Re: Map to get to hot springs

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Posted by Bodie the Dog on January 31, 2004 at 22:23:49:

In Reply to: Re: Map to get to hot springs posted by Harold Ericsson on January 31, 2004 at 21:05:36:

Thanks for the tip, Birdman. Oh my gawd funny, from Twain: "This water is not good for bruised places and abrasions of the skin. We had a valuable dog. He had raw places on him. He had more raw places on him than sound ones. He was the rawest dog I almost ever saw. He jumped overboard one day to get away from the flies. But it was bad judgment. In his condition, it would have been just as comfortable to jump into the fire.

The alkali water nipped him in all the raw places simultaneously, and he struck out for the shore with considerable interest. He yelped and barked and howled as he went—and by the time he got to the shore there was no bark to him—for he had barked the bark all out of his inside, and the alkali water had cleaned the bark all off his outside, and he probably wished he had never embarked in any such enterprise. He ran round and round in a circle, and pawed the earth and clawed the air, and threw double somersaults, sometimes backward and sometimes forward, in the most extraordinary manner." Yup, the description of that dog's behavior matches my dog pretty closely, complete with running in circles and a somersault. He was doing fine until he tried to retrieve a rock from the bottom. I need to read more Mark Twain.

I like Dirty Sock, too.

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