Darla is a Bassador. Don’t know what a Bassador is? Well, I didn’t either until the folks at the shelter informed me it was a cross between a Labrador and a Basset Hound. The result is basically a short Labrador with enormous paws. This led to Darla’s full name: Darla Petunia Puppypaws.
Darla is currently eight months old and weighs about forty pounds. She’s a quiet, slow moving dog until she catches sight of her favorite being in all the world—Kyle the Chihuahua. Kyle and Darla are a match made in canine heaven: Darla is a puppy and Kyle apparently thinks he’s a puppy. He also thinks he can wrestle a dog thirty pounds heavier than he is. There’s a lot of galumping in my house, usually when I’m trying to write.
Rue of course disapproves of all this frivolousness and often has to send Darla to her corner for a time out. At some point in the future, it may occur to Darla that she’s four times heavier than Rue…but I’m not counting on it.