Happy dogs on thursday!
We call Sissy our mountain goat. See, she likes to climb/leap onto most anything, and will eat whatever comes near her mouth that strikes her fancy.
Girlfriend does a LOT of hunting on our walks. She sight hunts, which has always annoyed me a bit, because dangitall, bassets are SCENT hounds! Now that she is down to one eye, it really concerns me. We’re fighting hard to protect and preserve that one eye, but I also want to assure she has quality of life should we lose the battle.
Not to be outdone, Wee One had to strike a pose and wait until I pulled the Blackberry out, unlocked it and said loudly “Got it!” Yes, my dogs actually do pose sometimes, and both of my JRTs can/could point as well as any Pointer.
Do your dogs have breed/species confusion? For instance, Sue has also said Sissy could be an honorary Portuguese Water Dog, and I am quick to correct anyone who, upon meeting wee, sweet Gretchen Greer, thinks perhaps they should discount all they’ve heard about Jack Russells and consider one for themselves after all. Gg is a sainted gift. She is sweet, demure, well-behaved, and not interested in being the alpha dog. Most other terrier fans are laughing, but it’s true. We can take some credit for nurturing her inner, passive girl, and the Knight and I both have lived with dog breeders, so we know a thing or two about how to pick the puppy with the temperment we want, but almost all of it was dumb luck.
Do your dogs represent their breed well or are they more like some other breed or even a different species?