Trevor came here with what I call Kennel manners. He was the Alpha and was used to the rough and tumble of the dog world inside the fences. My happy ol’ Boo wasn’t always a gentleman and such a bumbling ol’ gentleman. He was big and strong and he knew how to use it. But, quickly he became the gentle giant I love I still miss everyday. However, early on Trevor would once in a while revert to Kennel Manners and here is the story of what I now consider the funniest situation.
I took Trevor to the Pet Store to pick up a few things I wanted and as he strolled in people were pointing and saying “A Collie! Just like Lassie!” Trevor of course ate it up and we picked up a few items I was looking for. As I carried the items we turned a corner into a new aisle and there in three low wire bins were doggie treats!!! The multi-colored bone types and Trevor saw them right away and made a beeline to them. Now, the store is smart for they put them where the dogs can sample them for they know if the dog loves them you will buy them.
Trevor walks up and sniffs the first bin and snorts in disgust and with his muzzle he flings them on the floor and stomps over to the next bin. I am busy picking up the treats and Trevor sniffs the second bin and snorts even louder and flings these treats all over the floor also! “Trevor, stop!” I tell him as he stomps over to the final bin. By now I can see he is smoking mad!!! He hates food he does not like and he sniffs the final bin as I pick up the second bin of treats from the floor.
He snorts loudly and really flings the treats this time. I am snickering for he is on a temper tantrum now. He looks at me with fire in his eyes and I promise to buy him something good as he turns away and snorts again. All of a sudden I hear water and turn to see Trevor is leaving his opinion of their treats as he waters the support pole next to the bin. Now I am horrified…. but he looks at me with this evil glee in his eyes and grins and I can’t help but laugh .
I get up and say lets go and Trevor stomps down the aisle and we turn the corner where he is met by several women who make a big deal about how pretty he is and he quickly starts grinning and is his happy self as he eats up the attention he is getting. Finally, the women move on and we go to check out and as the lady takes my money and offers Trevor a treat….. the same treats he hated. He snorted and turned and I gruffly said; “No, Trevor, not here!” He pouts and then I hold out some beef jerky treats which he loves and he happily ate them as we left with him strutting happily out with me.
So, that was the day Trevor was naughty. Otherwise the guy was one big happy collie who was usually very, very well behaved. But, that day he made me laugh … although he had terrible manners…..
Trevor did return since that day to the pet store and even though he hated those treats he just snorted and walked away …. although I could see him look at me and read his mind that he would like to tell them again how he feels about those rotten treats…. LOL