You probably saw it in the latest video - Ramsey is obsessed with cleaning Suvi's ears. She will even halt a game of tug to check Suvi's ears with a few quick tongue probes. Ew. And weird!
Based on the comments on the video, it sounds like a lot of other people have dogs that do the same! Is it a dominance thing? A momma-ish thing? A doggie OCD thing?
I'd say it happens daily around here. In the video, Suvi gets annoyed - which happens about 25% of the time. More often though, she just lays down, closes her eyes, and enjoys the bath. Of course, when we pull out the camera, it must trigger "show time" for her, and what you see above is what you get...(or, alternate theory, she's embarrassed and doesn't want her baths shown on the internet?? ;)).
Just as bizarre is ...
the way Suvi nibbles Ramsey. I know from the time I spent with Suvi's momma (Sula) and from talking to her foster parents, that she did the same thing - they called it "corn-cobbing" because of the super quick little nibbles up and down something. Often a blanket or pillow, it was totally un-destructive, but seemed to be comforting to her. Well, Suvi does the same thing. Sometimes on blankets, but usually on Ramsey. She'll corn-cob her legs while they're wrestling, her neck or ears or face while they're snuggling. (oh, and every now and then, Suvi actually corn-cobs Chad. and chews on his thumb, softly....)
Again, I don't know what it means - is it submissive? Is it in her nature? Is it just sweet, sisterly love?
Any way you slice it, both habits (compulsions??) are endearing, and we love to watch the way Rams and Suv interact with each other. Of course, Ramsey also cleans Pablo from time to time, but Suvi wouldn't dare try to nibble him....
Happy Sunday! Hope the weather where you are is as beautiful as ours here - going to try to get outside and enjoy it today.