|Barked: Sat Dec 8, '12 2:15pm PST |
|lol - yeah, oops - actually, there was one occasion where i did ask the person if they, perhaps, had a medical problem. dandy was REALLY REALLY getting his nose in her crotch - normally i can call him off but i really couldn't and when i tried to forcibly drag him back, he resisted and then gave me a quick, sideway flick of the eyes that he does when he's anxious or worried. i asked her if she perhaps had a medical problem and explained he's never reacted like this before and it really was out of character. she said she was diabetic and when she checked her sugar, turned out she needed insulin right away.
otherwise, no, it's dogs - he has detected all kinds of things such as yeast infections, ear infections, and hot spots.
if someone (either i or the subject) resists, he'll back off the sniffing but then he stands about 3ft back, stretches his nose as far as he can, and almost "piggy-wiggles" his nose trying to get his whiff on.
i didn't go over to the pyrenees - we were at our picnic site (it was a normal park, not a dog park) and the pyrenees dragged his owners over to us. i knew them - they live down the street - but i've never seen their dog before bec they keep him around back of the house.
and yeah - dandy is quite intrusive with the socializing. put it this way: you ever meet one of those kids, about 4 or 5 years old, that, as soon as he sees you, runs the full length of the room at full speed and slams into you with a full-contact body hug yelling "HI HI HI!!!!! PICK ME UP!!!! HI!!!!"?
yeah. like that.
i can correct him but then he always looks so confused and worried that the person will usually go "aaaaw, that's okay, he didn't mean anything by it" and, well... so much for that. he's well-known and popular around town - ppl say he's got a lovely personality, not a mean bone in his body, he just gets a little hyper. he's well-enough behaved that he's allowed in all the businesses that don't sell food items.
Edited by moderator Mon Dec 17, '12 2:27pm PST
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