When you work around dozens upon dozens of dogs, you start to notice things. Patterns emerge. Alliances are formed. Discoveries are made.
(This might be a high-falutin’ way of saying if you stare at dogs long enough, you might go a little nuts.)
Today Nicole, one of our dog handlers, told me there were several dogs who had THE PERFECT NAMES. I wasn’t sure what she was talking about until I saw for myself.
For example, meet Peanut:
Meet Peanut’s friend, Meatball.
Now behold Peanut and Meatball together.
You know, Nicole, I’m starting to see what you Â mean!
Now let’s look at a few more.
This is Licorice.
This is Shadow.
And this is Hades.
(Now I get The Omen reference, but if this is what H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks looks like, I’m not so afraid anymore – such a beautiful smile!)
The other thing you start to notice are BREED BUDDIES. It is an observational “fact” (if that exists, and we say it does) that like breeds tend to gravitate towards one another in the playrooms.
Look at Sammy and Buddy, the Golden Retrievers.
They always seem to sit together.
And Sarge and Lando – the king of terriers – Airedales!
They get each other’s high energy like no one else.
Also Lola and Oliver, the Puggles.
They’re from the same family but we still consider them BREED BUDDIES.
And there’s Stella and Marzen, the German Shorthair Pointers.
And last but not least, the stunning pair known as Travis and Kona, the Siberian Huskies.
So the next time someone sends you one of those funny e-mails of the owners who look like their dogs, send them this blog.
It may be that we subconsciously choose dogs who resemble us – but it’s also true that dogs know a few things too.
Like that they have the perfect name and totally own it!
Or recognize their own and like what they see.
It’s a WOOF FACT.
Vickie Jean @ WOOF