Perfect sit/stay and eye contact. You go Abby!
As promised on my last post, I will show you what Abby does prior to giving me that perfect sit/stay and eye contact. Why? So you are aware of all her antics and refrain for saying to your furry kid, “You should be like Abby.”
Marcela, “I am pointing at the spot I want her to sit and stay while giving me eye contact.”
Abby, at the beginning, does comply and follows my hand.
Abby, “Ha, ha. I am so happy I am going to eat that I can’t contain my excitement.”
Abby then decides that she must first show me how excited she is by jumping all over her bed and ignoring my hand signal.
Abby, “Mom, your finger smells delicious.”
Abby’s enthusiasm, this time, is less because she’s learned that the sooner she calms down the faster she’ll eat. At the beginning she used to jump up in the air.
Abby, “Ok mom, I am due being funny. Could you please feed me now?”
She finally settles down and at such time she is rewarded with a meal. Believe it or not, that exuberance Abby displays every time I feed her is something I enjoy seeing and hope that she’ll continue to display. Just like many pet parents out there, there are some things that I don’t want to change in Abby because it makes me happy and she looks adorable doing it. Happy Holidays!