Niurka T.: And Yet Another Desert Longcoat
Niurka is happy, happy, happy. She is also waggy, waggy waggy. And because she weighs 107 lbs, when she is happy, it feels like a genuine California earthquake. Niurka is Russian for mink, although I hope I never meet a mink her size.
Niurka T. is another longcoat German Shepherd rescued from the same Lancaster shelter that longcoats Bear T. and Dakota T. came from. The three of them coming out of the shelter looked like a stampeding herd of wooly mammoths—not something you might expect to see in the Mojave Desert. But there they were. Fortunately, Niurka was well groomed and had been well taken care of (except for being over-fed which I’m sure was done out of love), unlike the other two mammoths.
Niurka loves to go for walks, and loves to be with her people. She has been great with every person she has met and she is fine with some dogs (see pic of her and Dakota T) but can be snarky with some other dogs. Although she is 10.5 years old, she will make someone a wonderful walking companion.