i couldn't find artist this morning so i went looking for him. i found him in cocoa's kennel and asked him what he was doing.
"oh, cocoa locked me in so she could spend time with me."
huh. the dog might be smarter than i first thought. :)
later that morning he came up to me looking sad. i asked what was wrong.
"cocoa won't play with me. i have 'chomp' (a card game) all set up and she keeps walking away."
i tried to console him with "dogs don't like to play cards, honey." he looked at me with disdain and said "yes, they do. she's played with me before."
oooookay. i guess you really can teach a young dog new tricks.