Sunday, 23 September 2012

dogs don't pretend

This morning Penny completed a set of six training sessions with Jill at A Perfect Spot (great fun and we're going to enrol for the next six sessions). Penny, like the other dogs, was a 'winner' in the last activity and she was allowed to choose a toy from the box.

Well, she took so long selecting that I kind of pushed her in the direction of one I thought she would like. I waved it around a bit and of course she thought it was the most exciting one.

When we got home I put it in her toy box, wondering if she really liked it. If she'd been a human she might have pretended to prefer it, just to make me happy. But dogs aren't into pretence.


But she does like it and here's the evidence. I've picked it up and put it away in the box three times this afternoon and every time I see Penny she has it once more. Here she is guarding the house from possible intruders,  her toy at her side.

3 comments:

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

Wow! That's so great you got to choose a toy from the box. I would have spent a while choosing too -- got to make the right choice you know. I think your toy is pawsome. Nice job selecting the perfect toy!

parlance said...

Lassie and Benjie, I know from reading your blog that you are also thoughtful dogs, so I can readily believe you would have taken time to think it over.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha! Ha! That is such a cute picture of Penny sitting by the door, with her toy! ;-)