>> Thursday, September 25, 2008
I know this is a strange title for a post, but it is not without reason. Today's topic is my dear doggy, Floyd. I realized that 1) I will never think my footage on my dog is good enough for a video (she deserves better!); and 2) you haven't been formally introduced to my "child." So all my readers (all 3 of you), meet Floyd (Canis familiaris). Floyd was an "acquired" dog. Her previous owners did not like her. How could you not like this cute thing?!?!
They didn't even know she was a "she" and named her Floyd. When I (took) got her, I went straight to the vet and everything she could possibly have wrong, she did. Heartworms (Dirofilaria immitis) so bad, she had to get TWO treatments, UTI, severely underweight, and she was afraid of barking or jumping (things I consider normal dog behavior) to boot. The last thing I needed to do was change her name too! She is my Floyd and it suits her.
She's an adventurous sort, like her parents/owners, and goes to all the weird hikes and locations with me. I can't wait to bring her on vacation with me to Utah. I think she would love it.
She is a special breed of dog, known in North America as "mutt" and here on island as "coconut retriever."
She is a bit confused in that she seems to really be a bit of a lesbian and will "mount" other female dogs at the beach. It's quite funny. She doesn't like most men either... though with her previous owner, I don't blame her.
She didn't make a sound the first two weeks we had her and the first time I heard her bark, I thought a bigger dog was trying to eat her. She has a FEROCIOUS bark for a mid size dog. It's cute. It only comes out rarely and when it does, she means business.
Also like me, she is insatiably curios and loves to nap on rainy days. Oh, and she steals fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. I know chocolate is bad for dogs, but try telling her that. The puppy dog face she makes when I scold her for it... sheesh!
Well I hope you have all enjoyed meeting "Pobresita" Floyd (what my husband calls her).