4 years! - And still surprising me with her intelligence and ability to read my mind! She actually knows less tricks as my other dogs and is not super quick with learning tricks - but is certainly showing amazing "normal life" and "agility" intelligence - to the degree she sometimes looks like a little human 🙂
One evening, when working behind computer, my feet got cold and I wanted to put socks on, but could only find one in the pile of clothes, so I gave up, left the one I found there and got back to work. The dogs were all sleeping around - and the next thing I know, Le jumps on a backside of a sofa (her usual spot to sleep as it's the closest to my desktop) and drops a sock in my lap. I was sure she must had seen me picking up that sock and fetched it, so I just smiled and said "I know little midget, but I need the other one, I found that one". Something on her disappointed face was telling me I'm not giving her enough credit though, so I looked back - and the sock I found was still on that pile! - She actually went, looked up for the missing sock and brought it to me! I was beyond impressed - my other dogs would never do something like that, without being trained to do it!
But that's just the way she is. She just knows things. - Like where to go when she leaves me somewhere in the dust on agility course. She sure is the most agility-talented dog I've ever had. - I guess she must have grown a pair of wings in addition to those 4 springy legs as the times she is setting are really pretty amazing.
Stay just as brilliant, my Super Midget!