What are the best places to pet your dog? What are the best places and ways to pet a dog that you do not know?
How can you tell when your pet is feeling comfortable and relaxed and wants company, and when he is feeling anxious and aggressive and wants you to stay away?
Why is it so important for an animal to have lots of rest when he is injured?
With each new day, my leg is healing more and more. I have more and more energy, but I still need a lot of rest. I spend a lot of the day sleeping, which is important, because my bones and ligaments need to heal. My belly is mostly healed, though I have some scars there, and on my legs, and my fur and hair are starting to grow back. The doctor is also watching one of my top front teeth because she is concerned that it might need to be extracted some day. I don’t think about that.
I also need a lot of attention! I go up to my parents a lot and, silently, request that they pet me. When I go up to them and sit down right in front of them and stare at them, unless they’re eating potato chips or some food that I am interested in, they understand that what I want is attention. They understand that I want them to pet me. They understand that I am saying, “Oh, pet me, please!”
I have some special places where I like being patted and pet.
One place is right under my jowels.
I like to be pet also on my neck. It’s much easier to pet me here when I am sitting up.
Another place is right behind my ears.
Jane likes to pet me gently on the top of my head. This is her special place. Most people don’t pet me on the top of my head but I’ve known her for a long time and so I allow her to do that.
In all of these photographs, I’m feeling very comfortable and relaxed.