Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: San Antonio, TX
A Curiosity and a Concern
Yesterday, Yazzy had her New Puppy Check at the vet. While we were standing at the counter checking out, there was another person there with an old, very overweight black lab. He was pretty chill and just looked at Yazzy and then ignored her. Yazzy seemed a bit startled when she first caught sight of him but didn't get upset or vocal.
Then another dog walked by (not too closely) with its owner...a young, very fit looking American bully sort of dog. That dog was also unreactive....but at my feet, I hear this low growling start up. I look down at her, surprised....her hackles are up (as much as that fluff can go "up") and she's on full alert, fixated on that dog. Growling quickly turned into barking, which got the other dog barking, too. They never got close to each other. I put myself in front of Yazzy to block her view of the other dog. Nothing dramatic came of it and she settled down fairly quickly. But the completely different reactions she had to the two different dogs has me curious about what's going on in that fuzzy little brain of hers. Maybe the bully gave her the doggy version of a Stink Eye? LOL
I have to admit, on the inside, I was melting at how cute her first puppy growls and barks were, but I did my best to maintain a totally neutral expression and response.
Right now, my biggest concern is trying not to step on her, or kill either of us by tripping over her. She's constantly darting in, under, around my feet. I'm a...well....let's just say, generously figured sort of person, so my feet are not something I can watch with any sort of grace. I sincerely hope she doesn't get hurt before we figure out how to teach her to avoid getting kicked, stepped on, or tripped over.
Yazzy the feisty GSD ~ Jan 6th, 2019
Waiting in Heaven:
Mira the goofy Doberman ~ Dec 1st, 2007 - June 2nd, 2018