I learn new things every day. I'm still learning the peculiar language we use in this house. The bosses have special words for certain things. Of course I figured out "sit" and "down" in a hurry. I'm still not exactly sure what they mean when they tell me to "stay". Where would I go? I like it here.
The newest words I've been hearing a lot are "drop it". The bosses tell me "drop it" when I'm busy really enjoying a toy. When I find one I love (which is most any toy) I like to try to make it part of me, so I'll remember it always. I rip off a piece (or several) and eat them. That way the happiness that I had with the toy will be with me always. Lately, the bosses have been saying "drop it" as soon as I get that special little piece detached. Then they stick their fingers in my mouth, fish out the little piece, and throw it away. Such a strange ritual. I really don't understand the point. I'm happy to get the little piece out of the trash but I have to do that when they're not looking or they say "leave it" which is another one of those odd local idioms.
As best I can tell, "drop it" means "swallow that quick." I think "leave it" means "we don't like seeing you dig through the trash so you should save that for when we're not looking." I do my best to please them.