Tree Climbing Dog Forgets “Down” Command

March 17 | 2 Comments

Dog Saves Man in Cherry PickerFocus. It’s not just a car made by Ford.

It’s a skill that allows some to be better than others.

We’ve all experienced moments of intense concentration, where both time and space cease to exist. For me this mostly happens when there’s a beef stroganoff frozen dinner being cooked.

For others, this zen-like state is brought on by the thrill of a hunt.

That’s my theory anyway, for there isn’t any other way to explain this story.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – A Tennessee family’s young hound dog may turn out to be quite the bird dog.

“Buford”, a 5-month-old hound mix, had to be rescued by utility crews after somehow climbing to the top of a 20-foot tree in his family’s Knoxville yard.

No one saw Buford make his way up the tree, but by the time his rescuers returned him to the ground a small crowd had gathered.

Tyler Wilson, Buford’s owner, says he’s never seen anything like it.

Climbing trees isn’t just for cats anymore, and if I have my way they won’t be the only ones pooping in the house either.

Here’s the video of the rescue:


2 Responses to “Tree Climbing Dog Forgets “Down” Command”

  1. Anonymous on March 25th, 2009 7:57 pm

    You Go Buford!! Those Squirrels could use a lesson!!

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  2. Daniel on April 1st, 2009 1:00 pm

    Buford is like a cat :) Never knew dogs could climb that high. Maybe because he is a puppy still and lightweight. We have a white male boxer ourselves. He is 2 1/2 years old and loves to swim – well he jumps more in the water than swims ;). He demands non-stop action. He is pretty big and has long legs. We have to keep him out from being in the sun for too long or he gets a sunburn. They are not albino, but still get sunburn quicker because of their skin pigmentation.

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