You can learn alot from watching your Maltese. If your ever hungry dog walks away from a food you would be wise to follow suit. Members of my family are sick from some nasty take out food. I barely had any and noticed the dog wouldn't touch the stuff so I had other food. I of course went out and got different food for my daughter which the dog readily coveted.
Unfortunately, this lesson was not learned by others who remain ill.
The dog also is quite clever. Little dogs do not like small children. Thus when I go to sleep early the dog follows because the kids are not apt to wake me. My daughter is the exception to that rule. I fell asleep early and she returned from services to a house full of adults behaving badly. I woke up and watched the kids whilethe rest got sick from bad food and Hennesy.
I learned an unusual lesson about video games and kids. I purchased a retro game called Bejeweled 3 for the X Box. I did not expect my daughter to go near it as it is a simple puzzle. Much to my surprise the kids played it for five hours. The kids watching would point out to the players where matches were. Many video games forget the fun factor and invest too much energy in graphics. It was something the retro games on the older systems could not mess up with limited graphic technology.
The daughter loves the Pink Panther and after watching dreadful current fare like Fish Hooks it is a much needed break. I was watching the cartoon the Ant and the Ardvark and easily recognized the voice of someone doing a decent Jackie Mason impression. The second voice seemed familiar and thanks to the web I learned the person voicing the ant was immitating Dean Martin. I did have a laugh when the daughter was watching a Bewitched clip and noticed Uncle Arthur sounds like Roger the Alien from American Dad.