Friday, November 12, 2010
Kipling is a Norwegian Elkhound. (In Europe, a moose is an elk. What we Americans call an elk ought to be called "red deer". Moose-hound would be the accurate translation to American of the original elghund.)
The first time Kipling saw a moose, he went bananas. He was a puppy, and he was in a car, so going bananas was not really the ideal reaction. ;)
The first time he saw a moose antler, he immediately went up and started chewing on it. Given that the dog had never seen a moose or an antler up to that point, this was rather suprising.
Clearly there's some sort of genetic memory in an animal like this.
That's a white-tailed deer skull that I found while mountain biking, btw. The carcass had been torn apart by coyotes.
Like his master, Kippy had a problem with the runs while on a high-grain diet. He's now a paleo dog, and his digestive problems are a thing of the past.