mbc1963 Posted January 9, 2009 Report Share Posted January 9, 2009 My dog has a specific bark he uses only for directing my attention to something that's frustrating him: his toys have been set up high while I vaccum and he wants them down, or the kibble has slipped under the low cabinet and he can't reach it, or the bats are crawling around in the walls and he wants to get at them but can't. Last night, after I went to bed, Buddy started making that very specific, "Help me! Look at this predicament!" bark. So I came downstairs, only to find him standing up in his bed (a knock-off of a Kuranda bed - a canvas sling set about 6" off the ground). He was staring at the floor and making that demanding bark. His problem? He could not - or would not! - jump down off his bed. I went over and squatted down, tapped on the floor, and said, "Come on, you can do it." He looked at me, seeming to be relieved, and jumped down onto the floor. Then he offered a happy, wriggling posture of relief, like, "Boy, that was really something! Thanks for helping me down!" Any theories as to what was going through his head that made him think jumping down onto the floor was impossible? Weirded out, Mary Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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