Anyone who has been around here for a while knows about Myles, our miniature poodle. He’s one of many dogs who have passed through my life.
The first dog in my life was Kippy, my uncle’s German Shepherd whose contribution to my life was letting my mother know I’m allergic to dogs. When I was 6 years old I got my first dog, Fittle an apricot miniature poodle. From that point on I’ve had a dog in my life (except for a total of 9 months). There were poodles, both miniature and standard, Yorkshire Terriers and a stray German Shepherd mix.
I like to think I have a grasp of dog behavior. I’ve read enough dog books for a college degree. Each of my dogs has taught me so much.
I was saddened to see that Major Biden was involved in a second biting incident at the White House. Dogs don’t do well when stressed. They get defensive when they feel threatened. This is a rescue dog who probably is anxious. I hope people who have control over the situation realize this is not the fault of the dog. Often a third bite means the end for the dog. Major deserves better.