Do you ever say/shout something at the kids that you never thought you’d say? I have moments like that all the time. “Finish your pie and I’ll make more broccoli.” “Sit on your daddy’s head for once.”
I promise it made sense in the moment.
Yesterday was no different. “Stop Training the Dog!”
Then a second later, “No Dogs on the Trampoline!” I’m sure I shouted loud enough for the whole neighborhood to hear. Our dog has never wanted to jump through the tiny enclosure entrance until… the kids had a renewed interest in training her.
Here’s the sight I saw:
I was shocked. To me, this is just one step closer to the dog thinking it’s human. After all, she carefully watches us when we cook in the kitchen. It’s only a matter of time now. One day, we’ll come home and find the dog on her hind legs making stirfry chicken & rice with the wok.
I know I’m not alone in thinking she has human-like characteristics. Our babysitter once dreamt the dog was wearing a trench coat and hat and was knocking at her door. Then just yesterday, Anabelle came up behind me and spoke at the exact same time the dog was looking into my eyes and smacking her lips. For half-a-second my mind fought to compute if the dog was talking to me. But if she did, I doubt she’d ask to watch “Good Luck Charlie.”
Does your dog do anything odd?