|He started his life of crime as a young boy.|
You can see the look of regret in his eyes.
|That's the wrapped sport and napkin in his mouth!|
Toby was hanging out the back (driver's side) window, sniffing the delightful smell coming from KFCThe kid handed me the sack with the meal inside, however he forgot to give the napkin wrapped spork. He said, "Oh, sorry, here's your spork," and with that he handed it out the window. In a blink of an eye, Toby reached out and grabbed the darned thing right out of the kid's hand. The kid cracked up and then yelled over his shoulder, "Hey guys, come see this dog. He just stole this lady's spork!" Everyone clustered around the window as they watched Toby prance around the back seat with his prize. I declined a new spork and drove off laughing to myself. Toby kept his prize until I got home and cornered him in the back seat.
|Spoons are also a favorite.|
Finally, he has started to respond to a YELLED (with a threatening voice) D R O P I T ! He will hang his head and then slowly walk toward me, then drop the pilfered item. However, sometimes, just before he gets to me, his head will pop up, his eyes will get THAT look of devilishness, his hind quarters will start to wag and off he goes for a loop or two around the front room, behind and up onto every chair. He will then zip right past me and make a tour of the rest of the house. I have taken to shutting the doors to every room that has a door.
| But he will glom onto anything he can grab. |
Here he is with a duster.
|"Awh, Mannnn, do I have to give this bottle back?"|
The reason I do not have many pictures of Toby is because he is in constant motion. My camera's shutter doesn't move fast enough to capture anything but a blur.
|Here is a snatch and run that was taken when|
I was sanding the floor of my bathroom. Yes, that is
sandpaper he took off with.
He sits, lays down, gets up and speaks on command. He shakes hands and bows when asked. However, the commands "Stay" and "Leave It," are known to him and followed ONLY WHEN HE WANTS TO!
I teven taught him to shut doors. Now, he shuts every door that is open. I thought that was really cool. However, that thought went right out of my mind one night, as I heard the LOCKED front door slam behind me when I went out to turn off the water. I seriously think he knew what he was doing and was secretly celebrating with a winners lap around inside the house. In addition to this, he has shut himself in the bathroom, twice.