These last three were taken today.
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    Conker has a favorite trail at the Cathedral Hills trail system. It's called Hogback, and it's a somewhat strenuous trail with lots of ups and downs. Conker always wants to go on this one whenever we go to Cathedral Hills, and today, he objected to me taking an easier trail called Cloverlawn instead of Hogback by standing on the trail above me and refusing to move.

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    Somewhere on a trail called Skycrest. This one is my favorite. It's the farthest trail from the trailhead in the system, so it's got the least amount of traffic.
    See the cowbell? I was inspired by a video I saw of Chrystal's Juno climbing a tree, and she was wearing a bell. I got one for Conker and love it. It took a bit of getting used to, but now I don't worry about how far around the corner Conker is while hiking since I can hear the bell and judge distance and speed by the sound. It also helps locate him if he goes off-trail, and alert other trail users to his presence.

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    Conker sitting on a bench overlooking Grant's Pass.
    To give you a bit of perspective about how small GP is, Dollar Mountain is just to the left of Conker, hidden behind the trees. Both views look over the same section of town. Though GP has a population of about 34,500, most of it is rural and farmland. The city itself is only about 8 square miles.
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    Post edited by Losech at 2012-07-23 23:21:55
  • ZinjaZinja
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    Looks like Conker is really enjoying the trails! His photo sliding off the rock looks silly. How is he with walking off leash? Your photos are beautiful.
    -Joe
  • LosechLosech
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    Thanks, I try to take good pictures, but most of them have to be edited to look nice.

    Conker is really good off-leash, especially considering he's a Shiba. He's actually better off-leash than on-leash. He's a reactive mess on-leash, so it's better for him to be off unless circumstances call for him to be leashed, like around horses.
    I called him off a deer today, which surprised me. He usually doesn't chase after deer, but he came right back when I got his attention, so that's good. I knew he was after something by the sound of the bell he wears. I didn't know it was a deer until after he'd come back and I spotted it bounding down the ravine.
    Usually, if I tell him to "Leave It" before he gives chase, he will not bother the animal. But I have to spot them before he does and get his attention, or say the command in that split second between him seeing it and giving chase. When he chased the deer, I was fiddling with my pack and was not giving the forest enough attention, so I did not see it or notice Conker tense up before he ran. That was entirely my fault.
    He does have moments where he'd rather sniff something than come when I call, and he'll finish his business first. Sometimes it takes a few moments longer for him to respond, but he always does. He is far more reliable with sticking to the trails than my other two, but Juneau beats him by a mile with recall. She takes off like a rocket but recalls on a dime, no matter what the distraction may be.

    Here's another picture taken today.
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    I don't normally get pictures of me since I never think of it and using a self-timer is annoying. I tried a couple times today but most of them are crap. And, it's very obvious in this picture as to why most people think I'm a guy...
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  • LosechLosech
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    As you may or may not know, Conker and I went to Alaska last October, but are now back in Southern Oregon. Long story short, we are GLADLY back in Southern Oregon, and I do not recommend working at a sleddog kennel. At least not the one I was at. If you are curious why, you can read a bit more on that right here.

    So, onto the good stuff!

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    Before we went to Alaska I took my younger brother (who just adores Conker) with us on a hike. He liked it more than I thought he would, but won't come with us right now since he thinks it is too cold.

    And before we knew it...
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    We were in Alaska.

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    The only time Conker was happy was when I took him out for a short stroll, which I only had time for maybe once a day for about 15 minutes, and when I brought him up to my room.

    Skipping ahead three months...
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    We are back in Southern Oregon where it rains instead of snows and is currently in the 30's and 40's not -30's and -40's.

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    We got right back to hiking and rebuilding Conker's muscle mass and endurance.

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    There's been a blanket of ice fog over GP, but hiking in it is still a lot of fun.

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    Obligatory.

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    Today's hike was a mixture of frosty frozen stuff and sunny melting stuff.

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    The sun broke through the ice fog for a few hours and made for some interesting trail conditions.

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    I hope to be able to go on many more hikes with Conker for the remainder of this winter and this upcoming spring and summer.

    Conker's right leg has regressed in the three months since we left for Alaska, I believe because of the significant loss of muscle mass due to inadequate exercise while we were there. His Luxating Patella is not really bad, it is comparable to how it was when I first found out about it, but it is enough that I am somewhat worried about it. It got significantly better after I started exercising him often and adding variable terrain way back then though. I hope that by doing the same thing it will "get better" again.
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    Post edited by Losech at 2013-01-22 01:52:44
  • I read your story on the blog. For some reason, I've never been able to post comments on any blogger blogs, so I guess I'll say it here instead: sorry this turned out that way, but glad you're both home. I'd heard a lot of horror stories of what the kennel help went through with a lot of mushers in AK when I still lived there, so I'd kind of hoped you wouldn't run into that, but....yeah. Sounds like you're better out of there. The cold and darkness are hard enough to deal with, even in the best of situations, which this clearly wasn't.

    So, glad you're both back home, safely.
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  • ttddinhttddinh
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    Ohh we missed u and conker! So glad u are back! Sorry things didn't work out as planned!
  • Love the pics! Welcome back.
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  • tjbart17tjbart17
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    Ha ha. Conker is forever smiling!!
  • CarabooACarabooA
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    Love the Conker pics! Sounds like you guys are glad to be back on your own stomping grounds!! :)
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  • LosechLosech
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    @Zinja requested a video of Conker in water. Here it is.

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  • :) Good boy! :)
  • ZinjaZinja
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    Super impressed. Are you sure Conker is a Shiba and not a dog in fox's clothes? I couldn't even have Sasuke walk in puddles.
    -Joe
  • LosechLosech
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    Lol yeah, he's all Shiba, with a few un-Shiba traits.
    He used to HATE HATE HATE water and would scream if I tried to take him anywhere near even the smallest puddle (and subsequently brought out a horde of police officers from the station next door to see who was killing a dog, when we lived in St. Louis) but when we moved to Oregon, he learned from the two water-loving Lab mixes that water is fun! Run it it! Swim in it! Bite it! Splash it! It took him a while to like it, but now he's a water-loving dog just like they are. Rain doesn't bug him either, he'll spend all day outside rain or shine if the temperature is to his liking.
    He's actually a bit of a pest... We have a pool, and while the Girls know not to go in it, Conker hasn't gotten (or refuses to get) that memo. He'll go into the pool then into the house and "share" the water with everyone else.
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    Post edited by Losech at 2013-01-30 21:04:32
  • SayaSaya
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    Saya likes to walk in the water in the creek, but puddles on the road are too yucky. haha
    I have some pictures of Saya and few other members posted it here.
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/5914#Item_50

    @Zinja. :)
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  • ZinjaZinja
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    I love the photos in the forum! Thanks, @Saya! Some of the forum members have such beautiful spots for their dogs to swim in. All the lakes in my area are swamps and full of alligators or water moccasins. Eevee likes water. I wonder how she'll do at the beach. I'm trying to teach Mochi to swim.

    @Losech, is that a dog park? I'm just guessing because of the double gate. That place looks really nice.
    -Joe
  • LosechLosech
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    @Zinja Yes, it is a dog park. I used to go all the time when Conker was okay with most other dogs, but now he is a lot more, selective, so I do not go as often and only when nobody else or only a few other dogs are there. It's a bit small but they have recently updated it with a second gate and two water stations.
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  • ceziegcezieg
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    Haha that's a cool video! So funny to see him just sprint and jump in with no goal in mind, just "Haaaaa water!". Conker's awesome :)
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  • SayaSaya
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    @Zinja Do you think this is a water moccasins? I it's bit blurry, but took it when me and Saya visited my brother in Louisiana.. They have crawfish pond, duck pond and drainage ditch thing... The snake was in the drainage ditch I tried get picture of it when it was on land, but the snake got spooked and went in the water..

    Cotton mouth is not a fun snake to deal with too.
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    Post edited by Saya at 2013-01-31 11:49:39
  • ZinjaZinja
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    I think @Sangmort will be more suited to answer that question. She loves snakes! I avoid all snakes. I do know that water moccasins usually have their entire bodies above water instead of being submerged.
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  • SangmortSangmort
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    Could be a cotton mouth...hard to tell from the pic. It could just as easily be a harmless watersnake, that look a lot like cotton mouths. ~
  • LosechLosech
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    Here's an overload of Conker pictures. I keep forgetting to post them here every once in a while so...


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    View of GP from Dollar Hill.

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    Every once in a while we accidentally miss the sunset cue to head back to the Jeep, and get stuck hiking back in the dark. So I got lights for the dogs so i can see them.

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    He didn't want to take the trail I picked.

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    Conker's dayjob. Basking and watching the neighbors, making sure they don't do anything illegal.

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    He still had his superthick Alaska undercoat on this hike. It was about 65, he was dying.

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    I just thought this one was funny. That's a turkey neck he's chewing on.

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    Lucky (left) and Star(right) are two dogs that I walk/brush/feed for a friend in exchange for green printed cotton. Conker gets along with them enough to accompany me when I take care of them.

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    We had a yardsale recently. I put Conker on a popup table.

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    He was not amused.

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    We've been going on a lot more walks than normal. I can tell when Conker wants to go for a hike when he starts to ignore me and pull on the leash in order to sniff and piss on things.

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    Conker has always loved to jump and walk on logs.

    His right knee seems to be getting a bit better. He doesn't skip or hold it up for a few steps anymore. He does sometimes hold it up when he stands and doesn't always put a lot of weight on it, but it doesn't appear to be bugging him as much as it did when we came back from Alaska.
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  • SayaSaya
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    Love the new pictures. :)
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  • CrispyCrispy
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    Conker is always very handsome. :)
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    Post edited by Crispy at 2013-03-15 22:20:58
  • jellyfishjellyfish
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    Conker seems like such a good dog. Thanks for sharing new photos! :D
  • Myabee09Myabee09
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    Conker is a good looking guy! I'm always so jealous of your pics because they come out so nice and Conker isn't on a leash! I wish my Mya could be trusted like that, but if I unhooked her leash I would never see her again :(
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  • LosechLosech
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    On the porch.

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    Chasing his tail in the park.

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    Sniffing some shrubbery.


    Playing tug during a thunderstorm.


    Tugging and running with younger sister in above thunderstorm.

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    Compare this to the third picture.

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    On his log, demanding his picture be taken.

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    Being handsome.

    To see more bright spring hike pictures (flowers), go here:
    http://losech.blogspot.com/2013/04/bright-spring-hike.html
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    Post edited by Losech at 2013-04-02 19:50:35
  • jellyfishjellyfish
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    i love that middle photo on the trail!!! So pretty.
  • ceziegcezieg
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    Great pictures! The one with all the red flowers is awesome :D You have such great landscape for hiking out there! I need to hurry up and finish my degree so I can move out to Washington near my sister. Did you get any offers for Conker during the yard sale? lol.
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  • LosechLosech
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    One offer, but they thought $5,000,000 was a bit steep.
    He tried to follow many old ladies back to their cars though. He likes older people.
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  • SayaSaya
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    I love the thunderstorm video!
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  • Conker really loves tail chasing! He always seems so joyful about it.
    Post edited by violet_in_seville at 2013-04-04 13:33:23
  • LosechLosech
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    Here's a Conker update!

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    Yesterday he enjoyed a turkey neck.

    And today, we received some leather gear I commissioned from @Sangmort!

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    Conker's collar is 1.5 inches wide.

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    There are 5 O rings woven onto the base layer with silver studs in the center of the rings.

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    The collar is a D-end type that is often used with working dogs. Except it's got an O instead of a D.

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    I also got a leash with two snaps (no handle) since I usually clip Conker's leash to a ring on my belt.
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  • ceziegcezieg
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    So badass. That leash looks great too! How do you go about clipping it to your belt? Just loop it through and then snap it to itself?
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  • LosechLosech
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    I've got a pair of big brass O rings I thread the belt through. One on either side, so I can clip the leash to my left or right. If I forget to put them on, then I do it how you described (there is a "floating" ring on the leash for this purpose). If it's a leash with a handle, I thread the belt through the loop. The rings are easiest so I do it that way.
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  • WrylyBrindleWrylyBrindle
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    Conker looks super in his new leathers! the two-snapper leash is pretty awesome, too! Osy makes nice stuff!!! :)
  • SayaSaya
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    Love the collar and the last picture is cute.
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  • ceziegcezieg
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    @Losech Could you take a picture? It's a hard visual for having never seen anything like that lol :P
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  • LosechLosech
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    @Cezieg Okay, I took some crotch shots just for you :)

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    First we have the double-clip leash. It is attached to one of the rings I slide onto my belt.
    Next is the same leash, but looped through the belt and clipped to the floating ring on the leash.
    Then there is a regular handle leash. Sometimes I've got a carabiner handy, so I'll clip that to the handle and the ring.
    Sometimes the ring is occupied, so I just clip the carabiner to the belt instead. (I do not like having two leashes on the same ring. Get tangled easily.)
    And if I don't have a carabiner or the ring, I slide the handle through the belt.

    I prefer the double-clip leash with Conker since he is easy to handle. Juneau is all over the place, so it's easier if I do not have to keep unclipping the leash to switch sides. Also, she is much easier to control if I am holding the leash with the handle around my wrist rather than attached to my belt.
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  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    Conker looks great with his new collar!
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • ceziegcezieg
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    Ohhhh very cool! I practically never wear belts unless I need one for practical purposes, like doing work that requires jeans and lots of leaning/bending. That's a solid looking belt too. Need to get me one of those. Maybe I'll have @sangmort make one, because her waiting list is pretty short I hear. :P
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  • LosechLosech
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    It's a pretty good one! Especially since I got it at a thrift store for $2. Haven't been able to find one like it since. The buckle's plating is wearing off, but it's still going strong.
    Most of my pants and shorts are too big for me, so I kinda need one just for that.
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  • Myabee09Myabee09
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    That collar is awesome, and Conker looks mighty handsome in it! I wish I had thought of the 2 clip leash when I was training Mya... Would have made my life much easier!
    I'm still jealous of all the good pics you get of Conker and his off leash training. :) He looks like an amazing pup!
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  • mdokicmdokic
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    Wow...Conker is one gorgeous Shiba!! Love all the amazing pictures :)
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  • LosechLosech
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    Conker update!

    He's doing fine. Eating well (mostly) and hasn't had any bad digestive issues for a while. His knee is still obnoxious, but hasn't gotten any worse.
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    Sometimes I let him lick my smoothie cups.

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    Took a picture with some pretty spring flowers.

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    For a little while his pads were wearing off, I still don't know why, so he got to ride on my shoulders during walks a lot.

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    We chill on the porch a lot.

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    Conker finally figured out that he has a much better vantage point when he's on top of these bricks.

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    We don't hike as often as we used to (now that I've got a full-time job on a farm).

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    I try to go at least once a week though.

    This is what happens when it's time to eat.
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  • Myabee09Myabee09
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    Aww!!!! I love seeing new pictures of conker!!! He is too cute :)
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    His royal badassery <3 ~<div class="UserSignature">- Osy ~
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  • Hinata23Hinata23
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    He look mighty manly in that collar :)
  • WhoBitMeWhoBitMe
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    I like the picture of him riding on your shoulders! :) I wouldn't dare try with Meitou. He'd wiggle way too much. Plus, I can't imagine trying that with a dog that will be at least the size of my border collie...and there is no way I would try with her, either. I think I would end up hurting myself, hahaha.
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    But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
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  • LosechLosech
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    Oops I've neglected my Conker picture thread.

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    Sleeping under the RV.

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    Conker shows Katana how a ManDog takes a piss.

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    Conker on a pile of pillows.

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    Diggin for critters.

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    Conker finally accepts the gas pump people and allows them to touch *his* Jeep, IF they pay him first. He watched them closely to be sure they do not harm the Jeep.

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    Conker claimed Katana's crate as his because I put straw in it. Conker loves straw.

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    Somewhere in Northern California.

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    Obligatory - Shiba on Desert Junk Edition

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    Demanding to be let in. (Didn't happen)

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    Examining my Grandma's flowers. Many were pruned during our stay.

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    Conker thought it was hot in Arizona.

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    He spent most of the day inside a wire crate with a blanket on top.

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    Somewhere just over the Arizona/Utah border.

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    This desert belongs to the Emperor.

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    Conker went under the cattleguard.

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    Being a creep.

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  • SayaSaya
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    Conker is looking great. :)
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  • LosechLosech
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    Conker got in trouble during a game of fetch when he bit Juneau's neck. That is not tolerated, so he gets pulled out of the game when he does it. (He appears to have taught it to Katana. So happy about that.)

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    Conker and the Girls returning during a game of fetch.

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    Refusing to give me the ball.

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    Guarding the fence from my neighbor's monster cow. Seriously, listen to it here.

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    Shiba'tude

    Conker has been having digestive problems off-and-on for the past few months now. He'd been relatively stable in that department for a while, but things degraded while we were in Arizona last December. I've been struggling to get him to eat reliably, he's being difficult about finishing his food and will refuse things he's loved in the past. Luckily he hasn't lost any weight yet, but there's no guarantee he won't.
    I've begun a smallish blog specific to Conker 's problems so I can compile all my notes and stuff in one place since it's all over and not organized at all. You can read it here: http://conkersbowl.tumblr.com/
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  • ShikokuShikoku
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    UMM... I think this is the first time I have seen Conker and OMG he is BEAUTIFUL!!! How much does he weigh? I may have to hit up your breeder... Absolutely Beautiful.

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  • LosechLosech
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    Thank you! Conker is about 25lbs when he's in good shape. He is something like 17-18 inches tall, very leggy and biggish for a Shiba. He came from a puppy mill, so I don't think you'd want to hit up his breeder... I got him from a shelter.
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    Post edited by Losech at 2014-02-15 19:23:29
  • ShikokuShikoku
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    Awww... sucks... Yea Hades weighs 26lbs. Zeus was 32 last weighed. Zeus breeder was kinda sketchy. Her website isn't even up anymore. :( I love big muscle shibas!

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  • LosechLosech
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    Conker is pretty muscular when he's eating well. His front end is all hulked out due to the severe luxating patella in his right knee. His back end isn't all that muscular 'cause he puts most of his weight on the front end.

    Katana on the other hand, he's a little tank. He's going to be a beefcake when he's an adult.
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  • ShikokuShikoku
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    NIce. You're on the west coast right? I gotta see them.

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  • LosechLosech
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    Yep, Southern Oregon. Let me know if you ever drift my way :)
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  • ShikokuShikoku
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    Yes will do !

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  • SayaSaya
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    I love the tongue sticking out pic so funny. :) I love how good Conker is with you.

    I hope Conker gets better eating wise soon.

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  • ValkyriiValkyrii
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    Conker and his 'photo shoot' are amazing. I'm slowly getting around to all the topics here and so glad you share his adventures!
  • Conker is a cutie! ;)
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  • mdokicmdokic
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    I LOVE CONKER. !!!! :D
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