Long story short – I taught my mom how to use Pinterest (whoohoo!!) and she sent me this:
So adorable! My heart can’t take it!
At our house it’s more of – “don’t try to rip the dog’s nose off!!! Don’t shove your hands down his throat!! Don’t drag him by his paws…” you get the picture =( But sometimes they have some sweet moments too. Little N has even invented a game to play with the dog. First, he begs me for a cookie (these oatmeal cookies from the Russian store, who knew – he loves them!) and then he runs up to the dog, but pretends like he’s not actually running up to the dog. Makes sure the dog sees that he has a cookie, and then starts running away and squealing with delight as the dog gets closer. If the dog ever loses interest – little N comes closer and closer and may even wave the cookie in his face.
So far the game has had 3 endings:
1- most common. The dog finally gets the cookie either when N isn’t looking or when the dog’s patience simply runs out. Of course we are all then subjected to yelling, crying and begging for another cookie.
2 – happened once: him and the dog kept fighting over the cookie. So I broke the cookie in half and gave each of them their share. The dog was happy, little N was not.
3 – also happened once: the dog lost interest, N was running around with the cookie for so long, he forgot what it was for and started playing with something else. Everybody wins! =)