The Defiant Ones
When I got home from work last night, The Boss was already crashed, so I didn't have the pleasure of hearing his complaint about Tarzan. I saw the porch light was on outside the door where the cats stay and was curious as to why it was on. I found out first thing this morning before I had a weak cup of coffee (he was up first and got to the pot ahead of me!)
When The Boss gets home from work before me, he goes over and calls the cats inside and closes the door so they can't go back out the pet door in the storm door. The cats usually come RUNNING when he or I do this at the end of the day, but last night Tarzan decided he wanted to stay out and enjoy the warm weather. This was related to me in a way that illustrated how much he had to suffer. I asked "did you go out and try to pick him up?" He hesitated (which makes me suspect he didn't try this) and said, "yeah, but he kept running away." Now I can't imagine The Boss running around the yard trying to nab Tarzan, but if he's sticking to that story so be it. He says, "so I left him out there." Later in the evening he tried calling again and this time Tarzan was ready to retire.
Scooter is my defiant dog; he still tries to test me despite his expensive (and successful, worth every penny) dog training. Catfish is usually the one hiding and the one needing more coaxing, while I think Tarzan is much more laid back. But to The Boss, they are all in the same category: pains in the rear end! LOL.
So, who are your defiant ones? And for those of you who have both dogs and cats, don't you find cats much easier? What do you do to bribe them? This is how they train us: we use a treat to get them to go in our out, then they learn to refuse commands UNTIL they get that treat. Kind of a like a mom will just give in and get her screaming kid a candy bar at the grocery just to make things easier! I feel their pain!
posted by Sandy at 2/22/2007 07:02:00 AM