Everyone was really helpful last time, so I thought I'd post about some more of Gir's quirks. I am not his first owner, he belonged to an older couple for a few years before they brought him to my mom (vet) and asked her if she wanted him. They didn't say if there was anything wrong with him (how could you throw out such a precious little puppy?!) but we took him anyway. I have a feeling he might have been abused by the husband, because the wife mentioned that he didn't like the dog much.
Gir is a very nervous animal who doesn't trust many people. I say he might have been abused because he seems very wary about people picking him up or pretty much touching him in any way. He especially hates it if you get close to his face, as if he thinks you're going to bite his throat or something. Perhaps it wasn't entirely human abuse, maybe he got into a traumatic fight with another dog? who knows.
Anyway...he loves and trusts me the most because I'm his mommay, but he even growls at me some of the time when I go to pet him or cuddle/kiss him. Anybody have thoughts on my retarded doggy? :P