Is it safe to say, my dogs love me? I always thought so, but in the past couple of days I have been analyzing their behavior and wanted to share my results: Ok so we all can probably agree that our furry beggars are always excited to see us come home at the end of the day, or when they wake us up in the morning with a friendly lick or two, but I’m starting to think that there is something more to it…MANIPULATION! I have realized that I am the center of attention in their life, and not much else, with this said, they spent all their time observing me; my patters; my gestures; my moods; my reactions; the tones of my voice; my smell…and taking careful notes that are crucial to their plan of “Calling the Shots”. For example Shanty & Yuna are eager to see me every morning because they know that’s when they get fed, and walked. All that licking, jumping and happiness quickly wines down when they are done stuffing their face – they go back to their bed and pretend I don’t exist…I am unto you two!!!
The breakdown goes something like this:
Their Objective: Total Owner-Domination
Their Weapons: Puppy Face, the Licks, the tail wagging, the cute tricks, and the Doggie Talk
Their Advantages: Plenty of time to observe the target (in this case, me) and expose our weakness
Collateral Damage: Shoes, Toilet Paper, Pillows, Carpet, Other non-canine pets, Toys, etc.
Funding: Paid by the target unfortunately
End Result: They study us so well that they know what to do in order get to us to fulfill their needs, and then some.
I guess I have no choice but to be the casualty on this battlefield because regardless of whether their actions are genuine or not, I still love them!