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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-22-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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The family dog, bug out or in

Has anybody put any thought into the status of their dog if and when some thing happends?
just a thought.

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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

I have and he will be going where i go.... and for the ease of dealing with food items will be eating what i eat...

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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

This is a very difficult point for all dog owners to address. Especially, if the dog is a loving pet and not a working dog. At the very least, they can bark at intruders and a good way to gauge the current environment. An unsettled dog can be a very good source of intelligence.

Trying to address dog food would be a pain, so I agree with Yote that the dog would eat what we eat, better yet, hunt its own within a secure area.

Ok, here we go... All this would be very difficult for my 14yr old lab/Sheppard, who has seen her better days. Not sure what I would do with her... Hard to think about really. I'm having a hard time trying to think about putting her down, let alone expecting her to survive in an unstable environment.

In all honesty, if mobility was a necessity and considering her deteriorating stage as it is now, I would ask a friend/neighbor to put her down. I certainly couldn't do it... ugh. I need another cup of coffee. Cheers.

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Re: The family dog, bug out or in


I have 2 German Shepherds, they will be going with us.
I will take the food I have on hand and then they eat whatever we don't and/or whatever they get/catch/find.

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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

It may sound horrible but they may prove useful as a source of ........food if times are way way bad.

Yes , i have two dogs and consider them members of the family. I also know when it comes down to survival you have to do what you have to do.
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I agree that you have to do what needs to be done, but the security factor alone is worth keeping them around... i know my little buddy may not be huge but he will hear you coming long before i do and let me know about it

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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

My two mini dachunds won't feed too many. They don't eat much and worth more to us alive than dead.
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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

A dog is more useful alive than dead. If we really are in a Teotwawki situation a dog could prove invaluable in warniing of impending danger. That right there could save your life. A hunting dog can help you get food too.
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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

on the other hand a dog could get you in trouble, if trying to hide and they start to bark???
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Re: The family dog, bug out or in

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on the other hand a dog could get you in trouble, if trying to hide and they start to bark???


Good point.
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