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    Bella and Penny

    Stella Mae
    Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:49 pm Groupie
    I've got to relate this story of an incident next door, because I didn't know dogs were this smart.

    My neighbors, Danny and Beth, have two miniature weenie dogs, Bella and Penny. The two little pooches are always together and get along very well. I was over at Danny and Beth's house the other day sitting on the patio drinking -- what else? Japanese beer! -- and Penny hopped in my lap for pets 'cause she really likes me.

    The next day, Danny came to my door about 8 p.m. wanting to know if I'd seen the dogs. He was so upset, because they'd been missing for three hours. The dogs never wander far, so we looked in my back yard but they weren't there. We wondered if someone snatched them just to be mean.

    A while later, Beth came over to tell me they'd found the dogs. Danny had said, "You suppose they're hiding?" Sure enough, under the bed were both dogs huddled and not making a peep. Beth said you could almost see the smile on their faces. She figures Penny was the mastermind, and they had decided to play hide and seek.

    I found this hard to believe, but I think it's true. They got the dogs out and both Danny and Beth scolded them and told them they were on restriction! Beth was telling me this, yesterday. I said, "So what's restriction?" She said that every time Bella or Penny wanted to play with them or be petted, Danny or Beth would say, "I'm not speaking to you! You've been a bad girl!" Beth said that last night both dogs went to bed with their heads hung low. Poor little guys.

    I said, "Maybe they didn't know why they were being punished." Beth said, "If two dogs can figure out a game of hide and seek, then they sure do know why we were upset with them. I'll bet they don't pull that stunt again!"

    Today, I saw the girls playing merrily around Danny's feet outside. He said the punishment was over and they were thrilled to death to be back with their masters on good terms.

    I find this amazing that animals are this smart. Wow.
    Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:58 am
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    They're like toddlers, aren't they? lol:

    And yeah, Jar always knows when he's on the sh** list too. icon_wink.gif
    Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:46 am
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    They are SO smart.... cats can be too... When Shadow wants attention and I do not respond immediately; usually she wants to play; she knows EXACTLY what to do - usually start pawing at something that is OFF LIMITS to the cats- but ONLY with her claws, so she's not doing any damage..... then I look at her and tell her to stop...she does...and looks guilty but sits right there. I have to say... " Don't MAKE me get UP!" (no kidding.... icon_rolleyes.gif ) and move, as though I was going to get up from whatever I was doing.. and she scampers away! Of course, by then I get the message that she wants to play and as soon as I can I get a toy.... boy does SHE have ME trained, eh??? rotfl.gif
    K9 Owned
    Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:15 pm
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    They are clever little buggers! icon_lol.gif

    They do not however have any clue what they are being punished for. They are all waggly tailed now that the restriction is over because their people are being normal. They are safe.

    For a punishment to be recognised as such it would have to be immediate.

    I have played 'Hide and Seek' with my dogs many times. They generally win. icon_wink.gif
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