The Gator Girl, for those who may not know, is my (now) eight year old Belgian Malinois.
And if you're unfamiliar with the breed, the Malinois is a part of the Belgian shepherd family. They're commonly seen in law enforcement/military fields because of their high intelligence and never-ending energy. The Gator Girl's name originates from the fact that many Malinois enthusiasts refer to the breed as "maligators" for their proficiency at protection work and/or taking down bad guys.
If you watch the show Person of Interest, Bear is a Malinois. While Bear is trained in Dutch, the Gator Girl is trained in French with a smattering of Russian.
And though the Gator Girl hails from very strong working lines, she is more noted for getting into things she's not supposed to and then hiding the evidence of her misdeeds.
You read that right. She hides the evidence. She breaks into cupboards, steals cookies and closes the cookie box so you won't know she's been in there. She broke into my glove compartment once to inhale the contents of a treat bag and then placed the tattered treat-less remains back inside and closed the box so I didn't know she'd been in there at all.
My wonderful, wacky, wild dog.
|Who knew that behind such a sweet, innocent face lurked|
the mind of a criminal genius?
|The Dynamic Duo, back when Big could tolerate being|
next to her...
|No stick is too large for Gator Girl!|
|The Gator Girl in the midst of a 9 foot broad jump|
|Able to leap 4,000 ft. mountains in a single bound!|
|And master of disguise!|
|Pleeeeeeeease, let me have the ball, mom!|
Thanks for indulging me, folks. Have a great Monday!