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Scary Smart

Scary Smart

October 20, 2009
Posted in: Dogs | Reading Time: 2 minutes

hearingA few weeks ago, I won a free evaluation from a dog behaviorist and CAV (certified accupuncture veterinarian). So I used the evaluation on Retardo since there were a few behaviors that still needed work.  The behaviorist/vet was awesome and had a bunch of insight on why Retardo acts like, well, Retardo. While she was twisting her pen around, she noticed that Loki had very sensitve hearing.  Um, you think? I wonder why?

It must be a bitch to get a good nights sleep with those ears. She also noted that his yin pulse was a bit off (resulting in an anxious dog). Wow. I've never known him to be "anxious."



It's hard to believe this cute floppy eared puppy turned into...

this wildebeast with gynormous ears.



Gosh I wish I had my hands on him when he was a pup. He probably wouldn't have turned into Retardo Montalban, the only dog with the most rediculous pack drive you'll ever witness. It's been almost a year and a half since we adopted him and he still sticks to me like super glue. On the other hand, it makes him an extremely interesting dog and I still shake my head and wonder why in the world anyone would give him up, let alone drive him miles from his home, abandon him and drive away. Sure, he's goofy, a bully and a brat. But he's incredibly smart, extremely loyal, anxious to please and stands at attention like a soldier when working.

And he's smart enough to cheat when we play hide-n-seek.



"1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ... 100!"


"Ready or not, here I come!"

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14 comments on “Scary Smart”

  1. Those ears are freaking me out. Like an alien I think. Hide and seek? Yuh, my dorky brother plays that. Me? I just get bored. Too much math.


  2. Interesting analysis about his hearing. He really DOES have huge ears - the better to hear but not listen to you with.

    The puppy pic is adorable.

    Woos, the OP Pack

  3. Wooos! Those ears are like my annoying little brothers, he can hear things miles away, and he cheats at hide and seek too, I wonder if there is a correlation between big erect ears and psychosis....
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  4. He has beautiful ears.. We don't understand how anyone could abandon him either. Us Heeler's have those wonderful ears too even if the Red's have no network.. They do have a really good sniffer though...
    Callie is practicing her herding skills. We are off to herd sheep again on Saturday...

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  5. What a great looking guy! Every day, my hubby and I thank our lucky stars that we have two wonderful rescues. Someone dumped Frankie off in a similar fashion to the way Retardo's original owners did. We found him when he was 3 months old. Lucy was found starving to death in the woods and rescued. We've had her for 4 months now and she's starting to show the results of good nutrition and lots of love.

    The infinite stupidity of their original owners is our gain.


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