Mid-pat, she spun around, put her nose in the air and pulled me over to the planter by the elevator lobby. She snorked along the top edge for a minute (she is a master-snorker) and then stopped, froze and stared. Staring is what she does when she wants something. She will stare at her empty water bowl. She will stare up at the bed. She will stare at the cupboard with the Milk Bones. She doesn't make a sound, doesn't jump, doesn't move. She just stares.
So, she just stood there, staring at the planter.
There is something in there, said H-Mom to the security guard.
No there is not, he said. He walked over and hunkered down and dug around between the plants with his hand.
Then he said, she should be a sniff and search dog! This is what Madison sniffed out:
Now Madison is thinking she should be trying out for Alpha Dogs, or helping Southwest Airlines find all the peanuts that passengers tuck down between the seats and in the magazine holders.