#15 – Personal space
I’m a people doggie, I loves my humans and keeping them entertaineds so they don’t get bored or lonelies. But I’m not a cuddle doggie, cause I likes my own space too.
I don’t minds if you rubs my head a bit, especially if you gives me treats afters! But I’m not into being hugged or anything likes that, cause I’m not a teddy bear, I’m a doggie! If the humans try and hugs me, I starts licking my lips and yawning and turns my head aways to shows them I don’t really likes it. My humans are smarts, so they knows that means I’m not happies with hugs and they stops.
Some humans aren’t as smart and they keeps on annoying their doggies until the doggie gets upsets and has to growl or even snaps and then they blames the doggie?! They often seem to thinks that the doggie growled or snapped for no reason, but I bets the doggie trieds to tell them nicely first and the humans just didn’t notice properly.
Some doggies likes cuddles and some hates it more than me, so all dogs is different. But you should always listens to what your dog is trying to tells you.
I also don’t likes anyone annoying me when I’m asleep, especially since I ouchied my legs. So I never sleeps with the humans anymores, cause they keep moving and I don’t like thats.
So I sleep in my own bed and the humans leaves me alone while I’m asleep. The cats aren’t as smart though, some of them will try and come and sleep with mes, so I haves to grumble at them to tells them no! They usually listens, but sometimes they don’t and I has to get up and go sleep someplace else insteads cause I’m not actually going to bites them! (I think they knows it too, the meanies!)
The cats all really likes me for some reason and will come in from outsides all wet and stuff and then comes and say hello by rubbing against me – I think they just thinks I’m some kind of towel… (but then, they has to put up with me running into them by mistakes, so I forgives them…)
Good linkie for telling how a doggie is feeling HERE