Man, I don't intend to humanize my dogs at all, but Rara is just so weirdly human and undog-like in a very acute way. I can describe her as highly emotionally sensitive, extremely observational, has APPARENTLY very complex thought processes, and comprehending the craziest things in our language that nobody ever taught her.
Such as knowing what the hell hearing aids are! My dad carelessly left his hearing aids on the kitchen table one time, and Lancer apparently stole them off the tabletop to somewhere unknown. When we came back, his hearing aids were gone. It could only be Lancer, because Rara is too small to climb the table.
My parents immediately started panicking and looking everywhere on the floor for the hearing aids. Lancer ran away in fear, since my parents were panicking, like he usually does.
During this process, Rara is just standing there being ignored, but watching.
A couple minutes later, Rara disappears... And as my mom was bent over looking under the couch, she hears a "clink" on the floor behind her. Rara had somehow obtained the hearing aids, KNEW what we were looking for, and dropped the hearing aids at my mom's feet.
No context for Rara at all, but I suppose she witnessed Lancer steal them and knew where he hid them, AND concluded what it was my parents were panicking about/looking for something.
Nobody taught her to find things. Nobody taught her what hearing aids are and nobody told her that they are expensive/important.
Or I can just say that Rara is insanely intelligent and weirdly human. And at the same time, scream "I DON'T MEAN TO HUMANIZE HER," because I am not doing it on purpose. :| The only thing she doesn't know how to do is talk.
For good measure though, Lancer is definitely a dog. He is a very dogs dog herding-obsessed, ball-obsessed dog who likes to lick the inside of your mouth, and is as thoughtful and funny and innocent as herding dogs usually can be.
Rara though is insane. Spooky!
That is all.
(I might have already written this story about the hearing aids on chaz a year ago, but I felt the need to reiterate it .___. Showing myself out now. )
the frightening face of spooky magic dog