they are demonic self-actualizers with quick, reactive, thought processes. in some ways they are really easy dogs to care for..they are little, their coats are short and slick and tight to the body so there is little to shed...and they have the same 3 thoughts swirling around in their heads..over and over again....food, warmth, and enormous personal power to protect their food and warmth.
our own two little misfits have intimidated or chased (or tried to gum to death) pretty much every animal here that they have met. it never occurs to them that some of these animals mouths are bigger than them. sometimes it looks like a goldfish chasing a whale (this would be when sammy goes after esther)...sometimes it looks like a ghostly blanket, snarling and leaping across the floor...going after no one at all.
i get up this morning and have a quick look around to see where everyone is and if all is ok. the minpins totally messed up my quick check because there are only 2 minpins here but 7 beds with minpin blanket mounds....shit..now i had to poke them all to see which ones warmly encased the real minpins.
and it does not just mess me up either...once i had my tea and sat down to check the emails...i watched larry, molly and maude cautiously check out each mound of potential blanket rage before they chose their next bed.
it is like checking out brand new, in the making, hornets nest..is there even a hornet actually in there yet?
minpins are really like hornets you know....mostly interested in only gathering food and building their many warm homes. and hornets only get mad when some stupid being makes the mistake of getting much too close to the home they are currently in....or a new and potential interesting food source.
and they do have some kind of intrinsic radar that tells them exactly where the other hornet..(i mean minpin) is..because sammy and griffin never seem to mistake which blanket mound the other minpin is in.
i will tell you the trick of how to keep minpins quiet and well contained...just turn on the air conditioner and put all extra good smelling food, far, far away.
then they will stay in their blanket mounds for a good part of every day....as long as no one comes near.
sadly tho, poppy is awake now and wandering around gving me shit...and i know exactly what i am in trouble for with her. i am to go to the freezer and get her a frozen dinner for breakfast and microwave the sucker because she is hungry. once that thing hits the microwave, the minpins will know and cold or not, they will come out and start demanding their own.
way to go poppy...lets just start off the day with a trio of raging, hungry mini-beasts scaring the shit out of everyone.
ok! i will feed you but my next post will be about tiny, self actualizing, prima-donna poms!