nooch bunny wrote:
Other really weird thing he does is try to smother us - he crawls onto our lap and will climb up until his paws are on either side of our neck and then pushes his neck into our face with enough force you actually have to move him sometimes so you can breathe. I have baffled many a dog trainer with this. None have ever seen it or have idea what's going on with that. Weird little dog.
Amos does the neck thing, too! At first it's cute because his neck is all soft and snuggly, but then he puts enough pressure that you actually have to back away. He hasn't done it at all recently, but he used to do it when his dad and I lived together, mostly when we were talking to each other on the couch. I always figured it was some kind of attention-getting thing. Like, "Stop talking and pay attention to me!" Now that I live alone and Amos gets all my attention he doesn't do it anymore.
Right now he's anxious because he thinks I'm leaving the house (he's right, of course.) So he's whining and crying, prompting me to tell him, "There's no crying in baseball!" And the word baseball got him all excited. So I'm saying, "Do you like baseball? Wanna play baseball? Baseball?" and he's dancing around excitedly. I shouldn't tease him, I know, but it's hilarious. I have no idea what he thinks I'm saying.