This is baby POWDER
Powder's birthday is June 1st. She’s a Gemini.
“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”.
- Current Mood: amused