Folks, this is a dog that lives life to the fullest. No kiddin'. Taffy (or Taffy Lyn to be exact) is an eight year old yorkshire terrier. She belongs to our friends, Richard and Betty. Remember, they are the ones that we are visiting this weekend? She is definitely their baby......their spoiled baby!
Taffy has had many adventures and "close calls". She is the spunkiest dog I've ever seen and so smart too. She is a country dog through and through.
Last night awhile after we arrived at their home, Taffy experienced her latest adventure. She cornered a skunk in their carport and I bet you can guess what happened next! Yep, we were "blessed" with skunk scent room spray for quite awhile. They didn't have any tomato juice in which to bathe her but did find some tomato sauce. It didn't work as well, but helped a little.
Let's see...here's a few of Taffy's many exciting and dangerous adventures:
She once bit a frog and came in foaming...and foaming...and foaming...at the mouth for quite awhile.
She had a scrap with a rooster....and I guess you could say the rooster won. She had numerous cuts and lost alot of blood. It didn't keep her out of commission for long though.
She fought with an opposum. The fight left her with an opposum tooth embedded in her 3rd eyelid. (apparently dogs have 3 layers of eyelids and this was on the 3rd one). She was one miserable dog.
Taffy chases armadillos......and rides them! Now that's one thing I wish I had a picture of!
She's been bitten twice by either a copperhead snake or a tarantula spider.
Her closest to death experience was a fight with dogs. She was in pretty bad shape with infection. She pulled through though.
Taffy nearly drowned twice. One of these times, she had chased a flock of birds over into water without Betty and Richard realizing and the area had a walled area and bless her heart...she couldn't find a way out! She was fighting hard when they discovered her.
She's also had a tooth pulled and a hernia removed.
And did I mention that Taffy loves to fish? She perches right on the edge of the boat and attentively and patiently watches the lines for a catch. She anxiously waits for it to be reeled in and then she has to "examine" and "approve" and lick every one! One time Richard and my dad were fishing using weiners as bait and Taffy decided to help herself to a weiner (with a hook inside). My dad caught her just in time before she swallowed it!
Yep, Taffy is definitely a dog living on the edge. She lives for thrills and adventure and wouldn't be happy any other way. After all, life would be dull otherwise. :)