Thursday, December 13, 2007

Where is the Dog Whisperer When You Need Him?

We are always the worst dogs in the neighborhood. Arrow and me. It’s true. We are bad. When my owner mom takes plastic bags out of the drawer, we know it’s time for a walkie. That’s exciting stuff. We run around. Throw toys up in the air. Finally we sit by the door and get our leashes put on. When she locks the door and says OK, we stop being good.

We pull. We like to go in opposite directions. There’s too much to look at. A dead bird under a car. A doggie across the street. Arrow barks. I growl. Lots of good garbage to smell on the sidewalk. And in the mountains, the pee of a million animals! Arrow eats peanuts people put out for the squirrels. Arrow picks up smelly stuff. Our mom says Drop It! Arrow drops it and gets a treat. Then he looks for something else gross to pick up. He has her trained real good. I can’t do it. Once it’s in my mouth, I won’t let go.

Then we head to the park. Every time a dog walks by, I get a little nervous. I scrunch down and growl. This gets Arrow barking. This gets my mom pulling us around. Off the path. Out of the way. Sometimes she apologizes. She says: They’re better separately. Or I don’t know what happened to him (me).

Arrow wants to say hello to every person and animal we pass. He says it very loudly. Sometimes he jumps on people at the bus stop. My mom apologizes. He’s very friendly, she says. Too friendly. Then I growl. I don’t know why he’s like this, she says.

Someone will pass with a dog that walks without pulling. Just strolls along quietly. The dog looks down on us (we’re small) with her nose in the air. Sometimes the dog is not even on a leash!! Just walking next to their human like their having a conversation. We bark. We pull. I growl. We get dragged across the street. The other owners and quiet dogs smile.


Balboa & Mommy said...

I have my parents trained too, when I want a treat, I GET IT.

I love to jump on people just to give them kisses, doesn't everyone want doggie kisses????

Thanks for the card

Frenchie Snorts

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Deefor & Arrow,
Thank you so very much for your lovely Christmas card. We got it today in the mail. You guys sure are cute. Mama says her & Papa have lots of relatives that live around Denver. We'll add a link to your blog on ours ok?? Visit us sometime! Have a great Holiday Season.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Sparky said...

Wow, you 2 are quite the... uh... bad boys... He he. But actually, I do many of the same things you guys do!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Deefor and Arrow
I guess you two enjoy embarrassing your mom! Sure is fun to watch you two walking around!
Deefor, is it my imagination or Arrow is bigger than you now??
Have a good night

Amber-Mae said...

My sistas & I are very well behaved during walks. We hardly pull unless we're excited or if we see a kitty somewhere under the cars or a cross the street & we will pull till my hooman will fall face flat to the ground. Hehehehe!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Jake of Florida said...

Sounds like the two of you have your folks really trained. We're trying too (in both senses of the word).

Thanks for the cute card, Deefor and Arrow,

Wirey woofs!!

Jake and Just Harry

Comet and BLU said...

You two sound a lot like us. We are very naughty on walks and won't cooperate either. Our girl just doesn't understand how exciting it is to leave the yard.
Comet and BLU

Joe Stains said...

haha we loved this post. its like you wrote it right out of my Mom's mind!

4xBs said...

hey kiddos, you are too funny. we are bad too - very bad - so we know what you mean. it's so fun to be bad.

thanks for your card. it was in our mailbox and we sniffed it very much.


Poppy said...

I like to pull on walks too. Except I like to pull by standing in one place instead of moving forward. My parents always say I take too long to smell everything...but there's a lot to smell!


Girasol said...

Deefor and Arrow,
I got your card...thank you very much.

Ralph said...

We got your card! Thank you very much, Santa's Helpers


Kapp pack said...

It's great when you have your humans trained well! Thanks for the card! We got it this week!

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Waylon & Willie - the Boston Terrier brothers said...

Our dad has mentioned something about this dog whisperer stuff...but we told him he would miss our bad habits.

many sniffs,
Waylon & Willie

Pacco de Mongrel said...

i think no matter how well behave u are...walkies near the street definately needs a leash...

my owner only let me off d leash while at the dog park or the jungle...

safety 1st

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Wooo Deefor and Arrow! Thank woo for your Holiday card! Tia and I love it!! Thank woo so much!

Dobby said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That sounds like awesome fun! I can't wait to tell Scarlett all about your walkie antics! We'll have to try that next time we go on one!!! :)