Doug Goodman

Texas Horror Writer. Cadaver Dog Handler.

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Posted by douggoodman on October 12, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Picked up Voodoo Sunday.  Her owner said she has German bloodlines, but Voodoo looked more East Texas than anything to me.  She was very alert and inquisitive about her environment.  As to the all-black nature, so far there are no tan or red markings on the dog.  Already stories are mounting about the new pup.  For one, she apparently has a head of steel and a rubber neck.  She leaped off the couch and landed on her head, and her body flipped over on her.  After she yelped cause she couldn't right herself, Andrea swooped in and turned her over. 

Another story, she is all shepherd.  She has defended me from the evil dog in the backyard who just wants to come out of the rain.  Poor Moj.  He looked at me to say, "Oh, hell.  Another shepherd?"  He has learned that there is a huge difference between how retrievers and shepherds act.  For one, shepherds don't let him inside.  Then they do that whole "herding" thing to him, which he doesn't much like either.  So this will take a little getting used to for him.

I will post later some video of Voodoo playing.  A month or two ago I took a tennis ball and shoved it in my "dead guy" bag, where it has stayed ever since.  I brought the ball out for Voodoo to play with.  Before I could get the camera up, she came up to the ball, gave it a big whiff, then started playing with it.  Let the game begin!

Categories: Search and Rescue, Finding A New Dog, Puppy

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Reply Leslie
1:06 PM on October 18, 2009 
What a beautiful dog!