Woman falls in love with Spinone Italiano puppy.
But the breeder won't let her buy a puppy unless she plans to hunt it.
The Spinone is a bird dog, and she had to promise to train this one to hunt.
So on a 90-degree morning in late August, a day when even the humidity had humidity, there was Hauser, wearing an orange vest and carrying a shotgun. Lumberjack, the dog she promised to train, and her three other bird dogs tromped through the fields of northern Delaware County at her side.
Somehow I doubt this story would make it in Bark magazine, even though it fits their slogan of "modern dog culture," or in Bark's Colorado knock-off, Colorado Dog. ("Your dog. Your family. Your lifestyle")
People want dogs, but they don't always want them to do what they were bred to do.
Of course, what dogs do is loudly vomit indigestible carrion onto the bedroom floor at 2 a.m., as Shelby demonstrated for us a couple of night ago.
(Hat tip: Hell in a Handbasket.)