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Title: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 01, 2010, 08:59:08 PM
Well, I went and picked up the little peeing and pooping machine this morning. O0  I had forgotten how sharp a puppies teeth are! :shock:

He'll play for a few minutes and then sleep for a few. ;D  He's made friends with the big dog, but the old, hateful Pomeranian is a different subject. :roll:  Just like a cranky old man, he doesn't want to have anything to do with "kids". ;D  The cat is freaking out with the addition of another dog.  O0 :twisted: ;D

Here's a few pictures of the cute little feller.

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Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: MOSPARKY on May 01, 2010, 09:06:55 PM
Right fine looking pup. Very bright, attentive eyes. Looks like he's ready to defend Mason from that mean ol' coon.
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 01, 2010, 09:38:29 PM
He's been making that coon live pretty hard since we got home.  ;D  He's passed out in a pen I've got for him in the kitchen right now, with the coon by his side just to make sure he doesn't try anything.  O0

I set up a little enclosure out in the yard to put him in while we weren't here, but decided it will probably be a little while before he uses it on a regular basis.  Seems that I didn't take into consideration that hawks will grab small young puppies and take off with them.  >:(  Until he grows a little more, he'll be staying in the house when we're not here, or at least until I get his permanent kennel set up.

He's been chewing on everything that he can get his mouth on so far. ;D  Yet another thing that I "forgot" about with puppies. :roll:  I remembered they'd chew quite a bit, but .........................  :roll:

I've started house training and collar training him so far.  He's done pretty good on the house training, but only because I've been watching him pretty close.  The collar he keeps scratching at, but he'll eventually get used to it.  Been working on his name, so hopefully before too long he'll know it.  There's a blue million other things to start, but we've got time.  O0

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: MOSPARKY on May 01, 2010, 09:55:54 PM
Like the sign over the Boss's work bench clearly states " Dates On The Calendar Are Closer Than They Appear". That's a fact. Don't get too complacient with how much time you got and fall behind.
 Glad you remembered the Hawks and such, before you had to explain to the breeder why he needs to sell you another one of his pups. He just might not think you are worthy.
 You might want to consider a roof or fencing over the top of the kennel. That'll keep the birds out and hopefully the pup in. Little dogs like that seem to become quite proficient at climbing chain link.
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 01, 2010, 10:04:07 PM
You might want to consider a roof or fencing over the top of the kennel. That'll keep the birds out and hopefully the pup in. Little dogs like that seem to become quite proficient at climbing chain link.

Yep, already planned on that.  O0

Actually, I've only got about 4 months before squirrel season opens here.  There's no way he'll be "finished" by then, but we'll have a good start going by then.  He's already got it running through his veins to hate squirrels.  I just need to bring it out. O0

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: fuzztsimmers on May 01, 2010, 10:24:18 PM
yeah cant wait to see you nab some squirrels over him. also how you going to go about training him to hunt them.
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 01, 2010, 10:44:13 PM
yeah cant wait to see you nab some squirrels over him. also how you going to go about training him to hunt them.


Squirrel hides I've got in the freezer is going to be the main thing.  I'm also going to look into getting a permit to keep a live squirrel.  That should drive the little feller bonkers!  :D

The guy I got the pup from was Jack Buckley, owner of Graytails Kennel.  His grandfather started their own bloodline of Mountain Feist dogs called Buckley Mountain Feist.  Jack continues the breeding today.  They've been working the bloodline for over 100 years I think. ???  Anyway, from what I've been able to gather through my research, he's the best Mountain/Treeing Feist breeder in KY and one of the best in the nation. O0  He wasn't cheap by any means, but he should be worth it.

The pup has generations of little squirrel-hating dogs running through his veins.  If a dog has the natural ability, it makes the training A WHOLE LOT easier. O0

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: rifle-man on May 01, 2010, 10:56:05 PM
FINE LOOKIN PUP !!!!

He is sharp lookin for sure . B C , be careful of working him on caged squirrels ... a little goes a looooooooong way . I have seen some lose interest when over done , but them hides and a game of keep away is just the ticket  O0

let him cut those teeth on a squirrel tail every day ( out in the yard of course )

I'm so proud you finally decided to " man up " and start huntin squirrels the RIGHT way  :twisted:  ;D

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: ray40cal on May 02, 2010, 09:19:56 PM
By far the cutest dog in the world.    It looks like a miniature ladybird but the designs on his face are symetrical.

Mongo is a definite chick magnet.
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: born-to-hunt on May 02, 2010, 09:24:07 PM
Nice lookin pup BC O0
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 03, 2010, 10:38:13 AM
  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 That's an awesome looking pup, BC!
I reckon he might get just a little spoiled before he hunts.  :wink: ;D

P.S., Send the cat to me. I will take care of the cat.  :twisted: ;D
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 03, 2010, 10:48:14 AM

P.S., Send the cat to me. I will take care of the cat.  :twisted: ;D


Nah, the cat is already pretty much taken care of.  I saw her this morning upstairs, but she hasn't been brave enough to venture downstairs yet.  :twisted:
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 03, 2010, 10:50:45 AM
Nah, the cat is already pretty much taken care of.  I saw her this morning upstairs, but she hasn't been brave enough to venture downstairs yet.  :twisted:
  ;D ;D ;D ;D  :twisted: She knows a killer when she sees one!
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 03, 2010, 03:45:28 PM
FINE LOOKIN PUP !!!!

He is sharp lookin for sure . B C , be careful of working him on caged squirrels ... a little goes a looooooooong way . I have seen some lose interest when over done , but them hides and a game of keep away is just the ticket  O0

let him cut those teeth on a squirrel tail every day ( out in the yard of course )

I'm so proud you finally decided to " man up " and start huntin squirrels the RIGHT way  :twisted:  ;D



Yeah, I had heard that about the caged squirrels.  Figured I'd trap one sometime during the summer and see how he'll do with it though.  I don't plan on using it very much though.

We had quite a bit of rain over the weekend (kind of an understatement...  :roll: ), so when it dries out here in a day or two I'm going to thaw a squirrel hide/tail out and start working him on it. O0  The little stuffed coon I got for him to play with has been getting a workout!  I'll take it and get him roughed up with it and then make it act like it's hopping and take it around my leg and on around behind my back while I'm sitting in the floor.  He doesn't take any crap on that thing and goes after it!  :twisted:

As far as "manning up"...........  :roll:  I just had to wait for the right time.  The boy has been wanting a pup and I've been wanting a squirrel dog.  Killed 2 birds with one stone right there.  I've also needed to have the time to work with one.  Quite a bit of stuff has gotten straightened out, so I've got more time on my hands, plus I've got quite a bit of time that I've got to take off from work before I lose it.  This summer I'm going to be off a total of about 10-12 weeks, spread out quite a bit.  That should allow quite a bit of time to work with the pup.  O0

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: bohicajuan on May 03, 2010, 06:05:24 PM
ALRIGHT!!! O0 O0 O0 O0 O0

"Juan's" a great looking pup!  :twisted:

Don't be so hard on the pomeranian though, all those years years chasing down elephants and rhino's make it difficult for a killer dog like that to settle down with a new housemate! :twisted: :roll: :wink:
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 04, 2010, 10:51:49 AM
The crabby little old Pomeranian runs hot and cold. :roll:  Once second he acts like he wants to play with him, the next second he growls as him.  :idiot2

The cat finally got a good look at the pup yesterday.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  We were sitting in the living room late yesterday afternoon and the cat was behind the recliners.  Mongo was running around chewing on anything that would hold still long enough for him to get ahold of.  He headed in between the recliners and ran face to face with the cat. :shock:  She started spitting and growling and then took off upstairs again.  ;D ;D  She came down later and spat at him some more and then took off back upstairs.  O0  Poor little Mongo didn't know what was going on.  ;D

Yesterday afternoon we took him outside and let him run around exploring and playing.  He ain't scared of much out there.  ;D  This morning he had been running around in the kitchen wreaking havoc on anything and everything.  The wife picked him up and brought him into the living room for me to watch and pretty well summed him up to a "T".  She said, "He's like a little kid with ADHD!"  ;D ;D  And temper......!  OMG!!  If you don't let him do something, he gets so mad, starts barking, growling, twisting, and biting anything he can reach, which is generally your hand!  ;D  I knew he would be high-strung to a certain extent, but he's like a weasel hopped up on caffine!  :shock:  He's starting to hurt quite a bit when he bites, so I've started pinching his jaw and squeezing until he eases up.  He'll ease up, I'll ease up, he'll clamp back down, so I clamp back down.  It's a vicious cycle.  ;D

Laid a squirrel hide in the fridge yesterday to thaw.  If it's thawed out when I get home, I'm going to start dragging it around in front of him this afternoon.  O0

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: ray40cal on May 05, 2010, 01:44:04 AM
He sounds like a handfull. Probably will turn out to be a tenacious hunting machine
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 05, 2010, 09:16:31 AM
Hunters will love Mongo and squirrels will demonize him.  O0 :twisted:

Mongo will get the cat and your wife's fluffball whipped into shape before long!  :twisted: ;D
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 05, 2010, 09:32:27 AM
Well, he got his first taste of blood yesterday. O0  Bad thing was, it was the boy's ear.  :shock: ;D ;D ;D  He literally punched a hole all the way through it.

I had been telling Mason not to lay down in the floor and let Mongo up near his head.  I had also been telling him specifically not to let Mongo get ahold of his ear.  Did he listen?  Nope, and he paid the price for it.  ;D

He was laying down in the yard and letting Mongo mess around up near his head.  There directly I heard him change from giggling and laughing to cries of pain.  I went over to grab the pup and sure enough, he had ahold of Mason's ear.  Had to scruff him to get him to let go.

After we got the boy in the house and checked him out, sure enough, he had a hole through his ear.  ;D

Somehow, I think from here on when I tell the boy NOT to do something around the pup, he's probably going to listen to me a little better.  ;D O0

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 05, 2010, 09:55:01 AM
  :shock: WOW! I bet Mason listens better now!  ;D
Hey, how about the boy wearing a squirrel bone in the hole in his ear? Cool, huh?  :wink:
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 05, 2010, 10:54:42 AM
  :shock: WOW! I bet Mason listens better now!  ;D
Hey, how about the boy wearing a squirrel bone in the hole in his ear? Cool, huh?  :wink:

Uhhhh....... NO!  :roll:
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: bohicajuan on May 05, 2010, 08:36:15 PM
OUCH!! Never had a dog bite my ear.

There was this girl in Cancun though...........
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 06, 2010, 09:43:30 AM
OUCH!! Never had a dog bite my ear.

There was this girl in Cancun though...........
  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Trying to chew your ears off, huh?  :wink: ;D

I think Mongo is a big wolf trapped into a tiny body.  ;D Squirrels are going to get ravaged.  :twisted: O0
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: rifle-man on May 11, 2010, 10:08:33 PM
Well I've bit a dog or 2 on the ear .......... but they ain't never bit me on the ear  O0
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 12, 2010, 09:05:57 AM
The little feller is getting better about not biting, but still a LONG WAY from totally stopping.  I've been smacking him on the nose with my finger and telling him NO!  He still nips at me, but doesn't really latch onto me any more like he used to.

The boy on the other hand...........  :roll:  He still goes after Mason like he's attacking him. ;D  I swear, I think it's easier to teach that puppy to do something than it is to teach Mason something.  :tickedoff
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 12, 2010, 09:29:06 AM
The little feller is getting better about not biting, but still a LONG WAY from totally stopping.  I've been smacking him on the nose with my finger and telling him NO!  He still nips at me, but doesn't really latch onto me any more like he used to.

The boy on the other hand...........  :roll:  He still goes after Mason like he's attacking him. ;D  I swear, I think it's easier to teach that puppy to do something than it is to teach Mason something.  :tickedoff
  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D Welcome to fatherhood! I raised 3 boys and 1 daughter. Yep, kids can sure be a handful to raise!  :)

One thing more, Mason is a lot like you, BC.  :wink: You can now understand why he's leaning towards the onery side.  ;D
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Juandogg on May 21, 2010, 09:08:14 PM
tell the boy next time mongo bites him to bite him back    bet it only takes a couple times and that game will be done  O0
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: Big58cal on May 21, 2010, 09:51:12 PM
tell the boy next time mongo bites him to bite him back    bet it only takes a couple times and that game will be done  O0

Should have had him do it last night.  We were down at the barn doing some stuff and Mason comes up to me and says, "Daddy, Mongo hurt me."  I'm thinking he probably pinched him pretty good and that was it.  In my mind, if nothing is broken or you aren't bleeding, your OK.  O0  So as I am turning around I ask him, "Are you bleeding?"  Sure enough, he's got a line of blood running down his hand.  :shock: ;D  "Well Bud, I guess he did now, didn't he."  "Let's go to the house."  ;D ;D

The pup was wound up and was getting pretty rough, and evidently Mason was either egging him on or wasn't watching.  He latched onto him right in the web of the hand in front of the thumb.

I'm going to tell him to start biting him back.  We'll see how that goes.  :roll:

Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: John Andrews on May 22, 2010, 07:37:58 AM
That sounds like a good idea, BC. I bet it puts the point across real quick to the pup.  O0
Title: Re: Mongo Takes Over!
Post by: ray40cal on May 22, 2010, 08:07:24 PM
What i did with my pitts is when they tried to bite grab them by the throat and just hold them down (SO they are laying on their back).  Gotta do it long enough so that they dont percieve their nips as playful or acceptable, but don't choke em.

Ladybird was great with this but lilly the bigger brown one was more stupid. With a real hornery pit you gotta actually pick them up by the throat and slam them onto the floor on their back.  Not hard enough to break anything but not playfully either.