A blue-eyed, red-furred view of the world!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Shelter-dog follow-up

The Human Resistant says he has worked hard and is too tired to help me with a long blog. Hah!

Today he picked up apples and scooped poop. Big whoopie-do. Oh, he says he had to wheel the yard cart half-full of apples up the hill. And lift it over the fence to dump it in our trash bin. And then wheel the bin out to the curb.

He's looking at harnesses to hook me up to the yard cart. Again, Hah!

H.A. also says he had to work hard installing an updated operating system on the computer. Hah!

I don't know what that means, but all he did was slide in a disk and answer some questions. He has said before that Linux is much easier to install than Windows. Putting a window in a computer does sound like it would take time.

So this won't be a long blog. Which is okay because I don't have lots to say this time.

Remember yesterday I mentioned some MaxFund dogs? Well also yesterday, MaxFund volunteers got a list of dogs adopted recently. Bo was listed as adopted. Yayyy!  Harry is only listed as in a foster home. Let's hope the foster "fails" and they adopt him!

Speaking of "tails" (heh) I think Harry must be part rat. Look at his long tail!

Harry from the back Belgian Groenendael on Wikipedia
Harry's LONG tail Belgian Groenendael

Minky, would you please ask your mom if this is the kind of Belgian Shepherd that she knows about? She can click on the picture to make it bigger.

It looks like there are four kinds of Belgian Shepherd Dogs - the Groenendael, the Laekenois, the Malinois, and the Tervuren. In some places they're all one breed, and other places they're different breeds. Humans get so confused!

P.S. Don't feel any sympathy for H.A.! He has also been surfing for news websites and re-reading Gorky Park. This is not hard work! He loves Martin Cruz Smith's Arkady Renko books! H.A. has threatened to hurt me if I chew any of them up. Hah!

-- photo of Belgian Groenendael from Wikipedia


Tippy the Minky Tormenter said...

Foster-mom says the black one is indeed the type of Belgian her friend had!

BTW, Tucker, I LOVE chewing up paper of all kinds, too! Mom says I'm the first dog they've ever had who likes to do this. I'm glad to hear I may not outgrow this delightful habit when I grow up!!

Anonymous said...

Rosey says ~ Ringo told me yesterday when I was at MaxFund No-Kill Animal Shelter that he would be happy to get hooked up to your yard cart and help you haul that stuff around!!!

And Hi to Tippy!! My mama says she sure missed seeing you yesterday but is glad you don't have to hang out in that loud room anymore!!

Lots of love to all of you from all of us at the critter zoo!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

KHOOL! thanks for the khanine lesson - we knew of the Malinois and the Tervuren, but not the Groenendael or Laekenois!

I think you need to khlaw him OR get your own laptop and wireless!



Tippy the Tiny Terror said...

Hello, Rosey's mommy! I miss you too! I visited Maxfund yesterday for a bit, but I'm glad to be back home with my foster brothers and cranky foster sister. I just want to play, is that so wrong?

I wonder if Mr. Ed saw the beautiful Malamute who showed up at Maxfund yesterday. He sure is big! He makes that Ringo look so compact and convenient to take home!

Holly said...

What pretty doggies!! Thanks for the canine education! There are so many cool breeds out there.