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There have been quite a few children’s books about dogs. Lovable, people loving dogs. I’m writing a book about my dog, but he’s a bit different. My boy needs personal space. Strangers are to be seen from a distance and they’re definitely NOT supposed to come up and manhandle his butt. Even if they do it while saying “Who’s a good boy then?”
I can’t really blame him. If someone came up and manhandled my butt and said, “Who’s a good girl then?” I would be VERY upset and prone to physical violence.
Sometimes I wonder if he ‘s seen one to many Public Service Announcements about strangers.
And let’s face it, there is nothing stranger than some children.
When I say children that includes babies. As I’ve said before, in my Christmas story ( http://zuill.us/andreablog/2012/12/06/a-christmas-dog/ ), my dog can’t stand babies but he does like their toys. He’d never hurt a child but stealing from them is not a moral issue for him.
There is a type of child my dog likes. My furry guy likes to be treated like just another kid.
He may not know what is going on but he gives it his all.
There is only one problem with gaining my dogs trust. . .