There have been many times when I’ve wished Roxy could talk; to express what’s on her mind.
Life would be so much easier.
But then, other times I think, where’s the fun in that?
We acquired Roxy when she was only seven weeks old.
She was born on a farm, which I affectionately call, the “Daisy Hill Puppy Farm.”
Roxy came from a tiny litter; just her and her sister.
At the time, we were asked if we wanted both puppies, and because our house is quite small, we declined.
After spending two and a half years in Roxy’s loving company, this has been a decision I have deeply regretted.
After all, we could have had double the fun.
But alas, what’s done is done.
Roxy, being the social creature that she is, loves to meet up with friends at the dog park.
This makes me think growing up with her sister would have been a wonderful experience for her.
Nevertheless, she gets round the clock attention at Casa Bella, and I believe she’s happy.
Observing Roxy is one of my favorite pastimes.
She’s a very important “character” in my life and not a day goes by that I don’t thank the Universe for allowing her to be a part of our family.
Keeping company with little Roxy has taught me a lot about her; how she reacts; how she feels.
While I may not be Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, I have arrogantly come to believe I have the ability to decipher Roxy’s conduct.
And today’s post serves to share that knowledge with all of you.
Is this interpretation subjective?
Will it be fun?
I hope so!
~ Like a baby, Roxy has a special whimper for “I’m hungry,” “Pay me attention,” and “I have to pee.”
~ While Roxy may not understand what you’re saying, she’s sensitive to the pitch and tone of your voice. These help her understand if you’re happy, angry, or sad.
~ When something itches, she has to scratch and if she has to clean her “lady” parts, she will. It matters not that she has an audience.
~Kisses and licks are Roxy’s way of communicating, “I love you more than chicken liver.”
~Roxy feels cheated when she performs a trick or follows a command and doesn’t receive praise or a treat. She’ll show her resentment by refusing to look at you.
~Large dogs scare our little Miss. She has to be formally introduced before attempting to make friends.
~ Roxy dislikes when, due to special circumstances, she’s given commercial dog food. She’d rather eat baby spinach leaves, cottage cheese, and scrambled eggs.
~ Roxy doesn’t mind dressing up. She does mind having to pose for an hour for a photo shoot.
~ Roxy’s easily bribed. Offer her peanut butter and she’s a goner.
~She knows we brush her teeth to keep her healthy, but she prefers we use gauze instead of a her large, ugly, blue toothbrush. If doggy toothpaste isn’t involved, don’t bother.
~ Roxy loves being swaddled in her “blankie.” It makes her feel safe and warm.
~ She loves sitting and laying on people’s laps. Doing so makes her feel like she’s part of the group.
~Sniffing your butt is Roxy’s way of saying, “Nice to meet you. Want to be friends?”
~She hates when you feel her nose to see if it’s wet. A dry nose doesn’t mean she’s sick. It just means it’s dry from having been touched so much.
~ Arguing and angry voices scare Roxy and make her run out of the room. When the storm passes, you can find her under the couch in the family room.
~ Roxy needs her beauty rest. She hates it when you constantly wake her to ask, “Roxy, are you awake?”
~She likes to sniff her poop. She feels that if she doesn’t have a problem with this, neither should you.
~ Tail wagging doesn’t always mean she’s happy. It also means she’s excited, curious, or happy you’re home.
There you have it, friends.
Roxy and I hope these “facts” will allow you to know her better and love her all the same.
Today I’m linking up with Heidi’s Black and White Wednesday.