Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Power Of Suggestion

Hi Everybuddy -

Many people that have met me are of course charmed by my unique personality and all agree on one thing - I am very persuasive. Notice that I didn't say "pushy". I'm never pushy.....I just seem to have a way about me that lends itself to encouraging others to do what I want them to do. Take for instance the other day. Shadow had one of my most favorite bones. Mom wanted me to mention that we have MANY Nylabones lying around the house. This one seems to be a particular favorite for all of us. I really felt that Shadow had it long enough so I set out to encourage her to let me have a turn. Here's how it went:

"Shadow - Mom's calling you! Really, she is"

"Shadow - Who's that outside??!"

Okay - so that wasn't too effective. That's when Plan B comes into play:

"I'll just lie here and wait until you're done"

Note the close proximity. The key is to gradually eek my way over into her space. She HATES that!

"Yep! Works everytime!"


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

So woo made an offer that khouldn't be refused!

Great job!!

I do hope woo won't wake up with some horse parts in your bed!!!


Princess Eva and Brice said...

Brice comes and steals the toy/bone that I have. But Momma always takes it back for me. But he does fall for the "look, there's a squirrel" trick.

Princess Eva

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We always fight over our bones too. Louie always drops the one he doesn't want right in front of Callie and when she grabs it he grabs hers. Pretty smart for being red.. hehe

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Thanks for the advice, but this isn't about buying a scanner for the shelter. The shelter has one type and won't use it. It's about getting the shelter to USE one!! And to scan ALL animals. (He hates cats.) I am trying to go over the shelter mgr's head on this and need the correct info or the no-scan will continue.

The Army of Four said...

Have you ever tried saying "WOOO!" real loud? That's what I do when Ammy takes my stuff. Mine. Mine, mine, mine.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Echo!
Good job!
I don't know how is to fight for a bone! Maybe I can play that with my mom!
Kisses and hugs

Randi Lyn A. said...

Awwww Echo, WOO are so cute. Way to get the nylabone from Shadow! We fight over ours all the time. The one we want is the one the other has.

WOOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

It works in our house too. really, it does...

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...


Great Job! We do the same thing but we get into grab and run matches until mom yells at us and gives us each a bone to quiet us down! Works every time!
Thor and Marco Polo

The Husky in the Window said...

Mom says I should pay attention to hope polite you are. You see, I just go up to Bella and take the bone away and run. Mom says that's not very nice.
Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

You are good! I try the whole trick where I ask to go outside and then when Mom opens the door and Kat goes outside, I go get what Kat was playing with.


Lady Kaos said...

Oh my dogness Echo! I do the exact same thing!! I always get what I want because I can stare at Sasha longer than she can stand to be stared at.

The OP Pack said...

Great job, Echo!!! Here, all I have to do is stare at Thunder and he runs the other way, now that is another form of power.

Woos, Dakota

Lacy said...

w00f's Pups, heehee dats really sneaky of u..but its works, dats kinda how me does my mama when she gots on of me toys..

b safe,

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

You go, Echo!!! I don't have any patience cuz I just takes squeakies frum Cosi - I know I'm a demon!!

-da Juneau-