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...