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Friday, July 11, 2008

Helmut on Blackberry

Such fun! Geno in southern California, sent a couple fresh catches from his Blackberry. Above is Helmut chowing down while the kitten, Stinky, looks on. He's primarily on raw food, making it all the more awesome about his tolerance. It's cool he lays down while he eats, too. His sister Coco, who lives with me is much more possessive about her dish and even though Molly, Boone and Ruya eat in different places, Coco sometimes double checks to be sure they aren't eyeing her food before chowing down.

My late Anatolian service dog, Aslan, was also very sweet about his food. When he ate, he would stand but always wagged his tail slowly through out the entire meal. It was so endearing and he did this his whole life (almost fifteen years) starting at about a year in age. None of my other Anatolians have done that spontaneous tail wag through the meal, although some do wag if I talk to them while they eat. Another Aslan memory is back from about 15 years ago when I got an 8 week old kitten from a co-worker, that tiny little monster used to get INTO Aslan's food and eat while he was trying to chow. Aslan would watch her a bit then come over to me with this expression on his face, like disbelief... and indicate that the brat was in his food and would I please do something about it? I would have to retrieve that kitten and hang on to her so he could eat in piece. It was funny, but oh so sweet. Geno's been calling his kitten "Stinky", which is funny to me, as the kitten that used to steal Aslan's food was called "Awful" by James and I. :) Awful was not a very friendly kitty. She enjoyed being cuddled and held, and would at times demand this, as cats do, by getting on top of whatever you're reading or doing, but IF you initiated contact with her by picking her up for cuddling, she'd scratch and even try to bite you. It had to be on her own terms, then she was sweet as anything. Thus her name stuck!

Helmut in the surf
Another pic of Helmut.
Beach Boy that he is, he enjoys his outings to the beach but Geno says Helmut is finally enjoying being in the surf.
I love this picture. Amazing what can be done with a Blackberry!


Semavi Lady woofed at @ 7/11/2008 05:53:00 AM | Permanent link | (3) Comments

Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // July 13, 2008

My dogs would eat blackberries. One of my guys ate the first and only apple on my dwarf tree. I had a little mutt that loved watermelon.   

Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // July 19, 2008

Love the picture of Helmut biting the water. My dog did that too.

The cat who didn't like to be picked up and cuddled but came to you for affection on his own terms is typical. In nature cats are only picked up off of the ground when they are being attacked, killed and eaten.   

Anonymous Anonymous sent us a woof // August 18, 2008

your Molly looks a lot like my Polly. We were told she was a Pyr/Anatolian mix. She is now 5 months old and weighs almost 60 pounds.


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