Turn my back at you!

Iam a computer game player/ I spend much time on the computer and well when Milosh keeps me company he sits on the sofa but with his back turned agaisnt mine- i was wondering if he picked this up from me having my back turned away from him when iam on the computer! I in noway do this on purpose!! just that i put the laptop on the coffee table and he has the couch to relax on while i play my comp-game- i always check on him and throw kisses on game downtime.could i change his behavior and perhaps play facing him? his 1.5 yrs old.

i don't want him to feel this is a 'pack' ritual to turn our backs away from one another…he dosent seem upset by it- but i feel he may feel neglected?.. gosh i hope not!!!!

just for the record we do alot of activities together: play time- park time-walks etc...

oh , also...sleeping under the covers-is this common?...i have a granny blanky i use - he seems togo 'full on' under that blanky- iam sure he can breath down there right?..i always make gaps on the blanky so he has air vents. but it seems tobe 'the spot to sleep in for him.

I am sure he is not feeling neglected…..

And yes, Basenji sleep "under the covers".... all the time.

undercovers seems to be the norm 🙂

@tanza:

I am sure he is not feeling neglected…..

And yes, Basenji sleep "under the covers".... all the time.

My first Basenji never slept under the covers, my second and third always did and Buddy never does even though I offer he won't go.:D

Both of my dogs - the basenji and the beagle sleep under covers. Beegin even arranges blankets himself in his crate so that his head is partially under the blanket!

In my house it is normal for the girls to sleep under the covers not the boys. I don't know why this is.

My kidz will turn their backs on me in their crates if they are "mad" at me or I'm giving attention to someone else. Diggie will come sit next to me with his back to me if he wants a back massage.

We even put "covers" on our b's when they are napping on the couch..
They love their covers!

Is he contacting you when he turns his back? My dogs do this out in the yard. Each one will face a different direction with their butts touching. I think they do this to keep a vigilant eye on the yard.

A dog will sometimes turn their back on you to send you a calming signal..but usually that is if something chaotic is happening. And mine will also do like Kim's and turn their back in their crate if they don't think they should be in there at the moment.

Undercovers? always…

@agilebasenji:

In my house it is normal for the girls to sleep under the covers not the boys. I don't know why this is.

My kidz will turn their backs on me in their crates if they are "mad" at me or I'm giving attention to someone else. Diggie will come sit next to me with his back to me if he wants a back massage.

I have always found that in-tact males get to "hot" under the covers, especially when they are young, but older ones, especially after neutered want under the covers too. Or at least start out under the covers. My OJ would never sleep under the covers until after he was neutered, Jamari on the other hand always did.

yes his neutered.

  • and when hes on the couch he just curls up(close to a cat position)…but facing away from me....then when i call his attention and baby talk to him-he just sighs and as a basen would do -turn away with neck stretched 'as if'!...then i start basenji talking to him and he gives in..and talks back n begins to play nip...then back to my gaming!-lol

@tanza:

I have always found that in-tact males get to "hot" under the covers, especially when they are young, but older ones, especially after neutered want under the covers too. Or at least start out under the covers. My OJ would never sleep under the covers until after he was neutered, Jamari on the other hand always did.

Buddy is neutered but has really thick fur and he tends to run hot normally which is why cold weather does not bother him. My first tri had very thick fur as well. The last 2 had very thin fur and always required being under something.:D

@tanza:

I have always found that in-tact males get to "hot" under the covers, especially when they are young, but older ones, especially after neutered want under the covers too. Or at least start out under the covers. My OJ would never sleep under the covers until after he was neutered, Jamari on the other hand always did.

Well, Diggie has been neutered for about 3 years now and will be 14 in December. Still refuses to sleep under the covers unless it's really, really cold. (As in snowstorm combined with poweroutage.) He has very fine fur. Maybe he's not "older" yet. 😉

Jet (intact and approaching 13) has thicker fur and usually shrugs his covers off.

Go figure these silly Basenji boys….

lol btw, on "calming signals"… Arwen tries it with squirrels. She sits with back toward them trying to assure she isn't watching them... what ME? I have forgotten all about you! ... But then she snakes her head back looking. Silly girl.

Paco used to only get under the covers when we had the A/C on, but over time he's started to do it just about every night, curling up behind our knees into a little ball.

When I work on the computer (which is pretty much most of the day every day), he jumps up on the computer chair with me and squeezes between my back and the back of the chair. 🙂 If I keep squashing him trying to stay comfortable, though, he'll move to the bedroom and hang out in there…I don't see it as a slight to me in any way.

Sleeping all the way down under the covers in our bed is the way mine loves to sleep every night! I've noticed that when my two dogs are sleeping or resting right next to each other, they are back to back - I wondered if maybe when you are playing your computer games with your back to him, he turns his back to you so that you both are protected - each of you are looking away, in case something/someone comes on the scene. I think that's where the phrase "I got your back" came from…....

suki is in motion throughout the night. she starts out all the way under the covers, by my knees, then a little later she's up under my armpit, and by morning her head's on my pillow.

Mine doesn't APPEAR to move at all but somehow I end up in the extreme upper right corner of a queen mattress hanging on for dear life.

Spring spends most of her time under and wrapped in covers - I never know how she manages to breathe!! She does indeed have a fine single coat.

Re turning backs - my recently deceased male got very anti other males after he had been used at stud. Knowing I wouldn't tolerate him fighting when he sat by or near another male he would sit with his back to them saying 'If I can't see you you can't see me!'

an update-iam a huge wow player -and as ive been leveling in new zones it has cought milosh interest on its sounds and visuals- so lately he dosent turn his back on me as much but looks forward to hearing the sounds coming from the laptop….lol

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