The other day I was playing with my dog. She was perfectly happy with her
toy, but I picked up another toy and started to squeak it. She dropped what she was doing to see
what I had at in my hand. We played with
the new toy and had a great time. The next
day, I wanted to see if she could be distracted again by the simple squeaking
of a toy. She left the current toy she had and watched the toy I had in my
hand. She really wanted that toy I had in my hand, even though the toy she left
was much better. I thought to myself "silly dog”!
Why did you leave a better toy, because the other one distracted you?"
The next day I saw an
advertisement for something. All of the sudden I wanted it. I do not know if it
was the pretty girl or if the product is any good, but it was presented in a
way that made me want it. The fact that I was my dog in the hands of a clever
advertiser never crossed my mind at that moment. Then something amazing
happened. My dog came up and wanted to snuggle, and I thought "silly dog"
thinking back to how easily she is distracted, then it clicked all at once. I
slowly looked back up at the advertisement that had done such a good job to
make me want their product. I began to wonder if she looks at me and thinks