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'What Kind Of Dog Is THAT?!': Hair-y's Story.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, March 18, 2011

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A rather shaggy dog has endeared himself to his family of humans.

Our dog, Hair-y might be a "mutt" to most people, but to us, he's absolutely prefect in every way.

Our dog is a conglomorate of breeds: Labrador retriever, collie, German shepherd, English sheep dog.  He's all mixed up, but he looks more like sheepdog than anything else: he's certainly furry enough!  (Hence his name, which is "Hair-y", which is a play on the more common "Harry"!)

Hair-y is black and white with deep, dark eyes of the brownest chocolate and a big, black nose.  He is rather cute if you can look past the shagginess of his coat.  He has big, clumbsy paws and is about as graceful as a baby learning to walk.  Everywhere he goes, trouble (or mischief) is sure to follow (not to mention, all the dog hair!).

Spring and fall are the worst times for him to start shedding.  We find his hair everywhere: in the sink, in big piles on the floor, on the couch, all over the furniture, in our food ... it's rather disgusting when we have to pick up dog hair from our food or drink, but such is life with such a furry beast!  We try to put up with his shedding as best as we can, and we also give him baths and spend lots of time brushing him so his fur doesn't become matted, which would, in kind, only cause more problems.

Everywhere we go, people stop to ask us what kind of dog we have.  They are enamored with his sweet expression and happy disposition (not to mention, the sight of all that fur!).  We tell them we don't know; he's a mutt.  We do tell them that he's part this, and part that, and that answer seems to satisfy them ... for the time being.  Or we tell them that he's mostly English sheepdog with collie, Labrador retriever, and German shepherd thrown in for good measure, to make things that more interesting.

Like any dog, Hair-y loves to play by running after balls, retrieving items, rolling around in the yard (mainly in leaves or in mud!), play with his human children and their friends, chase the cats, and sleep by the fireplace.  In addition, he loves to eat and look out the window a tthe world going on outside his domain.  He is a rather bad watchdog: he does bark, but he doesn't know a stranger: the worst thing he could do to a robber is lick 'em to death.  LOL

We have had Hair-y for the past four years, but he still has a lot of puppy in him.  He certainly is a very active dog; life is never dull with Hair-y around!  He is the best thing that could have ever happened to our family, and we cannot imagine our family without him!  Hair-y is certainly an original: he is certainly "top-dog" in our hearts!

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Reviewed by J Howard 4/2/2011
he's beautiful and quite photogenic
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 3/20/2011
Once again, I've a neighbor with an English Sheep dog named "Buddy" and I would certainly agree that Hair-y looks to be more Sheep dog than any thing else, as for the playful temperament? Definitely English Sheep Dog.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/18/2011
Sweet story love the way you bring your characters to life, both human and K-9
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 3/18/2011
Sounds like a cool dog. Patrick
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/18/2011
Hair-y sounds like my kind of dog. :) Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/18/2011
Nice story, Karen. Very well done.

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