So, it's not Thursday. It's Friday. But, I'm thankful none the less. Thankful for all the people out there who actually understand dogs, their language, how to interpret it and teach it to others.
NEWSFLASH! Dogs don't speak human!!! Yes, we can train them to do tricks and follow basic commands, but that does not mean they understand us. Dogs speak dog. And, like humans, not all dogs are fond of things like dog on dog playtime, hyper individuals, lots of mammals in one place at one time who all seem to want attention. As humans we can choose to avoid these situations, or pop some sort of pill that makes handling them better (no offense to anyone who requires this, it's simply a fact that we have options).
Dogs don't have some of these liberties. Even the pill popping is not the same for them as it is for us. Twiggy has/had separation anxiety. We've tried the pill popping for her. It has mixed results. They just don't respond the same each time - at least in my experience.
So, today, I thank every last one of you who understands dog language. Who takes the time to assess