Emmett is a professional at the mega-guilt-inducing, how-can-you-ignore-me, head-on-the-lap trick.
Even though I work from home, I try to adhere to normal work hours. Mornings start with trips outside, breakfast, and walks. I’m at my desk bright and early, then when I finish for the day, we play, go outside, eat dinner, and so on. Last night, I decided to work a little later than usual, so I made them frozen Kongs to work on because I felt bad for staying at my computer so late.
And, yet, if I’m not actively paying attention to them, they’ve perfected a series of moves that are guaranteed to get my attention.
Emmett busts out his head-on-the-lap maneuver.
Cooper’s go-to move is to pick up a toy, prance over to me and stand there until I look at him. As soon as I do, he darts off a few feet, then glances over his shoulder… saying, “Come on, lady! Chase me! I dare you!”
Lucas’ favorite play is to swat at my leg. He crawls his big self under my desk and repeatedly hits my leg. The second I look under the desk, he wags his tail. “Hah! Gotcha, lady!”
The three of them… boy, do they get me every time.
What does your dog do to get your attention? And does it work?