Monday, February 20, 2012

Dogs Rule




Meet Bailey.
She’s a miniature schnauzer.
And we were blessed to babysit her for the night.
When she strutted in, she was like a pimpin'  Steven Tyler, pre-drug free days.  Wondering who she might conquer, and what she might destruct, all in short order. No mountain was too high, no valley too low, she had it faded.
I took one look at this bit of black fluff, and figured out I’d better get her bluff pretty darn quick or I would pay for it over the next 24 hours.  So I began to blow her mind.  With training, not drugs.  I know, you're still on the Steven Tyler line, aren't you?
Within an hour or two, she was sitting upon command, and downing upon command.  By the next round of training, I had her giving me 5 with one paw while sitting down.
She would retrieve a pig ear rawhide for me to throw again.
And before the night was out, she was asleep, upside down, in my arms.  
I’d better watch out.  She already knows how to order our favorite drinks at Starbucks.
 AND schmooze the Barista.
She’s so smart she’s already figured out how to steal our hearts. Or at least maybe help heal them a little.




18 comments:

  1. A good dog, no better healing mechanism on earth. They love unconditionally and will give out extra love if they since you are down. But then you have to walk'em and clean up after'em. Do you really need the love that much? I do!

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  2. What a lovely creature of God. Makes me wish (again) that I still had my dog.

    Lucky you are to have Bailey with you. And you are getting each other nicely trained.

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    1. She's getting us nicely trained, indeed, the little fluff muffin!

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  3. oh, i think you need to kidnap her and not return her! :) sounds like you both need each other... :)

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    1. Ah, you're right! We do need her! Now to talk her owner into giving her up! Hahah...

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  4. Uh oh, he isn't going home, is he?

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    1. The pup will be going home…unless we can bribe the owner to let us keep her! lol

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  5. My maltese was rescued after 3 years in a cage at a puppy mill. Within the first day of living in a very strange environment he was using parts of his brain and heart he had all along but was never allowed to use. He was sitting, laying down when asked, pooping outside - and wagging his tail. ALL they want is to please us and be allowed to love us.

    Which makes me want to KILL all animal abusers.

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  6. She's adorable. Critters sure do have a way of making folks feel better.

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  7. Oh, for cryin' out loud, that dang dog is just adorable!!

    Pearl

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  8. Dogs rule. But did Baily rule that you couldn't blog for two weeks? Bear misses you.

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  9. While the title says that dog's rule, I have a suspicion that something else must be ruling — something less friendly than Bailey. You've been away for quite a while, and I'm worried that you're not OK.

    Do I need to organize a search and rescue operation?

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