We all end up calling our dogs by the stupidest shit, and I want to know the progression from their original name to what you call them now. For example, our Bodhi turned into Boogie and sometimes Boogie Man, later into just Boog, and then Bug, obviously Bug was just short for Bugs Bunny, and now Bodhi goes by Bunny Boy more than anything else. The people at the dog park think it’s because he likes to chase rabbits… if only they knew.
I know not everyone feels this way and some people are probably going to hate this. But for myself, I don’t always want to stop and talk to people when I’m walking my dogs! I have two unique to my area dogs that don’t get seen a lot, so I know that people can get excited seeing them and that’s fine! They’re super handsome I get it haha! I take them for a quick walk to do their business on my lunch break everyday and everyday we get stoped all the time by people wanted to talk about them and play with them. Together they’re almost 200 pounds of drooly dog, when they’re excited or trying to pull away from you that’s a lot of dog! I just want to enjoy my break with them! I don’t want to answer the same 5 questions 10 times while strangers manhandle their faces! Our walks are our little family time and we enjoy that. I’ve tried sunglasses, headphones, the biggest RBF I can manage, changing our routes and times. Doesn’t make any difference. Today we got stoped or called out to 6 times, one group ran over and started playing with their ears while I was trying to pick up poop for gods sake! I don’t always feel this way, sometimes I’m happy to chat with people. But sometimes I just want to walk and not have people taking our pictures or yelling out ‘what breed is that?!’ From their cars while I watch them almost hit someone. Rant rant rant I know! But just, if you see a person or dogs that don’t seem interested in talking to you, just leave them alone please
squealing is the best way i can describe it…she’s resting, then she just opens her mouth and a high pitch noise comes out…and she goes back to resting….has anyone ever come across their dog doing this? it only started happening this year. and it’s not everyday……i explained to the vet but they said she is healthy. heart is good, lungs and other organs are good…it worries me because we are air travelling soon….she is a senior so i’m just wondering