Do you see the schnauzer puppy? Do you think he is cute?
He is really a bone of contention. One of my dogs, a 15-lb. mostly Min Pin, has two views on him. The first is that when he gets too close to me, he is a usurper who needs to be put in his place. The second is that he is her adorable little brother that she plays with and protects.
What this means for me is that I am a bit in the middle. In fact I have been bitten for being in the middle. When she is mad at him and goes for his gullet with her teeth, I have stopped her with my left arm. I have two small black and blues from that.
When she decides that one of my other dogs is going to hurt her adorable little brother, she attacks the other dog. Did you know that dogs hold on and do not let go? Did you know that getting between a 15-lb mighty mite and a 35-lb normally laid back but now angry bitch will result in pain to the person who gets between them? I have a royal bruise on my left arm and wrist and a nice claw scab on my left ankle from protecting my big dog from my smaller dog while the bone of contention looked on squealing in horror.
My lower arm swelled up and required ice and aspirin. It’s now purple around my wrist front and back. I wonder what Cesar Millan would say. I decided that I was absolutely no good at potty training or even having dogs. I may have dreamed that I was the leader of the pack after watching hours of the Dog Whisperer, but . . . .
So I gave up. I turned it all over to God and told him I was getting out of the way. But when mighty mite went after the old dog because the puppy was harrassing the old dog, there I came swinging a giant basket full of stuff to get between them. I’m sure that looked unusual, but you can’t bite someone if there is a giant basket full of stuff between the two of you.
Right now the bone of contention is lying by my computer chair, all innocence.
Do you see the puppy? Do you think he’s cute? Guess again.