The Face Off


Dora has a built-in clock in her brain.

Starting about 30 minutes before her meal time, she wakes up or stops whatever else she is doing and comes to sit on the ottoman in front of me. Its a face off.

She sits, watching my every move.

If I shift myself in my chair, she is sure I am getting up. If I ignore her, she begins to talk.

She growls. She fusses. She jumps from the ottoman to her place next to me, nudging my hands off my laptop. And she continues to growl.

Only when I stand up and move towards the kitchen does she stop growling. At this point, she begins to whine while punctuating her noise with a high pitched bark or two.

She jumps up and down as I fill her bowl (and Thelma Lou’s) and she quiets down only when the bowl is on the floor in front of her.

Within seconds, the food is gone from her bowl and she is a happy girl. She heads outside for business and then comes back in where she jumps back up on the ottoman for another face off.

This time, she does not growl at me. She wags her tail in gratitude. She adores me, especially after I feed her.

One Response to “The Face Off”

  1. LoveMaeMae says:

    I think this is one of the funniest photos of Dora. Her nose looks HUGE!

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