Sunday, June 17, 2012

Another Temper Tantrum



Chou played in the schoolyard tonight with several other dogs she knew. But her BFF Hugo wasn't there. When she got noticeably hot and tired, I put the leash on her and we headed for the exit ... but she saw Hugo coming into the schoolyard, walking by us on leash. 
Chou immediately sat, and she looked me in the eye. The look was questioning. ("Okay, Hugo is here now... so can I  stay and play with Hugo?") But I said, "Let's go," and I gave a little tug, and she knew I was taking her home anyway.

Angry Chou! I violated her sense of fair play again! But I couldn't let her decide when we go and when we stay; I have to be the pack leader, and I said we were going home. She started jumping on me and growling. Two angry jumps in protest, and then she walked home with me.

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