Thursday, November 17, 2011

Treat Rod

Whenever Rod gets a walk, I make sure to arm myself with treats for various reasons.

Sometimes he needs some motivation.

Sometimes he needs a distraction.

Sometimes he just looks so darn cute.

These cold Fall days result in a lot of treats going in my coat pocket.

After our morning walk, I went about my day.

Rod did the same.

Later when I came home, Rod started using his long schnoz to point at the closet.

He motioned at it violently and coupled it with whine/bark hybrid.  I figured he was demanding attention, so I ignored him.

Since I still didn’t get it, he took matters into his own hands.

I reluctantly obliged.

He sniffed around and pointed confidently with that glorious nose.

Then it dawned on me:

I had left treats in my pocket and Rod could smell them! 

You get a treat for being smarter than me.

Rod must think I’m pretty slow.

But he loves me anyway.


  1. Awww... i think Rod is the smartest fellas around. When you have cookies or treats in your pockets.. they "know" how many you have... they can count :D

  2. Aww what a smart boy! I did the same thing with my mommy's jacket, except she left the closet open and I chewed through the pockets.
    Kisses and Tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola

  3. Hey Rod.....Glad you set your hooman straight. You can always rely on da weenie dog sniffer!


  4. Rod Man keeps a thorough inventory of treats with that sniffer. He also knows that the Holidays means even more cookies!!


  5. They know if you hold out on the treats! You can't hold out on them...

  6. What's not to love? My pack does this to me all the time- gets even worse on an outing to PetSmart!

  7. Hi Rod and per always we enjoyed your story and drawings!!
    I had a chuckle at your comment yesterday about forgetting Madi was a cat because she reminded you of Rod!! Our first family pet was Toto mighty mini Doxie. Then we had our first cat, Milky-Way...followed by Madi our Diva Cat. I cannot tell you the number of times I've said Madi is Toto reincarnated as a Feline. She has the personality of a Doxie!!
    Hugs Madi's Mom

  8. Too funny! Maera has learned that we keep treats in our closet, and goes into ecstasy every time one of us even goes near the door.