I'm trying to pretend that these things are just coincidence.
You know, that a puppy would naturally run immediately over to Gus's old "mat" and sit on it the very first time she entered the room.
|FLD Scout, sitting on Gus's "mat," just like she knew what to do!|
Yes, of course she would.
|Gypsy showing off her stick.|
Or, with a stick-crazed dog like Gypsy to set an example, a puppy would immediately try to drag around her own big stick. (Well, big for her.)
|FLD Scout, making off with a stick of her own.|
AHA! Here's a bigger stick!
|At the beach, FLD Scout begs a stick to play.|
Ok, so grabbing the stick out of the water just HAS to be a learned behavior from watching Gypsy. FLD Gus never really cared about that--he preferred to chase Gypsy chasing the stick.
And, wouldn't you expect that it was normal for a puppy, if given the chance, to yank out weeds, flowers, and small saplings?
|FLD Scout weeds around our square foot garden.|
|FLD Scout gazes up in feigned innocence, flower-bud between her lips.|
|FLD Scout tugs with all her might at a tree root. (And eventually gets it!)|
|FLD Scout thinks, "But, but, I don't know what got into me!"|
|"Something just made me do it."|
BUT. You have to admit. It's pretty freaky.
|It was this look in FLD Scout's eyes that really made me wonder.|