Thursday, 29 October 2009

Dog of the Day - Billie

NorthWapiti's HillBilly
DOB - June 24, 2007
Sire - NorthWapiti's Detonator
Dam - Chlout's Hilda of NorthWapiti

Billy is out of our 'Hillbilly' litter - littermate to Grit, Roscoe, Bubba, Fritter, Daisy (now known as Addie), and Bango (now known as Tidgy).

We had sold Billie as a youngster, but she never really seemed to find her place until she made it back to our yard this spring. This is where she is meant to be.

There is nothing warm and cuddly about Billie - she is a tough little tomboy of a dog. She doesn't like to snuggle, but she does like a good scratch and really seems to appreciate verbal praise.

She is solid both in build and performance. It took her some time, but she has figured out that scrapping is frowned upon here. Now she is quite tolerant and accepting of things in harness. Yesterday she was paired up with Casey who was on Billie's side of the gangline as much as her own, but Billie just put her head down and worked. She will not stand for Cricket trying to push her around though. She is one of two dogs in the yard (Sprite being the other one) that will stand up to Cricket.

Billie has even done a turn or two in lead. Give it another year and I am confident that she will be a race leader for us!

Perhaps her most distinguishing feature is her light, almost wolf-ish eyes. They seem to be off setting to some, but I like them. In my mind they are a mirror to her independent, sort of wild nature!

Billie is sponsored by LaRita Skipper of Ward, AR!!


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to see Billie's profile!! What a sweet girl! I'm glad she is getting a second chance back at North Wapiti>

granimar said...

Karen, you're right about Billie's eyes----you couldn't hide anything from her that wasn't true, she can look right through you. I think they give her a super intelligent look. She is a nice looking girl, it'll be fun watching her mature.