May 21, 2009

The red-winged black coyote.

The red-winged black coyote

24 comments:

Palladian said...

This dog is beginning to irritate!!!

traditionalguy said...

Are you beginning to see dogs as coyotes? Maybe the dogs are awaiting a signal to rise up against their masters. Nevermind, that is just the old Southern fear re-expressing itself.

Meade said...

Palladian: Holly would be pals with your Boston Terrier if ever they met. She isn't really a coyote. Althouse just likes to pretend.

Meade said...

...just like she doesn't really have a red wing. That's a blade of red grass I stuck in her collar as a joke. Althouse can be easily amused.

NKVD said...

I would miss a dog like that if I moved away. I would also be concerned about how well it would be taken care of under new management.

Meade said...

Yes, NKVD, I will miss Holly. I'm sure there will be visits. And I know her owners - my good neighbors - will continue to take very good care of her.

Bissage said...

Put a woman’s head on that photo of Holly and you’ll have a new kind of sphinx.

If you lift its tail, you’ll see its sphinxter

Meade said...

Ha ha ha. That reminds me, Bissage -- Holly the anubis.

Bissage said...

An ankh for her dog collar and she's all set!

chickenlittle said...

What does Holly symbolize for Althouse? There must be something to this but I'm stumped.

David said...

"Althouse can be easily amused."

A fine trait. My wife is that way too. She is a good natured soul and if she is easily amused by me (she is) she is definitely easy to amuse.

Today is our fourth wedding anniversary and we still amuse each other greatly.

But we know that our dog is not a coyote.

Ann Althouse said...

"What does Holly symbolize for Althouse?"

Holly is the animal that doesn't object to being seen in photographs on this blog.

Rich B said...

Ah, amusement! One of the keys to a long and happy marriage.

traditionalguy said...

Admit it professor, you love Holly and take her pictures the most, but try to say it's a viewpointy thing. Wait until you have a granddaughter and see how many pictures you take of her.

Michael McNeil said...

The New York Times, earlier this year:

“In a bit of genetic sleuthing, a team of researchers has determined that black wolves and coyotes in North America got their distinctive color from dogs that carried a gene mutation to the New World.

“The finding presents a rare instance in which a genetic mutation from a domesticated animal has benefited wild animals by enriching their “genetic legacy,” the scientists write in Thursday’s Science Express, the online edition of the journal Science. Because black wolves are more common in forested areas than on the tundra, the researchers concluded that melanism — the pigmentation that resulted from the mutation — must give those animals an adaptive advantage.”

bearbee said...

Redwing Beakgle

essaybee said...

Does anyone know kind(s) of dog Holly is? She looks very much like my dog-of-unknown-provenence.

Maxine Weiss said...

You won't know what Holly does, or does not, object to until it's too late.

chickenlittle said...

Holly is the animal that doesn't object to being seen in photographs on this blog.

Which animal objects?

Irene said...

The red Poodles don't object to being seen in photographs on this blog. They rather like it.

rhhardin said...

An experienced dog will sabotage photographs, usually by dropping what's being held, or moving so the desired background is no longer in the background relative to you.

Michael Hasenstab said...

Althouse, maybe you need one of these to keep around the house in Madison. It could accompany you to work.

jpr9954 said...

"Does anyone know kind(s) of dog Holly is? She looks very much like my dog-of-unknown-provenence."

It looks like a Groenendael or black Belgian Shepherd.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Shepherd_Dog#Groenendael

Meade said...

jpr9954: Cool. But I think Holly is a shepherd/border collie mix. She came to my neighbors through an organization called Sheltered Paws.