Weighing in around 12-14 pounds, we estimate she has a brain roughly the size of a walnut & we do not mean a particularly large walnut. It can pump the heart, inflate the lungs & anything else is maybe a bridge too far.
She has A LOT of energy & a surprising amount of lift. She jumps easily from the floor to a bench from the bench to a the examining table in the vets office. No running, no pulling just two straight vertical leaps. The tech watching her laughed & said it was like the bumblebee; no reason she should get off the ground but she does, every time, with ease.
She does not have a lot of brains. I do not just mean a lack of the concept Sit Stay, I mean a complete refusal to understand that the horses running around are not playing with her, they are not afraid of her, they are not even aware of her. & they will not be aware when they squash her like a pancake (I spend too much time unsuccessfully trying to making sure she does not go out there). She was once sprayed by a skunk, full in the face, with all that entails (burning eyes followed by multiple cold chemical baths) & went right back at that skunk the next morning. Heart of a lion, brain of a roll of paper towels.
On Tuesday I heard a strained barking from the side yard (where the emus live) & went out to find this:
In the end, I went in & lifted her down, over the fence. She ran right back under the gate & tried crawl up my body while Antonelle slowly advanced. The good news is Janiac has been much better about staying in the yard. & it only took six years. & a near death experience.
//for your troubles I give you the flight of the bumble bee & the flight of the bumble bee