And Other Constant Companions, i.e., The Bear's Necessities
So true! When I was growing up we had a little Pekingese named Suki. Back in those days there weren't leash laws and we lived in a cul-de-sac so people's dogs just strolled down the street. One day Suki was in our yard and saw a big German Shepherd/Collie mix coming along that he didn't know. He ran over to it, barking, telling him to get out of his territory. The Shepherd mix picked him up by the neck and started shaking him like a rag! My mom and I ran out and rescued Suki and shooed the other dog away. Unharmed due to his big ruff of fur around his neck, Suki started screaming at the top of his lungs in fury at the other dog and if we'd put him down he'd have gone right after him!
Now THAT is how to capture attention. All you left out was sex. Probably a good thing, given the size disparity here.