I have just had the pleasure of two gorgeous girls enjoying a mini DogSmith Vacation with me.
The following is a conversation I had with the eldest girl on their last day of stay, after a short training session:
Me: “All finished”
Beagle: “What do you mean all finished? I think you have some treats left in your pocket. Let me check.”
Me: “There are no treats in my pocket.”
Beagle: “What about this pocket?” Sniffs my other pocket.
Me: “Nope. All finished. There aren’t any in that pocket either.”
Beagle: Jumps up to sniff. “What about in your top pocket?”
Me: “I don’t have a top pocket.”
Beagle: “Can’t you get some more? You must have some more somewhere.” Continues to sniff every inch of me.
Me: “You’ve had enough.”
Beagle: “I’m a beagle. I’ve never had enough. I’m starving!”
Me: “You don’t look like you’re starving. You’ve had loads to eat.”
Beagle: “No, I haven’t, you forgot to feed me.”
Me: “I didn’t forget to feed you!”
Beagle: “I’m on holiday. You’re meant to eat more when you’re on holiday.”
Me: “You have eaten more. You’ve had a special treat every day!”
Beagle: “No, I haven’t. I’m starving. I’ve had much less than normal.”
Me: “No, you haven’t. You’ve had your normal food and on day one you also had some homemade doggy ice-cream; on day two you had some mackerel; on day three you had some hake and on day four you had another doggy ice-cream! That’s not to mention, your training treats.”
Beagle: “Lady, you must think I’m stupid. I know you take the training treats out of my daily allowance – They are not extra!”
Me: “Okay, you’ve got me there, but the doggy ice-cream cubes and fish were extra. Anyway, that’s it. There’s nothing left.”
Beagle: “Listen lady, I am absolutely starving, let’s go and check the fridge. I bet my dinner is in there.”
Me: “You already ate your dinner.”
Beagle: “Pretty please.” (Sad eyed look)
Me: “Okay, I give in. Let’s go get you a treat.”
Beagle eats treat.
Beagle: Sniffing pockets again. “I think you forgot to feed me. I’m starving! I’m sure you have some treats left in your pocket. Let me check…”
Later that night while undressing a treat falls out of my pocket. I should have known that a beagle’s nose never lies!
Thank you for a fun-filled, nose sniffing, four days, Iines and Minni! #DogSmith Vacations