Friday, February 8, 2013

Just a Littttllee Closer Mom!

So there's this thing that Shadow really likes to do.
If she were a human I'd wonder if she has sensory processing disorder.
Sometimes, she likes to go into a room by herself and relax alone. She'll even grumble at you sometimes if she wants to be alone and you try to cuddle with her or play.
Other times, she likes to, well, smother you with all her weight and press her face into yours as hard as she can!
I finally got proof when I got this picture! If you look closely, you can see that my face is slightly shifted...because she's in mid-smother mode. There are times when she just decides she needs to be really really close to you! Her little cheeks crinkle up in a smile and her body wiggles with happiness. She usually likes to press all her weight onto your body and press her face into yours.
It really is odd.
But she's so cute when she does it!
She really has a lot of quirky behaviors. Chad and I have said that we're happy she ended up with us, because I'm not sure that everyone would understand her. She is very vocal, and there are times that someone who doesn't know her very well might think she's mad when she's really just very excited. For example, because she's so vocal, sometimes when she's excited she barks and makes funny noises. Other times, like I said, she really doesn't want to be bothered, and will grumble, whine, or make what I call "monkey noises" if Spuds or me and Chad try to get her to play. We always say we feel lucky to have a dog who's so vocal, because it's usually very easy to know what she needs from you at different times and easy to understand how she's feeling. A lot of people could misinterpret her, though!
Do your dogs have quirky behaviors like Shadow?
~Loving Our Quirks, -The Pooches (&Anna &Chad)


  1. My dogs are probably some of the least vocal dogs ever. However, if Braylon plays tug she sounds like she's ripping something apart. Hades makes poodle noises when he and Jay play rough. I say poodle, but he just makes these loud high pitched small dog noises. Oh, and he loves to whine and screech when he sees other dogs. That's not so charming.
    I think our dogs are pretty quirky in general. Braylon is all about smush-fest cuddles, but you can move her and she will be content wherever you put her, even if it looks like in her face she's a little uncomfortable. I'd say one of Braylon's quirks is she gives nibbly kisses when she is excited. I wouldn't call it being mouthy but I have yet to figure out how to make her stop, as we rarely have company but if we do it's how she prefers to kiss.

  2. Baily does that smother thing too!

    Stop on by for a visit

  3. hello pooches for peace its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am nown to hav a fyoo kwirks myself!!! altho mine tend to involv ummmm things bekuming a bit destroyd!!! ha ha ok bye

  4. Why she just has a mind of her own and she goes by the beat of her own drum. I think that is nice.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Hey! Long time no see :) Give the poochies some smoochies from me!