If she meets us at the gate and smiles at us, we know she has done something while we were gone. She tells on herself. Generally she finds something to drag out into the yard. Once it was a pair of pink pajama bottoms. She takes the wash cloth off the sink and puts it by the back door. We videoed her doing it once, the minute we were out the gate she had that wash cloth. Her game, she has taught us how to play. She is a wonderful water dog and we love her. She is a pet and well as a working dog. But most of all she is our Brown Clown.