Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Summer is here and it is getting warm. That is not welcome news for a dog like me. I love my beautiful coat, but there are days I wish I could shed the whole lot! These days I will move a lot slower to keep cool (no wonder I can't catch a squirrel) and I drink a lot of water. My girl gives me crushed ice from her drink. I love that.

Last week, my girl and I watched the Crufts dog show on television. What interesting dogs! There was one that looked like his fur was made of ropes. There was a dog so small, I think I would mistake him for a squirrel. The whole time, my girl would say things like, "Oh, what a cute dog!" and "isn't he beautiful?". Honestly, I don't see what the big deal is. The idea that the media places these dogs on a pedestal as the ideal when most dogs don't and could never fit that mold. How can we compete? What kind of message does it send to young pups?! Unless you have a perfectly gleaming coat, perfect proportions, perfect coloring, you are not recognized as a standard fro your breed! I think I could hold my own with any of those dogs and I have my dignity. I am worthy, and I don't need papers to prove it.

Sorry for the rant. I am known to chase rabbits (literally and figuratively). But lest you think otherwise, my girl thinks I am the best dog in the world and she tells me so everyday.


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey Annebelle,

Welcome to www.dogswithblogs.com.au - it is great to meet you, and I am sure you will make lots of new friends here :)


Lorenza said...

Hi, Annebelle.
Nice to meet you.
Here where I live we have like 106 degress. I can tell you is pretty hot!
don't worry about show dogs, I know they are great but we too, and we are perfect for our people right?
Have a nice day