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Why do dogs sit on each other

Why do dogs sit on each other

Why do dogs sit on each other's laps? That seems like a silly question. If dogs don't know how to properly display social rank, then why would they not just lay on their backs and wait to see who is the top dog? It appears dogs have something they think is smart, and that is not only getting to the top of the dog pack, but getting the top of the dog pile too.

In fact, there's a scientific term that is used to describe this type of behavior. The term is "submissive drive." What this means is the desire of a submissive dog to "sits on his master's lap." You may ask yourself, well how come does this happen between a couple of dogs? It happens when dogs in a group of canines are forced to share equal space. It's like a dog pack where the individual pack members are forced to do the same thing. They were born to be a part of a pack, to be a subordinate. However, if they are not forced to have to share equal space with a friend or fellow pack member, they may not find this situation to be an enjoyable one. Therefore, if you observe a dog with submissive drive, make sure you allow them to stay in that position, and do not move them. Some dogs may find a little space between them where they can stay and not worry about where others may step.

Dogs may not have to be a leader to be a member of a pack, but they certainly will have to be submissive to do so. So if you have two dogs at a pet store, check out who really wants to be the leader and who really wants to be a member of the pack.

Sunday, November 15, 2016

A while back, we posted about a dog that was in the hospital being on a breathing tube. That dog was recovering from something that had happened while she was home alone. We also posted about a great friend of ours who volunteered to check on her often, and even bring in food for her. At the time, we were not sure why the dog needed help, or if she was even alive.

So, when I received the phone call from that friend's husband today, telling me that their dog had died, I was deeply saddened and so grateful that my friend did what she could to make sure that dog's pain would end and that she could find peace.

This is a good reminder to us all to keep each other, and all of our pets in our thoughts.

Thursday, November 12, 2016

So we had a long time to wait, before we were finally able to come home with our new puppy, that we decided to name Kilo. However, we weren't the only people to wait, and one of our friends had a puppy in her care that needed to wait a little bit longer. So, I knew that when we went to get this puppy, he would be with her, and I would know I wasn't just getting another puppy for us.

So when we went in to meet Kilo, we also met him's "big sister", who is much bigger than he is, but is very sweet and very loving.

Our new puppy was a bit shy at first, but once he knew who we were and we knew who he was, we were finally able to go back home.

Monday, November 9, 2016

I just realized that I haven't written for almost two months. I really didn't want to not write anything, and I was worried that I'd forget things if I just didn't write for a while, but I guess I can be honest and tell you that this was the case. Well, I know that's not entirely the truth, but this is the only blog I could find that I used to write in, and I could no longer find the login. So, I was worried about a lot of things, but most of all that I was worried that I wouldn't have anything to write about. I think I've pretty much talked about most things I wanted to write about, and I found myself wondering if I really should write about the thing that I have been able to talk about the most, because it wasn't necessarily the best thing to talk about, but it has been the thing that I've been able to feel the most.

So, I don't know if I will write about any of this for a while. I've thought about it, but I didn't want to go into it all right now. However, I want to write again, and maybe even every now and then. I don't know. For now, this is the place to be. I'm still here, and I'll still post, but I want to start keeping track of the days so I don't forget that it's been a while. I'm not sure why I haven't been writing, but I really do need to. I haven't done much besides work, so I've not really had much to write about, but I really just need to get back to writing. I just haven't had the time.

I was thinking about what I wanted to write about today, and I thought about what I talked about last night. I have a lot of thoughts about that subject, so I was thinking about where I was last night when I talked about how much I love being pregnant. What I was thinking about is that I am a person who likes to say the absolute truth and the ugly truth, and also, I feel like there's an argument to be made for the ugly truth and the truth about beauty, and if there's any truth to that, being pregnant is beautiful. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing.

The fact is, I'm not sure if being pregnant makes me more beautiful than before I was pregnant. I don't really know how to answer that question. I guess I'm not really that vain, so I don't really know the answer, but I do know that pregnancy is beautiful, and I'm not sure that I've really felt this way about being pregnant.