IN MANY RESPECTS, dogs are not unlike people. Some dogs are loud and obnoxious, while others are demure, even passive. You’ll find all kinds of personalities in the canine realm.
Watson, naturally “suited up” and looking very much like a welldressed and proper butler, often behaved accordingly: suave, patient, restrained. Like the butler who discreetly clears his throat so as to get the attention of the guest, Watson had a consistent routine. Around nine o’clock in the evening, he would stare intently, groan gently, and wag his tail next to his alpha male, until he heard me say the word, “Potty?” At which point, he’d nearly instantly levitate off of the floor and bound towards the door to the backyard.
Even when his need was intense, Watson was considerate of the others in his domain. He could have yipped or barked. He didn’t. He balanced subtle diplomacy with certainty that he could communicate his needs. And he knew some things (like “potty”) are better shared with specific friends.
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