But first, I have to tell you my mom has me pretty steamed. She always talks sweet baby talk to me but when you listen to the words... they are not so nice! This is what she says in her sweetest, sing-songy voice:
I told those people at the doggie jail I wanted a sweet little poopy dog but they sent me home with a bed hog. Yep, You're a beg hog in poopy dog clothing!
A bed hog??? How dare her!???! I can assure you, I AM a poopy dog! Silly Mama!
And I wouldn't
Now, on to my tips. When your human scolds you for taking their blanket, feign ignorance. Pretend you don't hear them.
"Shhh! I need my beauty rest!"
If that fails, pretend you are sleeping soundly and they are disturbing you. Act confused. This will scare your human!
If they keep insisting that you move, act like you have an owie. This will cause your human to become concerned and possibly leave you alone on the soft blankie for the evening. But... WARNING... they may try to give you medicine!!! So use this technique with great caution!
"MOOooom? Mah elbow hurtzes"
Next, try making sweet eyes at the human. This trick works most of the time!
"I wuv you, Mama. You're pretty!"
If the sweet eyes trick fails, just try to look cute! Rare is the human who doesn't give in to cute!
"You don't REALLY want me to move, do you? Look at ME! I'm SO cute!"
So let's say all that fails and you have to move. Go back and read my tips above! Seriously. O.K. even a trickster like me has an occasional off night. Here's what to do if they make you move.
The half n half. Just what it says. At least you still get some of the soft fuzzy blankie... better than none.
"O.K. I moved. Can we go to sleep now?"
This is another version of the half n half...Place your body length down the blankies. When the human starts making those weird deep mouth noises, it's safe to roll on over onto the soft fuzzy! They won't be the wiser for hours!
"I'm ready for bed now..."
Oops! That's the top edge of Mama's blankie over there on the left!
And if nothing above works for you, when you do move, try, for the dignity of all of us, TRY to claim the tiniest portion of the soft fuzzy... It makes the point that we canines deserve the best! Then, look at your human with poor, pitiful eyes... as if they've crushed your very soul.
"Mean Mama! Mean Mama! WHY won't you buy me my own soft fuzzy? WHY, WHY, WHY???"