Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oops! Sometimes Dixie beats me out the door

DIXIE'S QUICK SESPITE A MISSING LEG.
Dixie is like most dogs. She doesn't realize she needs to be hooked up a line (or leash) to go outside.

Today, I was going to put her outside on her line, and she followed me right out the door. I hollered "No!", and she stopped and laid down. Then I hooked her up and put her outside.

It's not unusual for dogs to do that. Lady walked past me a couple of times before I could hook her up, and I remember a dog beating its owner (not me) out the gate at the dog park. That dog gave its owner a merry chase around the parking lot.

The nice thing is that Dixie generally Dixie listens to me. So far, she's come back when she's beaten my wife or me out the door.

• Woof! (translation: Go away, kid; you bother me)

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Three legs are enough

DIXIE'S LEFT HIND LEG IS MISSING.
I wish I had a photo of Dixie when I'm walking her. Sometimes she'll get her leash sort of tangled with her one hind leg.

Instead of crying and waiting for me to help her, she'll hop that one leg as many times as necessary to get over the leash. Often, it takes one hop.

And she'll keep going.

It's true that Dixie limps noticeably, and sometimes her hind leg will slip on a wood floor and she'll fall for a second.

Still, she usually gets around just fine.

I sometimes tell people that Dixie is not handicapped. The only thing that slows her down is me.

Today, I took Dixie to Covington Park so I could recycle some cans and bottles. It began to rain shortly after we got there, but I eventually got rid of the recyclables. Then we took a short walk, and Dixie got petted by two adults and two little boys. As usual, she was thrilled.

• Woof! (translation: Go away, kid; you bother me)

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(the book of great NASCAR stories)