February 25, 2008

Got to get started....

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Got to move along...

16 comments:

Bob said...

So you bought a Dobie?

Roger said...

I am sure rhardin will be glad to give us the particulars--I think he is a Dobermann owner.

rhhardin said...

You can't have too many Dobermans.

One at a time, in my case. Lots of people start becoming cat ladies with Dobermans, though.

rhhardin said...

In this case though, the hand holding the leash is not holding the camera, and there would be a thousand other Doberman photos were Althouse to have gotten one.

They're extremely photogenic around the house.

Bissage said...

Fortunately for shadow dog, headed for shadow tree, the gravity in shadow world goes the other direction.

al said...

They're extremely photogenic around the house.

My sisters first Dobe, a male named Clay was real photegenic till my sister brought her second Dobe Grace home. Once that happened Clay would run for the cover of the day bed as soon as he noticed any camera coming out. Grace, otoh, loved having her picture taken. She'd pose as long as you needed her to.

Palladian said...

Are those rivulets of piddle?

Middle Class Guy said...

They are piddling rivulets!

Meade said...

Dog's thought bubble: "Yeah he feeds me and gives me a place to sleep but I wonder how he'd like it if I docked his tail and cropped his ears."

Roger said...
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Roger said...

Good point Meade--I am a great dane owner who doesnt do the ear cropping thing. The "cropping and docking" for all breeds wont stop until the national dog shows start prohibiting entry to such altered animals and specify "natural" in the breed standards.

rhhardin said...

The ears don't look cropped to me. The dog is sort of indifferent to it, but comes out better off if it makes the owner feel better about him.

Some breeders wouldn't sell a Doberman pup to me with uncropped ears. They felt the good name of their kennel was at stake. And an angry German housekeeper once accosted me and Susie in 1986 to point out that her ears ought to be cropped. This magnicifent Doberman sitting at heel off lead goes unnoticed except for the ears, to her.

Tails get cropped so early that the dog isn't aware of it at all.

Think of it as circumcision.

There are no standards for ears or tails, you get quite a variety in purebreds that crop.

Roger said...

rhhardin: re ears, I know there is considerable variation in the Great Dane's natural ears. My blue, Sasha, had the long, wide floppy ears of a mastiff; my mantle, Sofie, has very small ears that folk back against her head except when she is alert (mostly pointing squirrels or food).

MadisonMan said...

Reminds me of the shadow camel shot.

Michael said...

How big is that dog? We have an 18 lb. Manchester Terrier that everyone thinks is a mini-Pin. In fact, if I hadn't seen him lying on the couch (in Atlanta) when I left home this morning, I'd swear that was him.

Trooper York said...

Grusinskaya: Baron. Oh Baron. BARON VON FLIX, STOP I MUST SPEAK WITH YOU!!!!
Baron Felix von Geigern: What do you want? You have made it clear that you want nothing to do with since you have been frolicing with your new friends. Tell me this “Instapundit” does this refer to his conversation skills or his speed in consumating the act of love. He seems much too short and abbreviated. Heh.
Grusinskaya: We are just artistic collaborators. I must admit I was wrong. I have missed you sorely and would like to make amends. I did not realize how the constant attention has become such a boon to my psyche. Here take this new artistic photo I have just completed as a gift. It shows a large dog urinating in two streams at once. With your interest in water sports, I am sure you will find in enticing.
Baron Felix von Geigern: No my dear it is you who are besotted with images of animals urinating. It has been the focus of your artistic output ever since I have known you, along with images of the grotesque shapes of inamiate objects. You lack joy in you perspective. It is off center. As though you see everything through a fish eye.
Grusinskaya: Now Baron I have reached out to you. Please do not scorn me, I need to bask in your admiration. Leave that pale irish strumpet and abide a while with me.
Baron Felix von Geigern: I think not my little needy schnauzer. I have a date with Miss Peggy Noonan. I have promised her a Cleveland Steamer and I feel the urge coming on. Perhaps some other time.
Grusinskaya: You will reget this Baron, and your little dog too!
Baron Felix von Geigern’ dog: Woof!
(Grand Hotel, 1932)