Dogs definitely have unique charming personalities all their own! Our family of canines includes Frankie, Augie and Sarge – quite the characters. Both Frankie and Augie were discovered and taken home from our local animal shelter and Sarge, well, he’s been around for ages … 13 years now – our miniature dachshund. I just had to take the opportunity this morning to share a part of Frankie’s personality with you all. He is a mix of some sort and definitely part Coonhound - he has that distinctive howl of the hound and he drools. For the most part he is rather standoffish but oh SO loving! He likes his space and is very protective – he would scare off a thousand burglars, but when it comes to little things like a feather blowing in the wind or a leaf rustling on the sidewalk he will stand and bark, but jumps away when the object makes a move! It’s quite comical. I now know “that bark” and in the past I would come running to see the commotion thinking there was a tragedy ready to erupt. Now I figure he is just making his presence known to some mouse running through the garage or a flower blowing in the wind.
One of Frankie’s very unusual traits is – he loves to lay on the kitchen table. It catches you off guard each and every time and we do try to discourage this behavior as best we can … since, it’s just not normal for an 80 lb. dog to rest on one’s kitchen table. From day one he has found his spot around the kitchen table – most days he will just sit in the chair and look around. I try to push all the chairs in but we forget and when we do … Up he goes!