Tuesday, February 24, 2009

This is Entropy

He is an 8-year old Anatolian Shepherd that belongs to our friends Dave and Sandie. He is big. He is at the near the top end of the standard size for his breed. He's not fat, he is just a big boy, 150 lbs!

Entropy's dad is a scientist; his first of many degrees. Entropy's name is related to physics and the second law of thermodynamics, the one that deals with "disorder, chaos, and lack of predictability". Entropy the dog is anything but chaotic. He is big, calm and sweet.

The reason this post is here is because my brother and his wife have a dog named Oskar. He is an Anatolian Shepherd too, but he is more on the low end of the weight and size scale for the breed. He also, in his younger years, would have deserved the name "Entropy" more than Dave and Sandie's dog. This is not a reflection of my love for Oskar; he was just a handful when he was younger and I am dealing with that with some of my younger pups. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that they will perhaps grow up and mellow.

After spending an evening with our friends Dave and Sandie, they are also hoping that their human children will one day grow up and "mellow". At least one of them, who Dave claims has turned his once red hair to grey!

Leave it to me to only get photos of the dog. Their 3 children are also beautiful, as is our friend Gail's child who was there also.

I just couldn't get over how big this dog was! He has his own myspace page. That's how big he is.

1 comment:

  1. oh what fun! Thanks for posting such a lovely picture of you and the big guy. and saying such nice things about the kids! We really have to get together again soon, after I come back, tan and refreshed!