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I am starting out my social work career and my marriage. I write to relieve stress...mostly by sarcastically telling life stories.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bernese Mountain Dog

I rarely talk about my dogs- not sure why considering they would probably be an interesting topic. The first job I ever had was as at a dog kennel and basically my job was to play with the dogs. I was 16 and I have been in love with Bernese Mountain Dogs since then. When I graduated from my undergraduate program I bought one as a graduation gift to myself. She came home looking like the picture above. Seriously, she was the cutest puppy ever!
As she has grown up (she is going on 4 years old) she has become slightly neurotic. She is afraid of strangers and, well- she is scared of everything really. Trash bags are the boogy man in her mind. But, once she gets to know you she is goofy and bounds around the house like she doesn't weigh 80 pounds. I normally post pictures like the one above because they make her look pretty. But now I will expose her for what she really is:

The under bite queen! As she has gotten older her under bite just gets worse. According to the American Kennel Club Bernese Mountain Dogs:

 "teeth meet in a scissors bite. An overshot or undershot bite is a serious fault."

So I am normally very entertained by telling her she is seriously faulted. I could be upset by her "fault" if I really considered how much I paid for her. Instead I like to think that it makes her unique. Like a fluffy bulldog or something.

Hopefully I am not the only one with a seriously faulted dog!


  1. ha! i have a seriously faulted cat who takes prozac!!! you and your dog are in good company!

  2. I adore these dogs! We have a beagle terrier mix who looks like a smaller version. Sometimes I fantasise about him being the lost runt of Bernese Mountain Dog litter. Hehe