True Life: My dog is a jealous psycho nutcase
For the last couple of days we have been dog sitting Rob's Mom's Brussels, Max. He is a year and a half, so he has grown out of his puppy stage. Normally when we dog sit him they play fine together and are inseparable. Recently, Miss P has been not just a velcro dog, but a "stuck to you with glue, I'm not leaving you alone even when your using the bathroom" kind of dog. She literally follows me everywhere. She wants to be in my lap constantly. This is all fine with me, but once you put another needy dog in the equation, things get sticky. Max is a velcro griff as well. Yesterday, he got up in my lap and Miss P popped off something fierce. She was barking and growling and yelping to no end. Then when I put Max down she starting playfully attacking him, only to start growling and biting him! This was not playing.
We are getting our rescue dog in two weeks. She is a three year old griffon named Apple. We thought Miss P would be elated to get a new playmate, but now I am thinking that it will take some work. Has this ever happened to anyone else?
Also, do you all like the name Apple for a dog? I think it's cute, but we are allowed to change the name if we want. This is the picture the NBGR sent to me of Apple. Glad to know her home conditions now are awful. Notice the ashtray and the cigs on the left. Can dogs be victims of second hand smoke like humans can ?!