Sunday, January 6, 2008
Ahrens & Christie
Meet Ahrens & Christie. These two couch potatoes belong to me and my wife. We try not to spoil our pets and only allowed them on the couch for this photo. (Riiigggghhht) These two are each 12 years old but are from different litters. Ahrens (L) was named after the Ahrens-Fox fire engine and Christie (R) was named for the Christie fire engine. Neither of those companies are in business today but we thought the names were neat. Christie is actually half English. Her mother was shipped here from England to breed with a dog from the "Guardian" kennels in Pensylvania. Her hair is a bit longer and a lot softer than the American bred dogs and she is a bit longer in the body. However she sheds just as bad as any dalmatian anywhere.
Ahrens contracted HOD when she was a puppy and it stunted her growth just a bit, and Christie just never seemed to like being shown. All she wanted to do is make friends and play. Thus, our hopes for champions faded to that of having couch potatoes.
But as they say, they are members of the family and you just gotta love 'em.