But, I don't want you longlegs to think that we can't plan just because we don't.
Take for instance food. When my dish is empty I want it filling. Now usually this is no problem as longlegs are very easy to bring to heel if they're up and about. And if they're not up and about they soon will be.
Recently that's become a problem. My 'The Him' has woken up as I've trained him by sitting on his face or offering the cold nose treatment, until about seven light times ago. Since then he's woken as intended, but stroked me as he's gone back to sleep, his arm eventually stopping mid stroke and falling off. It's even woken me up as I've dozed under the stroking, distracted from my food. It couldn't go on like this.
During the light time three days ago I was ill. It may as has been suggested , have been my own fault for rushing my food, or the food may not have agreed with me. However, I was ill. As always, just before the stage of giving back the food I howled. It's a sound I always make and always has the longlegs running to me to see if they can eject me via the clearway before I eject my food. Sometimes it's a tight race and I leave my gift on the floor covering before they quite reach me. But it gave me an idea.
Since being ill, I now use the illness cry when I want food and my 'The Him' is sleeping. It's no use mentioning doing it for my 'The Her' as nothing will wake her until she's ready. But him, well you should see his legs move now. I howl, he runs. Of course I stop the minute he reaches me and just indicate that my dish is empty. It works a treat even if I don't always get a stroke now.
So maybe there is no Master Plan, but don't underestimate our superior ability to plan your training. And if one day you decide not to come running? Well, when that happens I'll be sure to leave a gift on the floor for you to find. That should give you a little incentive.