If you ever get a notion to go try your pup on cattle, I would be highly interested in whether or not they have the same eye and intensity as momma Cricket. Hoke, he's not nearly this subtle, more of a charge right in and get things moving. Cricket tends to give a sticky cow, in this case Vicky Cristina, the option to do the right thing without any force. Vicky C, a VERY large cow at almost 1600 pounds, wasn't necessarily challenging Cricket, but was waiting to see if she really meant it. She did.
|Initial contact. Cricket doesn't move but a single paw at a time in this mode. Vicky C, watchful and wary, but not doing what Cricket is asking, which is MOVE your big, fat butt|
|A front paw goes forward|
|A little bit more|
|Front paw and head come up slightly. Vicky C should have been paying a bit closer attention at this point but she wasn't|
|Done with being subtle and polite, Cricket decides it's time to unleash the hound of hell in her. NOW Vicky C gets the hint|