Here’s a translation of some words we use around here:
belly-up!: perform the cockroach maneuver; to put one’s belly to the air.
cookie: a dog treat or dog biscuit (that is, not a human-type cookie with sugar).
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prepare for EVA: get ready to go outside (extra-vehicular-activity, a NASA term); to suit up.
suit up: put on our leashes, coats, and shoes, and make sure we’ve got poopbags, keys, and phone.
The Signal: paw the air as a way of asking for loves, scritches, or attention. Often performed while splayed out on your side.
WAIT!: be totally still, because FoodLady is about to open a door or gate. Don’t even move a whisker, or think about moving a whisker, because nobody’s going anywhere if anyone’s moving. No moving forward, no heavy breathing, no tail wags. Total calm and seriousness. Of course, we’re suited up for such an event.
wait: hold still, but it’s ok to move your whiskers or tail.