Update Friday 10th June Thinking about a comment that John Farley and Doooo-we left last night, I'm beginning to wonder - do YOUR dogs scare easily? Or am I alone in having a creepy and creeped-out dog?
I find that Georgia gets nervous if ever I behave out of the norm.
For example, once a week [or so], I slather on a lovely warming cleansing ginger mask followed by a deep rehydrating orange-scented one. Georgia is never quite sure what to make of this and will give me funny looks.
You might say, you would too, if you saw a mudwoman walking about the house washing dishes and vacuuming. But she's a dog! Why would it affect her at all?
Even more bizarre is her behaviour regarding movement.
When I get home from [some rare] gallivanting, she'll usually come to the door to say hello. [I say "usually" because if she's being cuddled on the couch with her Cushion, the house could fall down and she wouldn't care.]
Now, if I decide to just stand still at the door or in the corridor, she'll come to a screeching halt. She'll look at me, her ears will flatten, her tail get twitchy, she might back up and then start growling and barking.
"STRANGE PERSON INCOMING! HELP, CUSHION! HELP!" I imagine she must be saying. It's almost like she doesn't recognise me.
This doesn't just happen at the door either. I could be anywhere in the house, in the dark or in bright sunlight, and get the same reaction. It also works if I move in a different way, like very, v-e-r-y... v-e-r-e-e-e... s-l-o-w-w-w-l-e-e-e...
Do I have a psycho dog? Do the Shivas, Honeys, Berts, Bellas and Princess Jerseys of this world do this as well? You've never noticed? Oh, please try! And tell me they do!