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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-17-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Watching You

Our dogs are always watching us. Your dog probably knows your rituals better than your spouse or close friend. When I take my knife and fork and cut my meat in my edible size portions , Molly's tail is relaxed. But if I cut more deiicately ie. small pieces. her tail starts waggin ,because she realizes small pieces means she's getting some. If we paid as much attention to their ways we would be equally as savy about them. They are masters at this , and we should always be aware that in this way they learn our strengths and our weaknesses. If you know what I mean. LOL. In many ways they know what is about to happen before we do. Hav you noticed?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-18-2012, 12:44 AM
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So true! My boys also notice the sounds of small cuts on a plate and that crunch sound of the ice cream cone. They know what happens when I put my wallet and keys in my pocket. Typ, my boys know my routine better than dh.



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I see it all the time. For example, when I grab my keys to go outside, my dogs don't react. When I put on my sunglasses, grab my keys & purse, they know I am really leaving and react!





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Same here and to go farther, Rosie knows when I get a knife out of the rack and go to the cutting board. I must be cutting up meat of some kind. She will wait until I give her a small bite of a veggie to let her know it is not meat. Then she disappears, but if it is meat she will wait until I give her a bite. Actually she eats a lot of raw meat.

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Yep... all of the above..

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Rollie is super nosy. Just now we were playing and I threw his J. Sherbet Bear (yes, his toys all have names) into the kitchen. Eric was just opening the slider as he came by and Rollie stopped dead in his tracks to check out what daddy was doing and to make sure it didn't involve cooking on the grill. Rollie's all about grilling.


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You all know about our "velcro" dogs. What always amazes me is that, when I get up to move, he always leads the way! How does he know where I'm going??



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Augie is better at this than Finn, but when when I have set the brush and comb down after I have groomed either one of them, the other one has magically appeared, face up, expectant expression, because they know that when I have finished grooming either of them, they both get a couple of small pieces of rotisserie chicken from the refrigerator freezer.

My parrot, Gabe, is not even in the same room where I will be gathering shoes, and I haven't figured out what else is giving him clues that I am about to leave - as I haven't even touched the keys yet when he calls out 'See Ya Later'!

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So true! When I'm eating, Pepper will sit and watch. As soon as I put a teensy sized portion of whatever on my fork he KNOWS that's meant for him and will stand up, with his paws on my knee, waiting for his taste!

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LOL. yes many many examples, but my latest favorite (being summer and all) is when DH and I get to the "point" of our ice cream cones. All that licking and crunching and they just lie there calmly watching us... Those 4 eyes staring at us from under their bangs. But when we get to "the point" of the cone. They get all excited cause that is what we share with them. Heaven forbid we get distracted and eat the point, it's like we took away a bone, they look so sad.




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