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Tipping point – the moment where a series of small actions become significant enough to cause a larger change. The phrase might just have a double meaning once we tell Cheoah’s story, but she certainly hit her tipping point yesterday.
Hu-dad was working diligently on a problem that required a great deal of concentration. His office mates, of course, were TPLO recovery patients Natasha – on Hu-dad’s left – and Cheoah – on the right. Despite the Hu-dad’s work efforts, Cheesewhiz decided it was time for her mid-day yard break.
Hu-dad mumbled acknowledgement, said he was working hard, and could she wait just a minute.
So Cheoah upped the volume. She is a master at the Siberian Death Scream, a most useful skill when wanting something in public. Unfortunately for Cheoah, there were no other humans within earshot – roughly a mile in all directions – so Hu-dad just looked at her and said, “Just a few more minutes and I will take you out.”
Cheoah got quiet, grumbled a little at Hu-dad, and then began planning her next attention seeking trick. But what possible recourse did she have while confined to a crate?
Staring right at Hu-dad, Cheoah reached out with her paw, snagged the corner of the full water bowl, and flipped it upside down in her crate. Amazing how quickly the Hu-dad reacts to a flood.
Cheoah got her mid-day break and a fresh, clean, dry blanket for her afternoon nap.
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HuDad, you really need to pay closer attention to the important things in life ::shaking head::
A great story!!! Way to go Cheesewhiz. You know how to get what you want. Please don’t tell my dogs your secrets 🙂
Very clever title.
oh i’m glad it wasn’t the crate itself! but, a flood WILL get someone’s attention, good planning Cheoah!
hello cheoah its dennis the vizsla dog hay nice job enforcing mandatory wurkplayse break time roolz!!! ha ha ok bye
Cheoah, looks like you have Hu-Dad well in paw. Thanks for the chuckle!
Well, hu-Dad, when ya gotta go, ya gotta go, and any way to get the necessary attention will be used!