Friday, August 31, 2007

Learning new social behaviours from Majic

When it is a nice day and we have free time, we like to explore the nooks and crannies of Sydney. We hop in the car and explore a new suburb. "Hey, how about Bexley North today" or "Have we ever been to Yagoona? What's there?" There is always something there, wherever that it. A specialty food store, a park, or both! Yesterday was glorious, and we had the time. What about Cronulla? Indeed, what about Cronulla. Off we went. We almost had Cronulla and Wanda Beaches to ourselves, and Majic did some Crazy Pug in the sand, and took lessons in being a Digger Pug. He is not a Swimmer Pug though, and was a little concerned at the waves when they came nipping at his heels. The water was clear and beautiful, with gentle waves. I wish I'd had my togs!

After the beach we explored the reserve behind, where once there were huge sand dunes. There are still some dunes left after years of sand mining. I imagine much of Sydney was built using sand extracted from here. It was very interesting. I had my camera with me and took lots of pics. The camera is my non-digital SLR with slide film, so we must accept delayed gratification picture-wise, or follow the links to the pcitures and surf-cam I have thoughtfully included.

What is the point of the title of this entry? As we were walking in the reserve, we encountered a group of schoolchildren. Maybe 13-14 years?? Majic knows no fear, and expects everyone to love him. Mostly they do. This group was no exception. As soon as he saw them he fixed a big smile to his face, set his ears and tail to their most friendly settings, and trotted up to them. Soon he was surrounded by a group of admirers, all of them trying to pat him. They managed to read his name tag, so there were coos and squeals of Majic! Majic! I looked over and saw him lying on his back, paws waving happily in the air as they scratched his tummy and chucked him under the chin. Bliss! We just laughed and laughed.

The new model of social behaviour is this: look happy, rush up to people and expect them to adore you, and lie on your back with your legs in the air. Ummm, maybe not!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:44 AM

    Well, it works for Pugs - I grew up with Pekes (parents into breeding and showing) but have always loved Pugs - very hard not to love someone who absolutely loves everyone. Pekes tend to be more aloof - they want a reference from your pastor and bank manager.

    Gae in Callala Bay