As it is Friday night, my son always brings home pizza and we'll watch something on the TV.
Well Chance of course is sniffing the air and most likely wondering what that good smell was.
Matt and I sat down on the couch and Chance came walking up going right towards the pizza box.
This is the first time I said firmly (not loudly) "No!"
Chance actually started batting his eyes (almost scrunching his face) like you would when something is being thrown or squirted at your face and took 3 steps back.
OMG! I thought I was about to cry! Matt even noticed saying "Oh Mom, did that SOB throw things at him??"
I got up and went right to the kitchen to give him a cookie treat telling him that he was a good boy. I got his one toy he liked and put it on his bed matteress that is still in front of the F.P and he laid down and didn't come near the table again seeming content.
Okay, Chance is going to have to hear the word No again in his lifetime.
How do I handle the future No's with him where he doesn't think something is going to be flung at him? How can you undo that damage?
The other day when he lifted his leg, I had said No, but it was followed immediately with "outside" and granted, I didn't see his faceas I was too busy getting him out the backdoor.
I may have done everything wrong here with giving him a treat, but honestly, I was really taken back by his reaction and it is KILLING me inside that he actually thought that something was going to be thrown at him.