I'm not sure how to say it, so I'll just say it. I grew up with St. Bernards and my dogs never moaned that I can remember. Now, My Boppy has turned 2 this month and yes, she moans when I pet her chest when she rolls over, and I do it very softly and lovingly, not hard at all, so I know she's a happy dog.
Lately though, my Boppy will moan when she comes up and lays on my arm in the chair, as in when she's tired at night. I'm totally up to date on shots, she gets regular exercise and I want to know if anyone elses Chi ever moans. "Brief short moans" are the only way I can describe them, (sounds like I might make when I exhale at the end of a busy workday on occasion) and and my wife says she's just happy to be near me and all dogs do it. Am I over-reacting, am I being a worry wart?
I love my dog and can't imagine her doing this 'in pain'. I mean, this is the dog that I allow to lick my face to wake me up 3-4 nights week at all hours, to take her outside 'to go' O.K.? (mild LOL)
Does anybody elses dog moan when they are 'shifting around' getting ready to sleep? Any comments would be appreciated as I don't anyone else near me who owns a Chi, So I'm turning to you, fellow Chi owners.
Thanks beforehand and trying to remember that there are no stupid questions in life.........