Today we were half an hour later than normal in getting up to give Archie his morning walk. As you know from a previous post, Archie is a creature of rigid, demanding routine. As we were having our breakfast and unaware of his activities, he quietly protested about this apparent attempt – as he saw it – to get out of giving him a walk (“Wexit”) by:
a) jumping on to a forbidden chair in another room
b) carefully placing his master’s boot on the top of the chair
c) wandering in and out of the kitchen and dropping balls at our feet
d) performing all of these tasks in silence
See photo below:
In dealing with Wexit in this quietly understated but persistent way, might he have some lessons in common sense, diplomacy and insight to show these humans?