Whenever we start to believe she’s a brainiac because she picks up on when we change shoes (which means it’s walk time), or when she perks her ears up and stands and starts stretching when someone happens to say the word WALK, or knows it’s time to go get the mail because my husband leaves his office and walks to the front door at 3 pm, we usually can be relieved of our fear that she’s going to take over the earth like the monkeys did on Planet of the Apes by just pulling out a simple flashlight.
My son loves this game and could play it for hours (I think he actually has).
If your dog is worrying you that they’re just TOO smart, maybe you can play this game with your canine friend and put your mind to rest. Here it is: The Light Game!
Flashlight, laser pen, or just your watch and some sunlight
How to play:
–Shine the flashlight against the wall
Then watch your dog crash their nose into the wall trying to eat the bad light thingy
–Shine the flashlight at the floor
Then watch your dog tear at your carpet as they try to annihilate the bad light thingy (if you have shag or berber carpet, this could be bad; use dicretion; I would highly recommend not doing it on wood floors—your husband might get angry when it gets scratched like mine. BAD GINGER!)
–Shine the flashlight at a brother or sister
Then watch your dog tear into them as they try to save their person from the alien bad light thingy that is trying to possess a member of their family (again, use discretion; if your dog has claws or sharp teeth this could have bad consequences. Those bad light thingies really drive dogs nuts)
–[Do the following really fast] Shine the flashlight at the wall—up at the ceiling—at another wall—at the floor, at the table
Then watch your dog dance and smoosh their snout into all those things—except the ceiling
Yea! Dogs aren’t going to take over the earth this year. Not that there’s anything wrong with dogs taking over the earth (especially one as kind and good as Ginger), but can you imagine what life would be like with THAT GOOF in charge. I know I can sleep better knowing life’s not going to the dogs.