Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Azawakh: Tombouktou's X'Enayat

Yes, it is almost October, but here in California we are enjoying(?)
a second summer, our Indian summer.  It was over 100° F  (38°C) yesterday. And today is another scorcher.  Enayat was in the shade, looking at me as if I were crazy to be taking photos since this was after all her siesta hour. It is so easy for these dogs to lose their heritage, they adapt so readily and by virtue of this resilience, they can also lose it with ease.  So important to pursue and maintain a life style for these dogs that is more akin to their origins. Silk pillows doth not a tough dog maketh.

Alatokh Idiiyat-es-Sahel
Thanks to Cindy for this cozy photo of Asmun Idiiyat-es-Sahel (left) and Alatokh Idiiyat-es-Sahel.  Cindy has had Asmun since a puppy, he is out of Kaisoon Al Ifriqiya and Hatshepsut and is 6 years old.  Recently Cindy took in Alatokh - he's 7-1/2 year old with a seizure history. Cindy worked hard to adjust Alatokh's diet to minimize his seizure episodes and is successfully managing his epileptic condition.  Alatokh is out of Alem'nemehal Al-Ifriqiya and Taytok. Though Alatokh lived most of his life with a large pack of dogs under little supervision, he had no trouble adapting to being a couch potato and bonding with his new, all-male tribe.  He minds his Ps and Qs with Cindy as the head packer.

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