Confirming our World View

We have a 15 month old Labradoodle named Lola who sleeps on the floor in our room. We are watching Sushi for our friends who are house hunting in North Carolina. Sushi sleeps in the TV room which is directly below our room in her crate.

Last night Sushi woke up at 2:30 AM and began to cry, whimper and whine. Ena and I waited patiently for her to stop crying. The last thing I wanted to do was to reinforce that crying gets her attention. She had woken up when Ena got up to use the W.C. as they say over the pond.

We listened for about a half an hour to her plaintive cries. Then I said to Lola, “Lola. Go take care of Sushi”. Lola got up, padded down the hall and down the stairs and through the kitchen. Sushi’s cries let up and quite returned to the house. A couple of minutes later, Lola padded back through the kitchen and back upstairs and back to bed.

“Siiigh” wag wag wag kerplop, Lola went back sleep on the rug.

Ena and I were amazed. “She did it!”

This just confirmed our world view that Lola is the smartest and best dog in the world. Further proof!

– Jim