Had the wonderful opportunity to take my boss' dogs for a walk. While out another doggie friend quite rudely, but full of affection, jumped up on me to say hi. Frankie turned into my knight in shining armor. Barking and jumping up on the greeter until the other dog backed off. No biting or fighting but a lot of posturing supported by growl.
Frank and I are friends. When I visit he sits with me. I rub his belly and give him a lot of attention. In the summer we run around sharing a soccer ball. He bites it. I kick it. But I never knew he had my back. Sweet Frankie. Thank you.