|Barked: Fri Feb 18, '11 3:38pm PST |
|I think of all our dogs, Meepster has the strangest quirks. He's really lived up to having a strange name... by being a strange dog.
He's talkative, too. He has this sound he often makes. I'm not sure HOW I would even BEGIN to describe it. I'm wanting to say kind of like a "bay", but not exactly. Because I've heard dogs bay, and it's not exactly what comes out of Meepster. I'd say it's between a yawn, a bay, and a howl. He tends to make the sound mostly when he wants attention, but will make it when he's content, as well. We've taken to calling it "talking", because it really starts to sound like that's what he's trying to do. As if he's using as many vocal cords as he possibly can at one time just to get our attention.
He also has this quirk about him... that whenever you give him a biscuit- and ONLY a biscuit, he does it for no other type of treat- he insists on prancing off with it (and by prancing, I do mean prancing ) before he eats it. Then there's the one where he crawls on my shoulder whenever I hold him. I think I, unknowingly, taught him how to do it when he was a puppy and I would let him rest on my shoulder. He carried it into adulthood. He only does it to me (thank goodness, because my mom has back problems and probably couldn't handle 20 pounds on her shoulder), but he still does it. Half his body will be over my shoulder, the other half in my arms holding him as tight as I can. Oh, he's one of those dogs that gets "frog butt" when he lays on his stomach. In recent days, he seems to have picked Cinnamon's old quirk up. It kind of tears me up at times, but it's cute. She used to play peekaboo on her own. Know how you can teach a dog to play peekaboo, teaching them to poke their head between your legs? Cinnamon did that on her own, and now Meepster has been doing it. If I continued listing Meepster's quirks, I could go on all day, so I'll stop there.
Precious gives too many kisses. I'm convinced it's a quirk. Whenever you hold her she wants to give you attention. Not the other way around. She hates being kissed and petted. She would rather be the one kissing.
Sakura, bless her, doesn't have many quirks at all.
Sandy is a hermit. I think that's a quirk. I'm fairly certain it is. She's very pawsy. She insists on using her paws as her means of communication. I've learned to deal with it. Instead of showering me with kisses like Precious does, she paws at me. She's also very vocal. Except with growls. She has a growl for everything. In the beginning, it worried me. But over the years, I've learned many of them (if not most of them) aren't aggressive at all. But, rather, pleasant in nature.
ETA: I don't know how I managed to skip over Lilo. But I think her biggest quirk is the way she'll randomly get the zoomies at the most odd times. And when she does, she'll run in circles. Over. And over. And over again.
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