Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Lake Gaston, N.C.
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Very Unusual Occurance!!
We've been living with Havanese for over 20 years now, but I've never seen Anything like this before.
I was sitting in my chair, halfway dozing. I think there were nine adult Havanese in the house, all had been sleeping all over the place for maybe half an hour. All were very dead asleep.
Beside my chair, on a round bed, was our new puppy Zahzi (still working on the name), also stretched out sound asleep.
Zahzi evidently was dreaming, and made a sound I've never heard one make before. It sounded kind of like a little pig squealing, but in short bursts, and not very loud.
All OF A Sudden, Nike, the leader of the pack, let out one bark I'd never heard before. It was kind of a bugle call, two step, short note.
ALL the dogs jumped up and ran to the puppy. Nike was on top of the puppy, and all the other dogs were crowded in as close as they could get, all bodies touching. They were probably in a circle not over two feet in diameter. All were making the same loud, same octave, low, defensive growl.
The puppy woke up, but not completely, and was just looking around wondering what was going on. The first thing that came to my mind was John Travolta in the old TV show Welcome Back Cotter, when he would give a dumb look, and say, "Whut???"
It continued for probably ten seconds, and I told them that everything was okay, that the puppy was just dreaming. They all settled down, and went to find a place to go back to sleep, which they all did in short order.
Pam had been out at the barn, and missed it.
I had never seen any kind of reaction close to this before, and had never heard any of the noises they made.
We hear "experts" say sometimes that there is no such thing as Pack Dynamics in dogs. Pam and I just look at each other and laugh, saying that anyone who believes that has never lived in a pack of dogs.