I have a dog named Ana. Ana is a very smart girl though she doesn’t always show her intelligence in an overt manner. One day she was demanding my attention while I was trying to work on my t-shirt designs. I was deep into concentrating on how to list them on a new site when Ana jumped up on the sofa beside my computer desk, reached over and put her dirty little paws on the desk. She would not stop. She was panting so hard I thought she’d been doing palates for seniors. Finally I reached over and picked her up (no easy feat) and put her on my lap. She soon wanted down so I thought all was well.
Soon, Ana jumped back up on the sofa and began pawing at the side of my computer desk. Frustrated I looked at her and told her to lay down. She refused. I hadn’t turned on the a/c yet that day and I was getting warm so I closed the windows and started it up. As soon as I did all this, Ana laid down on the couch and her slobbery panting slowed and finally stopped. I didn’t think much of all this and continued with my work.
The next day, a repeat of the entire scenario. Again, when I turned on the a/c, Ana laid down and stopped panting. I couldn’t believe she was telling me to turn on the air conditioner but every day since, she has done the same thing as soon as our living room begins to get too warm. One smart cookie, my Ana.
She’s getting a hair-cut next week so my electric bill should go down but my groomer bill will make up for it.