If you've been reading about my Puppy for a while, you may remember the tale of how she learned to open her own car window (read it here)
Well, she learned a new trick this week. How to jump OUT of her open window.
Now, if you're like me, you'll look at the safety windows in the back seat of the minivan and say, "No Way could a 140-pound dog wiggle her way out of that opening." Like me, you'd be wrong.
We'd driven to my son's high school to pick him up after track practice, and as usual, the dogs came along for the ride. They know they're not going "anywhere" but they like to ride along and hang their heads out the windows.
When we pulled up to park, the Puppy spotted a squirrel scampering across the walkway, clearly about to menace the track team or terrorize someone... so she scrambled her way right out the back window to chase it up a tree.
I turned off the car and chased her down, grabbing her collar and scolding her, but my words didn't make an impact. She was certain she had done the right thing.
In her mind, the high school's yard was safe once again... but I'm left wondering HOW did she do it? And more importantly, now that she KNOWS she can do it (like opening the window) how long before she TRIES IT AGAIN... !
Ah, the joys of a smart Puppy who is convinced of her own brilliance.
Have a great Friday the 13th, and a great weekend - I'm starting mine off with a Girl Scout Overnight tonight - what's on your agenda?