Here's one that's been surfacing lately - she doesn't want to eat her breakfast.
Dinner, she'll snarf down in two minutes flat. But breakfast? She'll often sleep until 9, get up to go outside quickly, and then go back to bed.
She'll finally start to eat her breakfast right at the last minute when I'm ready to go for our walk.
Yes, that's me tapping my foot, waiting while she finishes breakfast so we can head out on her walk.
Why does she wait until the very last minute before our walk? She's so odd.
Abby was like that, too - although sometimes she'd just skip breakfast completely, and I'd end up throwing it away. But she always ate her dinner.
Having had beagles (a.k.a. Total Chow Hounds) before Abby and Rita, I'll never get used to this sort of behavior.
Does your dog ever skip breakfast, or wait until late in the morning to eat?
Okay, it's not really mischief, but my publisher wasn't in love with the title I'd chosen for my third novel. I'd been calling it AN INCONVENIENT RUTH since the beginning. (In fact, I thought of the title first, and wrote the story to go with it.)
It's about a perfectionist dog-mom who's an interior designer. Her husband's daughter, that he never knew he had, shows up with a baby of her own (named Ruth, hence the original title) and she wants to move in with them for the summer. The couple's dog, who is very well trained, ends up being a big help. (The dog's the real hero of the book).
My acquisitions editor, the marketing department, and I went back and forth a bit last week trying to come up with a new title, and we finally settled on HOUSE TRAINED.
I really like the new title as it is a nod to the main character's obsession with her beautiful house, and also a hint about how she tries to use her dog training skills on the baby.
HOUSE TRAINED is coming in November!! I'll share more news as it's available!
Thanks to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief!