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29 April 2010 @ 02:10 am
Silly bully.  
As some of you may know, I've had Ashton since he was a young puppy (He turned 8 April 9th) and I adopted Oscar December of '08 (Also 8, though we think he may be older than I was told, doesn't matter I love him anyways). Now, Oscar can get a little aggressive when there's food around and we've been working on it, he's getting better but he'll still snap. He's never hurt anyone, just a little growl and bitey face, but we don't risk it and usually feed him in a separate room from Ashton.

Ashton is also a bully. What he does is harmless but, to me, seems pretty smart. Ashton has no problem opening doors if they aren't closed all the way and he also opens and closes his own kennel door. He figured out that Oscar can not/will not do these things. If Oscar's kennel door is closed, he will remain in the kennel. Oscar's kennel will be open all day sometimes, they are allowed to go in and out as they please during the day. I was trying to figure out why some days the kennel door will stay wide open and some days the door will be closed. Ashton closes Oscar's kennel door while Oscar is in there!! Oscar won't come out of a closed, unlocked kennel door....Ashton figured it out and uses it to his advantage. I CAUGHT him doing it! Oscar was napping in his kennel, Ashton went over and closed the door with his face. All I could do is stand there and laugh while Oscar looked up at me with his pitiful face.

Any of your pigs figured out how to "punish" their siblings?
Nancieeicnan on April 29th, 2010 01:11 pm (UTC)
Too funny! I have a senior german shepherd who is now deaf. My boston will wait until she's left the room and eats her food knowing she can't hear him. When he hears her coming back he'll run off with a big mouth full of her food and go under the bed knowing she can't fit under there. She's also having accidents now that her old age isn't allowing her to have full control as much. Banjo (my boston) loves to play tattle tale and let us know that there is an accident. He gets in trouble for them but of course with a senior dog they can't help it. I think his tattling is a way of trying to make us yell at his older sister and he can't figure out why she doesn't get punished but he does.
(Anonymous) on April 29th, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
Haha! That's pretty funny, too. I've come to realize that Bostons are a lot smarter than people think. I have one Boston (Ashton) who is super smart and figures everything out. He knows when he's done something wrong or when someone else has done something wrong and generally seems to understand his surroundings. My other (Oscar) seems to just not get it and he's completely content being oblivious.

I love how yours tattle tells, it sounds like something Ashton would do.
Amberchancepuppeh on April 30th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Don't know why it posted anonymous, I was logged in.
figglesfiggles on April 29th, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
oh that is way too cute!!! ha! the little devious things :-)

ashton sounds like fig (my 8 year old boston). if my chinese crested (tadpole) pees/poos in the house, she will come stand beside me and stare at me. i think she's saying, "that nasty one did something nasty again - let's go yell at him!" she doesn't do it every time now, but when tad first came to live with us she HATED him and she "told on him" ALL THE TIME.

they crack me up!