When I see other dogs, I tend to look at the big picture items like size, shape and color. I know others do the same, and with my pups there happens to be an easy-to-spot “big picture” identifier – a ridge.
The ridge of hair, running in the opposite direction, ends in two whorls at the top of Eko’s shoulders
But when I see Eko, that’s not the ridge I notice. Anyone can see that ridge, but you really have to look closely to see my favorite ridge, the one on the bridge of his nose.
This little whorl is why I sometimes call Eko a Rhodesian Ridgenose
And the same goes for puppy Penny:
Like Penny, her ridge is a bit off-kilter. Fitting, I think
In keeping with her bad-girl image, Penny has another whorl which I think makes her look like one tough chick. Check out Penny’s tribal neck tattoo:
Next thing you know she’ll be asking me to buy her a motorcycle
Since I have a pretty serious cowlick on my head, it seems only fitting Penny and Eko have an extra whorl.
At a glance you wouldn’t notice either whorl, which I think it part of why I like them
No one knows your pet like you know your pet. And no one pays attention to the little things about your pet like you do. So I’ve always had a favorite whorl, spot or quirk on all my pets that others might not notice.
My secret is out! So what about you guys? What is a unique identifier for your pet that you love but others might not notice?