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dead-legged by my dog

N.A.S.H.A. waits until the littles have asked me for ten things in a row. She lets me sit down for precisely fifteen seconds, and then she punches me in the leg. Usually.

Sometimes, if she really wants something, she doesn’t wait for me to sit down. She waits until my knees are locked, and then she punches me right in the sweet spot, giving me a dead-leg like I’ve never had. The girl only weighs eleven pounds, so it’s not about heft, but about perfection of the skill. She has absolutely perfected it. This happens on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times in a day.


Look at her, just mocking me.

But this morning, she took it to a whole new level. Not only did I have my knees locked, but I was taking that sweet first sip of my piping hot coffee. BAM! All over my face and PJs. (Don’t worry, I’m okay. It wasn’t that hot.) And then she sat down, mocking me.

Does your dog ever do this to you, or am I the only moron that responds to it by giving her the treat she’s asking for, reinforcing the behavior not only with my attention but with food? Because it’s so cute and smart that she knows how to ask for a treat. She has trained me well.

5 Comments on “dead-legged by my dog”

  1. mini597 says:

    My dog doesn’t do it, but my cat sure does. Also on a daily basis. I am like you are, I give in and with him, he wants milk. Well he gets it but just a small amount twice a day. Otherwise it is a green bean. Now maybe we both can enjoy our coffee.

  2. Jan K says:

    Oh my, that is one smart little dog you have there! 🙂 Mine have never done that….though they do try to constantly trip me up when I’m in the kitchen.

  3. Hehehe that’s funny! Whee sometimes kick bits of poop out of the cage to get Mummy’s attention but that’s about it.

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

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