Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Pinky is a big girl now
From that photo it looks like Pinky is a lot bigger than Lucy, but really it's not that much (perspective, y'know--Pinky's in the foreground). But she is indeed a teensy bit taller. Which means she's officially in the danger zone--it's very possible that she could get over 16". She's eight months old, and it's clear she's going to be medium-sized, so I'm hoping she'll stop growing any day now. I was trying to measure her this weekend, but she's really spooked by the wicket and it's hard to get her to stand up under it. So I'm not positive of her true height at this point. I just keep saying "Don't grow big, Pinky, don't grow big!"
At any rate, people love to try to guess what her mix could be. A lot of people insist that she has some smooth-coat border collie in her. Could be ... if so it's not so dominant in her behavior. I think that her personality is a lot more terrier. What do you think she is? Here are three photos I took the other day, trying to capture her at various angles (click the photos to see them larger):
I think she's probably a three-or four-way mix and there's not really any way to know for sure ... except maybe a DNA test. But in a way it's sort of good not knowing--I really have no preconceived notions about how she is supposed to behave. Still, it would be fun to have something to say other than "no idea" when people ask "what is she?" If you make up a breed, a lot of people will say "Oh really?" and just accept that you're serious. I met a guy who would say his dog was a "Wizenheimer" whenever people asked, and he said only a few people ever got it. Maybe I'll say Pinky's a Smooth-Coated Andean Shepherd, a breed developed by indigenous people on the western slopes of the Andes to herd guinea pigs.