January 5th 2009 10:57 am
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Some of you may know that I'm not the friendliest pup of litter. I've had a couple of tussles, and a few "caution stickers," and a vet bill attached to my profile over the years. My current training is concentrating on refocusing my attention away from dogs and onto momma & pops. But that doesn't stop them from hoping that I'll have a positive relationship with other dogs someday.
Well, yesterday they introduced me to my new cousin puppy Elvis, a mini-dachshound. We met on his front lawn. Poppa had me and Elvis was held by his owner. We met nose to nose and ... snarl-lunge-snap
Well, lets just say that I was loose-leashed only enough for poppa to have immediate control of pulling me back. No more Elvis, no more play date, no worries there as far as I'm concerned. Who needs other dogs anyhow.
I overheard poppa and momma on the car ride home. They were mostly disappointed in themselves for not staging the meeting better. Poppa didn't do a good job at refocusing me and they should have asked Elvis's first greeting to be shorter - probably only instantanious.
At least I didn't try to take his fool head off as soon as I saw him. What do they expect of me anyhow.
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