We love our dogs very much. However I feel uncomfortable when I notice my wife trying to humanise our dog. Conducting conversation and having small talk with our dogs. Her action makes me feel as if I am neglecting her.
Sentences like “ why is your tail dropping ,is mom neglecting you……………..
”did your sister bully you to day” and the word “sister refers to Teddy our Female chow chow.
Whenever she is in the kitchen, our 2 dogs will be laying the kitchen floor, and she will talks to our dogs as she prepare the meal. It is an amusing scene, our dogs will cock their heads to one side with a puzzle look.
Her care and devotion to our dogs is equivalent to her devotion taking care of our son when he was young and that was 10 plus years ago. Our son is now in the U and only return home once a week and my constant outstation trips do have an effect on her. I am glad our 2 obedience chow chows is providing her some comfort during her lonely time. One unique action that Teddy has which I find puzzling is her sensitivity to her mood, if my wife is angry or rise her voice, Teddy will immediately curl around her and tap her pawl on her leg to comfort her. This is the best sedative, once Teddy pat her pawl against her legs she will cool down immediately and she will pat Teddy on the head.
A feel time when Teddy lost her appetite and does not take her good, she will fry an egg and add it to her food. The aromatic smell of fresh fried egg, is highly effective to turn on Teddy’s appetite.
Whenever she grooms our dogs, she will examines closely their ears and the various parts of their body, her close attention to details have help to save a fair amount of Vet bills. Smelly ears and rashes was taken care off immediately.