The Enticement

I took this shot of Ally in 2013. She was still very active back then.
@rebelann (42786)
El Paso, Texas
July 24, 2018 9:42am CST
I found a shot of Ally that I took in 2013, she was still very active and really loved to run. One of her favorite things was to find a stick and try to get me to chase her for it. Alas I just wasn't fast enough but I did manage to get some shots of her. In the above shot she's trying to entice me to try to get that stick, of course I lost Oh, because I have mentioned Swamp Coolers a few times and some folks were unfamiliar with that term I thought I would include the following link:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about air conditioning. For similar concept in atomic physics, see Evaporative cooling (atomic physics). An evaporative cooler (also swamp cooler, desert cooler and wet
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@andriaperry (58485)
• United States
24 Jul
I will have to check that out, I have heard of them but never looked up to see what they really are. I can throw a stick and Roscoe will bring it back to me.,
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jul
Oh wow, how kool. The only dog that ever brought me the sticks or toys was Rebel, she loved for me to throw things for her.
@Icydoll (24600)
• India
24 Jul
Very good shot of ally
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
Thank you
@RubyHawk (29196)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Jul
She sounds like an intelligent dog. She knows your number.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jul
Yes, she is at that and boy does she know my number
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@RubyHawk (29196)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Jul
@rebelann Pets usually learn quickly. They can read your personality.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jul
I've noticed that too @RubyHawk
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@Hannihar (41898)
25 Jul
@rebelann I see her with the stick. She is very busy with it.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
She sure was. She kept dropping it and then looking to see if I would chase her, she never let me get close enough to grab it.
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@Hannihar (41898)
26 Jul
@rebelann She wanted it all to herself. She thought you would take it away from her. I remember when I walked my dog and she found a ball and she was so excited. I explained to her I will take it now and wash it off when we get home and then you can play with it.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jul
Actually she was trying to get me to run after her @Hannihar she did this with Mykey's ball as well and of course he did chase her and she was thrilled. She used to love to run.
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@YrNemo (14703)
28 Jul
Ally looked very energetic in there. A lovely pet.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Jul
Yes, she had so much energy back then. She has slowed down but she still likes to run a little when it is not too hot.
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@YrNemo (14703)
29 Jul
@rebelann A neighbor of mine just got a pet, a Labrador. The way it runs and walks, I thought it was 90 years old. I found out it was a 9 month old one .
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Jul
It sounds like the poor thing might be depressed @YrNemo 9 months for a puppy is a long time to wait for a home. Hopefully when it feels loved it will feel energetic once more.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
25 Jul
The dog I had growing up was a lover of rocks instead of sticks and the bigger the better. They didn't wear his teeth down, fortunately, but they were hard to throw far. LOL!
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
Dang, that really is odd. Most of my pups started out playing with sticks and only Rebel ever brought them to me to throw for her, the others just wanted me to chase them, especially Ally.
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
25 Jul
@rebelann He was a super dog. My other dogs liked being chased with sticks.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
Ahh yes, the thrill of the chase @DianneN I think that's what most dogs enjoy the most. Your "Rocker" was really unusual
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Jul
Our family dog loves sticks. She'll chase them, carry them around, and chew them into splinters.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jul
That does sound about right for a GR, when Gracie was young she'd chew on just about anything especially wood sticks and also my Agave plant. Ally used to love to play with sticks but she's 7 now and has pretty much lost interest, she'd much rather nap.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
31 Jul
@rebelann Nessie can't resist playing fetch. Throwing something, anything, is the guaranteed way to get her attention.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jul
Oh yeah @Platespinner GRs love to retrieve ANYTHING.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jul
I love the look in her eye, just begging you to play with her.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
26 Jul
Yes exactly, she still does that but her umph has toned down some, she's almost 8 and no longer has that much energy
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 Jul
@rebelann Just like us. The umph has got up and gone.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Jul
Exactly @just4him I just hope she won't need a walker
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
7 Aug
How old is Ally now? I still think of her as a young pup.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Aug
She's 7.5 yrs old already. Time flies when you're having fun.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
8 Aug
@rebelann Grown up huh?
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Aug
Yeah, she's lost a little of her spunk already but she's still willing to run wen it's not so hot @Shellyann36
@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
25 Jul
I remember years ago I was planning a trip to southern Arizona and the B&B I was considering told me that they had a swamp cooler. I didn't stay there.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
In dry climates those kinds of coolers work the best. A few decades ago few if any people had refrigerated air but it's becoming more popular now, I don't like it because it makes me cough. That blasted freon it uses is horrid
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
25 Jul
@rebelann lol You can tell I don't come from a dry climate. I had no idea what a swamp cooler was,
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
Apparently few people from those green lush territories would so you are by no means alone @BelleStarr On the flip side it took me years to figure out why I had respiratory problems where I worked, well they have refrigerated air and it uses Freon which I think is what make me cough. I am sensitive to chemicals. Now that I don't work I don't have that problem as badly because I don't even have a functioning swamp cooler.
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@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
24 Jul
That's so cute and nice shot dear
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
Thanks, I try.
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@Jessabuma (33192)
• Baguio, Philippines
25 Jul
@rebelann you're welcome
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@kepweng (18547)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
11 Sep
are thier asre any wild animals where u lived??
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
11 Sep
In the desert there are a few but here there's only a rabbit or two and some birds
@PatZAnthony (12970)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Aug
Ah, we remember the swamp coolers from our earlier days. Your link will help others understand! None of our dogs have an interest in sticks, running, doing anything Ally probably did. They just like to eat and sleep it seems! Even as puppies none were into toys. Odd?
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
15 Aug
Actually it isn't that odd, out of all my pups Gracie, the Golden Retriever, was the only one really into toys.
@GardenGerty (102494)
• United States
5 Aug
I love that look in her eyes.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Aug
I'm glad you picked up on that, she loves to challenge me to try to get close and as I do she'll run off just before I make it
@JudyEv (134702)
• Bunbury, Australia
31 Jul
These evaporative coolers were common in Australia when I was in my teens. I suppose they are still around.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jul
Same here. I always wondered of Australia was similar to the desert I live in. Those swamp coolers never work very well when the humidity climbs above 30%
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@DeborahDiane (23746)
• Laguna Woods, California
31 Jul
@rebelann - Your dog is adorable and I love the photo of the swamp cooler. I remember those!
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jul
Thank you. The 'photo' of the swamp cooler is actually a link to the wikipedia explanation for those who have never seen one.
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@crossbones27 (21176)
• Redlands, California
29 Jul
I have never had a dog that like sticks. They have liked balls, stuffed animals. ropes, brooms, rocks, but never sticks. So enjoy an old fashioned dog that actually likes sticks. Millennial dogs, whats wrong with them.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Jul
Millennial dogs eh? Yeah, she was born in 2010 so she was bringing back an old dog tradition ..... actually, she'd do anything to get me or Mykey to chase her, she loved to run. She's almost 8 now so no longer into running as much but she still has her moments.
• United States
26 Jul
Nice dog looking like she's enjoying herself. Dogs do love to play. Even my cat Mildred likes me to throw her toys around the house for her to chase.
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@Corbin5 (115753)
• United States
24 Jul
Our old do Bo was a lover of sticks too. He would challenge us to get a stick from him too. We always lost too.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Jul
So like a dog, always with the catch me if you can attitude.
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@sallypup (28499)
• Moses Lake, Washington
24 Jul
112 in Tucson today. That's where my daughter lives. Toward 100 at my house. Your pup is cute. I don't dare use sticks as play for my pups cause they do their dangest to catch things in the air. That could result in some nasty stuff so its regulation toys for them.
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@rebelann (42786)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Jul
Yeah, it's usually hotter in Tucson than it is here. It wasn't my idea to play with sticks but I did learn the hard way that playing the catch in the air games with dogs is usually detrimental to their well being. Thanks, I think she's a cutie as well.