When Clark and his canine brother are inside, they get along just fine, but when they go outside, his brother tends to chase him. That is what happened recently, and this chase got a little out of hand as Clark was chased into the woods across the street where he escaped by climbing a Pine tree. Clark kept climbing upward looking for a limb where he could rest, but he climbed 55 feet high before he found one, and now he was stuck.
I installed my rope about 80 feet high, well above Clark, but that activity still frightened him, and I could hear the fear and nervousness in his voice. By the time I was ready to climb up to him, he had calmed down a good bit, but he was still very nervous. As he saw me approaching, he became more nervous, so I went very slowly and stopped frequently to talk to him and reassure him. It wasn't enough. When I was a few feet below him, he decided that was too close and began to climb higher. He quickly scooted up about 15 feet and later climbed a little more until he was about 75 feet high.
Margie took him inside the house and released him there. He was clearly relieved to be home again, and he was ready for all the comforts of home after six days in the tree. He was especially happy to have a soft, comfortable place to stretch out for some serious sleep.