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() But at least the dogs aren't very demanding. Clockwise from lower left - Cinder, Image, Slick, Eclipse, and Emmett.

Gorgeous rugs you have there!
Roxy concurs with your lot. It was too hot for me to go running at lunch today, so I threw the tennis ball for her. After the 4th throw, she looked at me like I was crazy, went to the door and waited to be let in.

Lynne
He sounds like a pup who knows how to have a good time!

You can say that again. The good thing is that he does come with lower gears, if not an off switch. When he is not being actively entertained by dogs or humans, he'll go find something (appropriate) to do.

It was nice to see him go all ballistic when his mom came to pick him up. He's ordinarily not a demonstrative dog, but you should've seen him with his ears slicked back, tail going in circles, running up and down stairs whine-howling, trying to grab the other dogs' legs as he ran by. Crazy dog. It was fun having him around.
Suja
she grew on me very quickly (almost immediately, in fact) and once you understand who she is and accept it she's an incredibly great dog.

She looks like an incredibly great dog! She's very beautiful, and it's nice that she walks with you all the time. I like non-threatening intensity in a dog...

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
When I first met Eclipse I didn't like her that much because she was awfully clingy for a Siberian and she stared at me non-stop (in a non-threatening way), and I've found that other people don't like her, either. She's kind of over-the-top about everything (work, play, eating, staring, ... ) and even when she's sitting still she gives the impression that she's about to spontaneously combust from trying to control her energy
Are you sure she's not really a Border Collie?
I love flat red Emmett. That's what Solo looks like when it gets over 60 degrees out. Solo belongs on some windswept, misty moor like Heathcliff.

Melanie Lee Chang * (Email Removed)
Canine Behavioral Genetics Project
University of California, San Francisco
http://psych.ucsf.edu/K9BehavioralGenetics/
but she grew on me very quickly (almost immediately, in fact) and once you understand who she is and accept it she's an incredibly great dog.

The eye contact took some getting used to with Harriet. She stares holes through me, and it sort of creeped me out at first. What the heck does she want?! I love it now, though. There is a connection there that is pretty special.

Shelly
http://cat-sidh.net (the Mothership)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)
() But at least the dogs aren't very demanding. Clockwise from lower left - Cinder, Image, Slick, Eclipse, and Emmett.

They are beautiful. Also, I am horribly jealous.

Shelly
http://cat-sidh.net (the Mothership)
http://esther.cat-sidh.net (Letters to Esther)

Forgot to mention that I love both Image and Emmett. I have a soft spot for red dogs, and there is something about Image I've always liked.

And Khan thinks that the dogs need to have their 'snow dog' license revoked for lying in the sun. Don't they know they'll melt?

Suja
And Khan thinks that the dogs need to have their 'snow dog' license revoked for lying in the sun. Don't they know they'll melt?

Seriously. I meant to comment on this too. When I see flat dogs, they're always in the shade. The Queener sometimes likes a spot of sun, though.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
& Queenie the black gold retriever
& Max the pomeranian
& Rosalie the calico cat
And Khan thinks that the dogs need to have their 'snow dog' license revoked for lying in the sun. Don't they know they'll melt?

They usually don't stay out very long. Emmett has the second-densest coat (Saber's is the thickest) and he's especially fond of sprawling on the snow in the sun. He's pretty good at doing as little as possible, so when I open the door he rolls the eye that's showing over at me, I ask "Do you want to come in?" and he rolls his eye away and not another muscle moves.
Everybody seems to respond most to Image, and sometimes I wonder if it's because she's got brown eyes. On the other hand there are a lot of people who like sneaky, conniving dogs (WHO DOESN'T?) and she's certainly that. She's very reserved, though, and a little shy, and she looks like butter wouldn't melt in her mouth even as she's scarfing down dogshit or taking off with the team and abandoning me on Connecticut Hill. She's got the best sense of humor of my dogs, I think.

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