Does anyone else's dog, when life gets rough, suddenly drop all normal goofy, silly behaviors and morph into superamazing-good dog?
We had a somewhat difficult weekend. I had an art fair, that we had to set up for at an unspeakably early hour of the day, it was cold and nasty out (at an outdoor fair), I woke up that AM with BOTH severe hives and a severe migraine, and my girl sheepie, Abby had an unplanned vet appointment due to a reappearance of a bad UTI
Due to Abby's vet trip, Scott was with her, leaving Eggbert and I were on our (itchy, swollen, cranky, damp, cold) own at the show. Partway through, high winds joined the party, sending both the neighboring tents on either side of us flying, and causing our tent to shift, creak and bend terrifyingly.
Through all of this, Bert was simply amazing He sat calmly beside me, with his chin on my knee, only getting up the politely greet the occasional customer, or to reach up and gently give me a kiss , and when the tents were blowing away, he went with me when I ran to help and acted like the idea of pulling on the leash or jumping up at other people would never occur to him in a million years All this from a dog who is scared to death of wind.
People kept asking me all day: " How did you train him to be this way?" The answer...I have NO idea!
|Just when you think they will never learn................the comes on in their head! How wonderful!|
|He sensed Mom was in more trouble than any silly wind fear. What a boy!|
|This is why we our dear sheepdogs. What a loving boy you have.|
|That brought tears to my eyes....they sure come through|
when we need them most!
Hope you all are feeling better!
|Such a good boy. He knew Mommy didn't need anymore problems. I hope you are feeling better and all itching and swelling and paining has stopped.|
|Good boy Eggbert!!!|
|What a hero!! I always 'ed Bert.|
Donner's Mom wrote:
That brought tears to my eyes....they sure come through
when we need them most!
Me too.. you rock Bert!
|I've yet to experience this from Ru but it sounds WONDERFUL!!|
Seems like he just tuned right into you that day
|Good boy Eggbert!! |
I'm glad your tent didn't blow away too - you had enough going on already.
|i so get your weeekend i did an art show this weekend and it was in the 90's too hot for people to come out it is a hard life isn't it|
i so get your weeekend i did an art show this weekend and it was in the 90's too hot for people to come out it is a hard life isn't it
Heat is worse than cold at an outdoor show! It seems to bake people's brains, so they cant make decisions!
Are you able to take your pups to your local art fairs? What kind of work do you do, by the way? Its absolutely amazing how well my dogs take to "the life". They seem to intuitively sense that this is "serious work", and behave accordingly. We do a weekly "market" almost all summer long, that is super dog-friendly. I'm not sure if they show up well enough to see in my avatar, but the show even provides name tags to working booth dogs !
I had several tourists this weekend, who said: "Oh! Im from Florida, and I have a friend there who has OES!"...So I thought of you, and the couple of other Florida folk on here. I'm sure the probability of the "friend" being you is low, of course, but you never know . The one time a member on here (Cindy-4dognight) mentioned having a friend in Alaska, it turned out to be one of my husbands best pals! But our population is pretty small, comparatively.
|Yeah for your sheepie!! What a good boy my dogs always seem to know when I need them most..... Sorry about your migraine OUCH|
|sheepies are so intuitive. They are really amazing at sensing when good behavior is absolutely necessary|
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