Monday, January 23, 2006

Jingle, Jingle, Jingle


Most days I really like the fact that we trained Ivy to ring a bell to let us know when she needs to go out. But every once in a while, after several days of rain or snow, she starts to play the "in and out" game. Jingle, jingle, jingle. Every 10 minutes. Or less. All day long. She rings the bell to go out and she (loudly) sticks her nose through the mail slot and snorts to come back in. (We didn't teach her that one. . .)

Today is one of those days. Eve is very happy to play along. She hasn't started ringing the bell, but she thinks if Ivy has been in and out (again!) then there must be something very interesting outside that she needs to investigate. Sigh.

So today I am letting dogs out and letting dogs in--over and over. And trying to remind myself that the jingle bell on the front door really WAS a good idea.

[update]

I've had plenty of opportunities to try to capture Ivy ringing the bell because she's still at it! I finally gave up trying to capture it with the camera so here are three pictures taken from a video. The quality isn't real good because there wasn't quite enough light, but you'll get the idea. And yes, I spent WAY too much time fooling around with this today. You know what they say: if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.


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