We are just back, Luke and I. We had a wonderful walk this morning, it was chilly and only two other dogs and their people were there. That meant ball fun for Luke. We did a full round of the park then he got lots of ball tosses or kicks I should say. I have a shoulder injury so I have to kick the ball. He doesn't care, nor does Tilley. After that we did another round of the park where we came across a female Springer Spaniel and her Dad. I always rely on my daily outtings to inspire my blogs and this morning didn't let me down.
The first time around the park we just gave them some space as I could see that she was not wanting to meet Luke. The next time I asked if she was friendly. The gentleman said "maybe." Hmmmmm, maybe. Luke really wanted to meet her so I took my time and read all the signals. The man told me that she was shy, I told him shy was fine. She gave off all signals of having a large personal space. I told him that Luke was very friendly and not shy at all. He demonstrated this by pouncing over to the Springer girl which made her bolt away. Luke was clearly friendly in an in your face sort of way. "Hey, my names Luke, this is my Mom Sherri, we're on a walk, wanna play?" She gave him a hmpf look out of the corner of her eye. But she gave me a tiny wag.