Monday, July 16, 2007

Get a Leg Up

We've had Max for a year and a half, and he will turn two years old in a couple of weeks.

Although we already had a dog before Max, I'm still observing and in awe of learning about canines.

Now, if anyone out there knows, please please tell me this: Why, if Max has already peed -- with evidence -- at the onset of a walk, does he continue to lift that leg at every light post, hydrant mailbox, and bush ... ? Doesn't he know that the reservoir has dried up? What the heck is he "marking his territory with"?


Val said...

It's a male thing. They must think that if they go thru the motion, despite not having anything to mark WITH, it's still marked.

Kind of like how men think that they're in charge, just cuz they SAY they are! ;) (I just couldn't help myself - but really, I'm not a male basher! But it was an easy shot!)

torontopearl said...

Val, as I took the dog tonight for a walk and watched his "routine", I couldn't help but chuckle as I thought of your explanation. If only the dog could talk and give me his thoughts on the matter...! :)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I think that is the point, my dear Pearl....He is marking his territory...Even if it is just a drop or two, OR at least he thinks he!
I could be wrong, but I think that is exactly what dogs and some cats, too---do!