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My Dog Is Not Talking To Me

The title of this piece may make it appear as though I have some Dr. Dolittle type qualities. If you believed that to be the case, I apologize for my deception. My dog, like almost every other domesticated pet, "talks" to me in a number of different ways. It's a wag of the tail when I tell her she has done something good, or a lick of the face when I say, "Give me a kiss" (that is her little party piece). There is none of that good stuff coming my way today.

I won't go into detail as to how it all happened, but little missy decided to pounce on a scorching hot hot dog that fell on the floor last night, wolfing it down in a single bite. Needless to say, it did not sit well with her, and I had to spend the next half hour or so cleaning up her regurgitated hot dog deposits.

When I got up this morning, I noticed that she did not smell so good after her evening adventures. That means a bath and a good brush, both of which she hates with a passion. She will now not look me in the eye, and any requests for kisses are summarily ignored. She is now pretending that she is asleep, which she never is at this time of the day. She is starting to edge a little closer on the couch, though, and one paw is now touching my leg. I am also catching the occasional little sideways glance when she thinks I'm not looking. I believe she might be ready to forgive and forget, especially since ear rubs are here favorite thing and she is not getting any right now.

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JeanC wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:25 PM

LOL! I know how that goes. Our cats will decide we've offended them in some way and will make sure we know they are mad at us and ignoring us. Luckily it doens't last very long, an hour or so at the most (unless it involved us being gone for a week and then it is several days before they will talk to us again).

wolfgirl569 wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:46 PM

I have one that is very good at pouting also. But all I have to do is get my shoes and she is ready to make up for fear that I will leave her in the house. She thinks that she is always supposed to be with me.

maramadalina wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:49 PM

Ha ha ha emoticon :smile: Your dog has a personality.You should try to make her forgive you.Prepare an emotional speech. emoticon :winking:

inkedwriter wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:51 PM

LOL. I'm as stubborn as she is. There is a bit of a stand-off going on at the moment.

Kat- wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:05 PM

I know how that is, I've got a pouter, although she doesn't stay pouting for long. I'm sure she'll be giving you kisses again before the end of the day today, probably before dinner time. She looks like a sweetie!

inkedwriter wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:11 PM

She's a great dog. It's her character that makes her so unique. Her happy face came right back after I opened a bag of chips. We were best pals again then.

Kat- wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:23 PM

LOL Yours like chips too? Mine will be resting/snoozing on the couch and if I have a bag of chips all I have to say is dropped and she's jumps right up and get the dropped chip. Glad all is well now.

phoenixmaid wrote on January 7, 2015, 4:52 PM

aww she sounds like quite a personality. I hope you two are on full speaking terms again

MegL wrote on January 8, 2015, 2:39 PM

What a beautiful looking collie. We used to have one that looked just like her. They are great dogs.

inkedwriter wrote on January 8, 2015, 2:46 PM

She is a great dog. Keeps me company all day long, although she has it in her head that she is a lap dog.

caretakerray wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:39 PM

I know what you mean! All animals have their own language and are very quick to learn how to "talk to us.

littleblacwolf10 wrote on January 9, 2015, 3:37 AM

She looks like a really pretty dog. My husband's cat hasn't been talking to him today. He accidentally stepped on her tail and dropped her when she scratched him. Since then she growls at him and has been hiding out. I gave her tuna though so she loves me today. Its fun to tease my husband that she likes me better right now.

soupdragon wrote on January 9, 2015, 12:02 PM

Sounds like she's finally feeling a bit better and is ready to forgive. I have a cat that is very good at sulking. If we have been aware, she will ignore us for the first few hours then come and sit on our laps but try her hardest not to purr.