|When I first saw this nameless dog, she looked a bit dejected.|
|At our first meeting, she wasn't sure what to make of me, and was too shy to even hold up her head.|
The name Scout came about while seeking a single syllable name that wouldn't get too tiresome. Many people assume her name was influenced by Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, but her name was probably more inspired by the International Scout, though any influence was subconscious. I just liked the sound of the word, and the general definition of the word seemed to fit her characteristics and personality.
Now, fully fleshed out and with a nice coat, Scout still appears a little wild. Curiously, she has about the same dimensions as a coyote, with a similar aloofness around anyone but me. She also revels in the wilderness. As I've noted on this blog several times before, Scout is a natural biking dog, and especially appreciates mountain trails. I probably have more photos of her trotting along beside my bike than doing anything else. I certainly don't have many of her sitting or staying, as those are commands we have yet to master. Here's to many more years and many more trails with Scout.
|Cruising the trail a few weeks ago at Buffalo Creek.|
|You're going to share a bit of whatever it is you're eating, right?|