The Last Woof

by SandraF on March 26, 2014 · 5 comments

in About the Scottie News

Ever try to win an argument with a Scottie? I did. Angus was not very vocal but when he barked he was loud. One day, he just kept barking. Not a string of excited barks but just a steady “Woof”, “Woof”, “Woof”. One bark about every two seconds. It was driving me crazy.

I approached him and snapped my fingers which usually gets me some response.

Nope, nada, nothing. He just kept on “Woof” “Woof” “Woof”.

So then I went for the verbal approach. Here is the conversation:

“No”
“Woof”
“Angus, no barking”
“Woof”
“Stop it”
“Woof”
“NO”
“WOOF”

So finally, I went for the physical approach. I grasped his snout in my hand (not hard) and made him look at me. Which required me to move my head back and forth as he moved his eyes back and forth to not meet mine. (I know in the dog world this is not okay but in my world I wanted him to focus on me and what I was saying.)

Finally, I had his attention.
“Angus, no barking”
“wuf”
“No”
“wuf”

Well, the only benefit to grasping his snout was that the barking was now muted. But I had to get the last word in.

“Angus, NO”

As he looked into my eyes, his lips moved like he was going to blow a bubble and the smallest, tiniest, littlest, “oof” came out. It sounded like a breath of air. “oooph”. I knew it was technically a bark but really, how could you say anything as it was so quiet.

I stared back into those big brown “innocent” eyes with quiet resignation. We both knew he won as he got the last woof in.

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