So I was just sitting here, reading a book about dogs, and then something hit me.
The dogs in Border Collies of Ralika are wild.
..Well, not really in that way, it hit me, but...
Before I start my rant-ish thing, Border Collies of Ralika is my story blog. Just so people know what I'm talking about here.
Thinking about it, I always wanted my story to have very little fiction vs reality gaps (although there are a few obvious ones, what with dog packs and their rankings and whatnot), but then I got to thinking about the little details.
Like, if you let a dog's nails overgrow, they can curl under and puncture their pawpads. I guess I never talked about it in the chapters, but it never occurred to me 'till now. I suppose they could just scrape their claws against rocks to dull them down, but then again, the Fighters would need sharp claws for fighting.
I mean I thought of them getting fleas and all and tried to write out an easy fix to that. And, while un-neutered dogs may drive themselves insane for a mate, they already live with females in packs, so they need not worry (Michael, stop defying logic :I).
Just a little somethin' I thought of and felt the need to write down. If you read the whole thing, say "herp derp", I guess. xD