Search And Rescue Saturday–The Odd Requests

by Mr. Taleteller on

Since the Editor and Chief of asked if I would consider writing this little thing called Search and Rescue Saturday I find myself being more aware of the comings and goings around me.  Many times after something happens I find myself thinking, could I make that into a blog post.  So, just this week I started thinking about the odd requests and things that I’ve done while training.

Don’t Worry I Am Coming To You

Here is my The Things We Do, top ten.

10. Ask family for their dirty clothes, honest I’ll bring them back.

9. Stuffed myself in a plastic barrel in 80 degrees plus weather.

In the Bark Barrel -- Tales and Tails

In the Bark Barrel

8. Crawl around in places that may be full of mice or rats. (Think Indiana Jones and snakes)

7. Asked a family member, “so what are you doing with your placenta after the birth?”

6. Or, I hear you are getting dentures… (That’s t-shirt material for my HRD friends).

5. Purchase heavy duty Carhart work coveralls instead of diamonds or roses for a birthday gift.  Really, honey your gifts for you not for me.

4. Make vehicle purchases around being able to fit a dog crate and search equipment

3. Go to random people and ask them to put things in their shirts. It’s a training thing, really!

2. Forget to load my lunch for the day but the dog is set for three days.

1. Talk to a homeless person about where the best soup kitchen is in the area while you are waiting in a dark aisle to be found by a trailing dog.

Why Jump When You Can Use The

Why Jump When You Can Use The Stairs.

There are so many other things that popped into my mind when I was writing this.  I may have to write another blog post in the future.  Maybe I will title it I’m Forty-Seven Years Old And Still Climb Trees.  For those out there that read and are search and rescue dog handlers please feel free to comment on today’s blogs.  Tell us a few odd things that you have said or done in the name of training.

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  • Sue Dyer

    I read your Top 10 with growing anticipation there would something really weird, but nope. Think I have been reading your SAR posts too much, as nothing seems weird these days:) LOL

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • I’m not sure I’ve ever done anything as odd as those things!

    Monty, Harlow and Ramble

  • Vicky

    I think #7 is hilarious and hope she understood the request. Thank you for all of the odd things you do in the name of training.