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.