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One hurts the other doesn't

Got both dogs to PT yesterday and interestingly Razz is head to toe fine (inspite of the body slam I saw him give another dog the day before) and Stel had two spots on her back that needed work. (if yer back hers yeah, weaving isn't a lotta fun) Both spots unrelated to her soas, so that's good... But probably related to how rough Razz likes to play. Not good.
I used to have to worry that she would hurt him when they dusted it up. Now it's the other way round. He is so friggin strong.
I also learned something about structure... David remarked that he was glad to see Razz's chest has dropped, that some don't and so the legs get set narrow and then go easty-westy.

Love that he cuddles sometimes

Stella will only sometimes come lie down on my foot when I am on the computer. That as close to cuddling as she gets. I think this is my fault. I didn't know to be more physically affectionate to her as a puppy...


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Jun. 3rd, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Probably don't need to find "fault" (or blame yourself) for a dog's lack of cuddle factor. I TRIED my hardest to cuddle Razor as a puppy, and he just never would have any of it. Part is that he gets hot really easily, part is that he never stops moving. And if you're moving, he's moving. So no cuddles for us until... OLD AGE! woot! Now on weekend mornings when I can stay in bed until... like 6!! he comes in for a good snuggle session and will lay right on me! It's a miracle. but a miracle 8+ years in the making. I'm enjoying it so much. But he still won't cuddle out on the couch or during the day. Nope. Cuddling is for sissies, apparently. ;)
Jun. 3rd, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2015 03:28 pm (UTC)
haha! so opinionated
Jun. 3rd, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)
I do think a dog can learn what human affection is and how to reciprocate it
Jun. 3rd, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
Yes, but on their OWN terms seems to be a faster and more efficient way. Razor likes his ears to be rubbed and will lean into it and really enjoy it. They do have opinions -- these beasts!
Jun. 3rd, 2015 04:27 pm (UTC)
ditto Stella... she'll move in for the ear rub and butt scratch and the car wash... and last summer she even jumped into my lap after I had done a flea comb session with Razz in my lap... dog in the lap had never occurred to her before
Jun. 3rd, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC)
Just like some people are not huggers, it is the same with dogs. We all have different personal space bubbles. My first corgi was not a cuddler. She would sit on your lap IF you were sitting on the couch where she wanted to sit to look out the window. Kirby was more snuggly but he wanted to sit or lie next to you and be touching. Slider wraps his front legs around my neck and demands a snuggle. Steam did not snuggle when he was younger but he is more like Slider now. Merc is not a snuggler or even much of a toucher. He has his brief moments of wanting his type of "snuggling" in the morning and when I get home from work, and then he is done. Davy is a total snuggle bug. I am very much a puppy snuggler so they all got the same amount of snuggling from me when they were young. As they grow up and show me what kind of attention they want, then I respect that and dial it back if I need to. All that to say, it is not your fault. :-)
Jun. 3rd, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
Razz is hugger like Slider... very sweet. and a kisser too. On the face. Lips if he can manage. I get that Stella would never be like that. Though she likes to kiss our feet... I still think she'd have been a little different if we'd cuddled her up more as a young girl... and maybe even take comfort in some physical gestures at the startline... sometimes now in class I will kiss her the top of her head at the startline, I have no clue what she thinks of that... probably WTF!
Jun. 4th, 2015 02:57 am (UTC)
Matilda will lean in against me and friends for petting and if I stop before she wants, she'll flip her nose under my hand to tell me to keep going. I wouldn't call her a cuddler. Joey is a cuddler and a kisser. He likes to cuddle and kiss me and all his human friends. He kisses his dog friends, too.
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