She’s fierce, they say, and could strengthen rapidly into a hurricane.
I’ve been living with a hurricane named Paloma for almost four years.
She’s a gray and white Italian greyhound whose full name is Paloma Belladogga and is a force of nature unto herself.
She barks like a hurricane’s wind blows — that is to say, constantly.
And she is fast. Very fast. Like here:
To see how fast the breed is in motion, here’s a video of an Italian greyhound running:
But the storm, like its 11-pound counterpart, has a calm spot. She can be content and motionless for hours. As long as she is being petted and loved on. Or is sitting for a portrait, like here:
Perhaps the Caribbean Paloma will fly through without wreaking much havoc, or she will graduate to a hurricane that will not soon be forgotten.
Either way, Paloma and I will be watching.
– Amy Raymond, Assistant News Editor