Sunday, January 07, 2007

Now Mom really wants a camera phone ....



Yesterday my Mom came home from running errands and she told me a story. She said she went to Petsmart to use a $2 coupon that was about to expire (she bought me treats!) and she saw a beautiful dog..... actually two beautiful dogs. The first one was beautiful brown dachshund. He had a dappled coat and he was very interested in everything in the store. (I would have been interested in everything in the store if she had taken me!)

Then she saw a big beautiful dog like she had seen in dog blogs. It was one of the biggest dogs she had ever seen and was one of the most beautiful dogs she had ever seen. She asked the man if it was a Huskie. He said no, he had two huskies but this dog was an Alaskian Malamute. We don't have many Alaskian Malamutes in Augusta so Mom had never ever seen one before in person. The thing Mom noticed was the coat on this dog. She has since looked at images of them on the internet to show you what it looked like but this dog's coat was a little different from the pictures on the internet. The man explained that the dark hairs on the top of his coat were "guard hairs." On this dog they laid on top of the undercoat in almost stripes. It was the most beautiful coat she had ever seen (except for mine.) She told me she wished she had been able to take a picture of her to show you Northern Breeds. It was a girl dog. Mom petted the dog (and I could smell it when she got home!) and it was a very nice dog. But it sure had a pretty coat.

6 comments:

hana said...

I wonder if your mom is on the look out for a girlfriend for you. Maybe she was thinking the pretty girl dog Alaskan Malamute could be your girlfriend. I've never heard of "guard hairs."

Before my parents got me, they had been thinking of getting an Alaskan Klee Kai. They look like huskies/wolf dogs, but they are smaller and always look like puppies. Here are some pics of Alaskan Klee Kais.

JustMeCopper said...

Hana, that's what the man called them ... guard hairs. Mom had never heard of it either. Daddy joked that maybe she could be my girlfriend but Mommy said she was WAY too tall for me! I will have to look up Alaskan Klee Kais.

Isabella said...

Why is your mom out looking at good looking dogs? Doesn't she know she has the best looking dog at home?
Big Wags,
Isabella

Fu Fu said...

Hey Copper, how come your mum didn't bring you to petsmart too? I'm sure your coat is real nice too

~ fufu

JustMeCopper said...

Isabella and FuFu, Mom was just trying to spend a coupon at Petsmart because it is next to Bed Bath and Beyond where she had to run an errand. I don't know why she didn't take me! I guess because Meeshka is not Queen yet and dogs cannot go in every store they want to go into! It isn't fair, is it! And I do have a very nice coat, an itchy coat, but a nice one.

IndyPindy said...

Yup, some Northern Breeds have guard hairs - they are the longer hairs that lay on top of the undercoat. I don't know why they are called "guard hairs".

Sounds like a gorgeous Malamute!