Special Ability

We have a new neighbour, a mongrel by the name of Sparker.

I heard he grew up in a nursing home, but for some reason, one of the staff (also HC's ground floor neighbour) decided to bring him home. HC saw him first and find him good mannered as he never barks and allows HC to pat him. But she changed her mind much later when she saw how he bit the head of another of our neighbour - a much bigger sized Lab. What is worse is that Sparker is never leashed. Many a times, they closed their windows and main door, and just leave him to roam outside. (This is really inconsiderate, knowing how aggressive Sparker can be)

HC was pretty worried as we definitely had to pass by his area on our way up. More so, cos my dear brother - Jack is very unfriendly and she is sure he will growl at Sparker. And HC is very very worried that Sparker will pick a fight with Jack. And knowing how small size and old Jack is, HC doubt he will survive. So she is mentally prepared to grab Sparker and kill him if he attacks Jack.

The inevitable happens.....

One day, we were walking down the steps when HC was shocked to see Sparker roaming outside. She decided not to turn back home as Sparker had already spotted us and walking towards our direction. She relax our leash and was prepared to fight if Sparker shows aggression. True enough, my dear brother growl and snarl at Sparker.....

And guess what...

Sparker, upon hearing Jack's growl, actually flatten his ears, avert his eyes, head bow and slowly move away from Jack. hahahahaha... HC and I are so amazed at his reaction and HC broke out in laughter.

Jack, despite being small in size and old, somehow has this special ability to command respect. Some of our dog group - esp the bigger and more domineering ones give way to Jack all the time. They usually avert their eyes when Jack comes near. Once, 2-3 of them were play bitting, Jack walked over and growled at them. Immediately, they stopped playing and all laid down immediately.

I am truly truly amazed at Jack. I wonder how he did it. How come I don't have such respect!!!! Someone please tell me...

Don't ya mess with me!

13 comments:

Scuba said...

Joey, I think you are so busy with chasing balls and 'piranhaing' around food source that you don't have time to learn from Jack.

Hehe might as well or I have to deal with 2 of you.

Poor Jack was 'slapped' by Ginger today. I hope he is OK.

Buster said...

Jack is amazing! Cowing the mighty with a look and a low growl. Sigh....I envy him his talent.

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Joey said...

oh yes... this is embarrassing. Jack is slapped by his feline god-sister - Ginger for looking at her food bowl. Guess he is not respected in the cat's world.

fufu said...

Wow Jack, even the big dogs give way to you. You are so amazing. *admires Jack*

~ fufu

Boo Boo said...

Hi Jack and Joey,

I guess not all old and grumpy dogs have this ability, I for one dont.

Guess its only special dogs like Jack command those respect :)

I am in AWE ......

Jay said...

Wow, Jack is so clever. Maybe I should start taking lessons from him!

One growl and every one is frightened!

~Jay

Scout said...

I need to employ the services of Jack when I go for walks! Mommy and I keep getting chased by this mongrel that belongs to a man but who never keeps him in!! We spoke to the owner before but he says he cannot help it. Grr.

Joey said...

Jack thank everyone for their compliments. (personnally i rather be adorable than grouchy)
Poor Scout.. you reminded me of my other neighbour Lab and owner that were harassed.

Sunshade said...

Hey Joey,

I think if I saw Jack's "look", I would want to respect him too! He looks mighty serious. To tell you the truth, other dogs are the same way with me. I usually don't even have to make a sound, I just have to give them a "look" and they submit to me. Mum thinks I send out an alpha b*tch aroma LOL!

It is very incosiderate of Sparker's owners to let him roam free. If they were here, either Sparker would have been taken to the pound, or the owners would have gotten ticketed by the city.

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

yl said...

must be the Voice of Authority that Jack has... :D

herbie said...

Well, Jack is the Big Boss in doggy world, but he's a wimp in the kitty world. hiak hiak hiak...

Joey said...

Sunshade - here in Singapore, the system is the same - either pound or fine. However, the authorities are not everywhere and they do rely on the public to call on them. However, our authorities here usually put the dog down within a matter of days instead of getting them adopted. So i don't think I wanna call on authorities. sigh...

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