Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm a Naughty Doggie

I also did a few "naughty" things during the week while I was away from the blogging world. I bet you're all astonished! Sparky? Naughty? Yes, it's true.

Here's just one naughty thing I did... Well, I don't think I was very naughty. Only my humans think I was.

At the beginning of the week, Lizzy filled a bowl with nuts and fruit for her lunch, and brought it to the living room where she could eat while she read a book on the couch. She put the bowl of food on the coffee table beside her, and reached for one piece of food at a time as she read her book.

I, of course, whined and begged beside the couch and coffee table, hoping that she would give me a little piece... She gave me one piece of fruit, and told me, "no more". I whined and begged some more. She gave me another piece of fruit, and told me, "no more". So I whined and begged even more! Lizzy looked at me and told me she had already given me some of her food. I looked back at her and thought, food, what food? All you did was put some on the floor for me, and in less than a tenth of a second it disappeared! I don't think I really got to eat any... All I did was sniff it and then it vanished! Lizzy told me I ate too fast to notice I even got any food. Well, if I think I didn't get any food, then I should get more so I can enjoy it, right?

So I kept on whining and begging, but Lizzy refused to give me any more. I even tried my puppy eyes on her, and it didn't work. Nothing could soften her heart towards me. I think I would have starved if I didn't think up this wonderful solution...

If begging and puppy eyes won't work, it's time to get serious. Lizzy was just going to have to learn how to give up her food the hard way! While her attention was in her book, I jumped effortlessly up onto the coffee table, and walked across it towards the bowl. Lizzy looked up from her book, fully expecting me to dive into her lunch. But no, that's not what I did. I kept walking until I was past her bowl of food, and until I stood face to face with Lizzy, my eyes just centimeters from hers. I positioned myself just right, and sent a message across from my eyes to Lizzy's brain, saying: I don't give up that easily. You may have thought you were winning, but guess what? I just won.

And with that, as Lizzy watched wide eyed, I sat down promptly. Right in her bowl. My butt squishing down all her food. Perfect. Of course, as Lizzy watched disgustedly, she realized she probably should no longer eat the food I just sat on. And, it wouldn't be right to waste it all. So, my plan worked! I got her food. Man, I never fail to amaze myself with my smartness...

54 comments:

T-man said...

Ooh Sparky, I never thought of that before. That's brilliant!!! Butt-squished snacks are always less appealing to the humans (they're SO picky!!). Way to go!!

happy said...

That was brilliant! You are my mentor from now onwards!

Lacy said...

w00f's sparky, heehee bout time u come back to bloggin...me misseded u...and u iz sooo smart, now i no how to git watt me wants...

b safe,
~rocky~

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh Sparky, that's so clever of you! You got the whole bowl to yourself. :)

~ Girl girl

River said...

Great plan! I never thought of that! I know it would work with my mom--she's always reading and snacking (probably not supposed to tell that). We doggies need to stick together!

love & wags,
River

Kay said...

hahahaha....good one!

Moco said...

Sparky, that was one great way to get those snacks. You are truly a wonder. We can all learn from you.

Bernard Hinault Lilje said...

omg...you are the smartest dogger ever!!!! That is the funniest thing i have read in weeks!! Props!

bernard

Amber-Mae said...

You are sooo smart Sparky! Great job! Next leave some anal gunk there too. That will make your hooman vomit for sure!

Butt shakes,
Solid Gold Dancer

BWTH Dog House said...

*sit straight up & salute to the super Sparky*

OMdoG Sparky, you are my super hero!!! I cant stop laughing but what you did is totally pawsome and I have never ever thought of that. Wakkkakakaka....I hope I was there looking at both you & Lizzy. I think

slurpy licks,
BenBen

peemail: and im kinda embarrasing for greeting the wrong Sparky. hahah...will head to the other Sparky now.

CoCo said...

Wow Sparky...you are brilliant! I would have never thought of that one. I would have to keep that trick in mind. Sit on the human's food. Good idea!

Hugs,
CoCo

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...

Oooooo, dang you are smart. I need to take some lessons from you...let me get some specktacles and a good bullystick...I await to hear more about your greatness!

When you get your goody package don't forget to go over to Chef's Album and submit the pictures of you opening your Goody Package!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Good job Sparky!

And THEY think they are the more khlever and intelligent species!!

Ha rooooo!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Pacco de Mongrel said...

u are great! i shld try out ur trick on my evil ms owner...

btw.. happy adoption day!

Sophie Brador said...

Sparksteroni Macaroni!

You are one smartie paws doggins.

xo
SB

Simba said...

Simple, but effective, I like it.

Simba x

Snowball said...

Sparky, You are my idol but sad to say, I can never put that into practice cos I am never interested in hooman snacks...but I still think that you are brilliant!

Luv
Snowball

Fred said...

Sparky, you are a genius! Thanks for the tip!

ToFFee said...

Wait wait! lemme write that down first..

I laughed soo hard i peed at myself..

Now I'm off to calculate how I can get to that dining table..

Wuffs!
Toffee

Toffee said...

Sparky,

Man! you are cute and smart...pardon the saying but it seems like you have Lizzy eating right out of your paws! Can you teach me some of your tricks so I can train my human too?
woof!
toffee

BrandytheGreat said...

DID YOU REALLY DO THAT!?!!?!?!??!

Dewey Dewster said...

Sparky...yer a man with brains ta spare...yes ya are....what a brilliant plan ya had ta teach Lizzie ta share more with ya....ya need ta write a book about it...."SHARIN' 101".....good thing Lizzie decided ta share the rest with ya once yer butt wa in it......

Dewey Dewster here......

Lady Kaos said...

Sparky, you are so smart!! I am going to have to remember that one! I'm a little big for the coffee tabl though. i'm sure I can modify your plan to fit me though. You're PAWESOME!!!!
Kaos

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

sparky is a grate idea.. but...
I can´t walk on the sofa :P
but is a good idea.. yes...

Deetz said...

Wow, I never thought about sitting in there food....What a great idea Sparky
I am going to have to try that one
Deetz

Deefor said...

Sparky
What a great strategy. I have to try it. Arrow just got caught eating cheese off the top of a salad on the table-- but sitting in it-- you are a genius.

Deefor

Ashley said...

Good idea Sparky! Max does that with newspapers so I will look at him rather than the paper! You guys sure are smart!

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Tofu Burger said...

Sparky! All hail to Sparky! You are brilliant!

Loves,
Tofu

Abby said...

Hi, Sparky...

You are a GENIUS!!!! I am in Awe of you!!

Abby xxxooo

Clover said...

Hi Sparky!
You aren't naughty, you're clever!! Nice work on scoring some fruit!
Love Clover xo

Lenny said...

Sparky, all I can say is that you are a genius, man. Absolutely brilliant.

So I'm finally catching up on reading everyone's blogs and you have a TON of pictures that would qualify for Paw-Limpic events, besides the ones you already sent. You have very impressive activities!!

Your friend, Lenny

Gus and Louie said...

You are one smart doggie. You are really good at being persistant..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Noah the Airedale said...

A canine's mind never ceases to amaze us....well done matie, you're so clever.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

JB's Big World said...

That is super smart. I don't think you were naughty at all!
--JB

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That was one cool move, Sparky. If the chance arises here, we'll be prepared to learn from your bag of tricks.

Reina said...

Hello Sparky! YES I AM STILL ALIVE N KICKING!!!

Just been really lazy blogging...

My hoomans just give in to me whenever i whine and give them the oh so innocent look. hehe

Love,
Reina

Chef said...

Sparky you are a genius!! I so have to try that! Formidable, mon ami, formidable!!

I also want to tell you that I've opened up an album on blogger for our Exchange photos. It's at www.goodyexchange.blogspot.com

When your pictures of you with your goody package are posted to your blog, send me a comment and I'll come and copy and paste it to the album. Only Beasely and I can post to it but anyone can see it. Please pass this message on to your partner,

Thanks Sparkerooo!!

xox Chef

Lorenza said...

Hi, Sparky!
I guess I am going to try your technique! Sure it works!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Willow the Black Dale said...

Get out of here! You are a "smartass" and I think Lizzy needs to feed you more fruit! Doesn't she know she will never win when it comes you? Silly hooman.
You rock my friend and I aspire to be more like you!!
Willow

Southbay Girl said...

Sparky I will have to remember that technique when mom is eating something I want! i've seen my cats attempt it-but they've never accomplished it! But I think us dogs are a bit smarter than cats!!! Obviously we are since you got Lizzy's food!!! Way to go!!

Velcro

Momoko said...

Hi,Sparky! That camera is very cheap more than single-lens reflex camera.But I do my best for take a photo.

George the Pup said...

Sparky that is super - I'd never though of that before! Now I just gotta find a way to get Mommy and Daddy to put food on the floor, since I'm too big to get on the table!

parlance said...

Sparky, the NEXT naughty thing you have done is to reveal this strategy on the Net. Now all the blogging dogs will be doing the same thing. You may have started an inter-species 'incident'. I'm quite relieved to say that Penny doesn't blog for herself and doesn't know what I write or read, so this fiendish technique will not arrive in Australia through our household.

Arabella said...

Sparky,
That's a pretty neat trick. If I can find a way to fit on the table maybe I'll try it someday.

Arabella

nm said...

You canadians are so smart. I am going to get working on opening up the cheese drawer and trying this.

I'm not big on anything fruity unless its frozen.

xo,

ernesto

Deetz said...

Hi Sparky
Yeah, its supposed to get really bad here today, already starting and we are under a tornado watch...I hate storms.
Can't wait to see what your ice cream test says
Deetz

Deetz said...

That is so cool...we gots the same personalities....
I haven't seen one, but my mum has. She had one go right over the top of her house and then a mile behind her house, it touched down and wiped out three families homes....She said she has a respect for them now
Deetz

Frasier said...

Sparky
You are brilliant!!!Who would have thought of that!!!
Frasier

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh Sparky,
We can't believe you did something naughty! Mama thought it was gross but very funny, hehehehehe! Guess you won over Lizzie. Hope you enjoyed the food!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Asta said...

Spawky
I salute you!! that was a bwilliant plan..
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Tasha & Eva said...

That will teach her for ignoring the puppy dog eyes.

My Momma caves all the time. Dad usually ignores the look but he has been caving lately.

Princess Eva

Peanut said...

Oh man that was the best plan ever. I will have to try that.

Petey said...

Boy oh boy!
I can't wait to try that move out myself!

Your pal in snacks,

Petey

Amici said...

That is a great story. You sure are smart Sparky!