Since we've been talking about dogs, I've just gotta share this. If you're not familiar with Bostons, they are are very intelligent, very inventive and very funny little guys. Their rubbery little faces can have almost every expression that a humans' can - they smile when they're happy, they can give you dirty looks, sad looks, guilty looks ... and they will keep you constantly laughing at their antics. My youngest Boston, Katy, outdoes them all! She has amazed me more than once at some of the things she does. But she's such a sneaky little booger! and not just sneaky, Ms. Katy is very clever and very determined too! We have the same routine every morning. She plays with her toys while Im getting ready to go to work, then when Im ready to leave, she goes in her crate. She eats her breakfast in her crate, and I put a durable toy in with her so she has something to do until I come home from work. Her very favorite toy is her neon green Holey Roller ball. If you've never seen one, they're WONDERFUL toys! They're open weave hollow balls made out of springy plastic in hexagon shapes - almost indestructible. She LOVES hers! It still bounces but its missing a few of the cross pieces now so its become one of the toys that she plays with only with supervision afraid shell pull more pieces off of it. For the last few weeks Katy has tried to take the Holey Roller ball in to the crate with her when she goes in before I leave - I take it out again and replace it with her Kong (really indestructible!) and shes miffed at me! So yesterday morning she got sneaky! I noticed that she was playing with a different toy while I was getting ready. I looked in her crate and she had stashed the Holey Roller ball waaaay back in the corner of her crate where she apparently thought I wouldnt see it. I took it back out. A few minutes later I noticed that the HR ball was gone again! So I looked in her crate again the ball was waaay in the back again and this time she had made a very good attempt to hide it under her blankets! Again, I took it out of the crate. Finally I was ready to leave I was carrying her breakfast bowl and her Kong and told her to get in her crate I saw the faintest flash of neon green as she zipped past me! I looked in the crate and she was sitting there smiling at me innocently but no Holey Roller ball in there! I looked around the room thinking she had dropped it no ball. I looked in the crate again and this time I noticed that there was a small loop of neon green plastic sticking out from under her pudgy little rear she was SITTING ON IT! She knew I didnt want her to have it so she snuck it in to her crate and she SAT ON IT so I wouldnt see it! Who ever thought youd have to work so hard to try to outsmart your own dog!