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Old 05-13-2013, 09:19 PM   #931
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I've used an Aerostitch strap around the seat as an anchor point, Alaska sheepskin over the vinyl of the seat (under the strap) for better claw grip. Hannity wears a regular harness with a ring at the chest, and I clip a short lead to it, attaching other end to the Aerostitch.

He can move around, but can't climb out of the car, and if I hit bad bumps or do a short stop he can't go flying. I'm paranoid, but I've seen and treated the results of loose dogs being tossed from pickup beds- not a good thing.

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:50 PM   #932
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Reminds me of my baby!!
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:12 AM   #933
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I have to ask, does your dog only have one eye? If so, how does that affect it on a daily basis?

Schnauzer Rescue of the Carolinas just got this little guy named Poncho. He was left to die by his owners after a run-in with some chickens. SRC got him and paid to get him all fixed up. He's still recovering, but he's still a playful, growing puppy at heart. I've shown pictures of the poor guy to friends looking for dogs, and the resounding comment is "how will he function with one eye" and "he might be scared and bite the kids." I don't really think either of those scenarios will hold true, and I had a blind Cocker years ago that never showed signs of aggression or disability.

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #934
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I have no personal experience with blind dogs but did have a friend with a dog that went totally blind in old age. He said there wasnt too much of a difference. He never seemed to bump into things but he was also old and didnt really run around much either. As long as they can still smell they are usually okay.

I cant imagine a one eyed dog having much problem with anything.
One of my last dogs was a Hurricane Katrina rescue, a scarred up young pitbull. He was a great dog and good with kids. Even kids who did really dumb stuff like getting right in his face.
I think 99% of dogs who have bad historys can easily get past them with some decent training. I dont think dogs have enough brains to really think about the past. They sort of live in the moment and just react to their surroundings as they have learned.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:22 AM   #935
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Poncho

Poncho will be just fine! I had an English Bulldog that I adopted and was blind in both eyes but man could he smell things, and he got by perfectly fine after I fenced off some window wells. And a dog if given love will return it ten to hundred fold with any ailment; they just want a pet from time to time, a ball to chase, and food/water. Hell isn't that what we all want?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:07 PM   #936
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Blind dog

Hey RidingDonkeys.
Dogs do well with one or no eyes.
For proof, go to this Facebook page and read all about Buck.
https://www.facebook.com/Buckneedsbucks?ref=ts&fref=ts
Look at his pictures and videos.
I had a dog that luxated his lens in one eye and eventually went blind in that eye.
It didn't phase him at all.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:17 AM   #937
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Hannity lost his eye at 6 months from beatings by his original owners. He's now 7.5 and doing great. He will occasionally turn left into something (not hard - he''s learned) and sometimes misjudges the jump up to the bed (comes a bit short). But overall he is the major squeaky toy chaser of the world.

Dog's adapt so well. He's great with people and other dogs, and mostly everything (squirrels look out). He's a major cuddle and you would never know he had been abused.

I think the puppy will do great! Anyone who is worried is a nut!
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #938
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We stopped at the lake on the way to work this morning.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:28 AM   #939
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"I Wanna Ride!"

While awaiting parts for my Victory/Velorex/Harley hack to arrive I'm taking the opportunity to make a few upgrades - Progressive shock for the sidecar, paint, touch up, tires, etc, etc., but all Roscoe and Bailey know is that they wanna RIDE!

Hopefully I'll have it all back together next week. Right now I'm waiting on a welding shop to finish modifying the sidecar swing arm for the new shock. Garage is a mess and both of my varmints are hanging around waiting for me to get them back on the road.

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Old 05-23-2013, 11:36 AM   #940
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Woohoo I finally get to participate in this thread!

Yesterday marked Dixie's first real on-road adventures in the sidecar and she's a total champ!



Today I decided to try some local farm roads and she was game (until I stepped off to take a pic then it was all whines and "I wanna get off too!")

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Old 05-23-2013, 12:21 PM   #941
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Woohoo I finally get to participate in this thread!

Yesterday marked Dixie's first real on-road adventures in the sidecar and she's a total champ!



Today I decided to try some local farm roads and she was game (until I stepped off to take a pic then it was all whines and "I wanna get off too!")

I believe I have partied in your town years ago...do they still do the vintage swap at the fair grounds?
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:37 PM   #942
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I believe I have partied in your town years ago...do they still do the vintage swap at the fair grounds?
Sure do! It looks like we actually just had it this past weekend but I was up in Washington enjoying Chelan State Park. Oh well, there's always next year!
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:26 PM   #943
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While awaiting parts ... all Roscoe and Bailey know is that they wanna RIDE!

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #944
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Why does it take you guys so looooong to put the sidecar back together...........





Call me when it's done...........




It will take another week since I took the newly made leading link apart to sandblast it and have it painted
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:02 PM   #945
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Maddie & I visited Bugscuffle, Texas today :

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