Gus : "I am exhausted after my stellar agility performance today"
Bill: "I have sympathy exhaustion for you, Gus. You are truly a stellar dog!"
Joey: "Never mind that ridiculousness. Did you bother to bring back some of those garlic fish treats for me????"
Gracie: "Oh, please! Who needs an agility class? Agility is a state of mind. It can be accomplished anywhere with simple things you have around the house! Behold I give you agility - now where are my treats??? By the way, food lady, I was a bit miffed that you did not take me along for the car ride...."
This is Sally. Sally belongs to our daughter, Ellen. Ellen is in educational transition between SFA in Texas and WKU in Kentucky. During the in between time, Ellen and Sally will be staying with us here in Sanger. Sally will be living in the upstairs bedroom behind a closed door. Ellen has full run of the house.
This is Gus. Gus has a sneaking suspicion that Sally is in the upstairs room, although he has not personally seen her. There is a baby gate at the top of these stairs. Gus normally respects that gate. In addition, Gus has a fear of cats.
This is Bill and Joey. They respect the baby gate. They don't care that Sally is upstairs. Bill and Joey are both neutral in regards to cats.
This is Gracie. She shares Gus's suspicion that a C-A-T is upstairs. Gracie respects the baby gate, except when she doesn't. Gracie has no fear of cats. In fact she views cats as tasty tidbits, and would not hesitate in eating one (literally). Fortunately Gracie can not (as of yet) open a closed door. Gracie will be spending the next 4 weeks under strict supervision. Won't that be fun??