Daddy wanted to speak to Alistair the breeder so he phoned him a couple of days ago and asked about the personalities of my real Mummy and Daddy, Beau and Warrick. This is what he said about their personality traits.
|Warrick- My Real Daddy||Humphrey|
|He is extremely timid.||I am the same.|
|Any noise and he barks and then goes and hides in his cage.
|I don’t hide in my room but I certainly bark at any sudden noise. When I’m snoring in the study with one eye watching television, if something happens on the TV and a dog or a horse makes a noise then I bark as well.|
|He will not cross the road.||I’m much braver- I cross the road – but not on my own.|
|He hates puddles.||Well I don’t like them either and if there’s a puddle in my way I will walk around it. Why should I get my paws wet when Mummy and Daddy wear shoes and wellington boots while I don’t have anything to keep my paws dry and warm?|
|He loves the car.||I don’t. When it’s time to go in the car and I see the car boot open, I refuse to come out of the house and have to be prodded out. When I do come out I do a circumvention before I reluctantly go to the car and have to be half lifted in.|
|He suffers from ear infections||I’ve already had my first one|
|Beau- My Real Mummy|
|She does not like walks, in fact half way down the street she lies down on the pavement and waits until it’s obvious that they are going back home again.||I’m the same. I’m very slow at the beginning of a walk and only quicken up when I know we’re more than half way round.|
|Won’t walk up the stairs and sits at the bottom.||I eagerly walk up the stairs and I go and sit beside Mummy when she’s drying her hair and chewing her old shoes.|
|She is very courageous.||Well… I don’t think I am. But I bark very loudly when the doorbell rings, go to the door but as soon as it opens I start moving back very quickly. I would not like to frighten a visitor.|
|She was very slow at being house-trained and occasionally still has “accidents”.||I am exactly the same.|
What is clear is that both my real Mummy and my real Daddy absolutely love meeting children and adults and I am exactly the same.
I wonder what a dog psychologist would make of this.