First, lay around and act bored.
|"I'm sooooo bored..."|
(I got bonus points there for bunching my quilt up, throwing it off my bed, and using it as a pillow -- but I'm a professional. Work your way up to the extras!)
Once your biped has seen how totally bored you are, look him or her straight in the eye and assure him/her that you can handle things yourself.
|"Oh, don't worry about me! I can find my own entertainment!"|
It helps tremendously to get a little sparkle of mischief in your eyes - and, of course, being a Siberian Husky works to your benefit. I'm pretty sure in the breed standard they mention something about keeping us gainfully occupied -- or else. Ha roo roo roo.
Before too long - pretty much the time it might take my mom to find her glasses, grab her purse, and get my leash - you will be asked if you'd like to go somewhere. Act surprised!!! Don't let your biped know that you've planned this -- it's important that he or she thinks it was his/her own idea!
|"Who, me?!? Why, yes... yes, I would like to go have some fun! What a great idea!"|
And then ... you will end up somewhere like this:
|"Wowzers! Tuttle Creek Dam/Lake/Reservoir/Ocean! I haven't been here in ages!"|
Yep! The wildflower I showed you at the end of yesterday's post was from a trip out to Tuttle Creek Dam! I hadn't been there in a long time and it was just great to go have a look around!
The water sure is low. I hope we get some rain before too long. It almost looks like rain out over the water, doesn't it? But no. Nothing.
We walked around a bit, watched some people fishing, then just gazed out at the water.
|"This is great, isn't it, Mom?"|
Trust me, your biped will enjoy it every bit as much as you do!
And that, my friends, is how to get out on a cool adventure! I hope you'll give my tutorial a try. Let me know how it goes for you - and hey! Maybe we'll run into each other while we're out exploring!