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And this is Powder...

This is baby POWDER

Powder's birthday is June 1st. She’s a Gemini.

July 2003:

“Theresa brought me home a little white ball on June 1st, 2003. Some old guy up the road was sitting outside watching his bitch have pups. As they were born he would slam their little heads against a rock and kill them. Theresa raced in and grabbed this one right out of his hands and ran with her. She barely had hair and her eyes were still closed. We asked around. The consensus was that puppies open their eyes about day 9. Powder opened hers on June 9th. She came to us on the day of her birth. She was a very big puppy. She has grown into a huge puppy. Folks around here say she is probably a Treeing Walker Hound, whatever that is. They say she will be as big as a Great Dane. She is white with daily increasing spots of soft liver (No, I am NOT changing her name!)."

Powder has canine ADD(Gemini). She has an attention span of about a half a second. She will scratch ferociously on the back door to come in… and in the time it takes me to get up and get there she has wandered off to smell something and cannot/will not even hear me calling her. She is terminally aloof and is not the least bit affectionate ever… unless Daddy just came home and he is out in the yard to play with her. If we ignore her… she will do bratty things like grouch at the other dogs who are getting the attention. She NEEDS love but is not capable of asking for it. She fits right into this family emotionally. Powder is owned and operated by her nose. Her sense of smell(Mercury aka Gemini) is acute and over rides any other information her brain is trying to collect(Mercury aka Gemini).

Powder is so beautiful… that she does not need to be loving to be loved. She comes into the room and sits, like in the picture, and looks at you until you melt. Or, like all Geminis, she talks to you.


Then YOU get up and go love on her. It’s beneath her dignity to come to you.

Cheech taught her how to be a dog and personality-wise so she’s a lot like him, but that’s nurture not nature. When anything unusual happens she looks to him to learn how she should respond… still. She chases squirrels because he wants her to. If she’s outside alone she will totally ignore a squirrel but if he’s out there she takes off like a bullet!

I wish everyone could see them run together. It is the most beautiful doggy ballet. I wish we had more property so they could really run. I’d bet they’d run a mile before they even started breathing heavy…and when they run flat out… they smile… like “Sammies”.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
Oh. My. God. ...that part about the guy killing each puppy as they were born, what a terrible human being! Thankfully, Powder was saved! So beautiful.
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yep. I'm thinking there's a big old rock with his name on it in some deep circle of Hell. She's definitely the pick of the litter, though. :)
Jul. 20th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
I live...
in VERY RURAL town in Oklahoma, population 291 people most of whom are related to one another. This is "Good Old Boy" country. People here live like that. I was horrified too but none of my neighbors even noticed.
Jul. 21st, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC)
Oh what a gorgeous girl :) Just LOVE the brown nose.
Jul. 22nd, 2010 10:55 pm (UTC)
She is so pretty! Thank god you saved her life... I love it when doggies 'talk' to us ^^

I like the astrology bits you added in :)
Jul. 22nd, 2010 11:15 pm (UTC)
I studied astrology for years
when I was younger. Dogs are such uncomplicated creatures that they're easier and much more predictable than humans are.
Jul. 22nd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Re: I studied astrology for years
I only got into it recently :] Is astrology more accurate for dogs?
Jul. 23rd, 2010 12:00 pm (UTC)
Re: I studied astrology for years
Not exactly more accurate... Accuracy is mostly in your ability and instinct anyway. Astrology is not an exact science anyway. (You probably already know this.) Poeple are so much more complex, with conscious, subconscious, and all those emotional issues.

Dogs just aren't like that. Sun sign astrology is often enough for them... but not always. My Cheech is a perfect example. He's a Pisces with an Aries moon. He's big and sensitive but because of this he's also a "chicken" When he feels insecure he tends to "puff up" and act threatening, but it's all a bluff.
Jul. 22nd, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
Powder is lovely and so very lucky that she was saved! Having had her from such an early age must make her extra special.
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