"Just a minute, again? How many times does she think she can say that and get away with it??"
I found out that if your dog is waiting and barking at the door, telling them, "Just a minute," for some reason doesn't stop them from barking.
I started using this phrase when Brut was still young. If for nothing else but for myself. Telling them, I'll be right there. Or I coming, hang on. I still use it. Here's the weird thing, they are suddenly catching on. Five years later, when I say, "Just a minute," they quiet down and wait for me. Including and especially Zappa because once his mouth gets rolling, there's little that will stop it. It is like somehow, someway they all caught on at the same time and have picked up on the value of those three words. So I have no idea what cosmic forces have joined together in the 24 Paws of Love little universe, but they seem to be pulling all the dogs into an understanding and after four years, I'd say it's about time they finally got it!!
Do you have any phrases that you use more for yourself that your dog caught onto?