The element of surprise!

I pride myself on doing the unexpected.

Sometimes I am caught, but sometimes the results of my unexpected behavior are found after the fact, when it is harder to reprimand me.

This morning alone, my human came down into the family room, looked at me with a strange expression on his face, and I kept that intelligent/dumb face that I wear so well. I don’t understand why a throw rug that is rumpled and totally out of place and balled up should get such a response, but it does. My human just cannot fathom what might possess me to do such a thing. Personally, I do it for the joy of having that face staring at me in disbelief!

Although a Border collie, for whom food is not always a super crazy attraction, I have morphed. As a puppy, I saw my Black lab cousin, Murphy and I decided to follow his lead. I have learned all sorts of things from him; some of them are liked by my humans, but others not so much so. They love that I am like Murphy with the grandkids, allowing them to step on me, pull my tail, etc., but they don’t like that I have now become incensed with people food. They hate my newfound crazy, non-stop attraction for any sort of people food. Besides that, I lick any things my humans find gross, like the extra oil that lubricates something. My interest in that drives them crazy!

Just to keep them on their toes, sometimes I do my ‘dog’ job and chase the squirrels and chipmunks. Other times, I just let them be, it is a win/win for all of us. Good for the silly animals I chase and for me as I keep my humans on their toes.

Being a pampered dog is such a great gig!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.

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