As most of you know, we have two Scotties. McDuff (Duffy)
is now 8 years old and is very definitely an AKC Scottish Terrier, in appearance and in personality. Duff really suffers in the summer heat. He lives for the colder seasons, sleeping near a floor A/C duct during his Summer naps (often). Demi
, now 7 years old, and an adoption/Rescue Scottie from Kansas City, is very definitely the Alpha Dog of this pair. She communicates her desires to Duff, and he obeys, often without any audible communication at all. Demi is a warm-weather lover. She lays out on the deck for hours at a time in the hot weather, soaking up the sun like a SoCal Teenager. During the colder months she will go out, but her fur is a snow magnet and she takes forever to 'melt' after she comes in from playing in winter.
The differences can be illustrated...
Here is Demi
- Doing her 'fishing' for goldfish in 'her' pool. Duff
can watch, but if he jumps in she will drive him out ASAP. Notice her head under water as she searches for the little gold fish. McDuff
prefers rolling in the snow in the colder weather, while Demi
watches from a window (near a heat duct inside) !!
Yeah our dogs do odd things...but they are part of the family !!