When a dog refuses to acknowledge a barrier, physical or emotional, do you think they realize what they are doing?
I’ve noticed during my encounters with big dogs at Muttville that when one pushes through my arms, or puts their head into my lap with intention, I feel privileged. I’m grateful when they take the initiative to, in their own doggy way, ask for my attention and affection. I’m there to give them affection anyway, but it’s a different kind of feeling when a dog who doesn’t know you, demands you love on them.
This is Everett. I had barely walked into the room before he barreled straight into my legs. He wasn’t waiting for me to come to him. He didn’t see my hesitation, or if he did he didn’t care, what he cared about was getting my attention and my affection.
I love how dogs like him don’t take notice of personal space. He leverages his size for good. His and yours! You are the one forced to acknowledge his existence and expectations. I laughed out loud during our morning together thanks to his pushy nature.
His personality and ability to push past my emotional reservations were just what I needed today. If you or someone you know is thinking about adopting a dog, Everett will be the perfect combination of protector and coach. This sweet boy doesn’t know how to give up!
Meet him and others like him at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue.