It’s real good for Piper to have a buddy she can play with. Tweed’s too scared of her to play with any regularity, and Wootie likes to torment her, but has no attention span to keep up a good game for any length of time. Also, I’m not even really sure he speaks border collie very well.
But Dexter speaks Piper’s language, man. They have invented this ridiculous game where they run parallel to one another about 20 feet apart, usually with one of them up on the dyke, and the other in the field below. They’ll both drop into a crouch and eyeball each other, then one takes off and so does the other one and then they’re racing like Nascar.
I have lectured Dexter on the importance of becoming his own person and not trying to borrow the attributes of another to form his personality, but he’s not listening.
…but mostly he prefers to adopt Piper’s personality.
But one thing Dexter is, that Piper is not, is a DICKHEAD. He’s becoming a real shit again with other puppies in his age range. Yesterday at class he embarrassed me to no end by snapping at Nixie several times, biting Chili in the face and making ugly face and snapping noises at Joey. None of this is okay! And I’m not sure where it’s coming from either – Dexter goes to a dogpark almost every single day of his life and has mingled with hundreds of other dogs and he does just peachy, greeting dogs politely. He’s been socialized up the wazoo and has not had bad experiences with other dogs at all. He let Sean walk into his house and make himself at home without issue and he plays with Ginny all the time. But I’m not really sure what to do with his new asshole-to-other-dogs business he’s decided to take up. What do you think?
More time for hunting wabbits.