“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Monday, May 17, 2010

Rainy night fun

Just got home from a call-out - cold, rainy night; got asked to take the dog out & look for a gun in a patch of briars that was sufficiently thick to keep a rat from even wandering through, much less a dog... and if the dog can't get there, he certainly can't search. Needless to say it wasn't particularly successful.

While the overtime is nice, as my wife said when I wandered in dripping wet and dirty, "Do the road guys even think of this stuff before they call you, or just figure the dog can do anything?"


Jon said...

Well, duh. He's a police dog, certainly he can smell gunpowder and lead from a hundred yards away and take you right to the evidence.

Pouring rain? Briar patch Briar Rabbit wouldn't touch? Details are for wimps ;)

*Goddess* said...

Are K9 dogs still as effective in the rain? I would have thought that the rain might interfere with getting the scent.

commoncents said...

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Captain Tightpants said...

Goddess - yes, rain and such can affect them. The dog still has to be able to get to the scent, and weather and such can affect how it spreads. Plus, dogs have good and bad days like anyone else.