A 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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