I have always been amazed at the patience Duke shows to Freckles when Freckles continues to bug him. Well last night Duke finally had enough. He was taking a nap on the otterman and Freckles was on the sofa as we were watching TV. Freckles, as he often does, wanted to wake Duke up to play, or just to be aggravating, so he pushed his paw into Duke. Duke immediately snapped back with a sharp but faint bark that so startled Freckles he recoiled. Duke laid his head back down to continue his nap but Freckles then looked at me with the most puzzled look on his face. I almost had to laugh. He then just starred at Duke for at least a minute until I poked him to break his stare. It was like he could not believe what had happened.
I guess Duke just finally had enough and told Freckles who was really top dog in our house and I know Freckles got the message.
I think Freckles just startled Duke from his nap. This has been known to happen at my house when I am sleeping while listening to the soothing sounds of my snoring and DW decides to put a cold foot against my back or something.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Aw, Freckles. Sometimes we're grumpy when woken abruptly (I am).
Toby and Chamois say: GO STEELERS!
John, the same thing happens at my house. Frankie being the poker and Tucker being the growler/barker. ;D
"Each is a creature of Earth and is entitled to reside on it with dignity"
Yep happens at my house too. Sometimes you just have to let the annoying offender know who's boss :P
Reminds me of Zoe at the beach. She does not play w/other dogs. When they bug her, she does the silent snarl and air snap. The dogs get the message.
(Freckles, sorry you're on the bottom of the totem pole)
Linda and Zoë, the Umlaut
Aww, poor Freckles. I can see the hurt little face now.
Miriam , Digger, and Kodi
Awww, poor Freckles!!
I get grumpy when I'm poked when I'm napping too.
Poor freckles? Ya mean poor Duke, sounds like duke is a mellow fellow who finally had enough pestering.