Mixed messages

Emma is a dog of contradictions. She’s small and lovable. Those floppy ears that bounce with each step always induce smiles as we walk the neighborhood. Her big brown eyes ooze emotion. Looking at her, you’d never guess Emma can instantaneously transform into a rage-aholic.

May 8, 2021

I took this photo yesterday moments after she’d gone bonkers when someone dared to walk two dogs past our home. Check out the raised ridge along her spine. Emma flashed me this innocent expression, trying to play it cool and pretend she hadn’t just erupted. But I’ve got photographic proof.

The hackles tell the whole story.

4 thoughts on “Mixed messages

  1. Emma reminds me of a Scottish terrier named Hamish who would go into a barking frenzy whenever Echo and I would step onto his street. Hamish spent his time at the window guarding his street from intruders. When we met Hamish with his owner he was unexpectedly friendly.

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    • Silly Hamish. Silly Emma. This behavior is new for her and we’re not doing a good job nipping it in the bud. It’s rude and obnoxious behavior that needs to stop. Echo would not behave in such a manner, right? Right.


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