LRD a/k/a: “Little Rat Dog”
Well, as many of us have been working from home, the upside for our pets is that they are not home alone all day and have been getting a lot more attention. No exception to this is my bankruptcy paralegal, Tara Cummings,’ dog named “Little Rat Dog” (yes that is her name!) As usual, when I want to spotlight a team member, they hem and haw and suggest their dog. In this case, I could not refuse.
LRD, as she is affectionately known, has an interesting back story and it relates to how she got her name. Tara was told she is part terrier and part chihuahua. LRD actually lived across the street from Tara and would be left out on a screened porch all day while its owners were at work. At some point, when Tara would be sitting in front of her house letting her other dog run around, LRD would find a way to escape and run over to Tara. Tara would play with her and then bring her back. LRD was all scruffy, unkempt, and ungroomed and Tara didn’t know her name and thought she looked like a dirty ol’rat. So, she just referred to her as that “little rat dog from across the street.”
After about two weeks of LRD visiting Tara and Tara then having to bring her back to her home, the owners eventually asked her if she wanted the dog. Hesitant at first (for about two and a half seconds), since Tara knew the dog wasn’t being properly cared for, she said yes and now had a second dog enter her life.
LRD has a sister, Tiny (short for Valentine) who is a 15-year-old min-pin that Tara inherited from a client who passed away. Tara has a big heart when it comes to animals (she also has six cats) but wanted me to emphasis that she does not want any more! LRG has become completely spoiled by Tara as seen in the picture and has the run of the house. She is also a good guard dog that will take on all rabbits, squirrels, turtles, joggers, and bike riders with her ferocious bark!