Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Loving other dogs - by Nessa

I am spending the week loving and looking after another dog. This is Boxy. She, too, is a marvelous mutt, like Olive. She is super sweet, but makes sure you know that she's the guardian of the house. Her specialties are alert barking and barking to let you know she needs something. I like this, because she always lets you know if she needs to go out to use the grass.  She is also a great snuggler, which I am a sucker for.

Boxy's house mates are three kitties, which I won't post pics of, since this is a dog blog. 
When I was younger, I always thought of myself as a cat person. I grew up with cats, so their body language never eluded me. It seems like I've always known just the right way to pet a kitty to make it purr, and I've been told that I can handle cats in ways that other people would never get away with. 

However, since working in the vet industry (I'm a lab tech and a tech assist) and getting Olive, I have come to really love dogs. Don't get me wrong, I still love me some kitties, but I really enjoy communicating and interacting with dogs.  Getting to understand canine body signals has been a fascinating experience and any fear or trepidation I once had towards dogs, due to their power and size, has been expelled by that knowledge.

Now I'm just left with a whole lotta doggy love <3