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   Undertoad  Friday Apr 12 01:30 PM

4/12/2002: Whitey skates



Yes, it's a Friday image, and I didn't forget it was Friday and post a Thursday image or a Saturday image. And yes, I don't think I would have saved it if the Consoles thread hadn't rolled right by Tony Hawk.

Seen is eight month-old mutt Hsiao Pai, or "Whitey," skating in a Taipei park, April 9, 2002. Her owner, bicycle store owner Chen Kuo-chen, says he taught the dog to skateboard so she would not get tired when following him around.

No racist comments about whitey. Whitey's the dog, not the man.



dave  Friday Apr 12 01:32 PM

So the dog wouldn't get tired? Following the guy around on a bike or what? I would imagine that a dog could outlast a human as far as walking/running goes.



dave  Friday Apr 12 01:33 PM

Tony Shepps' Dog Skater 3.



Undertoad  Saturday Apr 13 02:16 PM



Found another shot. This pup's the real deal.



Vegeta  Monday Apr 15 03:49 PM

This picture reminds me of a short clip on MTV's "Jackass."

One of the guys' dogs came up to a skateboard and attempted to, um, pollinate it. They were laughing, and one guy said, "F*@# skating, man! F*@# skating!"




russotto  Monday Apr 15 10:09 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by dhamsaic
So the dog wouldn't get tired? Following the guy around on a bike or what? I would imagine that a dog could outlast a human as far as walking/running goes.
Nope, people can outlast dogs fairly easily. Well, at least fit people. Your two-cheesesteak-a-day Philadelphian is going to get his butt kicked by the average dog.

Now, can they get the dog on inlines? Though I guess on a dog, even inlines would be quads :-)


Undertoad  Monday Apr 15 10:25 PM

It occurs to me that it depends on which dog. The border collie is built to run and could go 25 miles a day. The basset hound is built to lie on a couch (it's even couch-shaped), and is pretty tired out after 25 yards. That one? Maybe 5 miles.



Nic Name  Monday Apr 15 11:54 PM




CharlieG  Tuesday Apr 16 08:10 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Undertoad
...snip.. The basset hound is built to lie on a couch (it's even couch-shaped), and is pretty tired out after 25 yards. That one? Maybe 5 miles.
Actually, a properly breed Basset will run ALL day - they were orginally for running down rabbits


Undertoad  Tuesday Apr 16 08:43 AM

Heh, thanks for the correction - I was basing it on my friend's pair, who are hilariously lazy.



Joe  Wednesday Apr 17 02:44 PM

lazy dogs

I wonder how fast those bassets would move if you threw them a live rabbit? The dogs would leap off the couch with suprising strength and speed, in hot pursuit.

I've seen it.

I've also seen the same dogs (my neighbors dogs actually) running at full gallop actually trip over their own ears and fall over with a yelp. Hey, they're bassets. You want speed and agility? Get something with legs longer than it's head.

OK total non-sequitar: I had this beagle once, laziest dog on the planet. One day I'm in the back yard and see a black and brown blur that looks something like my dog zeroing in on this black and white thing that strongly resembles my neighbors (other neighbors) rabbit.

The rabbit had apparently dug into the yard on it's own, to my great surprise. The beagle was apparently doing about twenty miles an hour, to my even greater surprise since I'd never really seen it run before. It was over before I could call the dog's name much less get out of the hot tub. It was like something off the Discovery Channel, full rolling tumbling takedown. Then the death shake. My jaw hit the floor as I learned that dogs are predators.

SO what's a kid to do? I figured the rabbit was 1) trespassing and 2) already a goner anyway and 3) quite tasty judging by my dogs reaction so I looked at the scene and decided I never saw it happen, and took off to the mall for the afternoon. When I got home, the folks gently broke the terrible news.



CharlieG  Thursday Apr 18 09:17 AM

Re: lazy dogs

Quote:
Originally posted by Joe
...snip...I've also seen the same dogs (my neighbors dogs actually) running at full gallop actually trip over their own ears and fall over with a yelp. Hey, they're bassets. You want speed and agility? Get something with legs longer than it's head.

...snip...
Actually, they way Bassets are trained to hunt rabbits is a bit different. Rabbits are sprinters - they are VERY fast, but can only keep in up for a short distance. What they do is run away, stop, pause, rest, and then if chased again, run

The thing is, if you chase them again before they are fully rested, they only go about half as far before they have to stop. Keep repeating this, and eventually, you can walk up to the rabbit and pick it up, because it's so tired get CAN'T run

The basset was breed to chase a rabbit slowly, but for a long time, till the point where the human walked up and picked up the rabbit


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