Thursday, December 22, 2016
Thunder's Opinion: Dogs Ruin Everything
He really does seem to think dogs ruin everything.
If he is taking a nap, who is the one to bark at the deer outside and wake him up--causing him to run for cover?
If he is sitting on my lap, she wants to join us.
If she is sitting on my lap, her 35 pounds of fur take up so much room, he can barely find a spot.
She smells--particularly in the summer time when she goes swimming every day. Then, not only does she smell, but she stays wet for hours.
If he wants to play a game, she is bound to walk into to room and distract him--ruining his concentration. Or, she will bark at a deer...
If he is hunting birds or squirrels on the windowsill, she will bark and chase them away.
He loves to eat on the floor. She has to get as close as possible and watch him eat. At least she knows not to steal his food, but he doesn't trust her.
I used to hide treats for him in paper towel tubes. Not only did she eat the treats, she ate the tubes, too. We can't play that game, anymore...
When he is feeling generous and makes gestures of friendship, she doesn't understand and backs away from him. At that point, he feels the best thing to do is give her a swat.
She does let him stalk and pounce her because I have praised her so much for tolerating him--and given her plenty of treat for it, so that is good. Still, she doesn't play the game as willingly as a cat, and if he does it too much, she will refuse to even get close to him. That is not the proper way to play pounce.
If I try to take pictures of him, she wants to be part of the action, and as in this case, disturbs his gorgeous poses.
Yes, in Thunder's opinion, dogs ruin everything.