My dog is such a ham! She’s a 2.5 year old Labrador Retriever and she’s adorable. Well, we think she is!
She’s calmed down a lot in the last 6 months or so, although she barks more often for some reason. When she was a year old we thought she might never calm down! Labs always want to be near you and do things with you and when Midnight was younger she was always in our face wanting to play or wanting to go outside and so on. There were plenty of times that I wished we could just flip a magic switch to make her calm down or find a click here button on her to switch her into lower gear. LOL
She still follows us around whenever we move about the house, usually with her favorite bone in her mouth just in case she can convince us to play with her … but she’s not quite as instant and in your face as she used to be.
Midnight is becoming quite cuddly too. I knew she was affectionate, but I never thought she’d be a lap, chest or in my case – shoulder dog. Yeah … guess I should explain that last one … When Midnight wants my attention – usually when I’m lying on the couch working on the computer and trying to watch TV at the same time, she’ll jump on the couch and climb over me to come and sit on the couch by my head. Unfortunately she’s not a tiny little dog so when she sits down and makes herself comfortable she often ends up sitting on my shoulder … or even my head!
Hmm maybe that’s why my shoulder’s been hurting lately … Midnight’s kind of heavy … no not overweight, but she’s a muscular dog with perhaps a few extra pounds.
In my husbands case she’ll jump up on the couch that he likes to relax on and climb onto his chest and lie down. When she does lie on him she always lies down so that she’s facing me. If I talk to her while she’s lying on my husband or get up to go in the kitchen she jumps off him and comes to me. My husband thinks she’s totally fixated on me.
Midnight also talks … she sounds like a Wookie (remember Star Wars?). She’ll lie down beside one of us and we’ll pet her for a moment or two and then go back to what we’re doing and that’s when she starts talking … letting out little groans and moans to tell us to keep petting her.
Yes … she’s kind of demanding, but we love her.
For those of you with dogs … is your dog affectionate and cuddly or do you have a more solitary independent dog? Have you noticed new aspects of your dogs personality emerge as the years go by?