|Barked: Fri Nov 9, '12 4:44pm PST |
|I want to tell people who are considering a second dog that sometimes it's fun to get a dog with a different personality than the first. When you windowshop doggies you're often looking for a carbon copy of the first. I'm really growing to love the differences in Sophie and Callie. They're both considered bullies but have remarkably different personalities.
Sophie is dog reactive onleash, afraid of the dark, strange men, young children, helium balloons, rain and thunder, and sometimes she shakes from nothing at all. The one place she is brave besides home is the local nature reserve. We can hike trails for hours and she scampers offleash after squirrels and chipmunks...great exercise for both of us.
Callie fears almost nothing except car lights at night. Therefore he has to stay onleash at all times. But I've discovered he really enjoys walking in town. That's something I've avoided with Sophie for years...people,cars, children, noise...it turns her into a quivering wreck. But Callie walked there with me tonight calmly gazing at all the interesting people and activity. We sat in front of the theater/pizza place for awhile and he let anyone passing pet him, twirling his stubby tail like a helicopter.
Mr. Social Butterfly! I'll have to take him to town nightly and Sophie to walk in the woods. Then I get to enjoy the best of both of them
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