Persistance: keeping my toys to myself
I talked about a book I was reading (HERE) that I was struggling with and was stuck on how persistence on pursing a dream pertained to my daily life. A lightbulb went off and when I was able to relate what I was reading to the dogs and then to my own life, I understood how persistance applied to my life. Then I got to thinking about how each dog has their own persistency that is unique to them. Here are some examples:
Brut will scratch and bark at door while outisde, only he doesn't want to come in, he wants me to come out! He'll stand there all day making a fuss and when I go to open the door he turns the other way, as if to say, Come On Mom!
Zappa is quite persistant with trying to get a treat from me. I taught him how to sit and lay down just using my eyes and now he does it on his own. If I don't respond with food, he sits up and down and up and down trying to get my attention, patting my toes with his paws until I finally give in and give him a treat.
Fiona sends off her alarm bark if she wants every one to go outside so she can get someone's spot. She will bark non-stop trying to get our attention that there is something they must get outside and if we give in, Fiona doesn't go out, she just goes to the spot she wanted and her mission is complete!
Silver is insistent on getting out the bedroom the few times she is closed in there. Like for meals or giving Brut some alone time with mom and dad. She has this very whiney, high-pitched yipe that sounds like she is being hurt and will someone please save her. It isn't long before I start feeling sorry for her, open the door, only to find her laid out like a queen on the bed with this look of surprise on her face that says, Oh, Hello! I didn't know you were stopping by today! She gets me every time.
Chance and Blaze have a bit of a different story when it comes to persistence. Being that they are in the kitchen, food is the only thing they are persistent about. They always get a bite of almost everything we eat, but you'd think they were starving and never granted them a thing. Chance usually sits up through a meal, eventually rest his head on our legs, drooling, with those sad feed-me eyes. And after all these years it still works.
Blaze isn't so much about mealtime, she just lays under the table, but go to the fridge or cupboard and she's right at the counter, practically stepping on me she is so close. Her eyes light up and she wiggles with excitement, looking as cute and eager as ever. How can you resist?
What is your dog persistent about? And how? Tell us in the comments!