I just had to wipe the dog, Bear’s mouth after he ate (He’s such a good boy). Dad always gets frustrated with the fact that he’s drooly and because of that, we’ve had to wipe his mouth off after he eats.
Bear has taken this to mean that what he should do-if we’re not paying attention and waiting on him like a combination butler/nursemaid-is to come over to us and helpfully put his ichorous head in our laps to remind us of our “tradition”.
At that point Dad usually jumps up and curses, wondering aloud why the dog seems to insist on getting drool all over his clothes. When this happens, Bear is rewarded with attention and excitement is probably an otherwise dull day. You can tell by the way he playfully romps about and wags his tail.
Sometimes, he’ll have so much fun that he’ll make himself thirsty and the whole process will repeat itself. Whether he does this out of misunderstanding, or a wicked sense of humor, I’ve so far been unable to ascertain.