so, i wasn't planning on posting to this thread - it seemed to me that everyone had the basics covered. then, i noticed Sneakers (who happens to be laying beside my keyboard as i'm typing) lift his head and begin to track something with his eyes.
So, i look away from the computer screen - pausing my reading of these hilarious posts - to see what he was looking at.
Ooooh mighty hunter - Sneakers is not! he was watching an itty bitty teeney tiny black ant crawling toward him.
so, i reach out with my hand and squish the ant and throw it away. now, i'm writing about it.
this counts as "being trained" right?
while i'm on the topic, Sneakers has me trained to wake up at 7:30 every morning to be fed his "breakfast" - bare in mind that he has dry food available to him 24/7.
When i go to the potty, the bathroom door must remain open so that he can see me - if not actually come in with me to be petted - i guess i'm a captive audience.
when he paws on the closet door in the computer room, that means he wants it open and if your don't open it, there will be not so nice consequences.
right after breakfast, the patio door _must_ be opened so he can listen to the chirping birds and fantasize about actually catching one - i refer you to my opening comments on why i even decided to post
and, lastly, if his highness decides to grace me with his lovey-doveyness, i must drop everything i am doing - including posting to TCS - to dote on him. if i have the audacity to ignore his grace, he will nudge my keyboard away from me - or at least try - and will block my view of the screen. with his furryness, i can't see very well.
hope this brightens someone's day.