Those of you that are dog and or cat moms out there know that your pets certainly develop their own personalities. My dogs are no different.
I got Gracie way back in 2006 when she was just a little 5 lb wrinkly baby with over sized ears that she couldn’t quite balance with. I named her Gracie because she used to trip over her own feet, or ears, and run into walls. She needed some grace! Luckily she grew into those ears and learned how to use her feet better! Gracie was my whole life. I came home to her every night, she traveled with me when I would come to visit my parents or go to a friends house. I had to temporarily stay 3 hours away from where I usually lived for a summer and Gracie was all that I had there. To say that I have a strong bond to her is an understatement! We have been through so much together!
Gracie is super sweet and VERY loyal. She is basically my shadow. She is also incredibly strong willed and stubborn! It literally took me 2 years to completely potty train her. She, for the most part, is very well behaved and minds well. She is a bit whiny thanks to the beagle in her. If her and Mac our outside longer than they want to be, Gracie will come and wine at the back door until we let them back in.
She has looks, like if you are being stupid she will give you a look to let you know. She has a sad puppy look for getting her way. She has a I hate the world look if you make her mad or hurt her feelings. She is definitely the more sensitive one!
Then there is Mac. Chris and I got Mac a few months after I moved to Alabama. Gracie wasn’t too sure about him at first, but they quickly became BFF’s. Mac is so sweet and loves to cuddle. Mac is a total asshole though! He steals Gracie’s toys, growls and barks at her and me if I am petting just Gracie, and will steal pets by putting his head or body under your hand when you are in the middle of something. A needy little thing. But he just has the sweetest little face and he is my little bear. He LOVES to be held and snuggled. He gives sweet little kisses too.
Strangely enough, Mac is the more independent of the two when we are away. When they stay at the boarding place, they always tell me that when they take Gracie and Mac out for a walk, Mac goes off on his own and Gracie follows closely behind constantly needing to know what he is doing and is protective over him. Like a little mamma. I love to hear that! I know Mac gets on her nerves and walks all over her, but she just loves him so much!
Mac is our watch dog. The dog literally is on guard 24-7. When they are in our back yard, Mac will let you know if a neighbor is outside, another dog is out there, a car is driving by, a butterfly is fluttering along or if there are leaves blowing in the wind. Wireless dog fence reviews – https://goodpuppyfood.com/supplies/the-best-wireless-dog-fences-reviews/. I cant tell you the countless times I have looked out there and saw him chasing a butterfly around the yard. Hilarious! He also has little man syndrome. He tries to pick fights with bigger dogs because he thinks hes the big man. Gracie has had to save him a few times from a boxer that used to live near us! I always tell him not to get into a situation he cant get himself out of. He never listens!
Speaking of listening. Mac is a crazy wild man that pretty much gets away with everything. That dog has no listening skills or manners.It isn’t just Gracie that he walks all over, he pretty much does it to Chris and I too! He is so smart, it isn’t like he couldn’t be trained, he just doesn’t want to be! And when he wants attention he doesn’t ask for it, he demands it!
Exhibit B: RUB MY BELLY!