This edition of Wordless Wednesday features our wonderful house guests over the Labour Day weekend.
This is Kimbo.
This is Homer.
Homer and Moses actually go way back to 2008, as dog school classmates.
Homer and Moses, Fall 2008
Kimbo is a new addition, and probably one of the calmest, cutest puppies I’ve ever met.
Moses was pretty happy to have some company.
Hey, what’s that you have there?
Mind if I….
… Yeah, you don’t mind.
I tried to take a couple of group shots.
They weren’t really working with me at first.
There we go.
Ha! Something delicious in the air?
I was pretty happy to have our canine guests, too, since it’s been a while since I’ve been on a nice, long dog walk, and it’s still a couple of weeks until we start easing Moses back into it.
A nice evening walk with a couple of Chows.
And it wasn’t until my last walk of the weekend with these guys that a neighbour’s breed profiling brought in the startling reminder that Chow Chows are often considered a “bully breed”. I had literally forgotten and was surprised – his comments took me completely off guard.
Sadly, even Wikipedia says Chows have “aggression towards strangers or other animals”. There are at least three municipalities in the U.S. that have Chows listed as a banned breed. And I don’t think I really need to go into the long list of things that are wrong with BSL.
Just looking at Homer and Kimbo, and trying to reconcile them with this vicious breed stereotype left me dumbfounded.
Oh yeah, a real menace to society.