What a shocking sight THAT would be.
The title of my blog post today actually refers to a few separate odds-and-ends that I wanted to post about... proof of why punctuation is so important!
First, I just HAD to show off Marge's brand new neon green martingale. I have been looking for this color for the longest time because I have a thing for wild and exotic agility gear. I recently asked a friend in Michigan if she could make one for me, and using photos of my zebra martingale as a blueprint, she sewed up this beauty for me. I just love the way it pops against Marge's black coat.
It's about a foot longer than my zebra one, which is totally my fault because I must have given the wrong length. But, it is well made, beautifully colored, and the fabric is sooo soft. She makes colors with ribbon overlays as well, so if any one wants her information, let me know!
Secondly.. Denver. (No, Roxanne, I am not moving to your state just yet!) Denver has now become a part of my Staten Island neighborhood.
Denver in this case is not a city, but a 5 year old Brittany Spaniel who was recently adopted by the owners of the late, great, Buddy. He seems like a very sweet dog whose main goal in life is to chase squirrels.
He and Marge met through the fence. They didn't seem to mind each other. I'm not sure what Denver's play style is like, though, so it may be awhile before we try them offleash with each other. I do (heartbreakingly) wonder, though, whether or not Marge knows Buddy is gone or misses him at all. I sure do.
Lastly, after the trial this past weekend at my dog club, Marge was offleash playing with a few friends. All of a sudden, in lumbers in a truly massive male Rottweiler - the judge's dog.
Now, Marge has a thing about Rottweilers; she does not like them (a definite fear reaction), thanks completely to two dogs that we encounter in life from time to time that are horribly unfriendly towards her. She generally gets all hackled up, perhaps curls her lip if they approach her. Instinctively, I went to leash her (because he, of course, went up to her first out of all of the other dogs.. go figure). However, his owner told me that he was totally OK with scared/nervous dogs and would probably be content to just let Marge sniff him.
Normally, I would have removed her from the situation regardless of what the other people told me to do. However, since she was already out and they were already checking each other out, I left her be for a few minutes.
She was definitely nervous, because she would NOT play with the other dogs with him there, but she sniffed him several times and was comfortable enough to get right up close to him to try to score some treats from his momma.