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Sunday, after a day of lots of hiking, we were all headed home. We were very sleepy in the back of the Jeep and overheard the humans discussing their dinner plans. They were too tired to cook dinner, so said that they would stop for pizza at one of their favorite places if the best parking space was available. Since this restaurant is downtown on Main Street, there is only one parking space that works with us there – directly in front of the restaurant. AND, they have to score one of the three tables in the front windows. This can never happen during tourist season, and we felt comfortable it was not going to happen Sunday.
Guess what? The parking space was open. And the front center table was open. Can you believe this? They went inside and ate pizza. And left us in the Jeep. Yeah, yeah, yeah, they could see us and knew we were safe – blah, blah, blah. But that meant we could see them eating their pizza and we were still out in the freezing cold weather (er, 45 F is close, right?).
Our fearless leader, Queen Natasha the Evil, went into the full fledge guilt mode. Here she is demonstrating the Siberian Mind Meld as she stares directly at our hu-dad to express her displeasure (as he has the audacity to sit inside the restaurant and take pictures of her):
Not bad, huh? Stunningly, that did not get them to stop eating pizza and drinking beer despite the fact that she stared like this for 20 minutes without blinking. Well, except when pedestrians would stop and comment on how gorgeous she was, but what else is a queen supposed to do. But since the Siberian Mind Meld failed, she went to the ultimate weapon. The starving, weak puppy look:
Get this. They still ate their pizza. Are we slipping puppers? Or do we need to report our humans for abuse?
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