yeah little k...Abby wants to meet you too!
From "Mom's" point of view:
The way to her heart is through food. Not that she will give you more affection if you feed her but, she won't run away from you while the possibility is there so, you have that choice but only while she gives it to you.
She does the sideways look all the time which is hysterical. It's like 'you're not worthy', 'should she be scared?', if she looks at you straight on 'will she be blinded or burst into flames?', etc etc. Luckily since she has us around all the time we get a little more of the love. She gives us a full on stare as well and it will usually be followed by a jump up in your lap, a lovely kiss right across your lips, or a hunch down and ready to play stance.
She was SO quiet when she was little that I never thought she would bark, growl, etc but, now it cracks me up. She certainly knows when she needs to use it to her advantage to get the attention she requires. The funniest part is when the little gal is running around like a crazy dog on speed and she hunches down and does this really really odd growling thing. Not completely a growl, not a bark - kinda like a speaking (mumbling) growl. "Dad" gets her doing that a lot. She'll also do it on Fridays when I come home and its like she's been waiting to see me all week long - it's the excitement factor.
She does chew on everything. She has been fairly good about not chewing the furniture. Once in a while she'll give it a shot but, stops right when asked so, thats good. She really loves the cats toys and will spend most of her time finding them and destroying them to the best of her abilities. She loves the little furry mice and does a quick job with those. She also likes any of the ones with bells...yummy bells....oiy...always finding the cat toys and putting them up so we don't have a jingling dog.
. She really thinks any eyes, nose, tails, etc on toys are the best part to destroy.
It may take her a while to warm up to you, or to a situation but, once she does she'll do what she wants. She wants to watch everything going on more than being up in everyones lap although if given the chance she may be in one of our laps if that feels better. Thank goodness she's not too big! She doesn't like people who are loud, yards near busy streets, shopping carts in stores, that kind of thing just doesn't sit well with her and the little curly tail goes down, she tries to make herself small and everyone says she looks like a fox.
Yes, I was worried she would get into it with a bear, a raccoon, etc just because she is so little and she likes animals so much I really wasn't sure how she would react. Nice to know she barks!
She just discovered the head out the window while driving thing so, thats funny and I have had people in other cars laughing at her or me when she's over me and I'm trying to drive, or the kids in the next car over sqeeeling about the cute puppy which makes her want to hide under the seat but, she just wants to do the dog sniffy thing without too much wind or orther bother and if you're in her way, oh well, get over it.
She's a good dog.
It's a nice warm puppy feeling.
She just adores fishin with all her heart so, it's all good.
Plus, she's cute.