Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Very Good Mix

Today while we were at the dogpark, I saw an interesting looking dog that looked vaguely familiar. She was about the size and shape of Ray but she was finer boned and her nose was more pointed. She also had the same kind of pattern; white fur with ticks and patches of color, except where he has orange patches, this dog had brindle patches. She definitely had Ray's houndy face and ears. She came up to me and looked me in the eye. Her eyes were calm and reserved. 
I watched her for awhile before I was able to identify her parents. I walked up to them and asked "What kind of dog do you have?" "They told us at the shelter that she was a Greyhound Pointer mix," they said. "But we think she looks like your dog and she has a bark like your dog but it's not as deep. Is your dog a pointer?" "No," I replied, "Ray's a Redtick Coonhound. They must not have many of them up here and can't recognize one when they see it because I've met a lot of 'Pointer mixes' that look a lot like Ray."
As I watched their dog, a lightbulb went off over my head. This is exactly what Ray and Halle's lovechild would look like. An excellent mix, if I do say so myself.

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