Note from Belle’s My Margret
Belle is 6 years old. She is the watcher over pup for all of us. Second in command to Lucy Kitty, who taught her exactly how to keep her family in line.
Belle gets anxious and frets over new situations. She sometimes wants to be by herself although she is never more than a few feet from the rest of us.
She and I have been working for several weeks on our version of the “show me” command. When Bessie Pup wants something she comes to me stands before me and stares at me until holding my hands palm up I say show me. If she wants to be loved on she stays where she is and if she wants to go out to the pup pen she heads for the door to the pen. Belle has been watching this and tonight we had an amazing break through.
I heard Belle ring the “gotta go” chime indicating that she wanted to go out in their pen. I didn’t get up fast enough and the next thing I knew she was standing in front of me staring at me. I got up held my hands palm up and said “show me” and she turned and nosed at the napkin on tray by where I was sitting. I assured her that she didn’t really want the napkin and repeated show me. She headed without hesitation to the door to the pup pen and with only a quick look at the “gotta go” chime ( trying to decide if she needed to ring it or not since I was already holding the door open.) and sailed right through and out into the pen.
I told her she was a very good girl and gave her a treat. We’ll see if she continues to “show me” or if we need to keep practicing. But either way I am thrilled that Belle and I have another way that we can communicate.
~ this is Belle’s My Margret for the Pups and Kitties.