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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Dogs are Capable of Deception

Milo is ridiculously paranoid when it comes to his bone. Maybe he is so because Somebody recently cleared out his stash of teeny weeny knucklebone leftovers from ever since he was old enough to chew bone. He remembered that the stash was there before he went out for a run-and-play... and then lo and behold, it was no longer there when he returned. Judging by the look on his face I was the prime suspect.

Poor Milo. That was a mound of bone bits collected over 2 years of weekly bone gnawing.

Anyway, today is Milo's bone day. I gave him a huge one today. The butcher had been most kind. He gave me 2 large bones which had A LOT of meat still on. I was happy knowing Milo would be thrilled.

But Milo didn't look thrilled when I gave him his bone. Having taken the bone gently from my hands, he laid it down in a corner of his patio and pretended nonchalance. So nonchalant you could almost see him whistling. If he had pockets, his paws would be there. As I stood there, he paced around the patio... laid down a few times and DID NOT EVEN LOOK at the bone. He was so convincing that I quite believed him.

I shrugged my shoulders and turned to go. Then I turned back... at which point, Milo who had turned to look at his treasure, turned back just as fast. Kaching! Now I see it... and now I won't!

Oho! Milo! I see what you are up to now! I walked away. I pretended nonchalance too. After all, 2 can play at a game eh? I stayed away for a while and when I went back. His bone was in bits.

I wonder where he will hide them this time.

9 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

follow the ant trail to find it? =P

Blur Ting said...

Oh, he's so adorable! And clever! :-)

petunialee said...

That's a good idea... EXCEPT that Milo licks the bits so clean that even ants think they're pieces of stone... and leave them alone. I also suspect he eats up all them ants who dare to attack his stash.

petunialee said...

Ting - He's finished the whole lot and is looking nonchalant again. Studiously looking AWAY from the stash I presume.

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

so scary, such smart dog. then again, it's always better than a stupig one.

2nd hand story: someone had a dog he claimed the stupidest dog ever = poop JUST outside the newspaper whenever he needs to. just wun be taught no matter wat. eventually, the dog belong to another who has a garden. LOL

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Awwww... aint he joust zee cuttest lizzle doggie in thiz wourld...

petunialee said...

OKC - Yeah... he's a funny thing, this dog.

Wen-ai said...

Haha... Milo is a "pretend" King!

petunialee said...

wen-ai: Yeah loh...