We all have our obsessions and quirks, but I think they’re a lot funnier when you’re talking about a service dog’s obsessions and quirks.
Hudson is obsessed with smelling my pants before I put them on, so much so that if he sees the boyfriend approaching with a pair of pants in his hand, he tries to get a whiff of them. He has a lesser obsession with other articles of clothing like underwear and tops, where he likes smelling them but he doesn’t have the same level of NEED that he has with pants.
Hudson feels the need to look in the toilet every time he passes it. You can imagine that this gets obnoxious when, for example, he’s just taken a drink and is still dripping from his moustache.
Speaking of which, if I pee, Hudson wants a drink. If he pees, Hudson wants a drink. Somehow peeing and drinking are linked in Hudson’s world.
Hudson likes taking over footspace, both mine and the boyfriend’s. The housemate is spared because she sits on the other side of the coffee table from Hudson, the boyfriend, and I. If he’s not taking over footspace, he likes lying down in the middle of walkways (yet doesn’t like being stepped over).
Hudson feels the need to sniff the fence to the right side of the backyard every time he goes out, but rarely has any interest in the left fence.
If I remove eye gunk, or loose fur from his face, Hudson wants to sniff it and more often than not tries to eat it.
Hudson likes to get in real close and get a whiff of my breath after I eat anything.
I hope you all got a good laugh at this, because I live with a 65 lb goofball! (well, and a big human one I call the boyfriend, too, but I’ll tell you about his quirks another time!)