It was a windy day when our neighbour stopped by with her woofie, Rascal, to say hello. This isn't Dante's first encounter with Rascal, so he recognizes him as a friend and trots right over to see him. Dante's tail is like a flag being whipped by the wind.
Unfortunately, this time Rascal wasn't as amenable and let out a loud bark. Dante just stopped and reversed his course, and slowly and calmly retreated. He was a little sad that Rascal was feeling so irritable today, but took it in stride, as he always does. No hackles were raised, but Dante's tail shows he is as confident as ever.
Rascal's mama thought he was being aggressive, but after recounting the story to some woofie-loving friends of mine, they said that Rascal's stance showed that he just wanted to play. Rascal's head and front legs are bowed down.
Do any of you out there know what Rascal is really telling us?