Before we got a puppy I was told many times it was the same as having another small child in the house. I've since discovered this to be true. Penny will do things naughty, just to be told off by the kids, then she'll act all sorry and they melt and they'll give her big cuddles. She wins.
When the kids were small it was raisins and half-eaten muesli bars I might find stashed in the car or in random places around the home. Penny, on the other hand, doesn't stash things in the car, but she stashes things everywhere else. Her "Bury the food, save it for later" instinct is strong. I find tux dog biscuits in the strangest of places. She can very carefully line them up behind curtains, she can push a cushion over, place one behind and push the cushion back in place. My favourite though? She tries to bury them in beanbags. I apologise in advance to anyone visiting my home that finds a month old tux dog biscuit as a companion.
Ahh yes. You all warned me that getting a puppy was like getting another child. WHY is it though, when I demand "Penny, come!" in my best authority-like voice, that she takes one look and slinks the other way. She knows if I walk one way around the table, that she can take off around the other side. I'm not going to play that game for long. My biggest question though? If dogs are so much like kids, why doesn't she respond to the thing that all kids respond to? I can't tell you how many times I've got to the end of my patience with her not coming to me and starting with "one....two...." doesn't work with pups though, does it?
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