For the most part, Sherman and Leroy are pretty well laid back dogs.
Well Sherman is, Leroy……………………..is……… well he’s semi-laid backed.
At times he is laid back.
When he’s napping he’s laid back.
Anyway, most of the time when we’re hanging out in the house the dogs are laying down. They don’t get out of their comfortable laying positions unless something good is going down.
Something good usually means food but it can mean other things too, so her is a list of sounds that bring the dogs running to check things out:
- Popcorn. An all time favorite snack of Sherman’s and recently a favorite of Leroy’s (He’s a little slow to catch on) As soon as they hear the popping begin they come running. They don’t leave until all the popcorn is consumed and they like it best with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on it.(try it one day, it’s good)
- Leashes. If they hear the slightest jingle of their leashes, they come running, especially Leroy. Even if I accidentally bump the stool where their leashes are sitting, they come running.
- Lid of the Pringles can. One time I ran out of dog treats so I gave them each a Pringle. They have never forgotten that.
- Good morning. When Leroy was a puppy we would greet him in the morning with a very happy and cheerful “Good Morning!” His tail would swing and he would give you tons of kisses. He’s never forgotten that so sometimes when he is laying downstairs and I want to see him all I have to do is yell, “Good Morning” and he comes running armed with kisses.
- Electric Knife. Sherman use to be scared of the sound of the electric knife but now he knows that if the electric knife is on it’s cutting something good and he needs to be sitting as close as he can, without getting his nose cut off, so that he can catch anything that flies off the knife.
A knock at the door or the door bell ringing usually does nothing for the dogs because we have people coming and going all the time.
I probably shouldn’t of told you that.
Now you’re going to try and break into my house.
Don’t do it.
I have a viscous guinea pig and he’s not afraid to eat you.
Let’s change the subject.
So tell me, what sounds make your dogs come a runnin?