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From Knifley, KY from Spain: Perils of Big Dog Ownership

PROLOGUE TO SAD STORY WITH MORAL: "For some reason I apparently sent the photo's of the new dog out via g mail in January I discovered this when I routinely checked for g mail yesterday and discovered a lot of two month old replies/comments. Thought a follow-up might be in order."-RICHARD HOVIOUS, Knifleyan in Madrid
About: "Richard Hovious & his French Beauceron in Madrid"

By Richard Hovious
A report from Iberia, from member of the great Adair County Diaspora

A Big Dawg-caused Disastrophy

A couple of days after I sent the photo's out I had Beauce out for his early morning tour.

He stopped to deposit across the driveway from one of our local churches. Something scared him. He reached Mach 2 immediately and managed to avoid the church.


I did not

Although I only reached Mach 1, I did not manage to avoid the church.

For the next several hours, the ambulance crew, the hospital emergency room and the traumatology department marvelled that a one year old dog could do so much damage.

Endless stream visits 'Old Gringo'

An endless stream of people peeked in to see the "Old Gringo" whose dog almost annihilated him by slamming him into the church door!

After a lot of stitching and bandaging for a broken nose, concussion, almost severed left index finger and two knees that may require surgery, we returned home to find Beauce waiting impatiently.

My four year old grandaughter, who selected Beauce, still likes him a lot.

Rigid walking instructions established

We have established some rigid walking instructions, for my doorman and Romanian maid, and advised all my friends over seventy to think twice about Big Dog Ownership.
See also: Knifley's first rocket scientist or enter "Richard Hovious" or "Knifley" in searchbox for more on both subjects


This story was posted on 2009-03-24 07:13:45
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