Thursday, June 29, 2006

House Guest

Meet Abigail, she is staying with us for a week. She is smart, an expert escape artist and a ball full of energy. She watches every move you make and I swear she is memorizing. Is it good to have a dog that is smarter than you? You can literally see the little wheels in her head spinning when she is in the backyard trying to find an escape route. The only look I have ever seen on Scooter's face is "I was thinking of something a minute ago, but now I can't remember what it was now". Needless to say, Pica is none to happy about the situation.

I just gave her a little walk, rather, she walked me. How can those little legs move so quickly (that is what I kept asking myself as she pulled me around the neighborhood). While she sniffed at soiled grass, I got to get a nostril full of summer fragrances - grasses torched by the sun, dank water from the creek, honeysuckle at dusk. I miss walking, looking into bright windows at night and imagining what that room looks like, the smells, the sunset, my neighborhood. Maybe Abigail and I will make that a habit all week.



phlegmfatale said...

There is something SOOOO utterly fetching about a Jack Russell Terrier. It's a blend of all their best qualities that go into making a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. There's that riveting curiosity and intelligence, the indomitable spirit (why, yes, in fact, I AM the biggest dog on earth! Thank you for playing!) And that gloriously jaunty and finely-tuned machine-like gait that mesmerizes me. I think they are magnificent dogs--does it show?
Abigail looks a very pretty specimen. And isn't it beautiful such a finely formed little dog with lovely musculature which can relax so utterly, yet is in a state of relaxed readiness at all times? Fun!

Kim Carney said...

yes, you have that exactly right, relaxed and on the ready -- all at the same time. She laid there last night on the ottoman, me on the sofa, we looked into each others eyes until we both feel asleep. She has the cutest little butt, and gait. She totally is a fine-tuned machine, can sniff out ANYTHING. If I let her run the back yard I bet she would get rid of the mole and the rats ;)

chronicler said...

What a cute houseguest!

phlegmfatale said...

She absolutely WOULD rid your yard of vermin, for the JRTs were bred for go-to-ground and they like to follow furry critters right down the hole

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