Yes that’s right: I am a very keen learner. Each new task my Mum sets me I see as a new challenge. Her command gets my little grey brain cells actively vibrating which then sets off sparky little muscle twitches in my legs. The electricity shoots down to my tail making it wag madly left and right. It then diverts up to my ears to help them stand upright and perky. My smile splits my face in two. I am very very excited!
Of course it is the little bit of sausage or chorizo in Mum’s hand that is the stimulus for all this energy transfer. My extremely sensitive nose nerves confirms what my big brown eyes have spied. Mmmm… that spicy meaty smell is a startlingly strong stimulus to action.
I will do ANYTHING to get my slippery pink tongue on to that tasty meat.
“Yes Mum” I bark. “Do you want me to dance or hop? Will I lay down and roll over? Should we practice that weaving game around the poles that we tried yesterday?
Quick Mum tell me what to do. I WANT that tasty treat NOW please.”
(You can see that I am licking my lips in anticipation of that sausage)
Maybe school teachers could wave BBQ sausages at the kids to get them learning better?