Olive has always gotten compliments on her looks - she's gorgeous and she knows it.
Today on our walk Olive was complimented on her brain. Finally! The first came from a lady who was driving up our street and had seen Olive heeling so nicely. The driver had a frou-frou dog going crazy in the backseat, and said to me "your dog is so well-trained." I did get the chance to explain about tri-color Shelties; the driver recognized the breed but never knew they "came in anything but brown."
The second compliment came when we walked up to an intersection - Olive sat right down when we stopped at the corner. The passenger of the car waiting at the light rolled down her window and said "that's a very fine animal you have there."
I was soooo glad Olive maintained her sit!
Of course then we get home and she tries to chase the cat, eat the cat food, shred the paper towel that she stole off the kitchen counter, jump on the kitchen table...