Because I am quite a big boy, I think people often don't realise I am still only a puppy. I was just 9 months old last weekend. Quite often when I am out on my walkies, people really avoid me or pull their doggies away if I try to play. I never dive right in to play - mum or dad always ask if I can say hello to other doggies, & I always have a sniff first & am learning to play bow before throwing myself on them, but some people seem to think I'm big & scary. I NEVER bark at other dogs, I NEVER growl, & since I had my boy bits operation, I NEVER try to hump other doggies anymore, so it makes me a bit sad that people aren't always very nice to me. Mum & dad are forever saying "He's only x months old", "He's still a puppy", blah, blah, blah. Once they know this, a lot of people are then fine with me. There are doggies I meet on my walks that will play with me until I start to annoy them with my puppy bouncing & bitey face games.
We were in the pet store the other day & I sniffed in the general direction of a little girl spaniel. As soon as I did, her owner scooped her up, & moved to the other queue saying "Aw, was it a big scary doggy", "Aw, poor Sophie, did the big doggy want to get you" and generally making a big fuss. I was really upset as I just wanted to sniff hello. I mean, she wasn't even that cute. Mum & dad said not to worry, & that that doggy would end up with issues, not me since I have been well socialised & am not scared around dogs, any kind of hoomans or any other animals.
So, to prove that I really am just a big, silly puppy, I thought I'd show you me being stoopid this morning. After stealing mum's gloves in the snow the other week, it was now time for the scarf snake to be got! I did kind of mess up the lounge in the process (see film - throw on the couch all bunched up, rug way out of place, etc), but I did help mum tidy up afterwards - honest!