Monday, September 14, 2009
It just keeps getting better and better with Anchor. I found some good itchy spots on his chest and neck and had him stretching out his lips in bliss. Then I got to scratch with both hands! On both sides. That's a big deal, a lot of pressure, with two hands and my body pointed directly at him. I also got to rub under his barrel a lot, and on his upper legs. He doesn't like me touching his rope at the juncture of neck and jaw. I think he's afraid I'm going to take hold of it. He also doesn't trust me enough to take a treat from my hand, but he'll eat them off the ground if I toss them to him and I'm not standing too close. He likes packer pellets and apples, but he LOVES grass. You should have seen his eyes bug out. He did take that from my hand, but bolted away like he was sure it was a trick. I can't wait for the day when he stops thinking I'm going to trick him. I promise him over and over that I won't. Wish he could speak English. But eventually he'll get my meaning anyway, if I prove it to him enough.