September 5, 2002

I like it like Laika!

We got a new dog last week. She's half border collie (yeah, right.) and half australian cattle dog. She's incredibly wonderfully patient with the kids and has chased squirrels into trees and over 6 foot tall fences. We named her Laika after the famous dogmonaut in 1957 who flew in Sputnik 2. (In researching her name we also came across this interesting site for Radio Laika. Mouse over the picture of the dog?/horse? The kids got a kick out of this and the dog reacted to the barking. Oh, did I mention that Laika means "barker" in Russian?)