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The Caring Protector – The Rottweiler

The Caring Protector – The Rottweiler

  “I have a dream that one day I will not be judged by my appearance…but by the content of my character.” –  Though based on martin Luther’s speech, this was adapted for the Rottweiler by Anonymous. Portrait of the Rottweiler Rottweiler have been named after the ancient town of Rottweil in Germany. (I sometimes […]

The Cute and Fun-loving Chihuahua

The Cute and Fun-loving Chihuahua

  A Chihuahua is the littlest dog you can find anywhere. I am sure that Edith Wharton was talking about us the Chihuahuas, when she wrote this: “My little dog – a heartbeat at my feet.”  But why at her feet, when we could easily snuggle into her lap and she wouldn’t even feel the weight? […]

The Gentle Giant – The Mastiff

The Gentle Giant – The Mastiff

  Sydenham Edwards, wrote in 1800 in the Cynographia Britannica: “What the Lion is to the Cat the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family; he stands alone, and all others sink before him. His courage does not exceed his temper and generosity, and in attachment he equals the kindest of his […]

The Spirited Springer Spaniel

The Spirited Springer Spaniel

  This is what the author Larry Shook  said about my kind: “The spaniel heart is warm. The soft spaniel eye brims with love. If ever the world’s diplomats and arms negotiators learn the spaniel gaze, there will be peace on earth.” I am an English Springer Spaniel. Portrait of the English Springer Spaniel First, a clarification. […]

The Beagle – An Incorrigible Sniffaholic!

The Beagle – An Incorrigible Sniffaholic!

“So much to sniff, so little time to bay. A pack of beagles sounds like a symphony with individual instruments–a low oboe, a staccato bell, a bicycle horn, a stuttering trumpet, crescendo and decrescendo until there is just the oboe…and then little whoops…then silence when the scent is lost.”– Stephanie Lilley, Regency Romance Writer, Beagle-lover, and […]

A Dapper Dog – The Cairn Terrier

A Dapper Dog – The Cairn Terrier

I am a terrier… more specifically, a Cairn Terrier – but as the first terrier on this blog, I take the responsibility of introducing the entire terrier-kind to you. While I don’t ascribe any ill-intent to the statement “I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat,” made by Alfred Edward Housman the […]

The Kooky Kitten – A Short-haired Tabby

The Kooky Kitten – A Short-haired Tabby

“A kitten is the delight of a household. All day long a comedy is played out by an incomparable actor.” – Champfleury, The Cat Past and Present. Portrait of a Kitten My Ma says, I shouldn’t be telling you who I am because we shouldn’t brag. Ma says, calling yourself a cat or a kitten is bragging. […]