Hello Midget......Right now is a perfect time to explain how my Cocker Spaniel shows "fear." We've been experiencing a thunder storm since late last night, into this morning. "Toby" is petrified......visibly shaken...and by the way, SHAKING.
He does not leave my side. Under foot and very close to me, no matter what he has to do. Each time the thunder roars, he moves closer and closer. I could barely move in my bed last night. He was basically rolled up next to me with his head on my arm or my chest.
At this moment he is laying ON my feet.
Under no circumstances will he go outside. I have to use his leash to literally drag him out there for potty purposes.
I've seen him display other various emotions, but none of them as blatant as this fear of the thunder storm!
We have three little monsters. Rambo is our six pound Maltese, JoJo is our ten pound Yorkie/Maltese mix and Roxi is our sixteen pound Rat Terrier/Chiuaua mix. Rambo is passive/aggressive, JoJo is 'me first, me first' crazy and lovable and Roxi is just scratch my neck mellow. But when someone comes to the door everything changes. JoJo and Rambo spin circles together like a doggie tornado, snapping at one another and barking while Roxi watches barking and wagging her tail. They ALL want to be the first to greet our new visitor's to the house. They're a funny bunch.
It's funny that I can "read" my golden retriever and he "reads" us. The best example I can give is when my beloved father in law passed away and my husband and I were in the throes of grieving. Our dog seemed to know that our hearts were broken.....he became hyper attentive and extremely loving towards us. He's usually very loving but during this time he would continuously place his head in our laps and follow us wherever we went. He would also sigh these incredibly deep sighs as if to say he understood.
when my cat if angry for not serving her timely meal, she would run for a tree, catch a bird half dead and show it to me
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