Every morning, I wake up and go to her side of the bed (I don’t want to wake dad, he needs his rest!) and either jump on her or kiss her. Sometimes she tells me to go back to sleep. Usually if she says that I know my alarm clock was wrong and I can hit snooze for a few more minutes. When it is really time to get up, Mom gets up out of bed, picks me up and walks me down the hall to the dog door. From there I go outside and do my thing. Then I come racing back in, where she usually has my breakfast ready to go. If she’s slow moving, I make sure to throw a few woo-woo-woos her way. After all, 4am or not, my breakfast is nothing to be slow with!
After breakfast, mom picks me up, carries me back down the hall and puts me back to bed with dad. Then I sleep until he gets up to get ready for work.
As mom gets ready for the day, treats are usually given out on a regular basis. When she leaves, she gives both Moby and I kisses and makes sure he knows that I am in charge (duh!).
When mom comes home for lunch, she knows that nothing is more important than sitting on the couch so I can have a lap to lay on. Being lapless all morning really makes a pug tired and cranky. When she has to go back to work after lunch, more treats are shared.
When mom gets home from work at the end of the day, I tell her all about my day and also remind her to hurry up and get my dinner ready with a few woo-woo-woos if necessary. After dinner, I usually sit with dad because mom NEVER sits down (something about my hair everywhere and that she always has to be cleaning up behind me and Moby). If mom’s lap is available, I’ll woo-woo-woo at her until she picks me up and puts me in it. I curl up with her and the blanket (mom is almost never without blanket!) and take a little snooze.
When it’s time for bed (mom is usually the first in bed-something about me waking her up at 4 am) I make sure I give mom plenty of time to get good and comfortable in bed. Then, I run back to the bedroom, stand at the side of the bed and put on my most pathetic pouty face. She then gets up, picks me up and puts me in bed and we go to sleep.
Although she needs to work on some things, I think I’ve trained mom pretty well. Have you trained either of your parents?