For some reason, my husband loves to pick Honey up and carry her around. Is it really more macho if your dog weighs 50 pounds instead of 5? Anyway, every morning, he carries her into the office where I’m writing on the computer. And I’ve caught him doing it other times too.
I think it started because our contract with Honey’s breeder specified that we should not allow her to jump until she was about 18 months old and her bones and joints were fully formed. We started picking her up off the bed to protect her joints from the 3 foot drop.
Somewhere along the way, hubby decided he just liked it. And Honey, sweet girl that she is, tolerates it just fine. I’d have to call her expression one of resignation.
Is this unique behavior? Are other men taking on this strange activity? Is there competitive dog lifting somewhere? Do tell.