Meet the Muts !!!
(I did not name this dog)
Some how I've always seemed to have dogs in my family.
No don't take that the wrong way :) Nah, but we've always
had dogs here, we just like having them around. Some how
though, we managed to end up with four dogs, the most we've
ever had ! But it's a real drama to watch these dogs on
a day to day basis. All the jealousy and fighting
has the makings of a good soap oprea. Sometimes I spend hours watching them interact with each other as it makes for good entertainment.
So, I thought it might be fun to let you all meet them and
to give you an insight into their strange but human-like
Meet Eagle. Now I know what you're thinking,
but I didn't name this dog. Eagle came to us through a now
ex-girlfriend of mine. She , her mother and sisters were
living in an apartment and the little sister wanted to get
a dog. So they got her a dog and She named him Eagle. Why ? I really don't know. That child kinda weird !
Well, eventually the landlord caught up with them and so
they asked me to keep the dog for them. For a while my ex
brought food for the dog and dropped it off by me ,as the
whole arrangement was supposed to be temporary. But, eventually
we broke up and she never bothered to return for the dog.
So eagle just ended up living with us.
Now Eagle is a very miserable little dog that loves attention.
He was extremely spoilt when he was growing up my ex-girlfriend's
sisters care. She used to have him in her arms all day, hardly
ever allowing him time to be alone. So, as a consequence,
he grew accustomed to that type of affection and closeness.
Now he gets jealous when the other dogs get attention.
When Eagle came on the scene we already had Sandy (who
you will meet later). Anyway, they mated twice and Sandy
had two litters, Tino can from the first and Brandy
cam from the second. Now, something you must understand
about dogs, in every pack or dogs there must be an Alpha
(or head dog) who demands the respect of the other dogs.
Eagle has held this position for a long time, being father
to both Tino and Brandy. But, as Tino grew bigger , he began
to challenge Eagle for Alpha status and as such today they
are constantly battling each other for the title. Sometimes
the fights get pretty brutal and we have to come and break
them up (with the help of a hose of course).
Meet Tino. The son of Sandy and Eagle and challenger
for the title of Alpha dog. Tino's name is actually Valentino
and was named that because he was born on Valentines Day.
Tino is rather unusual, more of a coward than anything
else actually. He's afraid of most loud noises including
fireworks and even heavy rain. He spends most of his time
in our front proch hiding from Eagle, especially ever since
I taught him how to jump the wall :) He likes to run out
in the road (as do all my dogs) whenever he can and has
recently began to take out his frustrations with Eagle on
poor little Brandy, who he sees as being below him. We try
our best to keep him from terrorizing poor Brandy but Bran
always seems to be able to defend himself.
Despite his cowardice, Tino is the best contender to challenge
Eagle. He is physically bigger and stronger than Eagle.
All he needs is confidence. In their last three fights he
has won two and one looks forward to the day that he will
be able to take the crown. But he needs to overcome his
fears and stand up and be a dog !
Meet Sandy. Or "Princess Sandy" as I like
to call her. This is my girl, my baby girl. She is too sweet
and by far the best behaved dog we have. She listens 80%
of the time, which is good by our dogs standards. She's
the oldest of the dogs and as such age is beginning to catch
up with her. She used to be allot more active, and frolic
with the other dogs but these days she has limited her play
time and instead spends alot more time sleeping.
Sandy was named after a girl I saw on TV once. Don't ask
me what show, can't remember now.
She enjoys playing with Brandy alot, but sees the other
two dogs as fools for all their fighting and as such stays
away. Ever since we had her spaded the other dogs leave
her alone and she can finally live in peace.
But Sandy is a true lady. I've never seen a dog more ladylike.
She crosses her paws just like a lady would and even diets
from time to time to insure that she maintains her trim
figure. She doesn't take too kindly to female visitors to
our home and often is more aggressive to them than to men.
Meet Brandy. Brandy is the baby in the family.
Brandy was named after another dog that we had who looked
just like him. He reminded us so much of the original Brandy
that we decided to call him Brandy as well. He's a good
dog who loves to sleep inside the house allot. It seems
as though they all have places in the house or yard where
they like to claim as their own. Brandy is a little short
for his age (this he inherited from his father), but he
doesn't let that stop him from getting into fights with
Tino, his older brother. When we take brandy to the vet
she always says "Oh what a cute dog", as he has
a lovely golden coat. Like I said he's the baby in the family
and we tend to spoil him a bit.
I expect that one day he will rise up and challenge Tino
for the title of Alpha dog, that is , once Tino gets it
from Eagle. In the meantime they're allot of fun to watch