Thursday, February 13, 2014
So I've been playing this new game with my human. It's called Frustration Cookies. AKA, maybe-if you-give-me-a-cookie-I-will-X. Except X isn't really X. It's stuff like not eating poop in the bushes or actually listening when she screams PUUUUGGGG at me from halfway across the park.
My favorite Frustration Cookie game is refusing to go downstairs when it's time to go out. The rules are pretty simple: when it's time to go for a walk, I just stand at the top of the stairs and stare at my human. She grabs the keys, I stare. Leashes, more staring.
If my human's in a good mood, she'll kinda laugh and call it a Puglet Stand-off. The rest of the time, it's more like come down the damn stairs already. I've noticed the longer I stare, the less she laughs. I'm pretty sure this is the first step to scoring frustration cookies from a human.
So far, I haven't scored any cookies. But I have trained my human to come back inside after she leaves by running down the stairs as soon as she closes the door. It's pretty funny and I can definitely sense some frustration. Besides, it kinda makes me feel like I'm winning. Even without the cookies.