Savannah is our second Rhodesian Ridgeback after a lifetime of retrievers, and was far and away the most stubborn, toughest, worst puppy ever, so watching that alpha oppositional pup morph into this regal, loving, smart companion was a major surprise. I think of her as the ideal cat – independent but obedient, loving but not sloppy, clean, and disguised as a big dog! Savvy watches TV avidly, any animal show or dog movie – the whole movie – following any animal face around the screen, and reacts emotionally to soundtracks with aggressive or tense music, barking a protest. Tuvan throat-singing drove her out of the room. Savvy regularly meets her fans on the Tobacco Trail, accepting their flattery with as much grace and modesty as befits her royal personage. Oren Leblang, Durham