Friday, July 3, 2020
THE EYES TELL YOU SO MUCH!
Expression in the Sheltie face is so important. The eyes can tell you so much.
Like Rosie watching me eat lunch, of course she is a chow hound. I had a sandwich on my desk and she was on the floor watching me. But she did not turn her head she just moved her eyes, from me to the sandwich and back to me again. I guess she thought she was being good not being too aggressive over my sandwich.
One day Chanel came to stay with me, and she not knowing that her mom was leaving was pretty upset when she realized that Mom was leaving. I went to the door and closed the gate so she would not try to leave. The door was open and we were both standing there and Chanel's eyes got so big and round when she realized that Mom was leaving. I have never seen that expression before,She was really shocked that Mom was leaving and not taking her. I will never forget the look on her face.
The other morning Sammy had an accident in the kitchen, and he does know better.But he really had to go and he usually runs down stairs to the door. Well I guess that this time he could not wait and when I said his name and what are you doing, his got this horrific look and he knew he was making a mistake.The look was like OMG what did I just do. I had to laugh, well he really has the concept of house training down.
Shelties should have a moderate, almond shaped eye, that is soft and expressive. Sheltie expression is inquisitive and soft. It really is amazing the different expressions they can get aside from inquisitive and soft. They really do think, you can see it in the eyes. In agility you can see a dog think about which way to go and which obstacle you wanted him to take. Or the playful expression when a puppy is saying "catch me if you can" that is a game that all pups love. But they do need to learn come or here for safety. I love the questioning look they get when you ask a question, they are really trying to figure out what you want.
I talk to my dogs a lot and they really listen, even if they don't know what I am saying. They will look at me with questioning eyes and turn their head from side to side to figure out what I am saying. They are such good dogs and companions. I don't get lonely, they take care of that completely. They make me laugh a lot.
My Shelties are just awesome friends.