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November 21, 2009

This weekend’s Fantasy Dog Adoption picks got my attention based on both breed-mixes and the looks on their faces. Plus, I cannot help but read into the likely story behind their arrival at the shelter. Meet Callie a young lab mix and Al Dente, a border collie mix.

2 months old
Lab mix

This is either a kind of tired or a little worried girl. I’m sure the brown above her eyes makes it seem more pronounced. She reminds me of a former dog training classmate, who was terrified of people. I used to hold treats low and behind my back for her. She eventually got brave enough to come get them. I tried really hard not to turn into her or to look at her … or even to talk to her since it took so much effort for her to even approach.


Al Dente
1 year old
border collie + cattledog mix

Personally, I would change this name pronto. Do you really want a dog with a name that means “to the tooth” or “to the bite”? I don’t. :o)

I am guessing that this sweetie is the mom to the litter of pups featured at the bottom of the main adoptable dog page. I suspect that her babies will get adopted before she does, which is super sad. She looks a little intense and worried here, with this ears tucked back, but I’m sure she has been through a lot … getting either lost or dumped for being pregnant … like that’s her fault.

The pups all have names for different kinds of pasta. For me, the look on Ravioli’s face is priceless.


About the Author Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related.

I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

  1. I’m a sucker for those worried eyes! Just want to make it all better. Must not take in another dog right now… must not take in another dog right now…

  2. I was going to say Al Dente, too, because she looks like she’d be great at agility with that build, but then I decided it’d be lots of fun to watch Callie grow up. She looks more GSD than Lab to me.

  3. Both cute! I would have to go for Al Dente (although she definitely needs a new name) – you know I’m a sucker for scrawny little smooth-coated black and white dogs.

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