Sunday, March 12, 2006

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!
Your Personality Profile

You are funky, outdoorsy, and down to earth.
While you may not be a total hippie...
You're definitely one of the most free spirited people around.

You are very impulsive - every day is a new adventure.
However, you do put some thought behind all your actions.
Still, you do tend to shock and offend people from time to time!

Majestic Beasts

http://www.olderhill.co.za/wolfdogs.htm

This site has some lovely pictures of GSDs and also rare pictures of a GSD pup playing with a Lion Cub. I do believe there are lots of similarities between these big cats (felines) and big dogs (canines). I wish I had witnessed the pup and the cub growing up. It would have been the highlight of my life. Still hope I get such a chance one day.

Always thought of my Jimmy when I saw a lion or tiger on TV (Discovery channel or Animal planet) One can observe so many things that one is familiar with. I despise hyenas even though they belong to the canine family. They are such ungraceful wretches! Leopards and cheetahs (felines) are fast and stun you with the fluidity of their bodies while in motion. But nothing is as beautiful and satisfying to watch as a lion, a tiger or a wolf.

My favourite breed of dogs is the German Shepherd, a.k.a. Alsation (I know for sure now that the 2 names refer to the same breed), because among the breeds I have seen, they bear the greatest resemblance to wolves. But, I'm told (and have seen in pictures) that Siberian Huskies come the closest. That in no way lessens my love for Alsations.... probably one more reason I loved Jimmy so much and took so much pride in him.

Yes... I'll say that again... I'm proud of my Jimmy. And I love him. He's no more... but I love him. I have a theory of dogs having a strong sense of character and their own personalities and idiosyncracies... just like people. I believe Jimmy and I were cut out for each other, given our temperaments. Some day I'll elaborate on that theory. For now... I have only Jimmy and me to lend support to it. Some day I'll have another (God willing... many more) dog(s). Then, I would have a chance to try the theory out some more and comment with authority and a greater degree of certainty.