Looked back at that old thread because I didn't know if I had told one of my stock stories there……
Anyway, here's a few I can think of right off the bat—which I know I've told before, but maybe some of you haven't heard them….
There's the time when I came home and was greeted by Katana. I leaned over a little; she started her happy dance at the same time. She was smiling; I was smiling. Our teeth collided.
Dog teeth are definitely stronger than people teeth. I ONLY had a corner of one of my front teeth broken off, which I got fixed without TOO much trouble. But I did get some little hairline cracks across the teeth—nothing troublesome exactly—but you could see the lines if you really looked. And eventually they contributed to my decision to get caps all across the front. I mean, I did have some decay that had nothing to do with it, but, it was a case of "Why not, while you're fixing this…..?"
And then there was the time I was obedience training Caesar. I was looking down at him and encouraging him to look up at me. He got a little too encouraged and bounced (you know how they do.) The top of his head hit my cheekbone, broke my glasses, and gave me a lovely black eye.
Oh well, that's life with dobes, par for the course—except then I had to go into work with the black eye. All week long I got commiserating looks from the patients I drew blood from, and at least once, I came around the corner in the lab to meet a little cluster of co-workers whispering away, who fell guiltily silent when they saw me. I just knew they were discussing my black eye and speculating how I REALLY got it.
None of them were dobe owners.
And the time when the ex, then a SO, was rolling around playing on the floor one evening with Caesar puppy. Caesar got his ear, ripped a flap of skin off—we couldn't get it to stop bleeding (I wasn't particularly handy with butterfly bandages at that point
) so he went to the ER. The trauma of that time was that they then insisted that Caesar should be put into isolation in their kennel facilities (he was too young for his rabies shot, you see.) So I involved the vet and we put pressure on the "authorities" about the major problems of isolating a 9 week old puppy, and they finally said we could watch him at home, IF we signed a paper relieving THEM of all responsibility if we got rabies.
Let's just say that I learned early that if a dobe is doing the zoomies straight at you, YOU stand still and let him swerve past. Because he will, (probably), and if you try to avoid him, you will move the same way he does, and you WILL crash into each other.
Oh, and always keep your knees bent…