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Clean bed = happy Will = happy EkoThis incident got me thinking about other types of not-so-common courtesies pets can show us. For example, when Eko was younger we had an understanding – he wouldn’t destroy my shoes, as long as I didn’t leave them out. After losing a number of shoes, Eko finally decided to take pity on me. Instead of destroying my shoes when I left them out, he simply started maiming them. It was quite a kind gesture because the shoes were still wearable.
My customized sandals from Eko were battered but worked just fine
Emily’s boots were only destroyed on the back sole, what a thoughtful pup that Eko is! (Though I’m glad he’s out of his chewing phase)But possibly my favorite uncommon courtesy is when Eko purposefully and intelligently disobeys me. Eko knows my head isn’t screwed on tight enough so he is kind enough to double check what I’ve asked him to do. Before I buckle Eko in for a car ride, I always put down a blanket over the seat. When I ask Eko to jump up and there’s no blanket, he will stand there and look at me with a “Forget something, buddy?” look until I figure it out.
“Will, you’re killing me here.”
You won’t find any of these courtesies in a manners book or a training-manual, but I have to say they are greatly appreciated!Does your pet show you any uncommon courtesies?