I have always loved writing, and now that I am retired I thought I would be able to find time to write, but it seems that I still manage to fill my days with activities. I have however found that while I travel, I enjoy writing about some of the interesting things we do. I hope you enjoy reading of our adventures as much as I like writing about them.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The Dogs of Kejick
Oh, I'm sorry did you need this truck?
Although I think I am slightly
allergic, I love dogs, and discovered that I do not have to actually
own a dog to enjoy them. I have friends who seem to be willing to
lend me their dogs and that works great. Kejick Bay has some great
dogs, and sitting around a fire one night I got to meet a lot of
When Alisha first moved to Kejick she
was concerned about the number of seemingly feral dogs wandering the
neighbourhood, but fortunately she met a dog named Bear who convinced
her the dogs of Kejick were okay. With a name that suited him, bear
was a big dog, but Alisha discovered he was really a big teddy bear,
and I heard about him through e-mail and facebook. She also
discovered that the people in the community have made a conscious
decision to only allow dogs that get along with people.
Now that I am in Kejick I have started
to meet these amazing dogs. First I met “Drea” who was a rescue
from a fly in community. Although she was supposed to be wary of men,
all it took was one dog treat and she was my friend. Than I met
“Nibbles”, who looked like the “not so friendly” Egyptian
street dogs, but was an amazing friendly dog, and he also became my
friend. Nibbles is the alpha dog in the neighbourhood, and every
other dog except Buddy (more about her later) cow-tow to him even
though he is almost 10 years old. When Nibbles barks and takes of on
a tear, every other dog follows. Who names their dog “Nibbles”
when he is the Alpha dog? Obviously his name among his dog friends in
his pack is something “Butch”or “Killer”. It's a good thing
dogs don't actually understand our language.
Hey mister . . . pet me please! (not Buddy)
I had heard about “Buddy”. She was
the talk of the firepit when people realized I was a “dog person”.
I was told she was really not a dog, she was half wolf. Apparently
one of her owner actually had her DNA tested and sure enough she is
half wolf. One night sitting around the fire someone noticed her
walking by, and called to her. Although the Kejick dogs seem almost
feral and wild, they have names and answer to them. Hearing her name,
Buddy and a couple other dogs running with her immediately turned and
trotted over to our firepit. She brought “Magic” with her along
with “Surviver”. Buddy is a massive dog of almost pure white and
she does look like a wolf, but she is gentle as a puppy. Her tail
wags and she demands your attention, but then a 120 lb wolf/dog does
get your attention. Nibbles does not like her however and was not
happy with her intruding on our gathering, but with Buddy's size and
heritage, she literally does not care. No one messes with Buddy and
she knows it, even if “She” cannot be Alpha dog, she is in a
category of her own.
Alisha tells me that the people of
Kejic will not allow any dog that even growls at a child to live in
the community and dogs that do not get along with people get shot. It
sounds cruel, but the dogs of Kejick are amazing; they are friendly
and love people. I saw a little two year old baby toddle over and
maul a dog laying in the sand outside the school. She pulled his
ears. Stuck her hand in his mouth and twisted his paw, but he just
lay there. Yes, I have come to like the dogs of Kejick Bay.
These are all the pictures I have of the dogs, but I will add more when I get them.