my "I'm just a Puppy" cover was blown (see "I'm just a
Puppy" face to the right):
Mom and Dad were sitting in the living
room talking. I was peacefully sleeping on Mom's
lap - or so they thought... Then Mom said
something about me sleeping in my crate. Without
thinking, my head popped up and looked at her - I really
don't like to sleep in my crate - and Mom noticed.
She pointed out to Dad that I knew what
she was talking about. I got down and nonchalantly
wandered over to my crate. Mom told me if I would
get in the crate she would give me a treat.
Never, ever pass up a treat. I
stepped into the crate and waited.
She got a treat for me and gave it to me
in three pieces - Three - not just ONE.
Unfortunately from this experience, Mom
is on to me. She watches my reaction when I'm
"sleeping" while she and Dad are talking. While
watching mindless TV one evening she told Dad that my
seester, Jesse was coming over. They thought I was
asleep on the back of the sofa, but at the mention of
seeing my Jess, I jumped up and went to the window to
watch for her car.
It was a false alarm, Jess didn't show
up for hours.
Then.... my neighbor buddy told
Mom and Dad how the squirrels were stealing his tomatoes
from the plants right beside the fence between his house
and ours. I was hugging Mom while they were
talking, pretending to be oblivious to what was going on
around me, but still taking in every word.
The next day, the fence protecting the
tomatoes wasn't finished yet and I saw a squirrel go
over the fence toward the tomato plants. I ran out
there and in my quiet, non threatening way, convinced
him it wasn't a good idea to steal the tomatoes.
He ran away.
Mom saw what happened - I guess it isn't
so bad to be discovered for the brilliant spiritual
being that I am...