Alanah Lorraine, who brings her dog Lexy to day care, first noticed Ruby’s unusual behavior a few months ago. “She does it every time she is in,” Lorraine told The Dodo. “We think she wants attention!”
When Ruby is at day care, she refuses to keep her paws to herself. Her dog friends often seem confused by her gentle strokes, but they put up with them anyway. They seem to know that’s just Ruby’s way of saying, “Hi.”
“Most dogs aren’t bothered by it and just let it happen,” Lorraine said.