My dogs have an enviable existence in that their humans work from home. So the canines in this household get plenty of attention. In fact, much of the time they spend sleeping in our home offices.
Every day, they get a run through the forest. However, we do actually work while we’re in our offices, so exactly when we take the canines out can vary considerably. For example, today, both James and I were engrossed in weird, nerdy technical issues. When you are trying to get something to work on your computer, it’s easy to lose track of time.
However, Cami never loses track of time. Although the timing of the hound outing may vary, Cami wants to make sure it DOES happen. In her mind, no computer problem is so pressing that it should supercede the all-important outing. So after about 3:30 pm or so, she spends a lot of time going back and forth between our offices basically making a nuisance of herself.
She’ll wander into an office and sidle up to the human’s office chair, often bumping the human and causing the chair to roll. In addition to being jarred, suddenly having a big, fluffy tail in your lap tends to break your concentration. If sidling doesn’t work and the human still ignores her, she’ll utter a few “woo” sounds to indicate that it’s time for us to stop working. If all these tricks don’t work on one human, it’s time to head to the other office.
All this activity goes on until one or the other of us finally gets up. After all, Cami is right, no computer problem IS so pressing that it should supercede the hound outing.