I was thinking the other day about our dogs and their personalities. I love how unique each of them is and what each of them bring to us and our little group dynamic. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe that they aren’t a little human with the things they do. We all know a dog who is quite the character, sometimes a character larger than life.
For a long time, I’ve imagined Bunny as Grace Kelly. She’s the sweet blonde with the regal manners. Even if she wasn’t born a princess, she was born to be one. I never worry about Bunny when we go out places because I know she’ll be polite, well behaved and dignified. That’s not to say that she never acts like a dog, but for the most part, her behavior is pretty predictable for me and for the other dogs, too. You rarely have to wonder with Bunny. What she wants and thinks is usually pretty clear and obvious.
Then there’s Morgan, who is a bit like Calamity Jane. She’s completely unapologetic for who and what she is. On top of that, she’s fiercely loyal and more than a little crazy. Morgan would give her life if she had to to keep us safe from someone else, but for all her bluster, she also has a huge soft spot. Her heart is like a giant marshmallow and she lives for her cuddle time with Mr. Taleteller.
We have Küster who comes across like a cross between a rock star and a cowboy. In one moment, he’s down to Earth and completely laid back, and then in the next, he’s all swagger and cock of the walk. He doesn’t have to be known for being good, because he knows that he’s good. His confidence is something that I envy. When it’s time to relax and hang out, he’s a good old boy, but when it’s time to work, he is all business. His focus is truly something to behold.
Lastly, we have Flattery. If she were human, she’s be Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett. She’s pretty, but what you’ll always remember about her is how much she made you laugh. Flattery loves to love us, but she is also a natural comedienne. From the first day when we picked her up, she has been making us laugh. Sometimes we laugh at her, but most of the time, we’re laughing with her. As long as everybody is happy, Flattery is happy. I honestly can’t imagine a person who wouldn’t be entertained by most of her antics.
I know that a lot of people dislike anthropomorphizing pets with human traits. I always remember that our dogs are dogs first and foremost. It’s why I like them so much more than most people. However, it’s also clear to me that our dogs do have their own personalities that make them unique. Otherwise, any human could choose any dog and never have a problem, or a favorite. We find a perfect match because both human and dog bring their own personalities to the mix.
And now, I’m curious. We all have our own ideas about our own pets. So tell me, if your dog, or other pet, were human, who do they remind you of?