aaaand pounce!!!Posted: August 11, 2013
I do love the personality traits of a terrier.
They are tenacious, curious, clever, cheeky, opportunistic and thoroughly good fun.
Max is all of those lovely things but he isn’t ‘very’ any of them.
I’m not sure that will make a lot of sense but what I mean by that is that he has all of the traits of a terrier that make them fun and interesting but he lacks the slight OCD aspect that comes with the intense sense of purpose that they display; he is mostly well behaved, mostly bidable, calm and pretty obedient; all the good things you expect from a steady dog breed but he is great fun, full of personality, hugely entertaining and quite fascinating.
One thing he does do that I think is very terrier like (and very funny) is a tigger pounce onto something he thinks he has seen moving in the grass verge. JC’s shots of him doing this very thing the other day, capture it beautifully.
It’s usually a false alarm and it proffers nothing but he gets real height to his bounce and lands with great purpose, lots of snorting and a wagging tail.
His wagging tail is all we might see of him for a few snorty moment until he reappears looking very pleased with himself, completley unfazed by the effective failure of the task and then trots off to find something else that isn’t really there to pounce on.
Hours of fun for everyone!!!