I taught Charley at the age of like 6-weeks to smile when I said “cheeeeeeeese” in a high-pitched voice. It worked so well I never stopped. I mean why would I? Cheese is fun to say and it’s nearly impossible not to smile when someone says “cheeeeeeeeese” at you with a smile on their face. Try saying cheese with a frown on your face. It’s impossible.
She even thinks my camera is called “cheese” and will occasionally pick it up and carry all 8 pounds of it around and say “cheeeeese” (all the while grunting through her weight training). She makes me laugh (when she’s not driving me crazy).
p.s. Lola is now in “cheeeeeese” training and proving to be an excellent student.