Buttercup Understands: Henry Phillips lives in Burke with dogs Gus, an American Bulldog, and Buttercup, a Husky mutt. He is especially fond of Buttercup for her fun and protective nature. “At first when we got Buttercup, she was afraid of all of us. She was cowering down,” he said. Now, though, she is more confident, and Phillips thinks she understands how things work.
“And the funny thing is when Gus is trying to bark,” he said, “she walks in front of him and is like ‘No.’ It’s funny.”
Even when Buttercup was younger and more timid, Phillips still felt a connection to her. “We’ve been playing with each other since we were little,” he said. “Now, whenever I’m like ‘Buttercup, come here,’ she just runs up to me.”
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