She is a 7 pound imperial shih tzu and I have had her since she was just a baby. She is so spoiled and comfortable with me and she is SO attatched to me. I KNOW she is not afraid of me because she hardly EVER minds me (my dad says I never taught her that I am the “pack leader”, ha). This is why it makes absolutely no sense why most of the time when I bend down to pick her up, she stomps and plays and runs around in circles and backs up–basically it’s like she thinks it’s a joke or something?
She jumps into my lap all of the time and loves to be held and cuddled, but for some reason when I go to pick her up she thinks it’s funny or something. And other times she will jump and sass like she wants me to get her, but when I start to, she backs away. I guess in cases like this she is trying to play, but even when she isn’t sassy she will back up from me. I know that there is no possible way she is scared of me or uncomfortable with me, so why is she like this?
She knows she is a dog and not a baby…….clever dog!