I’m not sure when or how it started.
But our nightly routine has a comic twist.
Every night, either John or I will say, “Time for bed!” And Emmett and Cooper dash upstairs to their spots in our room. Lucas, though, prefers to sleep downstairs. I suspect he gets too hot – or maybe Emmett’s snoring disturbs him – but he never sleeps upstairs, even though there’s plenty of room for him.
The comic twist comes in, though, after we say, “Time for bed!”
One of us starts walking upstairs, while the other flips off the lights and locks the door.
Whoever has light duty, though, also has to administer The Sneaky Treat (or “the s.t.” if Em and Coop are within earshot).
As soon as he hears “Time for bed” and footsteps heading upstairs, Lucas dashes into the kitchen to collect an illicit treat, a special doling-out that his brothers are completely oblivious to. No matter how hard you resist or try to head up without administering the treat, it’s impossible.
Because this is Lucas’ Sneaky Treat Face.
Irresistible, right? 🙂
Do you and your dogs have any secrets or sneaky moves like this?