No, it’s not an attack on Poppy’s cue. It’s a hug at Grandma’s request. Grandma’s love of dogs is well-documented:
- She had a special relationship with Bob and Otto (“Enough with the licking – I’m done petting you! Okay, I’ll pet you.”). Once on a family vacation, she kept needling Betty to check on the dogsitter to make sure they were okay. She still tells stories about them to strangers.
- The first time she met Louis, she gave him $50 to go buy something nice. He blew the money on treats.
- She has declared more than once that Pickles is her favorite dog ever. She may say that to all her granddogs, but Pickles sure bought it.