Ace has lots of behaviors that I would call "quirky".
As he gets older he seems to get "quirkier" (is that a word?)
I'm beginning to think I could fill a book on his "quirkiness"
I know it's a Border Collie thing...
or at least I think it is.
I don't have that much experience with dogs.
Take riding in the car for example.
Ace loves riding in the car.
Yeah, I know, most dogs do.
It's what he does when he's in the car that is "quirky".
Most of the dogs I see in cars are either sitting there calmly
or they have their head hanging out the window.
If the windows are closed, Ace paces.
In the backseat.
Back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
you get the idea.
If I open both back windows (his favorite)
he sticks his head out for a minute
and then runs over to the other one and sticks his head out for a minute
and then runs back and forth, back and forth.
I thought that if I opened just one window he would stay and look out.
Nope, not Ace.
he will stick his head out the window for a second
then paces back to the unopened one.
And he goes back and forth over and over again.
The only way Ace will not pace is if we are on a two lane road where cars are speeding past us in the opposite direction.
He will stick his head out the window and chomp at the cars that rush by.
Like he's biting each one.
The more traffic the faster he chomps.
His attempt at "herding" cars?
I don't know, but it definitely brings lots of laughs to whoever is riding in my car.