Bored, cooped up in the house while it’s so cold and snowy, and stressing her out with the flash.
Still. I think she really knows how to work her angles.
In unrelated Pyrrha news, we’ve turned our yard into quite the doggy social arena. The other day on a walk, we met a 10-week-old lab mix puppy named Nellabelle, whom we invited over for a future play-date. Pyrrha was quite polite to the tiny Nellabelle, who was gregarious and wiggly. She gave Nellabelle a few play bows and then tried to bat her over with a paw, which was a little too much for the puppy. And then Pyrrha put the puppy’s head in her mouth. Clearly, not an aggressive act, but it’s scary just the same, to see your puppy’s head in another dog’s jaws. Little Nell didn’t seem too traumatized, but I thought it was probably best to end that play session.
Pyrrha needs to learn how to accommodate her play behavior to small dogs, something we learned when Stella the Jack Russell came over and was terrorized (treated with much curiosity and occasionally as if she were prey). Pyrrha particularly needs to learn play behavior with puppies, as we are planning to go visit her new (6-lb.!) Aunt Georgia very soon!
Did your dog have to learn how to play gently with puppies or dogs smaller than itself? Any tips on that?