Grover’s Mailbox

mailboxThe e-mails keep coming in with questions for me, so lets see what people need advice on this time.

Dear Grover,

Why does my dog lift his leg and pee around some humans and dogs but not others? One day he hiked his leg and almost urinated on my girlfriend’s boot. It was quite embarrassing. Luckily I caught him before he let loose.

Joshua from Jersey


Dear Joshua,

You know how humans greet each other with a handshake, hello, or a hug or kiss depending on how well they know the person? Well dogs greet in different ways too depending on the situation. If a dog is excited, happy to see you, intimidated, or wants to show respect, we pee. I know it sounds like a strange form of flattery, but the dog is telling you “ok you’re the boss of me.” Now dogs do urinate for other reasons, but we will visit that topic on another day because I really need to pee right now.


Dear Grover,

My humans try to give me a bath at least once a month and I hate that. Then they get mad at me because I run out to the yard and roll around in the smelliest stuff I can find. Can you please explain to humans why we hate baths. Thanks for your help Grover.



Dear Bentley,

Ok all you humans out there, listen up. Dogs don’t like being forced to do things, especially bathing. First of all we don’t understand why you need to try to make us smell like you, we are dogs after all. We get brownie points in the dog world for being smelly. Let me explain it this way, smelling stinky for a dog is like a man wearing a Rolex and driving a Ferrari. It says I am somebody. So give us a break sometimes and just let us smell. The only time to give us a bath is when we encounter the neighborhood skunk, otherwise, we don’t mind our foul odor.

Good luck,



  • Connie Siegle
    January 21, 2016

    Well thank you very much. Who would have known?

  • Thomas McCown
    February 25, 2016

    I’m so happy to have meet you Today “!!! I Look forward too seeing you in the future “!!? God bless you and your Lovely Owner “!! Much love ” You’re friend ” Tommy “””

    • Grover
      February 25, 2016

      Thanks I enjoyed meeting you too. Hope to see you soon.
      Take care,

      • Thomas McCown
        March 17, 2016

        Hey Buddy ” I Really Enjoyed Seeing you Again “!!! Couldn’t Get Over That we Were Both Wearing Orange ” We Were Both Black And Gray An Orange “!! Matched Perfectly “!! Really love petting you “!! Hopefully see you Guys Soon “!!? God bless you All “!! Your Friend Tommy “