Listen to this episode on any other major podcast player – just look for “Our One Wild and Precious Lives (and Our Dogs).”
Injured free-roamers referred to in E7:
1. The free-roaming dog with the big wound on his leg – pictures:
To give you a face to go with the pictures of the wound below – we’re talking about the dog who looks like a Mal mix. He’s Game’s and my friend, and the young Husky mix next to him is his buddy. You may have seen both of these dogs in some of my videos already:
Picture of the wound on this dog from January 27, 2022:
A better pic I managed to take on February 1st:
The wound starts looking smaller – the picture below is from February 8, 2022:
And below, 2 pictures from February 14: now there’s no way of denying that he’s healing up!
I didn’t take any pictures after this, but a few weeks later, you could hardly tell there had ever been a wound!
2. The dog with the dangly leg I saw near a freeway on my road trip:
By the way, if you want to roam and ramble with your dog the way I (Chrissi) do with Game – who’s not free-roaming, but has a lot of freedom when the two of us are out together – join me in Out and About at FDSA! Registration is still open, and class starts on October 1st. Gold students tend to work on a large variety of eclectic topics related to being out in the world with their dogs. It’s always an interesting and rich class to follow along with, even if you’re only reading along at the Bronze level!
Sue doesn’t teach a class in October, but the spay/neuter webinars she and Jessica Hekman presented on September 22 may still up for purchase on the day this podcast episode airs! I attended both of them live, and highly recommend them. Grab ’em while you can: https://www.fenzidogsportsacademy.com/self-study/webinars
PS: For a weekly glimpse into the life of free-roamers, subscribe to my latest passion project: my Free Ranging Dogs Youtube channel! I discuss their behavior, body language, interactions and various ethological concepts in the video description, and release a new video each Sunday afternoon. My goal is to build a free resource and share the free-roamers Game and I encounter on our meanderings with anyone who’d like to learn more about them.