The canine Reinhold Messner
March 9, 2019 11:43 AM   Subscribe

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posted by irrelephant at 11:46 AM on March 9

Ha! There's a picture being taken and she stubbornly refuses to look at the camera. My doggo does that too.

Great dog story with a happy ending!
posted by Gray Duck at 12:02 PM on March 9 [2 favorites]

Wow. That dog is amazing. I had a lecture ready about self-centered mountaineers bringing their dogs and needlessly risking their lives on some harebrained adventure scheme but this was not that.
posted by Big Al 8000 at 12:08 PM on March 9 [2 favorites]

(previously on MetaFilter regarding mounaineering dogs)
posted by mwhybark at 12:19 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]

Dogs are amazing. I marvel at mine most days. We recently had some minus 30 weather with the windchill in Toronto and she gives not so much as a shiver and shows no interest in wanting to shorten our 10km daily morning walk.

Shakedown was a feral dog living on a northern Quebec First Nations reserve when she was rescued. She's survived two litters (to my knowledge), full-blown heartworm, and has a some sort of metal fragment lodged in her, presumably from being "shot" as a pup.

And, she loves being cuddled!

Best part of my life, no question.
posted by dobbs at 12:24 PM on March 9 [12 favorites]

Laika laughs from beyond.
posted by symbioid at 12:46 PM on March 9 [21 favorites]

They're all good death zone doggos, Brent.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:51 PM on March 9 [11 favorites]

Incredible, what a special dog!
posted by thegreatfleecircus at 1:47 PM on March 9

That was an incredible story!
posted by soren_lorensen at 3:21 PM on March 9

Nice story!
I'd rather think of Messner as "the human Baru." ;)
posted by carter at 3:30 PM on March 9

There's a ton more pictures here.
posted by tavella at 4:00 PM on March 9 [7 favorites]

I like the other photos in the summit sequence where it's clear the reason she's not looking at the camera is that she's looking at the people, like a good dog.
posted by tavella at 4:21 PM on March 9 [1 favorite]

Maybe that dog is a reincarnated sherpa.
posted by M-x shell at 7:26 PM on March 9 [2 favorites]

There's a ton more pictures here.

Reading both articles, I just needed more pics! Yay!
posted by DyRE at 7:38 PM on March 9

That is the purest thing I’ve ever read. Such a good boy!
posted by photoslob at 7:41 PM on March 9

No story about dogs in Nepal can be complete without photos of Tihar.
posted by tavegyl at 10:43 PM on March 9 [2 favorites]

For a brief second, I was all "The canine version of the guy on Ben Folds' fake ID?"
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 1:20 AM on March 10 [1 favorite]

Take that, mountain goats!
posted by TedW at 7:11 AM on March 10 [2 favorites]

Meanwhile, my daughter's cockapoo is refusing to climb the stairs in my house because there is a ladder on them (I have a light fixture to replace). It's not like the ladder completely blocks the stairs, as I can squeeze my 260 pounds past it. He just refuses to go past it and whines incessantly if we are on the other side.
posted by TedW at 7:14 AM on March 10 [3 favorites]

In a related story this week:
A 2-year-old Alaskan dog named Dillon, who lives at a lodge used as an Iditarod checkpoint, broke his chain to join the mushers. He ran all the way to the next checkpoint: 30 miles away. A local pilot flew the dog back home.
posted by cheshyre at 6:51 AM on March 12 [3 favorites]

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