analog wrote:a dog will learn to be sneaky from a cat.
Snorf. I have a cat - MingToo Paperbiter Pintoes - who uses small dogs as minions in his plot to Rule The Universe. Or At Least The Kitchen Trash.
Big cat. He stands on his back feets and pulls the TrashCan over, kathump. Sends in the Dachahuahua, who is not all that bright but very persistant and willing to take orders from Big Sneaky Cat, and the Red Dachshund, who is willing to work for anyone who can reliably produce food rewards. GinaMarie the Dumb Blonde pulls out all the contents of the trashcan, and Scooter the slightly brighter and even more persistent arranges all the (former) trashcan contents artistically around the room. Big Sneaky Cat selects his preferred treat and removes himself from the scene of the crime, leaving his hapless minions to consume Stuff They Shouldn't Eat and get yelled at when I discover the giant mess and inevitable Decorative DogBarf.
The worst messes always seemed to involve bacon grease and coffee grounds. :yuck:
Both dogs are now gone to that big Trashpile In The Sky, the cat is going strong and always on the lookout for new minions.