“I don’t think I will ever be able to live up to how amazing and loyal she is to me,” Erin Wilson told the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday.
Wilson, 24, lives in rural Trinity County, about four hours northwest of Sacramento. On Monday, she drove to the Trinity River near unincorporated Big Bar to take an afternoon stroll with Eva, her 2 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois.
Lesson one: If you look like cat food, you will be dinner. Unfortunately, we never know what predators of the four-legged species feel like having for supper. BE READY! BE ARMED! Yes, it California and she probably can’t get a gun, but use other weapons. Even a frigging walking stick is better than good wishes.
Lesson two: Belgian Malinois are awesome. We had two back in Venezuela. One was 100% police stock and the other was 50% Belgian Malinois and 50% Killdozer because he was HUGE for the breed. Mean assholes both of them when it came to strangers and invaders, but total puppies when it came to loved ones. Belgian Killdozer weighed more than the missus or my mom, but it became a huge teddy bear when he was around them. I was more of a chewtoy/plaything at fun times. They are smart and very obedient and understand their place in the pack.
Stay frosty whenever you go into the wilds, carry something and having a good fierce companion is not a bad idea either.