Off the Grid  Retirement at our remote log cabin in Colorado

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Bear Bells

Posted by: Rick

When we had 7 or 8 or 10 dogs up here, some of whom liked to wander beyond our sight, we got some "bear bells" for them. These are medium sized bells that are attached to a velcro loop that can wrap around the dog's collar. That way, we'd hear them jiggling even when out of sight. It was hilarious when 4 or 5 dogs would take off after a squirrel or rabbit. 

We have one left. They tend to get torn off, especially when the velcro becomes innundated with dog hair and the dogs run through the briars and the bushes.

The last one is Destin's. Tonight we put it on instead of attaching him to his rope or a lead. Within minutes of being outside, the bell was lost. Destin was 100 yards away in the meadow looking for cow poop to chew on and other distusgting things to roll in (it is the day after a dog show, after all). No bell dinging. Crap. We lost the last bell.

Lynne and I sat by the firepit. No fire, it is too dangerous right now. We sat for a long time while Destin, Bella and Hailey roamed and played. Finally, when we were about to come inside, we heard "ding", "ding", "ding". That was the sound of the last bear bell. 

Destin had found it. Picked it up in his mouth. And, was bringing it back to the camp fire site. 

We still have our final bear bell.

Comments:

He must have heard you talking & looking for the bear bells.  Such a good dog.

Kettie, he is one smart pup! smile

What a smart dog! He knows it’s his.

I remember wearing bear bells myself when I went hiking in Glacier years and years ago.

Who need reindeer? You have all that Santa needs.  Who cares about bears on Christmas Eve??? Go Berners!!

BIgsis, all the dogs have reindeer antlers headbands for Christmas wear too!

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

Comments

Enter your comment into the form and press "Submit" to save it. Feel free to use Smileys. Comments are moderated and won't show up immediately.

Membership

Login  |  Register

Share

Quote of the Day

“Don’t you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There’s one marked ‘Brightness,’ but it doesn’t work.” – Gallagher

Search

Calendar of Entries

August 2022
S M T W T F S
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31      

Archives

Photo Galleries

Recent Comments

  • Hello Christina! How nice of you to comment about my dusty old blog! I do…

    Posted to: ‘A Chapter Ends’ by Lynne on 12/07/2021

  • Good to know.  I’m just starting construction on my property “over the hill” in the…

    Posted to: ‘A Chapter Ends’ by bill bush on 09/29/2021

  • I began following the New Jersey Girl blog years ago, and I do miss the…

    Posted to: ‘A Chapter Ends’ by Christina Muller on 08/23/2021

  • Hi Steve! Thanks for being a loyal reader through the years. I have thought about…

    Posted to: ‘A Chapter Ends’ by Lynne on 08/06/2021

  • Thanks for the update. I enjoyed the writing both of you did about this adventure.…

    Posted to: ‘A Chapter Ends’ by Steve on 08/05/2021

On This Day...

  • Nothing today

Syndicate