Unfortunately I don't have a picture of this for illustration purposes. You'll just have to use your imagination, but I doubt it would be all that hard to imagine because I'm almost positive you've seen this expression on your dog. It's that moment when you're walking the dog. Things are going well. Trees and grass have been sniffed. Things have been watered with urine. The weather is good. And then...the dog stops and looks up at you.
The leash is wrapped around his butt.
I swear this is not my doing. He must have put his butt snuggly against my leash...well anyway.
Whether your dog has tail or just a nub, this is apparently a big deal for all dogs. I haven't met a dog, who ignored the leash across the butt and we just continued on our walk. What I find fascinating is that the dog is okay with so many horrid things such as putting his ultra sensitive nose in other dogs' butt, putting his nose really really close to another dog's poo, and of course licking his occasionally crusty butt until sparkling clean. If you haven't see that sparkle...well you're missing something. But I digress. The leash across the butt must rank in their world right up there with hair across our ass in human world. Paris Hilton levels of annoyance. I mean really. I have yet to see a dog who hasn't stopped in his tracks and given me that look. I mean why wouldn't they want a leash across the butt? It's a helpful little hand to guide them on their way, is it not? Okay, perhaps not. I would venture that it's abrasive. I guess I'm just astonished at the expectant look on their faces: "You do see the leash across my butt hole, yes? You are gonna fix that, right? I lick there for God's sake. Well I am not going anywhere until you unleash my butt."
Okay, maybe I'm the only one who finds that look funny. And of course that's always entirely possible. ; D
But I promise you, one of these days I will get a picture of this little bit of hilarity and I will post it here.