Not sure if you saw this article floating around the interwebs lately.
One of the points was that dogs don’t like hugs.
Our first thought was not our dogs. They love them! They sit for us so willingly. Grace will even lean her head into the nook of our necks. This can’t be about our dogs.
This weekend Tom was having one of his hugging sessions with the dogs when we had this conversation.
Tom- I just can’t believe that article that dogs don’t like hugs. Where is their evidence?
Me- It said that they view it as an act of dominance, and they just tolerate it.
Tom- I don’t think it is accurate. Have you ever seen either of our dogs use a narcotic substance?
Me- Um no. (Although they have been acting like they are on crack lately.)
Tom- Hugs not drugs. (Long pause) I think I’ve made my point.
And that my friends is your local service announcement.
Hugs not drugs.
Now for evidence that our dogs love to hug…or at least make Tom and I feel like they do.
I do know that every dog may not be this way, and also that my dogs don’t like everyone hugging them. But I will enjoy the fact that we have this luxury in our house!
Are your dogs huggers?
Of course dogs love hugs!!! Why else would they jump up and cuddle if they didn’t like it!!! I love that you caught all of these hugs in the moment–so cute!
Grace likes them a lot more than Crosby since he just recently has started asking for snuggles. So we have tons more pictures of her hugging it out. It’s pretty much our favorite thing to do with them!
I just have to say that I’m definitely a dog hugger. I always thought my dog liked it! Maybe he does only tolerate me. This is the first I’ve heard of it!
Yea I think you have to know your own dog’s reactions. When Grace crawls in my lap for a squeeze, there is no way she doesn’t like it!