Monday, March 22, 2010
It's time for Tuesdays' Show & Tail'! Please visit our host, Angela, at West Virginia Treasures! If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Check her blog for the rules, post away - and thanks, Angela, for being a great hostess!
As many of you know, I've owned many unforgettable animals throughout my life. One of them was "Target". The dog pictured above is a "reasonable facsimile" of Target - I don't have a picture of her in my collection. My X-husband brought her home, the runt of a litter, and no one wanted her. We soon discovered why.
I do not recall her actual "given" name, but Target is the name I called her by. She had a large circular spot on her side, just begging to be utilized. She had no 'sense' at all - when out for walks, she would run right under foot and trip you...no interest in the sights and scents of nature. My X always thought he "needed" a dog to hunt with, and our past was littered with the rejected canines of REAL huntsmen. Target was one of the many.
She was very petite and cute, but I soon began to dislike her immensely. She could not be housebroken - she was a very dirty dog. I've had great success housebreaking many a dog with several methods and combination of methods I use. But as much as I tried, nothing worked with Target. As she grew, she only seemed interested in becoming a lap dog of sorts - she did not want to work birds or go out on her own, which proved dangerous for anyone carrying a loaded gun - ya ain't gunna wanna trip on yer dawg!
I finally succeeded in talking my X into rehoming Target. I often wondered if she was oxygen deprived before birth.But whatever the reason, with my frayed nerves every time I looked at her, it wasn't in her best interest to keep on with her training. We sent her "down the road", Godspeed!
Have a Dandy Day!