Friday, October 7, 2011
Where's the Off Switch?
I think I have a faulty foster dog. Can someone please call the factory and check his model & serial number for recalls?
As most of you know, I am a Great Pyrenees owner. This bred suits my lifestlye and personailty. A little walkies, a snuggle, some kibble and they're back asleep. After a few years they trained me to ignore the constant barking because a leaf fell from a tree three houses down. Yes, they do get the zoomies in the back yard but it's rare and doesn't last long.
My foster on the other paw is a bundle of non-stop wiggles. He is a blue heeler (or ACD mix). Boy, is he having fun herding those pyrs across the yard!?! You've never seen 100+ pounds move so fast! It's funny because he is exercising them for once instead of me. Our 4 walkies a day and hour long play session are getting to me, and I thought I was in pretty good shape. But Starbucks & Dunkin Donuts better invent a "herding breed latte" soon so I can keep up with him!
We've had herding breed fosters before. An ACD named Xman that was adopted out through the Nashville Humane Association, and a Border Collie named Seven who was adopted out to a great family that was younger and had more energy than I do.
I keep hoping one day as I rub bellies just so I can sit still for a minute that I'll find that off switch... I just don't think they included that option on the herders.