alliesmama4 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:24 pm
That is a bummer regarding the chip business being gone.. Our furbabies do cost a lot but they are worth it. Good luck with your" beast." What kind of furbaby do you have?
No one but God knows,
The pound advertised her as a "black-mouth cur mix" but I've seen curs and they have floppy ears and are smaller than she is. She's 65 lbs and has pointy shepherd-style ears. Does have black around her muzzle a little, though. The rest of her is fawn colored. Not a lot of undercoat so her ancestry wasn't too much shepherd, I had a shepherd-malinois mix once and oh my goodness the SHEDDING! This one hardly sheds at all.
She acts a little like a ratter, she's even stopped to listen to our resident mole munching around underground (she stands there staring at the ground with her ears trained like radar on the spot... it's a hoot), so maybe something short-haired that was meant to chase vermin mixed in. She doesn't like the neighborhood squirrel. Barks at birds and POINTS, and no one taught her that.... she's a mutt.
Our vet is an older man, he's seen a lot, and I asked him what he thought she was and he just shook his head.
Good guard dog, very noisy when she needs to be and pretty much a laid-back sweetie the rest of the time. Good with kids of all ages.
When we first got her she would do the weirdest things, like walk around, over, under, and between the rungs and legs of the chairs in the dinette. I told DH, we've gone and ruined a perfectly good search-and-rescue mutt by overly domesticating her
but I was more than half serious, with some training I bet she'd be right on it.
Aaaand DH just called, $147 for the whole vet appointment. It'll be another $3 to update her tags with the city. She's in excellent health (she's only 3, so we sort of expect 'excellent' health, at least for a few more years), Lord willing.