I have always had a thing for black dogs and cats. Black, black, black. My first three dogs were black and I had a black cat. Three out of four had some white on them, but overall they were black. So how in the world did I get 5 light colored dogs? That darn Brut. When my black and white Husky pick was already chosen, the breeder held up Brut, the heavens sang and blah, blah, blah, my whole world changed.
When Silver and Brut had ten puppies, four white, three black with white chest and paws and three Husky looking ones colored from sable to grey, again my world was turned upside down. Four WHITE puppies?? I remember the look of horror and surprise that passed between my husband and I, who was going to want WHITE puppies?? It still blows my mind that they were the first to go.
|Nope! No black dogs here!!|
Zappa was a given. He could have been purple with yellow polka dots and we were keeping him and of course I had my heart set on one of the black females. Then when the pups were three days old, I watched Fiona the white runt, fight with all of the determination and soul to get to the "feed bag" after her siblings. My heart did flip flops and I decided right then and there, she was a keeper.
After many days of see-sawing with whether to keep the black female who had stolen my heart in so many ways, I finally had to come to the realization that having three puppies at the same time was probably not the wisest choice, black or not and I laid her in the hands of a dear friend where she found the home she needed.
And while it was the hardest decision I made giving up my little black Angel, my dreams for a black dog haven't died. My ultimate dog is an all black Husky mix with blue eyes. I have never had a blue eyed dog and actually not sure if I care for the color, but I think the contrast between the black and blue would be awesome!
|Yep, it was all because of me!!|
So have I based any decisions based on color? On the overall no because I didn't chose any one those first three dogs or my cat, they were given to me. It's no secret that I have always had an attraction to black animals and when I chose Brut, I definitely did not choose him for his color but he put a spin in my black dog vision and turned it completely upside down. Or is that right side up?? :) Whatever it was, it was I have come to appreciate the variety and beauty of all of them.
So tell me, how much did color influence your decision in choosing your dog? Or was there something else that drew you to them first? Have your opinions changed over time or do you tend to stick with your favorite colors? Did a particular dog or dogs come along that gave you a completely different perspective? Did you choose a specific breed for their color?