Rusty is an interesting Golden Retriever. He's a bit of an odd one, and definitely a love-him-or-hate-him kind of dog. While I have had many good encounters with Rusty over the years, his personality can be kind of off-putting to some. He's very independent and has unusual dietary interests. Definitely has some hygiene issues though.
Senator made a name for himself with a series of negative encounters with many dog enthusiasts. When I went out to see for myself just what kind of dog Senator was, I was surprised to meet such a stunningly well behaved and friendly dog. He was very approachable, wagged his tail enthusiastically, and barked excitedly, though never too much.
Promise has been one of Barkwire's top dogs for over a year. With looks that make most humans drool, she has no trouble stealing hearts and making waves. This angelic beauty has a winning personality and a strong love of children, which has made her a favorite of young girls everywhere.
Clumpy enjoys near legendary status with many college students, some even regarding him as a myth. He is far from fiction, though. I had the privilege of meeting Clumpy at a party in 2004, before his health started to decline. He was every bit the party animal the stories made him out to be.
Noir is a bit of a mystery. Few people ever seem to get to spend more than a few hours with her. She is known for her aloof behavior and evasiveness, often avoiding people for as long as she can. But when she needs something, she knows how to play the role of man's best friend like no other.
Doublewide is as well known for his temper as he is for his appetite. He is rarely seen far from food, and is known to make a meal out of virtually anything. This vicious creature would prove more intimidating if not for his debilitating weight, which greatly diminishes his ability to give chase.
Satire loves to surprise people with situations that challenge the conventional relationships between man and dog. Using the familiar as a blank canvas, he masterfully creates new and improbable scenarios with a rich palette all his own.
Vermin, quite simply, is a mean and hateful dog. In the few short months since he arrived on the scene, he has caused nothing but misery and suffering for other dogs, dog owners, and dog lovers in general. Though his past is largely shrouded in legends and tall tales, one thing is for certain: Vermin is a force to be reckoned with.
Ruthless and efficient, El Cráneo Negro is less a dog and more a force of nature. Since arriving in town, he has supplanted the dominate hierarchy, establishing himself as leader of the pack and instigating a wave of dog-sponsored terrorism on a scale never before seen in Shaggy Butte.
Little is known about this introverted dachshund. Bug likes to keep a low profile, and doesn't seem to like people getting too close or looking at him. In spite of his shyness, Bug has cultivated quite a following, with eager admirers hoping for a chance to pet and hold him. We here at BarkWire are definitely part of that following.
Gotta say, BiGDOG is touched by the huge outpouring of support. I haven't been blogging much due to my ulcer, but I'M BACK. I'm back everywhere, baby! All those ninnies attempting to sit on my free speech rights have been put in their place. You can't put truth in the doghouse!
Artie could easily give the famous "Big Dog" of the Big Dogs clothing line a run for his money. This hardy fella is equal parts 'tude and heart. Artie is known to crank the radio all the way up to blast his favorite tunes, but then he's the kind of dog that always lives life at full volume.
Old age, sore joints and cataracts mean nothing to this tough soldier, still unrelenting in his fight for justice. Even with his mysterious origins, it is all but certain Trotter shares a common history and deadly rivalry with the villainous El Cráneo Negro.