February 19th, 2010
Franny Reads up on Chow Chows
Posted by Francesca
You may know that I had a bit of difficulty accepting our new brother, G.K., into our lives. Things were great with us, Frenchies, being the keepers of our domain. I know that Martha really misses Paw Paw and that she really wanted another Chow Chow. However, the arrival of little Ghenghis Khan was over the top for me. I've grown a bit softer with time, but I just wanted to know a little more about this very regal breed. I remembered seeing a book, The World of the Chow Chow by Dr. Samuel Draper and Joan McDonald Brearley, in Martha's library. I decided to spend some time studying it. Looking through its pages has given me a whole new insight in how to deal with little G.K.
1 If I read this book, maybe I'll get a better understanding for G.K.
2 These Chows sure take dog shows seriously. Way too much grooming, in my opinion.
3 Oh my! Here's one that looks just like G.K. and he's won a prize!
4 On second thought, and I hate to admit this, G.K. is cuter. I wonder if that means he'll be a champion?
5 I can't imagine what it would be like to live in this house of Chows.
6 Do you think that they are all related? And how would a Frenchie survive there?
7 It says here that Chows are an ancient breed of northern Chinese origin. This breed was used for protection of the home. I guess we'll be extra safe with G.K. around. That's a plus!
8 This guy looks really serious - it just seems to me that G.K. has a lot of catching up to do.
9 This handsome dude reminds me of Paw Paw. I really loved Paw Paw - he was so patient and kind when I was a puppy. I suppose I should cut some slack with G.K.
10 Oh good! Here's a chapter on Socializing the Chow Chow. I bet I can learn some useful tips here on good training techniques for little G.K. There's something to be said for 'nipping it in the bud!'
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