Katya Using Maze Gate
When she’s not out checking pigs Katya has work in the cottage helping cleanup. Katya thinks we keep our cottage too clean. One of her daily chores is to pickup things on the floor and put them away. Laundry, trash, bones, toys, what ever. If she does a good job she gets to pick a treat such as a piece of meat, cheese, egg or bread. Some days though she comes to me and whines that the house is too clean. She tells me, “Come, come.” Then she searches all around to show me that she knows there is nothing to pickup. She looks pointedly at me to say, “See, all clean”. Then she asks for her something to eat. So I give her a treat. Otherwise she’s incline to go and get a boot from the boot rack and bring it to me or pull down a hanging towel to protest. She doesn’t get rewarded for getting things out which are already put away and she knows that but she’s trying to make a point and I hear her. We’re not messy enough!
What she really needs are more chores where she can earn treats. Now that she has house cleaning down I’m going to move her to cleaning up outdoors. Hope had wanted Katya to help with doing dishes but I explained that there are some things better done by thumbkins. I would find the crashing and breaking of dishes as Katya learned to be just a bit too much…
The real question is will she teach the other dogs. Last night Hanno copied her and brought me a bottle top. I promptly gave him a small bit of cheese. Negotiable currency. You might remember about the long ago post about the dog’s doing the work around here.
Outdoors: 44°F/12°F Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 67°F/60°F
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