quicky, 2 second assessment tools for dogs when you are running out the door late for work to rule out death, injury and unhappiness.
1. if someone tells you that so and so did not eat their lunch...how do you quickly rule out imminent looming death?
offer a kraft cheese slice, if they greedily eat it, they will be ok til you get home.
2. someone is not weight bearing and holding their leg up in the air. how do you know if they sustained serious injury or are just looking for some sympathetic acknowledgement?
grab a box of peak freen cookies and walk away...if they suddenly follow with all four feet on the ground, chances are good they are not permanently disabled.
3. someone is laying in their bed and giving everyone the "sad" eye...how do you know if they are truly depressed or if maybe they just did something bad that you don't know about yet?
open the fridge and peer deeply within, a depressed dog would ignore this golden opportunity, a naughty one will have his or her face shoved in there right beside you in 2 seconds or less.