Via Today, a video of dogs shaking water and/or drool all over the place:
The biggest, drooliest one is French mastiff with the fancy-sounding appellation “Dogue De Bordeaux.” Lately, the mister has been trying to talk me into adding a mastiff to our menagerie: Apparently he feels outnumbered since all the residents of our homestead aside from himself are female — yes, even the chickens.
I’m not sure how having a male dog on the place (in an “altered” state!) would really address the gender imbalance, but in any case, why a mastiff, I wonder? We’ve always had boxers, and the mister is the driver behind that — his family have all been boxer people from way back. That’s fine with me; boxers are wonderful dogs.
But if I were comparing traits of other types of dogs to add to the mix, MORE JOWLS! wouldn’t be on my list. Nor am I thrilled about the prospect of having a dog that outweighs me by a hundred-plus pounds competing for couch space. Anyone here friends with a mastiff?
Please feel free to discuss whatever.