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When people meet Natasha, she will either be aloof or offer her ears for an appropriate scratching. But everyone sees this pretty girl and wonders why I refer to her as Queen Natasha the Evil.
When you see her with the pack and she simply walks through them as they move out of her way, you see the Queen part pretty quickly. And even when she is just sitting in the car, people will comment on how self-assured and confident she is. But Evil?
For that you need to see her routine behavior around the house. Walking past Rusty who is sleeping on the couch, grabbing him by the neck, and pulling him into mid-air so he pulls a Wile E Coyote look for a half second before he crashes to the ground while she continues to walk across the room. Walking over the top of a sleeping Qannik making sure all four paws make connection. Waiting until everyone else is finished with their meal before starting and then slowly savoring every bite as they watch. Now you are beginning to get the idea.
And when we brush her she can purr as we brush her chest, neck and shoulders and growl as we brush her back half (and pity your attempts to brush haunches and tail). Thus she can purr and growl all in the same brush stroke.
But walking yesterday was a classic mixture of the royalty, the self-confidence, and the growl all in one package. We reached 80 degrees (26 C) here at the house (I know, I know, but that is hot for us) and, thus, the walk was moving slow. A bee buzzed down starting from the left.
Rusty did his duck and weave as the bee buzzed around his head. Cheoah and Kodiak each shook their heads as the bee buzzed around their ears. Qannik backed off and Kiska drifted away.
Not Natasha. She just kept walking forward as the bee started circling her head. Nary an ear flicked. She never shook. And yet the bee kept circling. Natasha slowly turned her head until she was looking directly at the buzzing bee hovering a mere two inches away from Natasha’s nose. Natasha curled her lips back, bared teeth, and growled at the bee. The bee flew away.
Queen Natasha the Evil.
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Even after a long hike, a Queen must always avoid a fashion faux pas like, say, an out of place tongue. No, the Queen and Decorum are intact.
Bi-peds and Quadra-peds alike sometimes underestimate the upside of “evil”… keep other “evil” (bees) at bay! I once had a dingo who’s motto was “I’m not evil. I’m misunderstood.”
Your dogs are heavenly! Makes me love my Juno even more. She’s starting to come out of her shell after about a year (and under the influence of an dominant male).
Being evil isn’t all bad. I relish being Wilbur the evil cat.
Hail to Queen Natasha!!! We are very impressed and bow to the Queen…
too funny – sweetie does the same thing with her brothers – she pulls them off the couch just for fun – watches them eat then eats hers – stays on her thrown (lay on top of the crates and peers down on her brothers)
but the bee thing is priceless
woodrow sweetie mj
Wow, I’m impressed! I probably would try to eat it. 🙂
I am a little bit afraid of Queen Natasha the Evil.
I love it!
My big SibeSta Kyrye does that with her food too! She khan make hers last 2-1/2 hours – part of it might be due to her being 14-1/2 years old but she does seem to enjoy savouring hers!
Khonfident soooo works – makes the boys wonder and the other girls jealous!
Natasha ROCKS! She reminds me a lot of my mentor – Stormy. We could all learn a lot from both of them!
Play bows – and respect to Natasha!
PS: I think I might be developing a crush…..
I love a confident girl. I need to find someone to try the Wile E Coyote move on. If I try it on Eva, I’ll end up in a time out.
There’s always one kid like that in the group. And you have to love them for their self-confidence.
Wow! You made a bee run and hide. Pretty impressive. Personally, I would have beat it up and then eaten it.
Very impressive. I’m glad to see that the world is safe with all of my wonderful surrogates around to ensure world husky domination and keep the slackers in line.
I’ve never lived with such a supremely self-confident dog. Or, perhaps all her little ‘evil’ displays toward the other dogs actually stem from some insecurity?
I’ll have to try growling at the next bee who comes after me!
The OP Pack still thinks she looks too beautiful to do all those things, but the Mom says she has seen the same years ago from Dakota. Just making sure evfurryone understands who is boss. And now the bee world knows as well.
Guess that silly bee learned his lesson!
You have to admire her, she knows what she wants to do and does it. If she wasn’t Pack Leader, she would BE pack leader because its who she is.
Fun post, DK.