Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)
Posted February 25, 2015
My favorite story to tell of Rozie proves that dogs have real, beautiful and sometimes, hilarious personalities. When she was around two, my mom got a promotion at work so we decided to cook a really fancy dinner. Mom and I had things cooking on the stove and the smell was overwhelmingly delicious. Normally at dinner time, Rozie is wedged between us and the counter begging for food. But this particular night, she was acting really agitated, pacing the house and scratching at the backdoor. If we let her outside, she'd dash out ten feet and then turn right around and come back inside. It got worse and worse until she was running laps around the house whining like a demon in poltergeist movie. We thought there must be something outside that's freaking her out, but then she came into the kitchen and stood in front of the oven with her hackles up and barking. We were cooking a rack of lamb in there, and we realized we'd never made lamb in Rozie’s lifetime before so she had never smelled it. Cooked meat isn't the first thing that comes to mind when I think of dog anxiety... but none-the-less, four years later, we made it again, and Rozie managed to close the bathroom door on herself and hide in the bathtub.