This is a much lighter note than I tend to come here to post .. but lately I've been amazed at what Sid can learn (7-8 yrs). He's taught himself the dog door in the last few months, and now he seems to think any pane might behave as the dog door flap does. When he takes himself out back, and it's just a little cooler than he'd prefer (gotta love sunny san diego, somewhere between 70-85 all year round!) he'll turn around and come right back in. Sometimes, he'll 'thermo-regulate' by going in and out the door repetively in an hour, bobbing all the way :)
Yesterday I heard the familiar clang of his nails on the inside of the dog's water bowl (a big pyrex mixing bowl) .. I couldn't jump up quickly enough, and he pulled the freshly filled bowl toward him to cause a waterfall onto my kitchen floor. Not all of it spilled out though, and it was now easy for him to reach forward and drink and drink and drink. I couldn't help smile as I mopped around him. He held the bowl there until he was sure he was done, then let it go, and marched back toward the dog door.
Gotta love em (and glad to see him drinking!)
anyone have any 'tricks' they're igs have picked up?