You may think I look like I’m trying to hide, but what I’m trying to do is give my humans a message.
Usually if I look my cutest they give me what I want.
We’re underway and it’s windy. Twenty-five knots on the nose windy. Out comes my tether, and I know it’s about to get worse.
So here I am, not hiding, but looking cute.
Now, as I lay here with my head tucked under the step, my humans discuss the situation.
First, they decide to put a reef in the main. That helps a bit, and the boat settles down.
Then my ears perk up. I hear something good.
“We could turn around,” Kristina suggests.
“Hmmm,” Mathew responds.
Not the answer I’m looking for.
“You could spend the afternoon windsurfing,” Kristina says.
Now the grin on Mathew’s face tells me he likes the idea.
Kristina sweetens the deal. “I’ll make you lunch while you get your gear ready.”
And just like that, my humans tack, turn the sailboat north, and head to a lovely, lovely calm anchorage.
See, being cute does get a dog what he wants.
I hope all you dogs and cats out there had a good Christmas.