Layla very much wants Lizzie to know that she is Alpha...she reminds Lizzie frequently by rolling her on the ground and putting her mouth on Lizzie's head. Oy.
Lizzie, much much smaller than Layla, instead of cowering from Layla, will instead stand up to her, snarl and bark.
Layla then falls to her knees so she can see Lizzie eye to eye and they proceed to have a "conversation." Layla with her low pitched German Shepherd noises and Lizzie with her high pitched squeaks and barks make me sometimes feel as though I'm at the zoo watching the monkeys.
What's weird about this scenario though is that they are both enjoying themselves immensely.
Plus, most Cavaliers are not "aggressive" towards other dogs...especially much bigger dogs.
My mom told me the other day that she has only heard her Cavaliers growl maybe twice in the 2 years since she's had hers.
Leave it to me to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who thinks she's a German Shepherd.
I'm FaceBook friends with the daughter of the woman who owns Lizzie's mom and dad. We were talking about this silly turn of events when she reminded me of the 1966 Disney movie The Ugly Dachsund.
Don't you just wish they made movies like this today...just sweet and innocent humor...mixed with animal chaos?
Suzanne Pleshette with her unforgettable husky voice and funny Dean Jones are the stars of this movie with their animal cohorts, a Great Dane, and several Dachsunds. The Dachsunds are the original pets of this married couple until the husband brings home the Great Dane puppy with no idea of how big it is going to get. As the puppy grows, havoc grows and grows...the absolute pinnacle of this havoc is when Brutus the Great Dane starts acting like a Dachsund.
If you love animals as I do...especially if you're a dog lover, I bet you remember this movie from childhood as I do. If you've never seen it, please set aside a couple of hours to watch this funny, funny story...it will bring a smile to your face...I promise.