Where Marley dished out the attitude, I have to say she does a great impression of a teenager.
- We were doing some hand touches, after three she looks at me...throws herself on the ground and barks.
- We were running a jumping sequence where Marley kept missing a jump. I stop Marley looks at the instructor, looks at me and rolls her eyes. Yes, I was the one making the error.
- We were on our pre-class walk and Marley saw a cat strolling by and was ready to chase. I asked her to leave it and she gives me the "you have got to be kidding" look and proceeds to whine.
- I was trying to read something and she wanted attention so she starts making soft primate like noises until I acknowledged her presence.
I'm beginning to suspect she watches James Dean movies while I'm at work. She has no problem conveying her emotional state; however, I have to say I'm not pleased with the whole eye-rolling throwing herself on the ground.
I did notice all the Border Collies seem to be perpetually happy, I'm sure they don't dish out attitude. Hm..maybe I should stop anthropomorphizing.
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