Ruger Wednesday


Ruger is a bad dog, and that’s why he does his job so well. Just ask Megan Parker, the director of research at Working Dogs for Conservation in Montana. When Parker scours animal shelters for her next dog-in-training, she looks for unadoptable, hard-to-handle dogs.

“Bad dogs have an overwhelming desire to bring you things,” she said. “Dogs love telling you what they know. They have an inability to quit.”

It’s that inability to quit that draws Parker to “bad” dogs such as Ruger. “These dogs have an unrelenting drive,” she said. “For a dog that doesn’t stop, you can train that dog to bring you things.”

Parker, a conservation biologist and trainer of detection dogs, admits that “bad” dogs don’t make great pets. Their personalities, however, are perfect for conservation work.



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33 Responses to Ruger Wednesday

  1. º¿carol says:

    Bernie took Michigan, how about that?

    And it’s still nice out, cloudy, but nice, windy but nice….NO SNOW is wonderful!


  2. º¿carol says:

    How’s Den today. Don’t know. Probably still squaring away his living arrangements.


  3. Den says:

    No shower since Monday IV issues no food or drink this sux severely


  4. David B. Benson says:



  5. Den says:

    I’m still here not dead yet despite the efforts of others. Cannot post from this phone so you have to keep commenting here for now. Another surgery today another day of poking and prodding and NOSHOWER!
    I wanna go home where the beer is!

    Carry on!


  6. Den says:

    Trump events take a page out of Jerry Springer :(‘


  7. º¿carol says:

    DEN!!! Gallbladder, soon to be gone? Gone already? I’m sooooo relieved you’re in the hospital, getting things taken care of. Enough with the suffering you can actually do something about. *whew*

    Now rest up, enjoy being waited on, your health problems attended to. Relax. xox


  8. David B. Benson says:

    To the Birch & Barley via Waddell & Reed downtown and then the optometrist’s office for my repaired spectacles. This took 60 minutes on the sticks. Along the way I saw the single adult Mallard drake sleeping on a little island in the muddy river. Also a few of the little dun birds.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Another 25 minutes back and up the p. stairs to Sloan; 85 minutes today.

      Day 5: 193+85=278 minutes. Maybe all for this week as Friday and Saturday it is expected to rain quite a bit.


  9. Den says:

    DONE DOOD IT!!!!!

    Go home tomorrow, yay!


  10. David B. Benson says:

    Home from the choir concert. First the Madrigal Singers who are always most fine. One new voice was particularly outstanding. Then the concert choir who did the best I have heard them do and are hard pressed to think of a chorus I have heard which was as good. One piece in particular was exquisite and I told the director I would like to hear it again in the April concert.

    Afterwards told several of the students how well I liked it and also talked briefly with student pianists Regan, who accompanied, and Gareth. Talked briefly with Julie Wieck who sang one song and helped provide 4 hands with Regan for the major piece which I so much enjoyed.

    Peggy C. was there with a walker. I didn’t have time to ask her why. Hopefully temporary as she is a bit younger than I am.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Oh yes, Keadrin the excellent cellist was in the concert choir. In a brief conversation with her I learned she is double majoring in music, i.e., cello, and mathematics. She sings for the fun of it. I shook her hand once more.


  11. º¿carol says:

    I wonder if Den made it home yet, and how he feels. 😦 Incision pain now, I’m sure.


  12. Den says:



  13. Den says:

    I’m back on the laptop, yay, will post soon, shower and rinse first, peeyeew !


  14. jimhitchcock says:

    Glad it came out alright 🙂


  15. David B. Benson says:

    Up to Terre View Drive and back took 46 minutes, including a short side trip. In the slight rain no wildlife seen but heard a bird.

    Day 7: 278+46=324 minutes and nothing aching.


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