In the big pet store my female peep picked out a bright red harness for me. I stood still while she tried it on to be sure it fit. I felt like a baby wearing it, but what could I do. The cashier adored me (of course) and gave me a treat, but my hackles were up from that mishap with the Boxer. I was watching for him, but he was smart and kept away from me.
The ride home in the car was great. I put my paws on the armrest by the passenger side door and left little breath imprints on the window. The female peep wouldn’t roll the window down. She said something about not wanting me to jump out. Heck, I wouldn’t do that, would I?
When we got home she seemed super proud of her purchase and we walked into the family room where the male peep was in his chair, the big dog by his side. I saw them both, and then the big dog walked toward me. That’s when it happened.
I lunged at him. I’d had it at the pet store with that Boxer dog and still wanted a confrontation. I snarled at the big dog, grabbed at his throat, and tried to bite him. He didn’t have much time to react, I took him by complete surprise, but my female peep came running.
FEMALE PEEP: “Charlie Bear, what are you doing?”
She grabbed me by the scruff of the neck, pulled me away from the big dog, and gave me one of those questioning looks. I don’t know why I did it. All I can say is that the fur was up on the back of my neck, literally, after the female peep grabbed me, and I was looking for a fight.
MALE PEEP: “What’s the matter with him?”
FEMALE PEEP: “I don’t know, but this has got to stop.”
She was right. I had to learn to reign in my outrageous behavior. But I’m sad to report it wasn’t the last time this happened.
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NOTE: If you want to catch up with what happened in LBA (Life Before Adoption), you can look under “Charlie Chat” on the right. All the posts are there, and these new ones about LAA (Life After Adoption) will be there too. Watch for more of Something to Chew On by me, Charlie Bear, in the weeks ahead.
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