Saturday, September 25, 2010
Wolf Dog Jumper
Wolves can jump 35 feet, and here is a wolf dog who successfully leapt out of her pen--twice. Even though she's really loving toward humans, and she's very dog-like, she's very wolf like too when you look into her eyes, don't you think?
Why would she not be home with a family? I had a standard poodle once, given to me by a woman whose health was failing. I already had a standard poodle, so took in Angelina too. The name means Angel, although she was far from it. Totally loving, yes, but she had so many faults, one of the biggest--digging out and running.
After the two incidents with the wolf dog, it made me think of how impossible it would be for someone to keep the animal confined in a normal yard with normal fencing. Obviously, even the higher than normal double fencing didn't keep this wolf-dog inside her pen!
So even if the wolf dog is totally good natured, there can be other problems with keeping them.
Here I am petting the wolf dog who had happily just come back from a walk, and she was very thirsty! They kept feeding her ice chips when I thought she needed a nice bowl of water. For the hot climate here, they had misters in each of the pens.
Have a super Saturday! I'm off to work! :)
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."