Originally Posted by frostfell
you are shocked that your dog said "no, not right now"?
If it's something out of the ordinary for your specific dog I don't see any reason NOT to be shocked. Acting like Dizzy is being unreasonable for being surprised that her normally affable dog growled is kind of crappy.
I often am shocked when Murphy hangs out downstairs when we have company. I would be also be shocked if he growled at company when they approached to pet him, it's just not normal behavior for him. I would expect company to respect the growl, but I would still be shocked and you can bet I would investigate the why.