Thursday, March 26, 2009

Long of leg

Tuesday, we went en famille to visit Madison's breeder. Madison was put in her place -- troublesome teenager -- by her mother, Ariel, and played with the sweetest little girl puppy, Happy, from the new litter.

Cynthia said that Madison looks beautiful, but perhaps a little "hocky," which I reported to our doggy-type friends the next morning at the dog park.

Not "hawky," "hocky" I had to clarify. No, not like a giant bird. Conjuring images of pork products. Miss Piggy.

"That must be the thighs, like she has 'thunder thighs,'" someone observed. We all stared with a mixture of appreciation and confusion at Madison's muscular upper legs. She looks like an athlete. There was mention of women who play sports. Swimmers' shoulders. Sprinters' thighs.

"Yes, her butt is getting big," was one comment.

But, no, "hocky," would be large or long in the hock, which is basically the calf, or the lower portion of the leg. Not "calf," as in beasts that need to be tended and herded. Calf. The lower leg, not the thigh.

As in, you have "cankles." Or "those aren't calves, they are steers." Chortle.

Nick the Rottweiler is still staring at her admiration. "Great gams," he may be thinking. Those are real calves, great stems. Not hocky in his view.

Sigh. Madison is depressed today. She is moping. This will pass.


The Devil Dog said...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Madison. We think you are beautiful. And we couldn't care less if you were hocky or not.

Roxy & Lucky

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

We hate to think of you being depressed, Madison! We think you are absolutely beautiful!!!

Your Friends,
Tom and Tama-Chan

the professionals said...

chin up madison i think you are stunning hocks and all

Mango said...

Your dog mom got mad at you? Mine did too when I was a baby. That's how I got the scar on my head.

BTW - I think your bottom issues can be overcome with the right hair cut. Just a thought.


Maggie and Mitch said...

Cynthia is jealous of your good looks and she's making up stories to make you feel self-conscious, Madison! Ignore them! You're beautiful and elegant!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Life With Dogs said...

She's got nothing on Truffles - tell her a couple of weeks of salad for lunch will shed that winter weight :)

Kess And Her Mama said...

Hocky or not, we think Madison is beautiful! Cheer up dear girl!

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Hey Madison, just think: if you weren't so long of leg, you wouldn't be able to jump up into the Explorer!

Gus and Waldo

pee ess: We mentioned woo in our latest blog post!

Anonymous said...

I've heard people say dogs are hocky, and it seems to me it's just a way to insult a perfectly fine-looking dog. I say phooey on hocky!

See ya!

musings on a giant schnauzer in a little MEDIUM LARGE package