Thursday, January 28, 2010
It was quite the color palette of girl dogs that hit the far reaches of the local public land yesterday. All girls, because Dutch's girls are in season. I joked we should have let Margaret and Cherie bring them out and we could just wait for them at Campos'.
There was the blue girl Ashley, the red girl Cinnamon, the red and white girl Phyllis, and the new star (we hope) Willow; in the yellow blanket. This was, according to those who should know best, the first jackrabbit she chased. Fortuitously, it popped up right in front of us as I walked her on a slip. She took off after it with great enthusiasm!
Then reality hit, as she fell behind the other dogs, and brought up the rear as they circled, and caught the jack a little over a minute later. See, she's been in shelters, and foster homes, and on lead at our house for well over 2 months. She's not even close to being in the shape the other dogs are in. What she needs is time. She may be competitive by the end of he cold weather season, (and I'll have to watch her more closely than the other dogs when it starts to warm up), but more likely it will be next Fall and Winter that she'll begin to really shine. She's built for speed, and eventually I'm sure she'll show it. Meanwhile...
...she'll just have to get by on her (considerable) looks.