I am a hearty, strong Jack Russell Terrier who goes trail running with either my Mom or Dad almost every day. I love it because there are so many things to smell and animals to chase. However, my most favorite part of the run is finding the tasty Morsels left on the trail by what must be a giant animal – a/k/a “poop”. I hit the JACKPOT when I find those morsels and do the happy dance. However, my Mom and Dad FREAK OUT about me snacking on the Morsels! They yell, they put me on my leash, and sometimes they even spot the Morsels before I can (which is rare) and put a block move on me so I can’t get near those divine treats. Completely unfair! Do you have any suggestions to put the juke moves on my Mom and Dad so I can snack in peace?
Dear Snack Deprived:
Ah, yes…the best snack of all times – Trail Morsels. I feel your pain as my Mom tries to do the same thing to me when I happen upon that delicious trail mix. What I have found is that if I act spry and run ahead of her, just fast enough to avoid the block move, but not to fast where she freaks out and leashes me, I can get to the Morsels before she even realizes what happened. By the time she gets to me, I am satisfied with my portion size. If that doesn’t work, then allow one pass by the Morsels, act uninterested and then run. Run the like wind, back to the Morsels and chow down as fast as you can. By the time they figure out what happened and get back to you, you should be finished snacking. Either way your are going to be in trouble later, so you might as well take it like a man, get your trail mix, and deal with the consequences. The secret lies in your speed. Start training. Happy snacking!