This is Hamish Macbeth, I’ve written about him a lot because I happen to think he is the most pawsome dog in the Universe.
Before I go on I will say that I know your dog is pawesome too – all dogs are. It’s science. Anyway back to my story about Hamish.
Hamish is very good at following rules and doing as he is told..but we sort of have a running battle going on.
There is one rule he bends at tests and probably spends a lot of time thinking about how to get around it.
It’s the house rule involving his big brother Darwin.
Hamish dumped this toy in front of Darwin and trotted off- but there is a method to his madness because the house rule is that Hamish is NOT allowed to go near Darwin’s food dish.
I had no idea that Hamish was eating Darwin’s food- I was giving Darwin extra because I thought he was just developing a robust appetite.
What I ultimately noticed was that Darwin’s weight was staying the same-even with the extra food he was taking in.
Hamish on the other hand put some weight on and his breath smelled fishy.
So I noticed that all of the sudden Hamish was dropping toys around Darwin and walking by me with his best boy in the face world- note, he was nowhere near the dining room at these times.
Eventually I was so used to this toy routine that when Hamish added a pit stop at Darwin’s bowl, I didn’t even notice.
But I did catch on and now Hamish has taken to doing this:
He’s been lining up his toys by Darwin’s dish- doesn’t matter if there is food in the bowl or not. In fact, he’s left toys in front of the dish when there was food inside of it.
I wonder what is coming next?
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I just love stories like this, how creative animals can get.