STL JA wrote:
I think some dogs, as nauseating as it is, just like the taste of poo. My parents have a rescued Shih Tzu (har) who can't enough of the buffet found in the cats' litter box. And since they have chickens, too, the barnyard is basically one giant smorgasbord to him. They've tried forever to get him to stop, but he won't. Speculation is that he has some kind of emotional "thing" from being a rescue (his previous owner died, so Max bounced around between a couple of different homes before my mom & dad agreed to take him); personally, I just think he likes shit.
Shih Tzus are shitheads.
Yes, yes they are. I'm starting to warm up to theirs, but dammit, I like a dog who actually gives a shit what his owner thinks and/or wants. I grew up with German shepherds and Labs, both of which want nothing more than to make their people happy. You tell them to come, and they do. Tell them not to race out into traffic, and they don't. With Max, it's like, "Yeah, I'll come when you call me only if I can't immediately come up with something better to do," which he usually can. He's also big into running away and letting me traipse throughout the whole blasted neighborhood, screaming and calling for him; after about half an hour of that, he'll casually come sauntering up like, "Oh, you meant me