Dogs with Difficult Personalities: Follow-Up

Pees on people! [Photo from Bonnie J.]

Pees on people! (No kidding!) [Photo from Bonnie J.]

Thanksgiving is coming, and for many of us that means traveling to be with family and friends and dealing with love and laughter.  Or, in some cases . . . chaos, anxiety, and anger. Alas, so often these gatherings include, not only our loved ones whom we are happy to see, but also . . . the one relative with the Difficult Personality.

You know the one I mean: the gregarious uncle who arrives drunk as a skunk, the fabulous niece and her husband with their out-of-control children who think it’s fine to come three hours late (after everyone is starving while waiting for them to arrive), the granddaughter who sulks and turns red with embarrassment over the most innocuous remarks, the cousin who brings (uninvited) a lady who is dressed, or rather, more undressed, at whom all the old men (and young ones) oogle and drool, to the chagrin of all the other ladies in attendance.

Yes, wonderful Thanksgiving.  Yet, let us give thanks for these difficult personalities – be they human or canine. For they give our holidays a bonus of fun, even if one or more is rather exasperating!

We invited our readers to send us a picture of any of their dogs with a “difficult personality.” We were delighted with the response!  With such an overwhelmed basket of interesting characters, we had to cull quite a number.  (Forgive us if yours isn’t among those included.)

The Hesitant Dog [Photo from Lori G]

The Hesitant Dog – Ha! (Big brother & Little Sister) [Photo from Lori G]

The following pictures shown here are those that gave us quite a laugh. More than one reminded us of someone at our own family gatherings.  Yet we love them all!  A special thanks to all our readers who keep “My Magic Dog” inspired and growing.

You Love Me, Don't You? Don't You? [Credit- Gloria Yarina]

You Love Me, Don’t You? Don’t You? [Credit- Gloria Yarina]

Hyperactive?  Who me? [Credit: Gloria Yarina]

Hyperactive? Who me? [Credit: Gloria Yarina]

Mr. Destructive [Credit: Tessa MacDuff]

Mr. Destruct-Oh! [Credit: Tessa MacDuff]

Thinks humans are crazy! [Credit: John]

Thinks humans are crazy! [Credit: John]

Whether your Thanksgiving includes a “difficult dog” (or a difficult relative), we wish all you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  At My Magic Dog, we want each of our followers to know how grateful we are for including us in their busy lives.

And, regardless of how your Thanksgiving dinner goes, we hope you will leave the table as satisfied as  . . . well, as satisfied as a Fat Cat!

Photo from Fede

Photo from Fede

Happy Thanksgiving!

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7 Responses to Dogs with Difficult Personalities: Follow-Up

  1. Gloria Yarina November 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Dogs do have different expressions as Patricia points out. That is the theme of our book, Captured…The Look of the Dog.

    In a single photo shoot session of one of my dogs, Jen goes from cute, happy, curious, serious and more…..

    Thanksgiving and family, always an experience. Love, love, that video of of the dogs and cats at the beach. Always brings a smile or two as does my family.

  2. Marie Grime November 19, 2014 at 1:11 pm #

    Oh yes, we have them too, even if the characters change over the years. When we were little it was a hurtful aunt who made sure to leave as many people as possible in tears from hurt feelings, to a bratty niece who couldn’t stop herself from degrading her brother and bickering with him after the hostess spent days preparing for a nice day.

    The most difficult dog personality I have ever encountered was easier to get along with than a difficult human relative.

  3. Norman Wilson November 19, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    What a hoot!

  4. Ann Barbas November 19, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    What a bunch of cuties.

    And a very happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  5. Bill Thorn November 19, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    You just described some of my family’s Thanksgivings and the people that came!!

  6. Patti Cole November 20, 2014 at 2:30 am #

    Bless our animals, life would be so empty without them.

  7. Kathleen Kaska November 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    I’m thankful for all dogs no matter what personality they have. It’s the unconditional love they give that makes them all wonderful.

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