I love my IQ Puzzle!
It has seven little doors that Mom fills with treats. Then when I’m a good girl she puts it on the floor and I slide each door open and eat the treat inside. After I eat the seven treats, I check the doors again. Then I triple-check, in case I missed any. Then I sniff them and they smell like treats, so I check eight more times.
It’s difficult to know when I am truly finished. I really get the message when Mom picks up the puzzle and puts it in my toy box. She says, “Good girl.” and “You are very smart.” and “That’s enough!” Mom is good at knowing when I’m finished.
She is finished with her 12×12 story for March. She said, “It’s finished.” and “I THINK it’s finished.” and “It’s not finished, yet.” Sometimes “finished” is not as easy as it sounds. Trust me. I know!
Mom reads the story out loud to herself 50 times, and changes two words. Then she reads it 50 more times, and cuts three entire paragraphs from the beginning. Then she reads it again and puts the paragraphs back in. Finally Mom says, “It’s finished.” and “I THINK it’s finished.” and “I’ll look at it again tomorrow.”
I wish I could put her computer in the toy box. Then she’ll know that she’s really finished.