Friday, January 15, 2010

Pooches: Miss M's Over-Attention Problem

Some dogs don't listen enough. But, with Miss M., she listens too much. She seems to have an over-attention problem.
I initially thought it was charming. She literally caught my eye at the adoption event and I thought I had found the perfect dog for me. Little did I realize, I couldn't relax in my own home anymore. There was always someone watching and listening.
She even does this to other people when we go for walks. In our old neighborhood, people found her quite menacing. They would cross the street because they thought she wanted to eat them.

On the other hand, it is this over-attention that has made her so trainable. I wouldn't say she's especially smart, but because she pays such close attention she has actually learned human language. She knows the difference between "go to daycare" (running and jumping around) and "go take a bath" (backing up and leaving the room). She knows certain friends names, and responds to an array of commands. So even though she looks like a cartoon, she keeps the scary people on the streets away from us, and can keep us entertained as a circus dog.

9 comments:

Princess said...

Oh I heart Miss M!! We have to spell certain words around Princess as she knows quite a few as well and we've been having conversations and she'll pick out her friends names as well.

I've been meaning to say congratulations on your wedding!! Best wishes in your new life together and as a full family!

~P's Mom

Kari in WeHo said...

Is she one of those dogs who always sleeps with one eye open? Baily used to always pay attention until we got her another dog. That helped some :)

kissa-bull said...

i find her most adorable
i've never seen a cuter face i thinks its her eyes . they beg to be loved.
hugs
the houston pittie packs mommy

Dawn said...

OMG these pictures made me laugh so hard! Love it!

laura said...

OMG! I'm the human equivalent of Miss M, I kid you not! I seem to be a very literal person, and in an effort to please I tend to over compensate when people give me directions or instructions. I can't imagine what a scary combo Miss M and I would make if she were my dog and I hadn't decided to get braces on my teeth when I was in my 20's!

Lindsay said...

LOL....those pictures are priceless!

Mango said...

My idiot brother is like that too. He doesn't miss a thing. Lucky for me he lets me know when something interesting is going on.

Slobbers,
Mango

Daisy Dog said...

I'll be watching you....

Pibble said...

Oh, Ms. M; is there any couple in all of Chicago better looking than you and Mr. B? I mean, aside from your mom and dad?

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