Oh hai Bently here! I just love when visitors come over to see me, however I go through a few stages before I can calm down and relax.
First I MUST alert the humans! It’s an intruder! Bark bark bark, Pure panic and anxiety kicks me into high gear, bark bark bark.
Then I absolutely must jump all over them, hiya! take that! Normally by this point I recognize their scent making me so excited to see them, OH WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN! ITS BEEN DOG YEARS! Still of course I must jump all over them to show my excitement, even the occasional bark, just to say I love you.
Then and only then I will find the closest toy.. sometimes it may even be a mitten or a hat, to bring to the visitor; not as a gift but just to show them all of my bark-tastic stuff of course. I prefer not to share if I don’t have to.
When the visitor finally is able to sit down through the chaos I’ve created with my jumping, barking, and excited energy; I’ll give them a few last kisses and then lay down for a nap phewwf, I’m pooped!
Greetings have gotten me even MORE excited since Soph joined the family! She’s just so curious about every barking thing I do! The difference, for some reason, When the human says no to jumping; get this, she actually STOPS jumping. Just wagging her tail like its some kind of weapon; oh the tail! That’ll be story for another time, Oh that pesky tail, always getting me in the face!
The humans have grown to love my stages with visitors, but seeing Soph’s way of greeting has shown me a new perspective. I wonder how other dogs in other homes greet the visitors to their pack. Leave a comment below, tell us you pawesome way of greeting in your pack! We love hearing from you!