Monday, February 17, 2014

Humping Followup post

You may remember that I have a particular interest in humping, as Fozzie has been known to exhibit this behavior. 

Well, when it comes to humping Fozzie's got nothin' on Lars. 

Lars humps constantly. 

Like a hormone addled 16-year-old on your first date, he humps me when I'm sitting on the couch or in a chair. 

















Like one of those guys in the salsa club who's had a few too many mojitos, and  asks your hot Swiss boyfriend if he can dance with you without ever considering that you might prefer to continue dancing with your hot Swiss boyfriend rather than be asphyxiated by his cologne, Lars humps me when I am standing up, or walking across the room. 








Like an unneutered 2-year-old lab who's just caught wind of a freshly groomed Irish setter who's just had a blow dry, a pedicure, and a good tooth brushing, he humps Fozzie like nobody's business.

What's all this humping about?

With Fozzie, I always figured it was excess energy to burn, and a desire for attention, mixed with some anxiety. With Lars, there's definitely a lot of anxiety.


They are both anxious dogs, and their mom is anxious too so sometimes I just get in in there for a bit of a humpsome threesome. 

It really does discharge anxiety, to lie on top of a large cuddly sweet dog on a bed as another large cuddly sweet dog climbs on top of you and humps you like there's no tomorrow. Kinda like getting a really good massage from a rolfer, while lying on a waterbed.

Gives me an idea for a new dominance-based dog school/daycare: where I go around humping all the dogs for any slight misbehavior. Really just going from dog to dog, humping them from behind, humping them from the side, humping them on the neck and head. Just humping them every which way til they know I'm "pack leader," because that's what good training is all about, right?

7 comments:

  1. I am sure this is a problem but I have to admit I had a little chuckle at those pictures!

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  2. OMG Kirsten, I laughed so hard at this. I was told that humping was for over excitement, but I have no real clear cut answers. All I know is the day that Sampson humped the Hubby was a day I laughed my a$$ off. :-) I'd love to be a fly on the wall in this humping school of yours. I imagine a lot of giggling would be going on, providing flies can giggle of course. :)

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  3. Oye! I think he is telling you he is boss
    Lily

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  4. I would love to know why spayed female dogs hump. Dominance?

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  5. We fostered a dog whose person was in a domestic abuse shelter. We had him for several months and then he came back to us for a while after we spent a month in Panama.

    Although he appeared to be very well socialized and happy with us, he did hump Honey quite frequently when he first arrived.

    We've remained friends with his person and we continue to watch him for her when she has to travel. Now that visiting us for a few days is part of his normal routine, the humping is nearly gone.

    Hopefully as Lars settles in the humping will decrease.

    Honey, by the way, humps in her sleep. And whens she's playing with her big stuffed lamb. Since I see no signs of anxiety, I'm just assuming she's having a good time.

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