DTrain Posted January 19, 2009 Report Share Posted January 19, 2009 My dog Dave, the little upside down guy in my avatar is scaring the hell out of people. Dave is almost full grown. He has a big nose, big mouth and really big teeth and Dave is a smiler. I have been trying to get a picture for you but Dave is also a very fast runner. I have seen dogs smile but I have never seen anything like Dave. He roles up his nose and has a full mouth smile. Sometimes he does the full body wiggle or wags his tail BUT, sometimes he plants his back legs, lowers his tail and lets go with a giant toothy smile staring directly into your eyes. We know what this is and people who know Dave understand what he is doing but people meeting him for the first time are certain Dave is crazy and they are about to be attacked. Dave is incredibly friendly and has never been aggressive with man or beast but his smile is scary. Sometimes it is very funny and I can hardly keep from laughing but in many ways we are in the public relations business and we cannot go around scaring people. One person even reported us the the local animal control folks for having a vicious dog. The animal control folks know Dave very well and explained he is not dangerous, they called me killing themselves laughing. I of course try to explain to people who wish to approach him but it is obvious some of them think I am more crazy than my dog. Dave is not likely to stop smiling although I wish he would tone it down a bit so I need to come up with a way to present and explain Dave. We will be back at goose control shortly and again exposed to the public and I need to come up with a way to explain this. We live in a part of the world where people are nervous about dogs anyway. Any suggestions, Thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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