My Pet Dogs Are Military Tactical Experts

@josie_ (4350)
Philippines
June 8, 2016 6:20pm CST
On two occasions I have become the victim of a German "blitzkrieg" attact by my dogs, Castle and Beckett (Named after characters in the TV series "Castle"). I have this bad habit of eating while I am on my laptop. Whether it is watching a streaming movie or interacting in myLot. They would surreptitiously circle around my seat, one flanking the left and the other on the right side. Castle would then innocently put both paws on my lap with practically half his body on it. This would cause me to move my hand with the food away to the opposite side while petting him with my free hand. SNAPPED! I would find the sandwich in Beckett's jaws. They seem to have perfected this ruse, even taking turns on who gets the food. Any suggestion for a counter measure to their tactic? Photo Image: Pixabay
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@TRBRocks420 (57055)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Jun 16
lol I don't know they sound like they are tactical geniuses.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@TRBRocks420 _ They often watch war documentaries with me. Maybe they got the idea from Generals Patton and Rommel.
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@cacay1 (30436)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
16 Jun 16
@TRBRocks, hehehe so funny dogs.
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@sol_cee (12118)
• Japan
9 Jun 16
Use the dining table? But such adorable dogs you have there though.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@sol_cee _ No, the computer desk. Yes they're adorable dogs but I would prefer it if they make their own sandwich.
@Lucky15 (33389)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
Smarties. Lol
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@Lucky15 _More like devious.
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@Lucky15 (33389)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@josie_ haha. Hmm. They surely learned from someone. Haha
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@Lucky15 _ I think they watch too many TV crime movies and have become criminally-minded.
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@nanette64 (11904)
• Fairfield, Texas
11 Jun 16
Oh, how funny is that @josie_ ; those are a couple of very smart dogs. Feed them just before you feed yourself.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
12 Jun 16
@nanette64 _ I feed them twice each day and yet they still want to snack in-between meals.
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@nanette64 (11904)
• Fairfield, Texas
12 Jun 16
@josie_ It's like they have a bottomless pit. I had 3 dogs up until a year ago. 1 was an Akita who weighed 150 pounds; a Pit Bull that was 75 and a German Shepherd at 70. Oh my, the foot bill.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
13 Jun 16
@nanette64 _Wow those are big dogs. Ever thought of getting a chihuahua instead?
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@ridingbet (33121)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
well, we give our dogs pieces of bread when and once we finish our breakfast. we don't eat when the food is within their reach.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@ridingbet _ They have a large appetite. The sandwich they grabbed out of my hand is just an appetizer for them.
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@ridingbet (33121)
• Philippines
11 Jun 16
@josie_ oh, is that so? so, they eat more than you? like our 7 dogs, their food intake is much more than what we eat here
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
12 Jun 16
@ridingbet _ Good thing I know someone who works in Mang Inasal chicken house. Their table scraps supply my dog food at a very minimal cost.
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@MGjhaud (20833)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
you should probably make 3 sandwiches next time.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@MGjhaud _That would seem the logical solution. Problem is they would quickly gulp down their share then turn their attention on how to get hold of my sandwich.
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@MGjhaud (20833)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
you now have to practice eating like a dog.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@MGjhaud _Arf!
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@koopharper (6032)
• Canada
9 Jun 16
Team work pays. Now you have to show them that humans are more advanced and figure out to foil their efforts. Good luck.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@koopharper _ Two against one, I'm at a disadvantage.
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• Canada
9 Jun 16
@josie_ Out numbered? We are humans. We are capable of greater evil than any of God's other creations. Never bet against us.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@koopharper _ But what if it's true that they are a higher form of intelligence in disguise like in the movie "Cats & Dogs"?
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@shaggin (23762)
• United States
9 Jun 16
LOL that is so funny its like they are working as a team to get your food.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@shaggin _ Your avatar has me thinking that maybe I would be better off being a cat person instead of a dog person.
@shaggin (23762)
• United States
9 Jun 16
@josie_ Oh cats can be just as devilish lol. My cat is 13 or 14 so she is old and lazy and does nothing but sleep most all of the day. I see her awake to eat that's about it. All the kittens I had were trouble makers. It takes them age to grow out of it.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@shaggin _That's her on your avatar? She's cute.
@Genipher (4795)
• United States
9 Jun 16
Maybe make them their own sandwich before you sit down to eat? Ooh, or better yet, make yourself a sandwich but put something nasty in it that they wouldn't like. Pretend to eat it and then let them make their move. They'll take a chomp and then leave it be. They'll associate your food with something gross and not bug you anymore. Problem solved! Now what could you find that a dog would find gross....?
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@Genipher _What if because my attention is so focus on my viewing I absentmindedly took a bite of that "nasty" sandwich? YUK! I think I'll go for the first suggestion. Safer.
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@Genipher (4795)
• United States
9 Jun 16
@josie_ No, no. You'd be doing it as a training session. On purpose. So there'd be no worries on accidentally eating the bad sandwich.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@Genipher _ I know. It's just my wild imagination and sense of humor.
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@allen0187 (22427)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
Do not waste your time trying to come up with a tactical ploy to divert the attack. It will be useless as obviously your dogs are hounds of Napoleon reincarnate!
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
@allen0187 _ But unknown to them I am the reincarnate of Duke Wellington and they are about to meet their Waterloo!
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@allen0187 (22427)
• Philippines
19 Jun 16
@josie_ well said! Then these Hounds of Napoleon will soon meet their match and bitter defeat!
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@LadyDuck (108854)
• Switzerland
9 Jun 16
Smart dogs, prepare a hot pepper sandwich (very hot) and let them use their tactic, they will lose the habit.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@LadyDuck _ I'll give it a try. Although after the last incident I have become more wary if I happen to be eating and they are around.
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@LadyDuck (108854)
• Switzerland
10 Jun 16
@josie_ Hot red peppers on the leaves worked to stop the cat to chew the leaves on my plants.
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• Philippines
9 Jun 16
I don't eat near my dogs. I went out with my coffee this morning and visit the pups and the brown one just won't leave my cup alone. Im glad she wasn't tall enough to reach, probably when she gets older. but i was done eating besides my laptop.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@Letranknight2015 _ It's my dogs who are coming near me when I have food. How are your puppies, I hope they are well and healthy. I still remember a post of yours about their vegetarian meals.
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@josie_ yeah, they still do eat but not much. so far they're cuddly and getting stronger by the day
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@just4him (81546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
Don't eat with your laptop on your lap. Start eating at the table, that way, you can ignore them and actually eat your sandwich instead of them going military on you. You need to change tactics. It will take them by surprise.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@just4him _ I'll start taking defensive and evasive actions...with my sandwich that is.
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@just4him (81546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Jun 16
@josie_ I hope it works.
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
They are very clever dogs. Either don't eat at the computer or shut them in another room
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
@jaboUK _ They're spoiled brats and have free rein of the house. Reminds me of the Seinfeld quote,"Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
9 Jun 16
@josie_ Lol - brilliant quote!
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@shshiju (8816)
• Cochin, India
10 Jun 16
Oh smart. Make some sweet dishes for them. they will stop their habbit
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@shshiju _Thanks, I'll give it a try.
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• United States
10 Jun 16
critters're purty smart, glad to hear they seem to share'n the feast :) the pup 'n cat here seem to be well trained 'n'll not touch e'en a plate'f food left'n the floor (the hubs's tested this, lol).
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@crazyhorseladycx _ Too late in my case. They're no longer pups and malleable to train. I also realize lately that it is I who have been well train to cater to their wishes and whims.
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@suziecat7 (3444)
• Asheville, North Carolina
9 Jun 16
My dog once knocked my box of tea over while I was making a tuna sandwich. When I busy cleaning up her mess, she snatched my sandwich. Sneaky critters. Love the names of your dogs. (And Sweetie is spoiled too).
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@suziecat7 _ We do spoil them. They sense this and often get away with murder.
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@Macarrosel (7654)
• Philippines
9 Jun 16
My two dogs never do that to me. I trained them not to ask food while we're eating. They just sit or lie down under the table during meals.
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@Macarrosel _ They may be a part of the family but we have to draw the line somewhere. My dogs don't eat with the adults, they have a children's table...Just joking.
@paigea (19881)
• Canada
9 Jun 16
So cute! They really do work as a team
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@paigea _They are a couple.
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@skysnap (17590)
9 Jun 16
haha funny :D
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@josie_ (4350)
• Philippines
10 Jun 16
@skysnap _ Glad you like the post.