i'm not a dog person, but...
Today, I played with the CUTEST PUPPY EVER. Kate
is the president of a rescue
, and as such, she rescues dogs from bad situations. This particular situation was a "food aggressive" puppy. Humane society workers shove a plastic arm in a dog's face while it's being fed, and if it tries to bite it, they think it's food aggressive. There's a scale of 1 to 10 for aggressiveness, and if you're a 10, you pretty much get euthanized. I'll grant you, there are plenty of dogs who actually are food aggressive, and it's a bad thing. But, if you're a stray or a puppy who doesn't know any better, and/or you've had to fight for your food if you had any at all, well, I'd probably bite the strange plastic thing being shoved in my face, too. So Kate goes and rescues this particular "10", and within like half an hour the puppy isn't food aggressive anymore. She's nippy and licky, sure, but she's a puppy
. She is also very smart, and playful and just...a great little puppy. Kate, of course, has no idea what kind of dog she is...the description on the CARE puppy page said "Beagle/Border Collie/Corgi?" -- a little vague. Unfortunately, "undeniably cute" isn't a recognized breed. It took several tries to get this picture (and that's my arm in the background), but come on...that's a cute puppy. She didn't have a name until this afternoon; Kate was going to name her "Bo", because Bo Derek was also a 10, but "Bo" sounds an awful lot like "No", which the puppy's been hearing a lot of, lately. So, her name is Dez. Dez is Portuguese for "ten".