Hu-Dad Distraction Techniques

When Hu-Dad is concentrating on his busyness in the study, we resort to sophisticated distraction techniques to get our appropriate level of attention.

Place head in the path of his hand.

Place head in the path of his hand.

Yes, Hu-Dad really does have a trackpad, a Wacom Tablet, and a mouse. Regardless of which one he reaches for, Frankie has strategically placed his head in the path of his hand. Hand touches head – ear scratches commence. Clever, huh?

The stare.

The stare.

If he continues working or if he is just typing, we have to escalate to the stare. Hu-Dad finds this quite distracting and struggles to maintain concentration.

The paw.

The paw.

Frankie is now demonstrating level 3. Escalating further is rarely necessary. Let’s face it – even our readers are reduced to pure obedience with that look from Frankie.


  1. Sylv on December 12, 2016 at 9:04 am

    You’re missing the head-butt, which works great when type-y or mouse-y things are going on.

  2. Mom 'n Ebby on December 12, 2016 at 2:32 am

    Mom sez: The stare, and the paw, together, are just TOO much to resist. Ebby does the exact same thing!

  3. Lisa on December 11, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Eddie does the walk-past circle, intending for me to get up and follow him to open a door/refill water/scratch back. If that is insufficient, he also progresses to the paw-on-knee.

  4. Juno's mom on December 11, 2016 at 11:02 am

    The irresistible paw on the leg.

  5. Mary Ann Molenda on December 11, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Love me some Frankie!!! Scratch away Hu dad!!!

  6. Lori on December 11, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Frankie I’d be putty in your paws ❤️❤️

  7. Vincent Porrazzo on December 11, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Frankie, the Godfather of Paw technique!

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