I have to tell you what my dog Pippa did the other day. I started to walk her on our usual route but she kept stepping in front of me to make me stop. Every few steps she did this until finally I said, "What's wrong - do you want to go home?" At that, she ran back toward our house.
When I got inside, she ran to my husband and jumped up on him. She clearly wanted HIM to walk her! That really hurt my feelings! I handed John the leash and said, "Obviously she wants you to walk her - go ahead." Then HE said, "Well, she is a little overly attached to me." Man - kick 'em when they're down!! Granted, he does walk her more than I do but I always thought she loved us equally - apparently I was wrong.
So, I stayed home, sulking, and John and Pippa went for a walk. After a few minutes, I looked out the front window and saw Pippa doing the same thing to John. I heard him say to her, "Do you want your mama?" and Pippa ran toward the house. I couldn't believe it - she wanted both of us to walk her! Needless to say, this made me very happy and I stopped pouting.
I joined them outside and we went on our usual walk, with Pippa turning to look at us every once in a while, just to make sure we were both still there.
Isn't that the cutest, smartest thing you've ever heard? What a great dog!!!
Below are two pictures of Pippa. The first is of Pippa and her sister Bailey (who, sadly, died 1 1/2 years ago from a fungal infection) and the second is at their third birthday party (two months before Bailey died). John is the guy on the left with Pippa (left) and Bailey in front of him.