I LIKE WEIRD

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Dingoweird cat  (Dingo & Cat)

I’m sure someone added eyebrows to this cat, but when I saw it….well, I laughed. Giving animals a human quality is something that never ceases to amaze me. I suppose being a pet owner changes my opinions about things. When it comes to my own dog, my thinking is delusional. Let’s face it, I really believe that he’s the smartest animal alive. In reality, he probably isn’t, yet the delusion lingers.

My dog doesn’t behave like other dogs I’ve met. He sits at the pantry door when it’s time to eat and snorts like a PIG ! Seriously. He snorts to get my attention because he knows if he barks, he’ll get nothing. Clever little Beestard. I don’t own a pig, nor has he ever met one, so how he developed this “behavior” is beyond me. My sister told me one day: “Leave it to you to have the weirdest dog out there.”

My sister is correct but, so what if my dog is weird? Maybe I just attract the weird, crazy, and just down-right inexplicable. Having a weird beast around is kind of fun. My dog is a mix of Australian Dingo, Collie, and Kelpie. The original “Cattle Dogs” came from Australia, and work well as herding dogs. Since we have a lot of open range out here, I see a lot of “Heelers”. They are also affectionately called Velcro dogs, because they will stick to you like glue. They are NOT independent like the regal cat. If they don’t like you, they will snarl and nip at your heels. My dog prefers women to men, but if he is familiar with you, he’ll like a person no matter what sex they are.

I have inserted a photo of a Dingo so you can see how wild they are. They are members of the jackal family, and can be fierce. I suppose that is why my dog is so unusual. He is a hybrid-dog-jackal mix. He’s so mixed up, I’m sure he gets confused himself. The one thing about him that’s a constant is his ability to give me unconditional love. That my friends, is a blessing that can only be bestowed upon us by God.

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