Saturday, January 02, 2010


In the end, after spending the last two years of the cat's life arguing among Shiba Inus, Huskies, Terriers, and Portuguese Water dogs, we ended up getting an animal of indeterminate pedigree. The lower half and rear portion had definite Golden Retriever tendencies, but the front upper quadrant wandered into the Shepherd regions (German and Australian).

It was more useful, therefore, to think not in terms of what he looked like as much as how he behaved. Although the ears were a dead giveaway. Whereas the rest of the dog was something you might approach with hesitation, the ears flopped over and betrayed his true character. Harley might be pushing six years and sixty-five pounds, but inside he was all puppy.

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