Is there picture showing more tenacity than that of a dog with a bone? Our Irish terrier pup, with wolf teeth and paws that remind me of Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are monsters, can take a ten inch bone and reduce it to nothingness in less than one day…when she wants to. And yes, this is her ‘natural’ look, a bit of a bed head in Brindle Blue, forty pounds, long body, five inches off the ground with a bark like a Newfoundland with one hundred less pounds.
Tenacity: The property or character of being tenacious, in any sense. Some may say, Never say Never!
Never say Never was one of my Mom’s favorite rejoinders when I would swear I would never again do….whatever I did on that particular day. She would usually follow it up with, “Or you will end up living in Texas.” My mom’s view of Texas comes from the time my parents moved from Baltimore to LA in the late 1940s traveling by car. Somehow, on the trip, they drove through Houston. Mom claimed that the mosquitoes were the size of small birds. We will not go into what General Sheridan said about Texas and hell.