Mar 9, 2008

Smarter than I thought

Last Wednesday, while walking Maggie, I gave her a portion of a biscuit for good behavior. She immediately ran to a snowbank and buried it. At the time we were about four blocks from our house. I thought to myself, "Dumb dog, you'll never get that treat back." Today was the first day we walked that exact route again. Without hesitation, once we came to that area, she ran to the snowbank and started digging. It took me a second to realize what she was digging for. She wasn't off by an inch. She must've been thinking "I'll have to remember where I buried that treasure. It was right past the ghetto house in tan and the diaper lying in the middle of the sidewalk. Four steps forward and two steps to the right."

Of course, she's still a little dumb, because although she found the bone, it had dissolved in the melting snow.

6 comments:

mamie said...

That's our Maggie! I'll to remember Easter treats for her this year!

Brian said...

Hide some treats around the house. We can make it into a fun puppy game for her.

mamie said...

That's a great idea! What are you guys craving for Easter dinner? Beef, Pork, ham, turkey? Let me know and we'll make it yummy.

Kim said...

They love to sniff things out and find them. Frodo hides his bones/toys all over the house but remembers where they are. He's never gone that far, though.

Anonymous said...

Once I roasted up some nice bones from the meat counter. Got'em all nice and crusty brown. Gave one to the dog and she promptly took it outside and buried it. Gave her another one and she tried to bury it in the couch. No third bone. Linda

mamie said...

OK Martha! You'll have to pass your recipes on to pappa since he's doing all the cooking right now.