Willow has started this new trick. It’s called bugging mommy until she gets out of bed.
Scuba Man and I take turns getting up with her in the mornings to let her out. Since I’ve been unemployed, he lets her out during the week and lets me sleep, as he is getting up anyway.
We used to take her out of the bedroom and close the door, so the other can sleep in peace, but Pockets put an end to that. When he knows mommy is in the bedroom and he can’t get in, he sits outside the door and meows until I get up and let him in so he can cuddle next to me. So the door now stays open.
Which lets Willow come in any time she wants to.
Now, she knows who the sucker is in this family, and yes, it is me. I can’t resist that face and those beautiful brown eyes. When she wants something, she will sit and stare at you, without moving or blinking, until you get up. We call it her Jedi mind trick. Scuba Man is immune to it.
Well, when mommy is sleeping with her eyes closed, mommy can’t see that stare. Willow, being an intelligent, logical beagle, now will sit up on the bed, right by mommy’s pillow, and whine until mommy opens her eyes.
She does this because, although daddy is up, he will ignore her mind tricks to fill her toys with treats, and she knows mommy cannot resist her. She did it again this morning, to an exhausted mommy who was not ready to get up.
I think she has begun to learn that mommy isn’t such a sucker any more.