First Kisses!
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It finally happened, Buddy kissed my arm this morning while we were all sitting on the porch after breakfast! He has shown affection by allowing me to mush up his face and laying his head on a body part with contentment, and cuddles, in the evening-but today he kissed me.:o. I just wanted to share this as he has been in obedience training and does like to show me how he can ignore me sometimes. I believe he finally respects me. Oh, these little steps in the relationship!!! Well, you all must know how it feels when they are little dickens most of the time, and you have to say the NO word often, but when they love ya, they love ya!!! I feel so honored….:p

Houston

Good for you..it feels good to know you are respected and loved, doesn't it?

If I lay down on the floor Buddy will give my head a complete washing.

It's great to know that we are loved by our little four legged kids.

Rita Jean

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Yes, it does feel good to be loved and respected(most of the time, except when there is something keeping his attention when I blow the whistle to come home…..)

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That's great! It's an amazing feeling when they do things like that!

Aw, that is sweet. I don't always know when Shaye is kissing to kiss us, because right from the first, when she started nipping at play, we have said "No bite - kissy kissy!" and to this day it miraculously changes from nipping to licking/kissing - you never know what they'll listen to and what will stay with them. She sure doesn't listen to much else! We have no idea whether she respects us, but she sure considers us hers, as evidenced by the welcome we get if we leave her, which we seldom do.

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@Buddys:

It finally happened, Buddy kissed my arm this morning while we were all sitting on the porch after breakfast! He has shown affection by allowing me to mush up his face and laying his head on a body part with contentment, and cuddles, in the evening-but today he kissed me.:o. I just wanted to share this as he has been in obedience training and does like to show me how he can ignore me sometimes. I believe he finally respects me. Oh, these little steps in the relationship!!! Well, you all must know how it feels when they are little dickens most of the time, and you have to say the NO word often, but when they love ya, they love ya!!! I feel so honored….:p

Sweet, I have three B,s, they don't cuddle me, very independent, but in the mornings I always get baroo's and toe kisses, make up for all the piss & vinager energy they have.
Whats not to love about these wonderful dogs

Houston

Such a nice feeling to know that you are loved..even though B's tend to give their love out in small increments, as if not to spoil us..so considerate, don't you think?

@Basenjimamma:

Such a nice feeling to know that you are loved..even though B's tend to give their love out in small increments, as if not to spoil us..so considerate, don't you think?

Heh, exactly. My B only shows his affection in the morning or when I'm watching a movie, he'll rest his head on my arm until I wake up. But once the day starts he doesn't look back. Even when I get home, he just stands there waiting for me to give him a hug, he doesn't feel the need to approach me.

My boy Cody almost never licks/kisses me, but will wake up from a dead sleep walk over to my husband and proceed to kiss his knees and move down his legs to his feet. My husband is NOT happy by this. I think it hilarous. I swear Cody does it just to piss my husband off sometimes.

Houston

So funny, Otis will do the same thing to my husband, and he hates it royally, so Otis will kiss him even more..

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