Paw Pleading

Oh, sure, the puppy dog eyes are quite effective in getting the humans to do canine’s bidding, but Landon demonstrates the paw pleading.

Uh, Hu-Dad, can we talk?
Uh, Hu-Dad, can we talk?

Early in the evolutionary match between humans and canines, dogs developed the cuteness factor to get humans to share food, warmth and shelter. Today, dogs have become masters in convincing humans to share top quality diets, comfortable beds, and exquisite care. Sure, the eyes have helped achieve all of that, but the real master trick is paw pleading.

I swear I only want one liver treat.
I swear I only want one liver treat.

Admit it. How many of you are reaching into your pockets, grabbing treats, and slamming them against your computer screens to give them to Boom Boom right now. You humans are suckers for this treatment. And, just in case you have resisted so far, Landon goes for the double paw.

Go ahead. Tell me no.
Go ahead. Tell me no.

Resistance is futile, silly human.


  1. Mom 'n Ebby on January 27, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Mom sez: The “paw pleading” is Ebby’s method as well. One paw, both paws, and occasionally a “nose nuzzle” thrown in for good measure.

  2. The Hipster Kitties on January 27, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Charlee: “Do you solemnly swear that you are up to no good, Landon?”
    Chaplin: “That’s about the only oath we can swear to and get away with!”

  3. Terry (+Rory) on January 24, 2019 at 12:12 pm

    So ADORABLE!!!????
    …Great pictures!!!

  4. Zoe on January 24, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    “Trying to shove liver treats thru the phone screen”. Damm Iphone don’t worry Boom Boom we are all working in it

  5. Laura Yager on January 24, 2019 at 11:48 am

    Boom boom has mastered both the paw AND the pleading eyes. Landon you are truly the Master of your domain! Score 1 for the canines. Humans-0

  6. Carolyn on January 24, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Could he be any cuter? I would give him anything he wants!

  7. Marty Updike on January 24, 2019 at 10:09 am

    OMG, he really does have the eyes for persuasion.

  8. Juno's mom on January 24, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I love the disappearing ears.

  9. Sharon Sammons on January 24, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I all it “The Claw”

  10. Lori & Izzy Belle Bear on January 24, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Utterly irresistible! Well played Landon!

  11. Hokie Pack on January 24, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Resistance is Futile!!!!!

  12. Debbie on January 24, 2019 at 7:36 am

    I would give you a homemade pumpkin cookie if you were closer. Amazing how much easier it is to train a human than a husky!! Double paws up to Landon from Ruby!!

  13. Jean B Burkhardt on January 24, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Here’s one Boom Boom-I have it right in my hand-OOPS-guess what? Our boy grabbed your treat-lol! I am VERY sure Hu-Dad could NOT resist that face and the double paws and you got your yummy treat!

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