Well, I’m back… didn’t miss me did you? Sheila guessed it a few days ago, (good job!), I took a little trip to see if Miss Dally couldn’t hook up with a boyfriend!
Why did I use THAT adjective? This trip wasn’t little!
Vernon and I drove to Kooskia, Idaho. It was supposed to be 650 miles, but the odometer read 680 miles on the way back home, which included a couple small side trips!
Let me put this another way. Vernon woke me up at 3 am Saturday and we left the house at 3:30, arriving in Idaho at 4:30. Yeah, it’s *NOT* a little trip!
Here he is… the handsome Mr. Tank!
Dally’s love life has consisted of two rendezvous. First there was the Sex and the Country Incident, (where Dally showed her, uhmmm… Free Spirit!) and then she had to flirt with Bubba to get him interested and going (which I blamed on his age!). With Tank so young, I expected it would be more like the Sex and the Country… but it wasn’t.
He was a gentleman.
To a fault.
They were given time and privacy and Dally did everything she knew to do to get him interested… flagging her tail, play bows, chasing, standing and backing into him, flirt flirt flirt. But he stood his ground and remained a proper *English* gentleman… and as far as we know, they never consummated their brief affair.
Now… remember my puppy I named Tully, from Dally’s last litter?
Her name is now Lark, and they make the cutest couple! They haven’t, uhm, *done it* either… but soon she’ll be old enough and that’s the plan. Tank, though, seemingly remained a true boyfriend and gentleman and didn’t go through with his fling with Lark’s mom!
Which, well, stinks for me… but, that’s Life in The Far Far West. Sometimes you lose at love. Could they have done it and we just didn’t know? Sure. In two months if Dally has pups, we’ll know that they are very, very sneaky lovers!
However that part turned out, the rest of it was great! Gorgeous country to drive through, Vernon really enjoyed seeing it. More on that tomorrow! Thanks Big Time to G. for your hospitality and K. and C. for coming to visit as well!