Annie is almost certainly a Miniature Pinscher (Min-Pin) with severe separation anxiety which makes her a giant pain to live with because she barks whenever anybody leaves, I mean anybody. The pizza guy gets barked at when he shows up and when he leaves.

We have had pretty good success with telling her to “get the ball” or “get the man” and she goes and gets the right toy. Today Liz was in the living room and I was in the office when Liz told Annie to “get the ball.” Annie came racing to the office and looked under the table, then she saw the pile of toys and ran over to it. First she picked up the man and almost took off but she stopped, dropped it, and grabbed the ball. Then she brought it to me instead of going back to Liz but it was still pretty cool to watch.