When Milo wakes up in the morning, the first thing he needs to do is go outside for a little walk. After waiting for me to put on my contacts, he jumps off my bed and scurries along behind me. When I get downstairs though, he always stops at the top of the stairs and tilts his head at me. Why? Because sometimes I go to my work laptop and check email first. Milo doesn’t like that. Here’s what he’s thinking:
Me: “Come Milo!”
Milo: *stares* *blinks* *tilts head* “I don’t believe you. Are you really taking me out or what?”
Me: “Milo, come!”
Milo: *snort* “You tricked me into jumping off the warm cozy bed!”
Me: “Milo, we’re going outside!”
Milo: *tilts head other way* “Prove it.”
Me: *puts on shoes*
Milo: “Not good enough.”
Me: *jingles keys*
Milo: “You really mean it! I’m coming I’m coming!” *bouncing down stairs*
He also stops at the top of the stairs when we call him during the day too, as if to ponder whether there is anything in it for him if he came all the way down the stairs. Sometimes he will plop down too.
He also likes to do a plop down when we’re bustling in the kitchen or otherwise ignoring him and he’s waiting for a little attention.