that he's not THAT small...
Story of a Dog and His Illusions of Grandeur...
2008. In late 2006, we noticed that Sark's coat seemed
to be getting thinner. A visit to the vet revealed to us that Sark
is getting bald. Well, not quite, but he does have a condition that
leads to loss
of coat and darkening of the skin. The amount of hair loss is
individual. Some dogs end up looking like Chinese Cresteds! So far,
Sark's coat has simply thinned a great deal (as well as turning
quite grey as you can see in the picture at right). Otherwise he's
healthy as can be.
2004. Sark decided to keep us on our toes again. The books
all say that folks with floppy-eared dogs should watch the dogs'
ears closely lest foreign objects invade. Well, Sark has fine prick
ears, but he's very low to the ground. In fact, his ears are right
at the level of the lovely seed heads that appeared on the grasses
along our morning walk path.
Monday, he patiently waited until his own vet had gone home to start
shaking his head and worrying his ear. Once he started whimpering,
we got dressed again and visited his good friend at the emergency
grass awn had worked its way deep into his ear and it was a painful
retrieval, but the vet said that Sark was very brave (if loud) through
the procedure. He also managed to seduce another vet tech who did
not want to let go of him when she brought him back to his moms.
week's end, he was lively and fiesty and attacking Cutter heartily
during their bedtime romps.
is 3 months younger than Cutter and half her size, but holds his
own in their play. He's quite a lover, and has a haunting howl.
many ways, Sark is very cat-like. We think this is his first time
around as a dog.
the first week of August 2001, he thought he'd try flying, or else
was remembering when he was a cat. He jumped off a 5-ft wall...and
broke both bones in his left front leg.
the first week of August 2002, Sark thought he was a mastiff and
took on a city-wise raccoon. Despite the blood, he was not seriously
injured, although his ego took a hard blow.
took August of 2003 off...or else he stayed out of trouble because
we kept him on a very tight leash!
Valcopy Wakhan Batman
1999 #1 Pomeranian
comparison between Sark and Cutter