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My new friend, Yuki the Giant

Dear Friends,

Has anything like this ever happened to you?

I just about had a fit in Dog Park the other day. I was walking along minding my own business, keeping one eye on my humans and the other on various dogs scampering about when out of the blue this giant Doberman Pinscher came galloping over.

Naturally, I told him off in no uncertain terms but he didn’t seem to care or even notice. He just grinned and leaned down, way down, thinking, I imagine, that we’d touch noses and say hello. Fat chance. I backed up between my male human’s legs and this dog whom I didn’t even know just stuck his nose down some more. Well!

I gave in. He seemed very nice after all. For one thing he didn’t growl, hadn’t bitten anyone, especially me, and did I mention that he’s very tall and handsome?

His name is Yuki and it turns out he’s not a Doberman Pinscher at all. He’s a Beauceron (Bo-sir-ohn), from France of all places. Beaucerons are a really old breed over there. They’re sheep dogs, guard dogs and very, very pleasant – nowhere near as crazy as, say, Border Collies which are also very pleasant but never seem to stay in one place long enough for a sniff.

I’ll let you know how this new relationship works out.

Love,

Daisy Mae

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