Some days I just love how in tune with my dogs I am. One day last week, Cricket was wandering around aimlessly and I felt like she wanted something. I went in the dining room where she had been and realized what she wanted. The warm sun was streaming in the windows, and both dog beds were in front of the wood stove. I moved one to in front of the windows, and she went right to it to lie down!
Now, I know you’re all wondering the answer to Monday’s Mischief Mystery “Mischief Denied“. What was on the other side of “Door #1” (as Beth from the Daily Dog Tag so cleverly put it in the comments)? I enjoyed everyone’s great guesses from food/treats, to her ball or another toy, to someone wanting privacy in the bathroom. We don’t even bother trying that around here….we just leave the door open since it’s just my hubby and me! Most people guessed correctly that this was the bathroom door, and many thought she wanted to get in there to unroll the toilet paper, or get into the toilet, kitty litter, or trash. That would be Luke….he’s our tissue lover and trash picker. Cricket has other favorites.
The big reveal:
Our friend Flea, blogger for Jones Natural Chews, was the closest correct guesser when she said “A cat! A cat!”. The cat alone wouldn’t have interested Cricket, but the cat eating definitely does. Second closest was my sister Karen who guessed that Sheba, our golden retriever, was in the bathroom eating. Right activity, wrong pet.
When I open that door to get Conrad out, I have to hold Cricket back or she’ll dive right into that bowl and scarf up as much cat food as she possibly can! Once in a while she will listen to me when I tell her to “stay” but most times her desire for that food will override any thoughts of being obedient. Conrad eats pretty slow and she will often sit outside that door for 15-20 minutes just waiting (she was actually lying down before I got the camera), in the hopes that I’ll either forget to hold her back, or that she’ll at least get the 2-3 little pieces of cat food that I’ll let her have. I think you have to be a beagle to understand that.
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