Tuesday, January 26, 2010
To the soul-less jerk who dumped this dog...
Tue, January 26, 2010 | link
10 months ago, apparently some jerk dumped a dog at our dead-end country road. Click here to see my original post about Gypsy.
Gypsy has turned out to be a great dog. Her training has been a little difficult because she's so different
from any other dog we've had. She still has the destructive puppy-ness quality, but she's trying so hard to
be good. She is probably the most obedient
of the pack, now. She comes to me when I call her, and
then she even heels---and I didn't even intentionally teach her that. On my morning walks, if I call her once, she
comes to me and sits, making direct eye contact. Then, as I continue walking, she walks very close to me and behind
me. If I don't have my hands in my pockets, my hand will occasionally inadvertantly brush her nose, due to her being
so close. She does this regardless of what the rest of the pack is doing. She understands the signal to carry
on (un-heel?) is for me to kneel down and pet on her while talking to her in a playful tone. While it still requires
a voice command, she even restrains herself from chasing the school bus or newspaper guy, overcoming the pack mentality despite
Bonnie and Mercy charging off barking their fool heads off. I've all but given up on breaking Bonnie and Mercy from
this annoying activity.
Today, the warm sun knocked Gypsy down. I just wanted to post these pics to show
what a beautiful dog she's turned out to be. So, to the soul-less jerk who dumped her, have a look at what you gave
(click thumbnails for larger versions)Click here to discuss this in the forum.