A while ago, I wrote about Lucas and the sneaky treat.
He still gets it every night, of course, but I’ve started to realize… we have lots of sneaky things around here, little habits and routines to spoil one member of the herd, while the others are oblivious.
Like, when Lucas and Cooper go to doggy daycare on Mondays, Emmett gets to play with his Most Special Toy, his hedgehog. If it’s out when the other two are home, it gets destroyed. So, I have a secret stash of hedgies in my desk drawer that he gets on Mondays.
And every morning, I eat breakfast – nothing special, just Greek yogurt with some granola – at my desk. The herd likes to sleep late, so usually Emmett, Cooper, and Newt are zonked somewhere. Lucas, though, follows me upstairs because he knows that as soon as I take my last bite, he gets clean-up duty!
Cooper doesn’t get many sneaky bits of food because of all his stomach problems, but he has somehow roped us into tucking him in every night. Everyone gets in their regular sleep spot – except Cooper – because he’s waiting for either John or I to get his blanket and wrap it around him.
Newt gets spoiled, too, though she doesn’t seem to appreciate it like these guys do! Since we’re cooking for Cooper now, there’s always a fresh supply of meat in the fridge. We always pop one little piece on top of her wet food at breakfast and dinner, and when we’re baking his salmon, she always gets a small piece of the skin to chew on.
Do you have any sneaky habits or routines with your herd? Have you ever been caught slipping a bite of something to your dog? Or, like these guys, have surreptitious maneuvers become part of your daily routine?