Monday, August 3, 2009

Who's the Alpha Dog ?

Lucy (the red haired dog) has taken to sitting on the outdoor furniture. Chloe is usually running around exploring. We've had a lot of sibling rivalry recently which is very new to us. We have only one child. Chloe has always been the one to clean Lucy's ears and to kiss her. I always wondered why Lucy didn't return the favor. Yesterday I learned that the submissive dog is the cleaner. We would never expected Lucy to be the Alpha dog but it sounds like that's whats happening. Lucy is far more timid and definitely the last to learn but she seems to be coming out on top in the pecking order. Who could have imagined ?


a friend to knit with said...

how interesting!!!
we absolutely had an alpha dog. you know, the one i got rid of. the one i couldn't handle! :)

stitching under oaks said...

i've heard dogs get into a pecking must be interesting to see it first hand!