Monday, July 19, 2010

Crazy dog days of summer.

TERRIER: noun derived from the French 'terre', meaning earth.

Any of several dog breeds developed, mostly in England, to find and kill vermin and for use in the sports of foxhunting and dog fighting. Bred to fight and kill, they often were pugnacious but are now bred for a friendlier temperament. Because terriers had to fit in rodent burrows, most breeds are small and lean and have a rough, wiry coat that requires little maintenance. They have a long head, square jaw, and deep-set eyes. All terriers are vocal and inclined to chase and confront. Most breeds were named for the place where they were developed.

Petey: Local Alley or Bar Terrier

Oh, yes this is the definition that fits Petey perfectly, minus the bred for friendlier temperament. Petey recently went to the kennel while we were on vacation. Somehow he got out of his kennel and into the kennel of another dog. A confrontation followed, where Petey was removed from the kennel with a metal pole. Extremely loyal and loving to myself and husband, and a few others Petey is one of a kind. If it wasn't for my ridiculous ability to attract and keep strange animals in our lives, Petey would most likely not currently be alive.

Long live the terrier.

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