Saturday, February 04, 2006
Albaneze Falcon Flushing Dogs
I took my mixed breed pound puppies to their first agility class last night, on the recommendation of my dear friend and animal expert Barbara Ray
When the time came to introduce my dogs to the group, Barbara spoke up and informed the class that my pups were "a pair of rare and exotic Albaneze Falcon Flushing Dogs, selectively bred for hundreds of years by the Arab Falconers of the Middle East, to flush prey for their hunting raptors."
Everyone in the class was duly impressed, including several dog breederrs and veteran obedience trainers, that is, until the head instructor patted her on the shoulder and replied "That's very nice Barbara. We'll all just play along like we believe you."
The laughter that ensued made my puppies feel quite special, and got the class off to a tail wagging good start.