Baby...was born January 2002...is smaller and redder
than Sandy with a white chest. You can really see the Whippet
blood in her and them. She is polite and curious and even when starving, she
would rather watch me doing things than eat. We're worried that she
will starve as she will only have eaten a small portion of her food when
Sandy and the others will have finished theirs than proceed to eat hers too.
All the dogs are polite and never grab or wolf food, no matter how hungry
they are, they look at us first nuzzle our hands if we're holding food for
them, then start eating. None of the dogs except Sandy steal food from
us. And none of them defecates even close to our camp. In fact
the only time they disobey is if that's where they're going. It's hard
to believe that pack discipline would make a more house- broken pet than
most people could.
We're hoping that a young Venezuelan surfer from Todos
Santos is going to drive down soon and pick her up for himself.
Sandy, Baby's sister is bigger and more aggressive
than Baby. She has a voracious appetite and can't seem to get
filled. Every morning she has one or more dried puffers to chew on for
her puppy teeth. The trouble is she eats them, spines and all and you
can often see her bringing them up later on.
Unlike the other dogs, she is eager to come in the trailer
or truck and is actively promoting her adoption whenever she can.
She's funny, the first 2 weeks she was Teddy's protector if any strange dogs
came around, she was like a big sister. Then she got in the trailer
once and saw Teddy's private food and water dishes. After that she
despised him and would have eaten him if she could. We saw her sitting
facing away from Teddy with her eyes squinted half-shut, looking sideways at
him with a look of wicked hatred. The poor little dog just wants
the same security for herself.