Human children have the Tooth Fairy, Santa, the Easter Bunny, yes?
They get all kinds of good stuff for free from secret beings they never get to meet. Maybe Santa at the mall, but everyone knows that's just a drunk fill-in, right? Human children should not have all the fun. Oh sure, they don't crap in your living room or get hair all over your nice black pants, but are you really getting a lifetime of unconditional love? Tell me your 15 year old jumps up and down with excitement because you came back in the from the garage?
I didn't think so.
Here we have the Treat Fairy. Mysterious being that comes when you are sleeping and leaves things for you to eat.
Bella sleeping with a goldfish on her foot.
You have to try this. You need to use a treat that doesn't have too strong of a smell. If your dogs wake at the slightest crinkly noise you need to be sneaky about it. Plan ahead. Let them wake up on their own time. Resist the urge to poke them. Their little faces are hysterical when they wake up. Little stretch, blinky-blinky, then the nose wakes up and pupils get all big and they cannot believe their luck!
This is very hard to photograph. Hence the crappy cell pic. Impossible to photograph Kate because she is wide awake at my slightest move. I can't ever move to place something near her. I have to toss and hope it doesn't hit her. Bella, OTOH, sleeps like a rock. I could probably put a steak on her head.