Sunday, January 15, 2012


Tigra by susanvg
Tigra, a photo by susanvg on Flickr.
Photo: January 15, 2012

Tigra belongs to cousins of ours. She started life as a street dog in the Dominican Republic and developed all the wiles she needed to survive. For several years she has lived here in a comfortable home. Life sure changes, but some of her habits persist. She is a great scavenger, waiting patiently to snap up anything that drops from people's plates. Indoors she is a lamb, happily submitting to attention from one and all, even baring her belly to anyone willing to provide the welcome scratches and caresses. I'm told that outdoors she is a wolf, with her street-learned instincts coming to the fore. She will defend her territory and her people. Fortunately, I have only seen the lamb side. Her intelligent eyes, make it hard to resist her.


  1. What a sweet face! What we learn when young stays with us.

  2. The soft side is in this picture, but also the feeling of her strength and being able to turn on a dime.

    So glad she has somewhere to be loved.

  3. I like this story! The photo is amazing - you've really caught her lamb side. Great shot!