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    DefaultExcitement at LabFest this afternoon

    We've had a weekly Saturday LabFest, 2-3 PM, for seven years.

    Summers we use a city park/nature preserve and put our folding chairs in the shade at the edge of a pine grove, about 400 yards/360 m. from a street to the south and with spacious mowed fields all around us. About 100 yards/90 m to our north is a creek, the Shunga-Nunga, lined on both sides with walls of dense woods. At our place, the creek lies in something almost canyon-like, the sides are so steep, about 40 ft. high.

    Usually the Labs are fairly good about playing near us and someone frequently slings a training dummy or ball for them to chase after. Almost all our Labs know when it's Saturday and when it'll soon be 2 o'clock.

    Today we had 7 Labs, 10 peeps, and beautiful weather.

    2 of the Labs are 8 month old brothers (living in separate homes) and today seemed determined to explore the woods and brush bordering the stream and got a couple other Labs to go with them. Their owners successfully called them back several times but the last time, about 2:55, none came back.

    A couple owners went to bring them back but found 4 had tumbled down the side walls, about 70-80 degrees steep and couldn't get back up.

    Puff and I are familiar with the area because we sometimes walk a trail that borders the Shunga its north side and knew of places not far from there where the walls are less steep, so we and a couple others met the rescue party on the opposite side, hoping to lure the stranded dogs to us there.

    But among the rescue group on the south side were a son and a SIL in their 20s & 30s and they managed to climb down fallen tree trunks and partly carry, push, pull, coax, all 4 dogs to the top. Took 30 minutes. It was a bit scarey because neither of the 2 pups knew how to swim and the water looked at least 6 ft/2 m. deep there.

    It'd be nice to think the dogs learned something from the experience but, if so, I doubt it'll be anything the owners will welcome.

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
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    That must have been so scary. I am glad they all were okay.

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    I'm glad there were alright as well, I would have been a wreck!
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    Happy ending! That's what counts, isn't it. Have those two pups been enrolled at the YMCA Swim Classes yet?
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    That is a happy ending, I'm glad everything worked out. I just kept picturing an old Lassie episode, but in reverse with Timmy rescuing Lassie.
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    Wow ... that would have been terrifying! I'm glad it had a happy ending as well.
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    The dogs didn't learn anything, but maybe the owners did.

    And --- heh --- BobPR said //peeps//.

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    My nightmare when it comes to water Bob ! I'm not a strong swimmer and there are a lot of people that have drowned in the last year trying to save their pets ! I can think of at least three.

    Lucky dogs and owners.

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    WOW scary, but glad to hear everyonr (puppers & peeps) made it out safely!

    My pretty girl, Lexi!

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    So scarey. Glad it had a happy ending

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