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Toby is the only one of my dogs that was very, very sneaky. Tiny is just plain "what you see is what you get" and Tito is such a gentleman that he won't do something if he even suspects it's wrong to do it.
But Toby, ah, he was a sneak.
For example, I'd have my slippers on the sofa (because if they were on the floor, they were fair game).
Toby would slide up to the sofa, kinda look at the slippers out of the corner of his eye. "who me? I'm not looking at the slippers!! I just thought I'd come sit here for a minute, it looked like a good place to sit".
He'd sit there and pointedly ignore the slippers. Maybe throw in a yawn or two.
Then slowly, oh so incredibly slowly, his head would dip over to the sofa.
"who me? I'm not getting closer to the slippers! I'm just resting my head, I'm tired of holding it up".
A couple of minutes would pass. He's be as still as death. Then finally he would slowly, slowly open his mouth just a little tiny bit and slowly snag one slipper with just his canine teeth, slowly, slowly pull it off the sofa. All the while watching me out of the corner of his eye, to see if he was going to get away with it.
Of course, most of the time I would pretend not to see him doing it.
Then he'd take his prize, go lie on his bed, and put his head down on it. Never, ever chewed anything of mine. Just wanted to rest his head on it.
CH Rosewood Little Giant, VCD2 UDX VER RA MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP TD DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"