I was at the dog park the other day and was approched by a woman that was very excited about seeing Darmok. She told me that there is another dog at the dog park that looks "a lot" like Darmok.
I explained to her that Darmok is an American Indian Dog and that there really aren't a lot like him around and none that I know of in our area.
She told me that a dog walker walks one named Emily. She said that Emily is about 7 or 8 years old, weighs about 30-35 pounds, looks a lot like Darmok (she had asked the dog walker if Emily was part coyote) and has one blue eye and one brown eye. She continued to tell me that Emily was a rescue (from a shelter I think but don't remember) and that Emily was now on her 3rd owner. She believes that Emily was abandoned/rehomed because of how much energy she has. The presumably 2nd owner had her for several years but just recently rehomed her, to her 3rd owner, because the 2nd owners moved to New York.
The woman also said that the dog "sings" when it wants something and is one of the fastest dogs in the dog park. She said that Emily's current dog walker has been with her for a long time and inlcuding during the transisiton between the 2nd and 3rd owners.
I gave the woman my card and asked her to have the dog walker contact me becuase I would be very interested in having a playdate with this Emily (and of course to get a photo of this dog).
My question, to those of you that have been on the boards for 7 - 8 years. Do you know of this Emily or of any "missing" female AI dogs with one blue eye and one brown?
I am still hoping that I'll run into this dog walker and get a photo of Emily but from what this woman told me I have little doubt that she's an AI. BUT I question how she came to be with this now 3rd owner and who the original one was that put her in a Shelter (or was she stolen?). There's no way for me to know at the moment if the dog's original name was Emily or not.
I thought this was an interesting and odd encounter so thought I'd share. Other than laying in wait at the dog park for this mystery dog walker to appear with Emily, any ideas?