Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Passive-Aggressive Alpha Dogs

Neither of my dogs is a particularly strong alpha. Oh, they have their moments, but for the most part they prefer to operate independently.

Jessie has long since ceded the bed to Ginger - she's having some trouble jumping up there these days anyway, so she's really just as happy on her dog bed. The front seat of the truck, however, remains a bone of contention - if you'll excuse the expression. They both obviously consider this seat the place the #2 in the household should be sitting, and neither will give in. Thus you get situations like this:


They can hold this pose for longer than you can imagine, each refusing to yield to the other. I've demonstrated how the seat may be shared if they sit side-by-side, but that's not good enough. Each passive-aggressive alpha must claim it for her own.

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