Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things I love about my shiba

I love her hands.

You might think dogs don't have hands, and technically you're right. Dogs have paws. However, Tinky-Winky has remarkably graspy little paws, and by that I don't mean she's avaricious. Well... Ok, she is avaricious, even as dogs go, but that's not what I meant.

The thing with Tinky-Winky is, when she shakes hands, or when I give her my hand to lean on so she can stand up and tell me something, she doesn't rest her paw limply in my hand like most dogs do. Instead she flexes her phalanxes, or her metatarsals, or whatever it is she flexes, so that it feels like she's holding my hand.

And as she's the only one who ever does, I sure appreciate her holding my hand in her graspy little paws.

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