Friday, October 22, 2010

"Who Ya Callin' a Chicken?"

This is Kilo (hi Kilo). The reason Kilo is blurry is he doesn't stop moving. He gets pretty excited about his toys, particularly the rubber chicken (who doesn't?).

Kilo is a Yorkshire Terrier. One thing I've learned from many small dog owners is how surprised they are that their little dog is fearless. Jack Russell Terriers and Yorkies in particular (ok, and Dachshunds) have no idea that they are small dogs. They are willing and able to take on the world.

On more than one occasion, I've let a small dog out of its run to go outside and the tiny terror has raced across the kennel to bark at a larger dog. The large dog seems perplexed. Sometimes, they are rightfully concerned. Uti, my favorite Dachshund, once reached her snout inside a 165 pound Newfoundland's cage to pull its fur.

Lesson learned? Don't be afraid of the big dogs. Attitude goes a long way. I supposed I could go on and on. The bottom line is taking on a larger-than-life challenge isn't so intimidating when approached with the right amount of fierce determination.