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    Some interesting observations.

    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
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    I've read about the hugging before, but I can't help it, lol
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  3. #3

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    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
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    I know when I tried to pet my sister's Boxer on his head, he reared back his head and got a menacing look in his eyes. I think it's an insecurity thing -- when we reach for the top of a dog's head, they can't see where our hand is going, and aren't sure of our intentions. The head is a vulnerable area, and dogs feel they need to protect it, or at least know that being touched there isn't going to harm them. The top of the head is a blind spot for them, and dogs need to know what's happening in their surroundings, and to their bodies.

    I did know that staring straight into any animal's eyes is perceived as a threat, even if accompanied by a smile, which also can look threatening. Dolphins that open their mouths and bare their teeth are misconstrued as smiling at us. Actually, that's a threat behavior. Smiles aren't perceived as benign in the animal world.

    Pets who have learned to trust us fully may tolerate these gestures once they have experienced that they haven't been hurt by them. And each pet is different. Some are naturally more laid back and calm than others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaidwannabe View Post
    Pets who have learned to trust us fully may tolerate these gestures once they have experienced that they haven't been hurt by them. And each pet is different. Some are naturally more laid back and calm than others.
    That's the most important part of your post, IMO

    My dogs are like my kids, they know me and I know them well enough to do whatever we want to each other, lol
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    To show how different our animals can be, most of my cats have been one-person cats. They would let me do whatever I pleased with them, but would bolt whenever anyone else approached them.

    But I had one kitty who didn't care who petted him, as long as he got petted. We was everyone's cat. That was little Rootbeer, the one with the deformed hind legs. He lived to be petted, and was friendly with everyone.

    I had one cat who was so laid back that I could flip him over on his back on my lap and pet his stomach, and he would just lay there, stretched out and relaxed. Not every cat will allow that.

    Oscar, my current tabby doesn't enjoy being held, but he does like petting. He is a hand licker. Skinner is a head nudger. Both enjoy petting, but Oscar is a little more skittish than Skinner. Skinner purrs like a motorboat, whereas Oscar's purring is barely audible.

    Both recognize the word, "Treat", however, and as soon as I say it, they're at our door waiting for their morsels.
    20 gal. high: planted; 5 white cloud minnows, 4 golden White Clouds, several RCS, 2 blue shrimp, 5 Amano shrimp, several snails; Azoo air. 65 gal: planted; 6 rosy barbs, 6 yellow glofish, 3 red glofish, 3 zebra danios, 5 white cloud minnows, 3 dojo loaches, 6 crimson spot rainbow fish, 12 large Amano Shrimp, several snails; AC110.

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