I do my best to teach Eko and Penny proper social behavior. But I have to admit there are a few guilty pleasures I’ve indulged at the expense of their manners.
Polite? Maybe not. Cute? You bet!
As a puppy, Eko would dart between my legs for safety/comfort. It became a move he did when most excited and desperate for love. But Eko’s grown just a tad since he was a puppy and not everyone is as tall as me.
Eko can practically take Emily for a ride at the beach
And the move has caused an interesting moment or two when we host friends
Penny’s no stranger to a bad habit or two. We’ve done nothing to disabuse her of the notion she’s a lap dog.
So when friends come over and take Penny’s seat, she does the only reasonable thing
And shamelessly hops up to snuggle
I wonder where she picked up on that behavior…
It certainly couldn’t be from Eko…
We never let him get away with anything like that
Even for our dog-loving friends, the combination can be a bit much.
Eko and Penny were determined to both join Rachel on the chair
The habits may be bad, but the dogs are certainly good. I have to take the blame for these. I do make sure the pups behave politely when meeting people for the first time, if they show the dogs any affection they will immediately be bombarded with kisses and affection.
Not the worst bad habits to have!