Princess Versus the Tree

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I just have to tell this story to the group. I put Princess and Red out this morning about 45 minutes ago, and started the dryer to dry some whites. I went to check on the dryer load, and when I glanced out the window in the back door I noticed the branches in the oak tree near the deck moving.

My thought was, its not windy, why are the branches moving. Then I noticed that the branches were not moving, one branch was moving. So, I stepped quietly to the back door (so I would not disturb the Dobes in the back yard. I did not see Princess at first since she was close to the deck, but on the ground, but I noticed Red standing there looking away toward the side fence. I then saw Princess.

She had the end of a low hanging branch and was playing tug-of-war with the tree. She pulled and pulled, twisted and turned, but to no avail. Finally about a 6" piece broke off, and she had her partial victory and trotted around head held high with the end of the branch in her mouth. Red was looking at her as if to say "Fool".

About that time he saw me and came up on the deck to get in, and of course with his movement, she followed him up and the episode was over. No camera handy, just the story. They are now in the computer room with me and wrestling as normal.

I guess that's a hint to prune the tree this fall.

rgreen4 wrote:

I just have to tell this story to the group. I put Princess and Red out this morning about 45 minutes ago, and started the dryer to dry some whites. I went to check on the dryer load, and when I glanced out the window in the back door I noticed the branches in the oak tree near the deck moving.

My thought was, its not windy, why are the branches moving. Then I noticed that the branches were not moving, one branch was moving. So, I stepped quietly to the back door (so I would not disturb the Dobes in the back yard. I did not see Princess at first since she was close to the deck, but on the ground, but I noticed Red standing there looking away toward the side fence. I then saw Princess.

She had the end of a low hanging branch and was playing tug-of-war with the tree. She pulled and pulled, twisted and turned, but to no avail. Finally about a 6" piece broke off, and she had her partial victory and trotted around head held high with the end of the branch in her mouth. Red was looking at her as if to say "Fool".

About that time he saw me and came up on the deck to get in, and of course with his movement, she followed him up and the episode was over. No camera handy, just the story. They are now in the computer room with me and wrestling as normal.

I guess that's a hint to prune the tree this fall.

Great story rgreen! They are characters I can just picture it. Princess was probably EXTREMELY proud of her prize for all her work.

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Oh, she was. You can always tell when a Dobe is proud of what they have done. The have that head high, high stepping prance.

My first vet with Dobes also raised horses and had a older female Dobe. She commented to me that since they both have the same relative proportions as to back length and leg length and long necks, they move alike. She added - even to the prancing and trotting motions that you won't see in other dogs.

You could easily change the tail and the head on your logo, replace the paws with hoofs, and few would be the wiser. Watch a horse stretch out at the race track and a Dobe stretch out in an open field (like my back area) and the similarities are amazing.

I can see her now head held high in that prancing gait as you were referring to. You are right you could take my logo and put head and tail on them and it would look like a horse.

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