Made a peanut butter sandwich today and sat down in my chair to eat. Emma was off munching on her bully stick. She gets up and starts sniffing the air around the room (new behavior I have never seen before).
Now I have always had a rule with my dogs, no feeding people food from the table....but
Emma was sniffing around and then centered on where I was - she tried to jump up to see, but was ordered "off" - she complied by sitting back and looking at me, cocked her head, let out a little whimper and gave me the sad puppy eye look, and a little polite bark...that look did me in. So I gave her a bit of crust that had a bit of peanut butter on it (whole multi-grain bread and chunky peanut butter).
She was very timid with it a first (not sure what it was), but about 30 seconds later was back at my side sitting and wagging her tail with her tong hanging out and a big smile on her face. So I caved in and gave her a piece with more peanut butter on it, and in the process got a dab on the front of her nose. I was very surprised at how gently she took it from my fingers - I was ready for a chomp.
I just about died laughing watching her eat (lick the roof of her mouth) and then try and lick her nose clean....but boy do I now regret doing it - I created a monster
She was back instantly, this time barking up a storm and jumping up for more. I tried to tell her no more (she had seen me finish it off) but I really got told off by her
After a minute or so she finally gave up after lots of "no" "off", etc, but she again started sniffing the air. Next thing I hear is her barking in the kitchen - a big ruckus of her running around, knocking over the trash, spilling her food, etc. I get in there and find out I had left the peanut butter jar open on the counter - she could not see it, but knew it was there. She was almost able to jump high enough to see it. Smart Dog
It was really funny watching her expression as I closed it up and put it away, with her wining, prancing around, and me saying "no". I know I was just talking to myself at that stage. She sat by the pantry door for a good 10 minutes wining and an occasional bark, before going back to her bully stick. She had plenty of other food available too.
Now I know I have to undue the damage when I eat in my chair and "NOTE TO SELF - don't feed people food, especially from the table".
This will be interesting teaching no, now that I did it. I know the boss unit will let me have it too.
Someday I will learn - thankfully she is now asleep under/on my feet.
Go ahead and laugh...while I cry
- I love this girl