Saturday, March 12, 2011
The chair stealer
Recently she has taken to stealing the chair as soon as I get out of it. Today, for example, I got up to go to the bathroom and came back to find that my chair had been taken over by a pretty black dog who rolled over and offered me a paw when I came over to the chair.
And when I was out in the kitchen doing dishes, my partner arrived back from his walk with her and did she come greet me? No. She made a bee-line for my chair and waited for me to find her in it.
It's become a sort of "game" as to who can get to the chair first. She'll get off if I ask her, but sometimes it's fun to trick her into getting off by acting like there's something more exciting elsewhere. Sometimes I reinforce her getting off by playing a game of tug or giving her a treat after she's on the floor.
And other times? I let her have her chair. I let her "win" and happily retreat to the big comfy couch. I'm sure Dahlia likes that best of all!