Thursday, February 27, 2014

Two Sides Of Fudge

You've heard many times that Fudge can be a bully. He loves to tease the other dogs and see who reacts, even though he usually gets the worst of it. I can't count the times he's gotten cut or scratched when someone objected to him pushing them around or stealing their toy. He almost lost an eye one time when he tried it.
Fudge drives me crazy at times, too. He's always jumping all around me when I try to walk and he spins in front of the door so I can't get it open. He grabs my sleeve sometimes when he wants my attention and has even torn one. He steps on me when he gets on the sofa next to me and he jumps on me when he gets on the bed. He barks when I'm trying to listen to the news or weather on TV and he's just a general nuisance.

BUT, Fudge has another side to him. When Samba and Sky were sick, he stayed close to them and would sleep beside them. He never tried to take Sky's ball from him when he was so weak and he grieved for them for a long time.
Morgan is frail now in her old age and walks slowly. Fudge always waits for her outside and escorts her up the hill and into the house. He lies next to her in the evening and he doesn't tease her or steal from her.
Fudge also does something else for me. He tells me when one of the other dogs needs my attention. Earlier this week he alerted me to the sore in Morgan's mouth. He kept going to her and sniffing the area till I took a look. This isn't the first time he's done this. Fudge is the one who showed me that Lola had been stung by an insect. Lola didn't act like anything was wrong, but Fudge wouldn't leave her alone. He followed her around and kept sniffing her foot. When I looked to see what he was so interested in, I saw that Lola's toe was swollen about four times it's normal size.
He's pointed out red ears before they've gotten badly infected and any cysts or sores get his special attention. Even with our language barrier, Fudge has been a great helper in keeping the pack healthy. So I guess even a bully can have a good side.

12 comments:

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey, Fudge. You sound like one VERY special bloke. My Internet has been slowed cause we've used too much this month but I'll read more about you next week. I can't see your piccies at the moment

scotsmad said...

We think his soft side outweighs his exuberance....when you stand way back and look.

XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

ElleC said...

What a good guy! He's kind of a cross between a diagnostician and a nurse. ♥

Marjie said...

What stood out to me about your last post (Morgan's cyst) was that Fudge had pointed it out to you. He's the tough guy who is really a decent chap way down underneath it all. I'm so glad he takes good care of Morgan.

Mitch and Molly said...

You are a good boy and a great friend to your brothers and sissies, Fudge!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We love Fudge - how sweet he is to Morgan - nothing like having a brother to take care of you when you are old.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Ann Oon said...

Fudge is a very important fur in the pack.. everybody loves Fudge. His brown curls and all. He might have become a vet if he could :) glad he is always by your side Sue. He's a gem. All the good always outweighs the silliness of a furry.

Susie and Sidebite said...

We love our Fudge, hes the care taker and story teller!

The Mad Scots

Sam said...

Fudge has a good heart. I think that he's a "keeper".

Jo's World said...

Maybe Fudge has watched too much television and is patterning himself after Dr. House, a pretty good guy but generally annoying!

As you write what Fudge does, I see more and more of House in him. I didn't watch much of this show, but think he wound up in the slammer for a while. Fudge? Be careful!

SissySees said...

What a good helper! We're all a mix of pros and cons, eh?

Nichole Burke said...

That makes Fudge a great little "annoying helper" - sort of like Tut's NEED to go around licking everyone's ears...