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May 16th, 2008 (06:31 pm)
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Look! Pictures of my dog!

This is my dog. Her name is Cigarette.




For the new people, her name is Cigarette because when I was a kid we had a dog of that name. Which we had because when my father was a kid, he got to name a puppy from the litter of a dog that belonged to a friend of the family. He had just seen the film version of Ouida's UNDER TWO FLAGS. Cigarette is a camp follower and the romantic heroine. In the film, she is played by Claudette Colbert.

...you can see how that might leave a powerful impression on a young man.

At any rate, the previous two Cigarettes were pit bulls, so when I found an astoundingly skinny and slightly beaten-up pit bull in the middle of a rural stretch of county road, I knew exactly what to name her.

LOOK AT HER EYES. LOOK AT THEM!

OMG GORGEOUS</a>

She gets fussed over a lot.


Like all pit bulls, she is an ambitious eater:

om nom nom nom


Picture it: we're in the woods walking along when she disappears into the brush. Silence. I call her. Nothing. And then she bursts out with *a deer's thoracic cage in her mouth.*

She disarticulated it over time. The picture's from after she'd been working on it for a few walks.

And in conclusion:

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She went to live with my Mom for a little while (where she is bringing puppy energy into the house, and tagging enthusiastically after Ma's standard poodle). But it is starting to look like she's going to come home to me! This will be quite nice.

Hmm. Perhaps I should make an OH JOHN RINGO NO shirt for pets.

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Posted by: madripoor_rose (madripoor_rose)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)

Oh, she's gorgeous. Beautiful dog. (and as a retired animal activist, thank you for giving a pit bull a decent home)

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

(I am fond of pit bulls. Very sweet dogs, if you raise 'em right.)

Posted by: Drooling Fan Girl (droolfangrrl)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 11:50 pm (UTC)

But I bet you never had to deal with what this gal did.

Dogs in Elk

http://www.jerrypournelle.com/reports/jerryp/dogsinelk.html

Beware the first time I read this I was just about howling with laughter.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)

I am long familiar with Dogs in Elk! One of the greatest internet posts ever.

...I once had a kitten stuck in my car engine; does that count?

Posted by: Drooling Fan Girl (droolfangrrl)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 12:57 am (UTC)

As long as it ended well. I'm afraid when my mother was young there was a cat that slept inside the warm car and it didn't end well. :(

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Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 07:47 pm (UTC)
donuts?

AIN'T SHE JUST.

Posted by: Domenika Marzione (miss_porcupine)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 12:12 am (UTC)

She indeed has lovely eyes. And apparently some of her boss' tastes in bones.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
jim with pipe

Apparently. She will find 'em at the drop of a hat, that's for sure.

My mother tells me that she found a deer leg at their usual stomping grounds, and she picks it up and carries it about every time they go walking there.

Posted by: Betty (brown_betty)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC)

Heeehee! N'awww, puppens! I like her sacked out on the floor, she looks like she's been running full tilt for an hour or so, and then flopped.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)

THAT IS PRETTY MUCH THE CASE.

*runrunrunbounceFLOP*

Posted by: Sara LaKali (sara_lakali)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 02:40 am (UTC)

Your dog is very adorable.

I sort of wish you'd allowed comments on your previous post. That would have been the perfect place for me to tell you that, although I tend to fall on the 'gun control' side of the fence, I really enjoy reading your gun nut posts.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)

Thank you. I really appreciate that sentiment.

(Gratuitous gun pictures will be forthcoming!)

Posted by: Persephone (persephone_kore)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)

Adorableness indeed. Awwww.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 08:15 pm (UTC)

Thank you!

Posted by: Basingstoke (basingstoke)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 12:14 pm (UTC)

What a beauty she is!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)

IS SHE NOT?

My mom and I have both had the experience of having complete strangers fawn over her beauty. Which, to be fair, is not something always associated with pit bulls.

Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
Dog

Oh my god, she is so adorable.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 17th, 2008 08:16 pm (UTC)

Is she not? She is!

(And thanks.)

Posted by: cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)

I'm not even a dog person and I think she's sweet. Wonderful news that she may come back to live with you - did your landlady relent?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 20th, 2008 05:13 am (UTC)

See earlier flocked post! Short version: there is a land expansion underway.

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