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how do they KNOW???? <spooky>

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LEMmingaround Sat 01-Mar-14 22:47:19

We have ordered Chinese - it wont be coming for ages - well, about 20 minutes - but they know!!

drnoitall Sat 01-Mar-14 22:49:08


scarletforya Sat 01-Mar-14 22:49:11

Time it takes to cook it
Time it takes to deliver it

FrancesGlass Sat 01-Mar-14 22:51:33

Who knows?

(And what do they know - that you've ordered Chinese?!?)

LEMmingaround Sat 01-Mar-14 22:52:40

scarlet? im not sure what you are talking about wink but i am talking about my dogs!! Every single time we order a take-away they are like cats on hot tin roofs - they are whining and whinging and jumping at every sound! There is no clue in our demeanour that they could have picked on!

StealthPolarBear Sat 01-Mar-14 22:52:58

Who know what?
Was it in e fortune cookie

AlpacaLypse Sat 01-Mar-14 22:53:11

LEM have you missed some vitally important bit of your OP?

Too much wine grin ?

AlpacaLypse Sat 01-Mar-14 22:53:34


AlpacaLypse Sat 01-Mar-14 22:55:07

Clearly they have added 'egg fried rice' to the list of words they know and ignore normally like Sit, Stay, Come...

Tiswineoclocksomewhere Sat 01-Mar-14 22:55:38

We've just ordered a curry and you're right - the dog is pacing the hallway!

ohfourfoxache Sat 01-Mar-14 22:57:14

Hahahahahahahaha LEM - are we related?

Hope you enjoyed your Chinese!

DramaAlpaca Sat 01-Mar-14 22:57:18

When I saw your OP my first thought was dogs! <should've posted earlier>

They are amazing at picking up on body language. Mine know I'm having Fruit&Fibre for breakfast before I do - they sit waiting for the dried banana bits which I fish out & throw to them smile

scarletforya Sat 01-Mar-14 23:00:32

Ah the doggies!

I thought you meant the staff, erm, knowing how long the delivery will take!

They used deductive doggy reasoning I'd say. Saw no dinner being made, heard someone on the phone listing food, heard the magic words 'chicken balls' uttered. Stuff kind that ?

scarletforya Sat 01-Mar-14 23:01:53

God, I'm so hungry.

FrancesGlass Sat 01-Mar-14 23:02:19


Our dog has a clever way of counting the plates on the table and whinging when we haven't put one of them on the floor for her to lick.

(Yes, we let our dogs lick our plates.)
<cue appalled MNers>

LEMmingaround Sat 01-Mar-14 23:08:39

Frances, i bet they sleep in the bed too don't they? ours do - my JRT is looking at me as it to say can you hurry up and finish that so i can clean the plate - but its too yummy!! Satay chicken and special fried rice, nom nom nom

Primrose123 Sat 01-Mar-14 23:12:55

Well, they were listening when you placed the order, obviously. smile

LEMmingaround Sat 01-Mar-14 23:39:49

that was yummy smile

PomBearWithAnOFRS Sun 02-Mar-14 00:27:59

We have a tortoise who hurls himself at the mesh of his habitat (in the corner of the kitchen) and climbs up panting eagerly when we unpack the shopping, but only if we have lollo rosso, or rocket in there.
Mixed salad gets a more sedate reaction, and no salad at all gets The Look Of Chelonian Distain...
He can also apparently tell the sound of a dandelion being picked in either the front or back garden, even with all the doors shut, because he does a little "Dandelion Shuffle" when we bring them in - they're his favourite grin
I expect dogs are much more intelligent than tortoises even trained stunt tortoises with stage names like ours, so DD says they certainly have much larger brains, so why wouldn't they know the Magic Words that go with takeaway arriving? grin
Try using Just Eat or Hungry House online and typing without speaking, and see what happens then - totally in the interests of science, of course wink grin

JohnCusacksWife Sun 02-Mar-14 00:47:42

Creepy, isn't it? Ours always know when we're expecting someone to call round even when we're just acting as usual. Yesterday my dad called to say he'd pop round with something later in the day and our dog was like a coiled spring all day until he appeared. Weird...!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 02-Mar-14 00:51:46

My DDs guinea-pigs know when I've brought in a bag of veg and when it's a boring bag of bread.

And one of them is a red-eyed (so eyesight not so good)

<<Superior Race guinea-pigs>>

CadleCrap Sun 02-Mar-14 06:44:27

grin@excitable tortoise

sashh Sun 02-Mar-14 10:11:07

I always thought a tortoise would be a bit of a crap pet, I had no idea they had personalities.

DarlingGrace Sun 02-Mar-14 10:18:52

Tortoises are amazing - I only have to shake the salad bag and they run, no gallop across the lawn in a tizzy of excitement.

desertmum Sun 02-Mar-14 10:26:28

my dog sleeps in the car but always wakes up when we go round the McDonald's roundabout (she is partial to chicken nuggets). Wierd.

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