Yesterday, on our evening walk, Mommy and I met some really nice people. They said they also had a Golden Retriever and they asked if they could pet me. Mommy of course said yes!
I did pretty well. I didn’t jump on them, so they let me see the little boy in the stroller too.
While Mommy was talking, the lady mentioned something that Mommy had never heard. The nice lady said that her GR was a “Velcro Dog”. She went on to explain that her dog is stuck by her side all the time.
Mommy said, that sort of describes me. I want Mommy’s attention all the time. I don’t like to be away from her, and I love to be close.
This is how I took a nap yesterday afternoon. I will do anything to stay close to her.
And I will do anything to get her attention too!! Even tear at the carpet in the studio where we spend most of our days.
Now, to be fair, Mommy says I should tell you this carpet is old and was frayed when I moved in. But, I have been doing some more fraying on my own.
The carpet in the Studio is two pieces of old carpet that have been there since Mommy and Daddy bought the house. The edges are really raggedy.
I figured out that if I scratch at the edges, I can get long strings to come off. It is a lot of fun and it gets Mommy to stop what she is doing and pay attention to me. I am in trouble, but I have her attention.
Mommy does not want me to do this. So, she coated the edges with mouthwash. It tastes yucky on my paws.
I am not digging quite as much. Mommy hopes this phase will pass soon.