Still Jamie here. The kids made it back from Alaska late last night. (Thank Dog the neighbor volunteered to go to the airport! woot!) I'll go home later today, but had a minute to use their fast computer. (I want one too.)
Do not ask me why Sunny, age 7, well behaved K-9,good head on her shoulders...has been morphing into a wacko. I have seen it slowly coming on over the past week, but holy cow. When the weary travelers came in at about 11 or 11:30 PM, not only were they greeted exuberantly by the whippet(this she does by jumping all over everybody),but oh my lord. Sunny turned into a 58 pound whirling dervish. Said Whippet is smaller than Sunny. She doesn't TACKLE people. There was tackling, zooming,washing of faces-vigorously-,pawing. I did not know who this dog was. She became deaf(apparently) to my commands,cajoling,pleadings.
Normal excited doggy behavior you are saying. Not for Sunny. She has been trained to show her affection in safe ways. So she doesn't "kill" my 82 yr old mother. So she doesn't knock me down. Oh, she gets to act crazy dog-usually outside and with permission. She just knows (knew) not to tackle people!!
Finally, her hearing returned enough to hear my "Sunny come" (which she did at warp speed, hoping to tackle me) I got her outside,slammed the door and began my apologies. I'm hoping it's something in the water. Otherwise, I'm thinking excorcism (sp?)
Hugs to all
Sunny, Scooter and Jamie (speechless)