15578Re: [sig] New Member, so to speak
- Dec 7, 2011On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 12:03 PM, David Funk <dwfunk@...> wrote:
>We got to meet a couple of these in person on our recent trip to
> I'm partial to Caucasian Ovcharkas. Alas, long hair animals don't do well
> down here in The Republic of Texas!
Georgia. The actual Caucasian working dogs, that is, not the
Russian-bred pets. The guide books all caution you to stay away from
them, since they are guard dogs, and you are pretty much by definition
one of the things they are guarding against. :^) The first one we
met was the guard dog (and yes, pet, I suppose) at the house we stayed
at in Mestia - they kept him tied up during the day, well away from
the guests and workmen. The second was in Ushguli, and he was one of
the ones whose job it is to guard the flocks from wolves and bears.
He looked like a bear himself, with his square head and little round
He had scars on his muzzle and wore an obviously home-forged
iron-spiked collar. We fed him khachapuri out of the car window. :^)
Happy, wag-tailed beast, but we'll stay in the car anyway, thanks !
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