Sunday, June 7, 2009

Featuring Rivendell...

Well, I have to admit, my backyard charges HAVE been trying to help lift my spirits. They don't get the whole "birthday" concept, but they do get that I have been wearing sadness like a mantle. They try to be good buddies. I can see that. And, their efforts HAVE given me moments of reprieve from the weight of my sadness. So, I thought I would feature Rivie in this post. She was delighted to pose for photographs and I think I caught a little of her personality in them!

This is Rivie on alert: (I'll give her credit, she IS on alert 99% of her waking moments. She IS a pretty good watch dog. And she CAN run REALLY fast when we are in pursuit of a trespassor! She gets low to the ground and streaks like a black bullet at her unsuspecting target. She is great at darting in from behind, LOW to the ground under the radar! Me? I prefer to let my enemy see me coming and to quake in fear at my size and the deepness of my growl, but, Rivie ALWAYS attacks in STEALTH mode from behind...and ONLY after a lengthy head-low-to-the-ground-STARE! Her targets never know she is coming until they feel her teeth sinking into their nasty heels! And then she darts back out again! The little rat NEVER stands her ground...just goes for sneak attacks and runs! I will give her credit, though, she is relentless with her darting in and out...she always comes back in for a second or third nip! Her attacks are more like mosquito, bites, though. I mean, she has never even broken skin! I keep telling her, "You need to SINK your teeth in DEEP and hang on...then shake your head vigorously to rip a little muscle!", but she's just a Border Collie, what can I say?!)

This is Rivie looking GUILTY: (She has many, many, many reasons to look guilty!!! Believe me, she is one SNEAKY pup! Don't misunderstand...she never FEELS guilty, she just cops the LOOK for the sake of the domineering Spokeswoman!)

And, finally we have Rivie contemplating flipping over into mild psychosis: (She never flips without thoroughly PLANNING it out in advance! Her flavor of psychosis is always diabolically PURPOSEFUL!)


Owner of Storm and Jackal said...

I love that last picture!! Thanks for showing us why you call her psychotic. I was beginning to think you were making it up, but now I see you are right! She is psychotic! And beautiful, but you don't have to tell her that because we know you are the most beautiful.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ah yes!

Those Border Khollies types SOOOO make us all look like slakhkers!

Tank woo fur sharing your post with Rivie!


Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Wooo I totally understand Ransom, our BC works just like that, ever the watchdog, Mom says he never sleeps, except for with one eye open. Too bad he is such a psychotic little midget, but is bite is worse than his bark.
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Scout and Freyja said...

We fink dat it is wunnerful dat youz iz sharin' youz bloggie! Sharin' is a good fing and it showz dat youz is growing up (we hear you have a birfday comming). Maybe someday all three of youz doggies could do a joint bloggy entry wif different purr-spectives on da same ex-purr-ience.

Stella said...

Thank you, Ransom, for a sympathetic look at Rivendell. In your birthday sadness, you have found some kindness to others and that in itself is a good thing.


the TN Bull Terrors said...

Aren't all those Border Collies the same? Hyper & crazy?

Feather, Darla, Pappy & LizzaBella ^..^

Brandie said...

I have made a post just for you :) a beautiful heeler/lab mix and she is precious :)

The OP Pack said...

Wow, Ransom, we are very impressed with how well you are able to analyze your pupmates.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Ransom said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa there Scout and Freyja!!! I'm not sharing MY blog with that rabid little Border Collie! You didn't read anything written by HER, there! I just decided to mix it up a bit by posting some photos about her and some bio info.! Don't get any ideas, though...I have no intention of letting the little rat write any posts of her own here...after all, this is MY blog. Let her get her own blog if she thinks SHE can write!

And, Stella, don't think I'm getting all soft! I definitely did NOT have a "sympathetic" perspective in this post!!! I see your true colors secretly ARE on her being some long lost relative and all!!!

Other than that, I agree with everyone else's comments...TOTALLY!!!

Gabby Pachis said...

I love the big pictures!!! Much better Rivie than you!!

Ransom said...

I'm ignoring that last sentence, dear sister!!!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

oh! HAHAHA!!! that last picture is sooo funny!! hahaha!!

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