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    Counter Surfing by Prue

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    Of course, it is UNSALTED butter. Have to watch the waist line(s). When I went to take it from her, she went for me, growling the entire time. I ended up making her "leave it" and that worked. I will admit, I was afraid she would bite me. Needless to say, I don't store butter on the counter, but had it there to become room temperature. She did not eat the butter, but considered it her PREY, for sure.

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    Silly Prue! Butter is not good for you, even unsalted.
    Well, I guess it's a good thing she didn't eat it. Mine probably would have had it every where by the time I realized it was gone. Although, I'm more worried about the cats getting stuff off the counter than I am the dogs.
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    Almost had it Prue. I think the "leave it" command is one of the most important things for curious pups to learn.
    Saved my dogs from eating strange things while out on a walk.
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    Prue has good taste. No margarine for her!

    I don't leave anything edible on the counter - not that Myndi could possibly get it - but my son's cats like to counter surf. I just stick whatever needs to soften or thaw in the microwave or toaster oven, since they haven't learned how to open those doors - yet!
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    I have never had a dog that counter surfed - one or two that would knock the trash can over to see what was in it. I actually need to see I never had a dog that counter surfed until Cinder (Phred's dog) came to live with us. I usually make sure every thing is pushed back on the counter but two years ago - our first Christmas with Cinder and Smokey, I was making Christmas cookies and was running out of places to set them to cool. So I started putting them on the counter and yes, some were close to the edge. I heard one of the kids, say, "Cinder, stop that!" and turned to see Cinder getting up on her hind legs helping herself to cookies. The other dogs were looking pretty bummed out. Now I am very careful as to where I set anything to cool it.

    Recently we found that Tucker decided to surf the dining room table. Dominic left a snack on the table and the chair pulled out. Well, it was too much for that little dog to handle. He jumped on the chair and on to the table. Now we have to be careful that chairs are always pushed up to the table. Once Tucker found this to work, the next time Dominic had a snack, he jumped up on one of the chairs that was pushed up to the table and started to go from chair to chair until he got to Dominics. He found that did him little good - there was no way he could reach the snack. He had to have hit his head on the table when he jumped up on the pushed in chair. He looked very funny crawling from chair to chair too!

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    Oh my goodness, Prue! You found the butter Please have mom give you some extra petting for me today, because you left it as she told you.
    Yikes! I've been Boo'd ... right off of the stage!
    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


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