I have a border Collie that is CONSTANTLY desperate for affection and gets very annoyed if i knit for more than a few hours, because he's usually sitting/laying all over me when im stationary. So the knitting takes his place and he's not happy about it.
If im onto a project that i NEED to finish [which is every time. i start something, i refuse to finish until ive finished it] and it takes about a week, He starts getting me back for not giving ALL of my attention to him.
A few months ago i had total project obsession and so to pay me back for it, he pissed on the bag of wool! he luckily didnt manage to piss IN the bag, but just all over it.
I got the message.
Lately he's now pissing where i sit to knit, because he realised he went a bit too far with the 'almost pissing on the wool'.
He also hates me counting stitches. he will bark and howl like he's in pain EVERY time.
Sure im a bit number dyslexic [and OCD] and i have to do it over a few times to be satisfied, but honestly i dont think it deserves a noise like he's being tortured!
Some times i think he's doing the noise to distract me [since he cant yell out random numbers].