Thursday, July 10, 2014

Visiting Dogs on Thorsday

I was going to review a book or 2 which I'd read, but I'm just not inspired.  So instead I'll introduce Natasha, who is not mine.

My lawyer daughter rescued a dog in May.  She told me it is a big dog; of course, I "yes,yes'ed" her, because everyone thinks a golden retriever is big, right?  And she told me it was very furry; naturally, I thought the size of the dog would be all fur.  Oh, and Natasha doesn't much care for men.  Terrific.  Because it's not like this family is 2/3 or so composed of men.

And then, for the Fourth of July weekend, Natasha the Russian Mountain Dog came to visit.  Turns out that she is about the size of a female mastiff, but fluffier.

And she liked the Great Red Protector.  Shannon said it's because he smells like her (and her daddy hopes she doesn't smell quite that poorly, as he said).

Natasha is really well trained.  Follows her person around like a shadow.  Doesn't bark.  Doesn't beg.  Doesn't counter surf.  Doesn't even snag samples from the table or counter, although she easily could.

So Natasha will come to visit again, probably every 3 to 4 weeks, if her person follows previous patterns.  Meanwhile, she's now a paralegal, I guess, since she sits in her person's office every day to confer with clients in their "pet friendly" building.

Happy Thorsday, everyone!

13 comments:

gemma said...

She's beautiful - and so is Natasha.

Claire S. said...

She's a beauty !

Um, didn't you think your daughter would know 'big' ? LOL

altadenahiker said...

Unless you get a dog as a pup, he or she shows up with very specific requirements.

I do not like thunder, it makes me pee in your shoe; I do not like electricians; small dogs are evil. But I do like liver, classical music, and plumbers who smell.

Oh, and I love down pillows. I might lay my head on a down pillow, ever so sweetly, and you can take an instagram. Or I might rip the pillow open, spread the feathers everywhere. That's the beauty of me -- for the first six months, you just don't know.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a beautiful dog
Snorts,
Lily & Edward

Big Dude said...

Good on her for adopting.

rottrover said...

She has a beautiful smile!

Nichole Burke said...

She sure is a beauty!

Pam said...

What a beauty!! It looks like she loves her mama.

Sue said...

I was so hoping you'd post a picture of Natasha. I'm familiar with the Black Russian Terrier and the Borzoi but not the Mountain Dog. She's gorgeous and seems really sweet. Good things she lives in the north with that heavy coat.

SissySees said...

What a beautiful dog! I hope we'll get to see more of her when she visits. I'm a little jealous of the pet-friendly work environment. In theory, I could take my girls in if I needed to, but... it wouldn't be ideal. Gg would freak when the other dogs in the neighborhood barked, and Sis would want to go hang out with Calvin...

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy Natasha. Drool, dribble, slobber. You look adorable, slobber, dribble. I hope to see you again. No worries, and extra slobber, Rory (and Stella)

~~louise~~ said...

Why does it not surprise me that your daughter would "rescue" a dog Marjie? And not any ol' dog either. Just look at big fluff!

I love the idea that she is well trained and so family friendly (keeping her toes off the table:) I'm also glad to know she will be visiting often:)

Thanks so much for sharing, Marjie...

Rhodesia said...

What a gorgeous animal. We have adopted a couple of dogs, one was the perfect gentleman after he got over being terrified of people. He was loved by all. The other was a female devil who we dare not allow near anyone she did not know. The hospital bills would have been too high!! She was also big enough to do a lot of damage being a Rhodesian Ridgeback, sadly she had a very hard and cruel first year. The owners were actually reported by their own children!!! She did make our life very difficult at times! Keep well Diane