Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hank The Wonder Dog

This is Hank.

Yes Hank is in the house and quite comfortable. He is my nephew dog however, not our dog.

Someone forgot to tell Hank he isn't a house puppy  however. Hank actually belongs to my cousin, we hadn't met Hank till Friday afternoon and we have been inseparable since (mostly Hanks idea). We suspect Dispatch told Hank that he was the most important dog in the world and therefore we were the king and queen of the world and somehow Hank believed Dispatch. Or he could sense we lost two dogs in the last year? I have no idea but if we put him outside he whines. He DID sleep outside the last two nights and I didn't really spoil him with food till today. I think it's because we let Hank in the house and Dis lied to Hank....or maybe Fema told him she preferred being an only dog, she's my cousins schnauzer and lives down the hill and Hank lives down there to. 

I was a bit worried about Hank because they said he chased cats.  Nobody told Meanie my cat though, or the kittens.   He did chase them with Fema but I yelled and he was very contrite.  Fema HATES for me to yell and couldn't actually believe I would yell @ her!! LOL  Hank can also sit and shake and lay down but sometimes he figures if he has to sit he might as well lay down.  He did growl @ Dispatch once but Dispatch was trying to be dominant over Hank shall we say.  Dispatch still rules the roost though and only has to look sideways and lift his lip to make Hank cringe, don't ask me?

You can't get the true beauty of Hanks face in the pictures but he has some mighty long chin whiskers, he looks like a cross between a hound and a giant Airedale.   If anyone reads this who remembers Abraham and Martin and Lindsey, Hank reminds me of a cross between all three.   Abraham (Abraham Lincoln) and Martin (Martin Luther King, do not judge, we named dogs after relatives for example Aunt Bob) were Airedale/shepherd mixes and Lindsey was a Mastiff.    Martin is on the left in this photo and Abraham on the right.  No comment on the coat or the car, this was like 1983.  Other dogs are Sally, Log, and Oetman (named after the preacher).

Oh and I lost my GMail and my blogs this morning, I panicked but after I went  through a little rigmarole with my cell phone all was fine.
Also I've started writing for hire for other peoples blogs.........part of the reason I haven't been on here, it's sort of like having a job!


chicamom85 said...

Dispatch, remember whos house it is and hold strong, but Hank does look and sound very nice.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

TC said...

Hey Sasha, this is Dispatch, I was really into this only dog stuff, mama says Hank is a nice dog. We will see,

Kathryn Magendie said...

I saw your other blog where the sunglasses are on your pup - that is the cutest thing ever :-D

I guess dogs have to learn the rules and schedules just like people do, huh? When we brought in our rescue dog, I felt so sorry for her -then caught her ripping at one of my rugs! auughh! I yelled at her, she ran off - but, she never did it again!

kathryn said...

"Sort of like" having a job?? Honey, that IS a job! And if you've gotten paid to write, then you are a bona fide professional writer.

I tip my hat to you!

TC said...

Kathryn thank you, I never really considered myself a real writer. I consider that high praise from you.

Kathryn M, thanks on the sunglasses picture, it took some talking to get him to do it, I'm thinking him and Hank....Hank had to learn today that we don't lay our head on the kitchen table even if it is just perfect head resting he hasn't gone "home" yet. LOL