8 April

No Treat, No Sleep

by Jon Katz

Maria’s band of thugs is moving their activities to bedtime. Fate sleeps downstairs in a crate, Zinnia and Bud sleep in our bedroom (Bud in a crate).

I trained them to come upstairs by giving them a treat when I got to the top of the stairs.

Sometimes Maria goes up with them, sometimes I come up a little later.

When I do, they are both waiting for me, suggesting that I might not get past the roadblock without a small treat. They look like they mean business, and the two are inseparable, they relish making trouble together.

I gave them each a piece of dog biscuit. They let me pass. Then they can plot to wake me up in the morning. I’m losing control of my own house.

4 Comments

  1. Yes! Perhaps Bud and Zinnia should have a segment on your radio program called “How to get what you want from your human.” LOL

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