Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I think I have seldom met a dog who so well suited her name. Pearl is just that - a pearl, with her almost translucent colour, the soft texture of her silky hair, her classic looks, her class and grace without being ostentatious. She is one gem of a dog.

Pearl is one of the Wednesday walking group. A Borzoi, she is a sighthound - gracefully athletic, yet calm and quiet and gentle. Originally bred in Russia, the name borzoi comes from borzaya which means "quick dog".

Pearl is perhaps one of the most photogenic dogs I have met , second only to Oliver. It's almost impossible to take a bad photo of her.

What I can't figure out is how a dog with such fine white fur stays soooo clean after a day on the estuary!


Anonymous said...

We got to meet the lovely Pearl at lure coursing last September. She is a beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.

Ellen & crew

Anonymous said...

Pearl is lovely!

Have to say, I'm very envious of your soon-to-be freedom from the work grind, and enjoying things like "Wednesday walks" with others and their dogs.


Anonymous said...

You are so right Jean. Pearl can go on the muddiest walk and come through them still sparking white, even her paws seem to stay clean.