I learned from a veterinary consultant that tail-wagging does not always denote excitement or joy, but many other feelings, including protectiveness, anxiety, curiosity, geniality, or fascination.
One dog parent complained that his dog gets all hyped up. He barks, growls, jumps, and wags his tail all at the same time when someone is at their door or when a vehicle stops at the house.
MacKenzie, a four-pound Chihuahua with a congenital abnormality, bags the hero canine award and bests more than 407 other canine heroes during the American Humane Hero Dog Awards, hosted by Carson Kressley on the Hallmark Channel.
Driving along Chatham County’s I-95 with his wife, an unidentified police officer witnessed as the dog, named Tasha, tumbled out the window of a car, hitting the pavement and scrambling just off the interstate’s shoulder.