Size has no meaning in the animal kingdom. The way that little terriers can bark up a great dane to the point of frolicking off like a coward! Dogs always seem to be different when it comes to size and capabilities. I’ve been greeted by some rather terrible terriers that were as cute as a button, but when it comes to great danes, I consider them a friendly horse…
For some odd reason the smallest, cutest dogs always seem to have a bad personality. Every walk I go on there’s always some walker that’s hiding in a bush, or carrying their little demon of a dog in their arms because they just can’t stop barking! I’m sure these dogs are in the ‘biting category’ as well, they just aren’t given the opportunity, thank god. On the other hand, the hand that seems to always be hidden somewhere, these tiny cuddly devils can be rather cute and lovable! I can’t elaborate on this subject too much, for I really haven’t seen too many of these rare sitings. It’s always the loud ‘bad’ dogs that stand out with their crazy owners. I question how far they think is a ‘safe distance’ from others, because really, if you’re ten meters from the trail, I think, just maybe, you’re taking it a bit too far. But you never know, all those trees, all that distance, it’s no challenge for the fierce fury of the ten pound beast at the end of the leash! Those people that pick up their dogs at the first site of life amuse me. They act as if they own the streets & that you don’t even exist! A nod of the head or even a glance would be appreciated, but when they strut faster than Miss Universe with the imaginary blinders of a horse carrying royalty, it really makes me question their sanity!
The highly regarded, well behaved large-dog walker is the goal for most. He is the one that the kids run out of no where to cuddle up with and pet without a fear of losing a finger. These dogs are the ones you love to be around, and that you will most certainly not, I hope, be seen carried around the neighborhood by some crazy lady. This is a great achievement once completed, & should be treated as such. Those that have not quite met this level of greatness have fallen into the ‘at risk’ area. The ‘at risk’ large dogs are the ones that old ladies quiver over, and that suburban families tell their suburban children to look out for. We’ve all met one of these dogs, be them jumpers, barkers, biters, or leash pullers. They are not the most liked for their habits, but at least for the most part it is just due to their undying need for attention. The leash pullers tend to be lovers, just dying for a lick! Those barkers tend to be lovers as well, just needing someone to throw the ball, much like the insomniac dog across from my house!
Dogs are very unique in the way that they take on very different personalities which should not be determined by their size! That cute little fluff ball of joy may just take off a finger!
What’s your dog’s story?