But now looking back, I wonder if we had listened close enough if we would have heard the snickers behind our backs.
But Victoria was a good choice because Muncie-the-alpha-dog loved her as well and accepted her into the pack. Probably because Muncie was so much bigger and Victoria was so tiny, Muncie knew she could easily put this pee-wee in it's place if need be....
Look how nice Muncie is to Victoria....can't you just hear her saying "Be careful, honey...that last step is a doosy".....
But 3 months have passed, and now look who is towering over whom. Muncie still rules, but only because no one has told Victoria that she could probably take Muncie with one paw tied behind her back.
Did they really say tiny?
Tiny my foot! This is NOT a tiny dog!
Look how long that thing is!
Despite her staggering growth rate, she has proven herself to be a smart dog. She doesn't tangle with Muncie. BUT, she does hold her own in the battlefield with the others.
Her weapon of choice (when she can get it out the dog door).....
A toy sword.
There it goes! SUCCESS!
here she comes....
Did I mention that this dog seems to be extremely strong? She can drag a 10 year old as easily as she could drag Muncie (but we won't encourage that sport).
The other thing about this "small dog, half Australian Shepherd, half Blue Tick Hound" is that she has webbed feet. OK. I don't know ALOT about dogs. But I do know enough to know that neither Australian Shepherds nor Blue Ticks have webbed feet.
Those are webs between those toes, aren't they? Isn't that what webbed dog feet look like?
So, if we base her breed on the webbed feet characteristic, these are the possibilities according to Wikipedia: Akita, Brussels Griffon, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Chinook, Field Spaniel, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Leonberger, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Otterhound, Plott Hound, Portuguese Water Dog, Redbone Coonhound, Spanish Water Dog, Weimaraner, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.
One breed they don't mention is a Catahoula Leopard Dog. This is Sophie's conclusion on Victoria's true identity. Especially since she has one blue eye and one brown which is a common trait for a Catahoula.
Did you know that there are Genetic Tests Available to Detect Your Mutt's Composition
through DNA samples? But, are we really that curious? It wouldn't make a difference what type of dog she is, you know. No matter how big she gets, we will keep her - we're a loyal bunch after all. Still, it would be kind of nice to know what we've gotten ourselves into, don't you think? But then again, maybe a surprise is better. Doggy pot luck. Keeps life exciting that way.
We'll take the good with the bad and love her just the same....just like we do with all people.