Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Compliments From a Dog

A chihuahua, to be precise.

At work last night, I helped a very nice lady take some things to her car. She had three bags, plus a piece of boxed furniture. Since it was spitting rain and she was, er, over-fifty years old, I took two of her bags out so she could unlock the car. As we walked out, she warned me she had a chihuahua in the car, and that he barked at everyone, so I should prepare myself.

Customer unlocks the front door and puts her bag in. Little bundle of chihuahua-energy is in the front seat, wiggling and sniffing and...not barking. He was adorable, so I cooed and awed a bit while Customer put the bags on the floor. I went back inside to fetch the furniture box and loaded it into the backseat, with nary a bark from the pup.

Customer's comment went something like this: He must have picked up on your personality, because he always barks at people!

It made me smile.

5 comments:

ChristaCarol said...

Aw how cute! I do believe that dogs can sense the type of people we are. Mine is a chihuahua/jack russel mix (very calm really) and goes crazy barking at this one kid that lives a few houses down. I found out from another neighbor he's a bit of a hoodlum and curses all the time (he's like, 10). So ya, go you with the good soul!

-Kelly Meding said...

I suppose this also explains why my dad's dog runs me down every time I come over. *g*

Jessa Slade said...

My dog is a terrible judge of character. She'll go up to the creepiest dude at the park. I'm, like, can't you SMELL that he's probably carrying a knife, not a Milkbone? Egads.

Great quotes on your book BTW. Congrats!

-Kelly Meding said...

My sister had a lab who had no judgment whatsoever. Silly thing would make friends with anyone.

Re: blurbs - THANKS! :)

Dawn Colclasure said...

So cute! :)