I love my pup. She is the kindest, sweetest lovable dog in the world. She is also a miscreant, thief, and lover of human food. While I have rose-colored glasses on when it comes to the misdeeds of my beloved furchild, I had to face the fact that she is, without a doubt, one of the smartest criminals I know.
While Abbey has well-balanced meals of her own, she seems to love Jeter’s food more. So much so that she concocted the most brilliant scheme to steal his food. For the past few weeks, Abbey has successfully eaten Jeter’s food, to the point that Carla waits until Abbey is secured in my room to feed her poor dog. It wasn’t until last week that we found out how she was doing it.
Around 7:15 every morning Carla goes downstairs to take Jeter for a walk. Since Abbet and I get up earlier, we’ve already done our morning routine, so we don’t join them. Around that time, I’m sitting in my room, emailing my East Coast clients, so I’m not really paying attention as to what Abbey is doing. Well, come to find out, she’s doing a lot. So last week, as Carla and Jeter were going downstairs to go on their walk, Carla had noticed Abbey watching them at the top of the stairs. Curious, she pretended to go outside. As soon as Abbey heard the door close, she disappeared almost instantly. Carla quietly walked up the stairs and found my criminal of a pup wolfing down Jeter’s food. Turns out, Abbey waits for that quick 15 minute window to use the opportunity to steal Jeter’s food, and I was none the wiser! My conniving and intelligent dog is so much smarter than I’ve given her credit for.
As Carla motioned for me to come over, we both stand at the door watching Abbey greedily eat Jeter’s food. By the time she was finished, she looked up and saw that she was caught. Realizing that the jig was up, she guiltily darts to my room, knowing well enough that what she was doing was totally wrong. To be completely honest, I was so impressed that she had even devised such a well-thought plan, that I had a hard time being mad at her.
Nowadays I watch that crazy dog like a hawk, knowing full well of her crazy schemes. Even though she is a convicted dog-felon, I still love her– just with more heightened security. 😉