I suppose it's disrespectful of me to be so surprised, but yesterday I said to George, who was bothering his daddy, who was trying to take a nap, "Go lay down on your bed," and mind you, I used a very conversational tone (not a commanding one) and I have NEVER said that to him before when I meant his pillow (dog bed) because the COUCH is his BED. And do you know, he wagged his tail and immediately went to the pillow and laid down???? I was astonished. That's twice in one week that he has immediately obeyed a request. A few days ago, he was outside and I said, "come on, George, it's time to come in," and he turned and RAN all the way to the back door and came in. The first time I asked!!! Obviously the real George is on the mothership and this is a pod George.