I don't know why we all feel the need, but the majority of us are guilty. I'm no exception. Every dog we have shared a home with has reminded me of some wild creature. Once that light bulb goes off, the notion sticks with you, and your dog is forever branded a _________. Perhaps it's the suggestion of identifying with a truly wild animal that excites and encourages so many of us to pick an untamed alter ego for our four legged friends. Whatever it is, I may as well quit pontificating and share our chosen wild kingdom matches for our dogs, starting today with Nigel. May they forgive me.
The obvious comparisons are ones that match physical characteristics, and in that regard, Nigel is not too far off from a Gazelle. Or a deer. He's notably fleet of foot and nimble. Ask any Greyhound owner (especially those with fawn dogs) about the deer comparison. We've heard that one many times. Oddly enough, Nigel also matches the Gazelle in spirit - he's quick to flee at the first hint of danger.
Of course, he's also been referred to as a stink bug from time to time.
Tomorrow, we'll look at the other side of Sola and Truffles, and a couple of pictures that left me utterly speechless when they were (almost, I'm putting on the finishing touches) finished. You may have to look at them more than once to believe your eyes. I did. Any guesses?
Am I crazy? Does your dog have a wild twin? If so, what is it?