Originally Posted by FISHN50
Sound's like ,There's a story there.........
That's most of it there.
I was dating a girl at the time that lived down the street, and I would always take a rod when going to visit. She dropped me off and I fished while she was off doing whatever. I made it back to the parking lot before she did and noticed this shaggy dog a ways off. The parking lot was pretty empty, so this friendly dog decided the goober in the rubber pants was who he was going to go say hi to.
When I first saw the dog, my brain registered it as- "hey, there's a large dog". As it got within 20 yds, it was more like "geez, thats a BIG dog". Once the gentle giant finished its jaunt up to my hip, it became "HOLY ****! THAT'S THE LARGEST DOG ON THE PLANET!"
It turned out that we were both soggy (talkin about Portland, OR after all) adventurers, waiting for our ride to pick us up. His showed up before mine and told me about how he competes in "draft dog" competitions and once brought home a sick kitten unscathed in its massive mouth and mothered it back to health. 240lbs might be a stretch, but I know she said the dog was over 200#, and I literally saw the back of her 4runner squat when he hopped in.
This was actually about 8yrs ago, so he may not be around anymore. No steelhead that day, but I'll remember that dog forever.