Friday, August 29, 2008

My New Boyfriend Henry

I am always up for a trip to the dog park and I am always on the look out to add new boyfriends to my pack of admirers. So when Barbara said that we were going to go to the dog park to work with one of her students I was very excited.

Henry is a 2 year old Labradoodle that was just recently adopted to a wonderful family. I don't think he had the proper socialization when he was a puppy because he is very sensitive and he never really learned to play. His new person was concerned that Henry didn't enjoy himself at the dog park. Since I have excellent play skills and clear body language, Barbara thought I was just the dog to bring Henry out of his shell.

Henry came into the park but didn't interact with the other dogs and only wanted to sniff around. If other dogs came near him, he walked away.

I came up to him and we sniffed politely at the side of the face. Notice my low, sweeping tail wags and curved body position. I would never be so rude as to come straight on to another dog's face and stare at them.

I gave him a play bow so that Henry would know that everything that I was going to do was all in fun.

Then I lay on the ground to make myself as non threatening as possible and to do a little flirting.

Finally Henry realized it was ok to play with me. We had a few excellent chases and even a little chew-face game. His person was so happy to see his tail wagging. We had such a good time that it even gave Henry the confidence to go up to some other dogs. I think that Henry is going to be a social butterfly after a few more dog park outings!

But flirt that I am, I was not satisfied with one new beau. I also attracted the attention of a young male Brittany named Truman who seemed quite taken with me.

I was a little concerned that after my spaying operation boy dogs wouldn't be so attracted to me. Fortunately that is not true. I guess when a girl's got it, she's got it!!


Samantha said...

Well done Niahm, i bet Barbara was really proud of you. :-)

Holly & Zac

Deetz said...

Awe, you are so sweet to be patient with that doggie. I am glad he started to play with you.
Hey, you got it girl!!!!!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That was so sweet of you to teach Henry the ropes.. We are sure you will see him again at the park..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lacy said...


mama says me needs u to learn me how to iz kinda skeered of new doggies me meets...

b safe,

Mango said...

No doggie could resist you.


Stanislaw said...

What a great lesson he got in doggy play manners. You sure are a pro!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Good job with Henry!
Sure it was nice to see him playing with you!
Kisses and hugs

Hero said...

You are such a sweetheart, Niahm. Any dog should consider himself very lucky to have you as a girlfriend.

Deefor said...

You are very good at helping Henry feel comfortable. And now you have a new friend.


The Cole Crew said...

What a cutie he is, you sure know how to pick them! Now that you have your operation you can flirt all you want!!!

Chef said...

Oh Niahm. You've got it for sure. If I met you at the park, I'd play with you all day long. Good job on Henry. You are a real good friend and I'm sure he's going to make lots of new friends too now that you've helped him be social.
What a good girl you are! Your Mama must be so proud of you.


Maggie and Mitch said...

You're a beauty, Niamh! We can't imagine a boy not finding you irrisistable!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oooooo Niamh!

You boyfriend looks like a lot of fun to play with! Way to take the lead and show him how things are done! Do you think you'll marry him? Hehehehe!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Comet and BLU said...

Girl, you still got it! And Henry looks like quite the handsome chap.