Saturday, September 22, 2007


The Book: Nancy Campbell, THE GERMAN SHORTHAIRED POINTER: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet. Howell Book House, 1999. Published without dust jacket; book is in fine condition.
First read: 2000
Owned since: 2000

It has come to my attention that some people read this blog only in hopes of seeing the occasional picture of Dizzy, my pointer-lab mix. I apologize for neglecting this mission, so here you go:

I always refer to Dizzy as a pointer-lab mix, but I have no idea of his true heritage. This was the book that convinced me he is at least part pointer; maybe German, maybe English, but it hardly matters.
A German Shorthaired Pointer ... is a regal comic ... [they] make cheerful therapy dogs ... they do not like to be without their people.

That's Dizzy. He is not the brightest, but he's a gentleman: naturally social, kind to the disabled and the sad, patient with children and perpetually good-humored. He is unreliable around squirrels and cats, easily distracted by interesting smells, and a little too attached to me. That can be annoying, but I admit I wouldn't have it any other way. Someone should find me indispensable.


Anonymous said...

He is not the brightest, but he is a gentleman... That's funny. I think we own his cousin.


Anonymous said...

Did he have his hip surgery?


AnswerGirl said...

Not yet -- he'll have the first next month, and there's a possibility that a surgeon here in Maine can do it, which would be good.

Anonymous said...

He looks like my dog, Buddy. I think he is a Lab-Pointer mix too. We can start our own breed-the Pointador. lol