Dog psychology. No, really!

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That’s actually the snarkiest smirkiest most poker-faced Laudie-dog I’ve seen in a long time: “Oooo! I wish I were in that cage (hahaha).” “No, no! I’m king of this cage,” says Shadow-dog. Meanwhile, Laudie-dog wants nothing to do with the cage, but her antics make Shadow-dog think he’s the luckiest dog in the world to be in a cage.

But really, for those who don’t know, there are certain kinds of GSDs who are still so much like wolves that they really do need a quiet space cave hole under a tree stump forest hideaway in order to really rest well, as this is what they would have in the wild. It’s not cruel. He runs, nay stampedes to his cage when I let him in the rectory. I’ve left the door open and there he stays, wishing the door were shut.

For those scandalized by the dog hair on the floor, you have to know that German Shedders can do that overnight with their double coats (and even triple if you count the longer sparser protection coat). It’s a daily chore to toss shopping bags full of hair. But that’s O.K. Any exercise is good.

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3 responses to “Dog psychology. No, really!

  1. pelerin

    ‘Shopping bags full of dog hair?’ Save some of it for spring and try scattering it in your garden for the birds to pick up to make their nests cosy. It works with human hair!

  2. nancy v

    All what you say is 100% right. I am glad you have kept Shadow Dog. GS are not easy keepers – well, they are and they aren’t. They are if you know what you are doing and looks like you do.

  3. nancy v

    HA! I just caught the GS – German Shedders 🙂

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