Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Girl has lost her mind...

Wroo, furends! I finally got some bloggy time!

It has been kind of a boring month. That Girlie isn't taking pictures of me still - any doggy or kitty know how to train a hooman how to do that?!? The pictures in this post below are from earlier this spring -- I finally got The Girl to upload them from the little silver box (the one that flashes) to the bigger silver box (that she spends all her time with instead of with me).

I have been chasing lots of birdies. Nanny and Papa have new neighbours, and they are all amazed at how fast I run. It is nice to get that reaction from them, because all of my peoples just take it for granted that I can run like the wind! (Or like a birdie...) Nanny calls me "the little brown flash", which is a pretty good nickname, I think.

But I know you are wondering why I say that Girlie has lost her mind. So I will get right to that story. Sometimes The Girl brings out a little white box that she holds in her hand. She calls it "training time", and the little white box makes a click sound, then I get a treat. It's a pretty good time.

So lately, she's been getting out the little while clicky thing, and then she wants me to poke her hand with my nose. When I do, she makes it say click, and I get a little piece of hot dog. I have no idea why on earth she would want me to poke her hand with my nose, but The Girl often does things that I don't understand. We've been playing this little poking game quite a bit, and she's even given it a name - Touch. I look at her like she's crazy when we play this game, but as long as the hot dogs keep coming, I'll keep poking at her.

One day, she even wanted me to poke Nanny's hand with my nose. So I did. Lots of times, and I got lots of treats. Then she asked me to poke Papa's hand... that was harder for me, because I am sometimes quite nervous of Papa, especially his hands. But I did poke his hand, twice, and got lots of treats and praise. I really don't know what's going on with Girlie.

Then today, we were outside in the backyard and she wanted me to poke this round green thing that she calls a Beach Ball. I can see no point to this exercise, but today she was giving out little pieces of CHEESE for nose-poking the Beach Ball. So I did it until Girlie said that the cheese was all gone.

Does anybody know why The Girl would get so excited about nose-poking??? I'm not complaining, mind you -- as long as she's giving out treats, I'll keep nose-poking. But the purpose of this activity is beyond me!

So here are a couple of pictures of me outside. You can tell that they are from earlier this spring, because the grass is all dead. Right now, the grass here is all green and nice. Here's me looking in the neighbour's yard for birdies:

This one is just me, hearing something in the backyard:

And here's one of me looking at the small silver boxy thing:

Hopefully, I'll get another change to bloggy soon. Send in your tips for training stubborn and hard-to-train Girlies!



Hi Dannon,

Mommy & I are in the country for the weekend with Dacshies Rule so we are trying to visit as many blogs as we can until we gotta go home Monday. Our computer is still busted and we sure have missed everybody. We did a post tonight.


Winterdark said...

Dannon! Mom and I missed you oodles! Welcome back! I hope Girlie will let you back on the bloggy again soon. We should get you a clicky thing and everytime she lets youblog, she gets a piece of cheese. What'd you think?


Lorenza said...

Hi, Dannan!
Glad to see you again!
Let your Girl use that clicker thing as much as she wants. You are the winner getting all those treats!
Good job!
Kisses and hugs

Stella said...

I don't know what the deal could be, Dannan! I just know I miss you so much when you don't post! When my Mom tells me to smile for my pictures, I just think of you running through the snow!
Now that I am a good leash walker, my Mom doesn't teach me much else, so keep telling us what you are learning!

Kisses, and love,

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Sooooo furry nice to see woo again Handsome!

Good lukhk with this khlikhker training of The Girl - it really isn't woo she's training - she's training herself to khlikhk, touch, treat, khlikhk! Woo are just her khanine training tool!

I hope we keep seeing more pikhs!


Mango said...

I had to learn that dumb touch thing too. I think this goes under the category of "just don't ask." The peoples get strange ideas of what is fun.


The Thundering Herd said...

AS long as there is food involved, go for it. As soon as the food stops, forget it. That is our rule.

Marley said...

Welcome Back! Marley and I do the touch game, except she ALWAYS rolls her eyes at me before poking my hand with her nose. At least you don't give Girly such attitude.

Missed you
Marley & mom

River said...

Except for the treat part I don't see any sense in that nose poking. I mean, you poke your nose into things to sniff them and sometimes you get in trouble. Now they're giving you treats for it? Naw, no sense at all.

love & wags,

Joe Stains said...

It is SO good to see you buddy!!!! Tell your Mom to blog more we miss you.

Poppy said...

My Mommy has one of those clicky things too! She doesn't use it so much anymore, but she used to click it every time I pooped in the right place. Then I would get a treat!


Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

We are happy to see your handsome brown doggy self - old pics or not. We have the same problem with blogging lately, been trying to get some stuff put up but hard to find time to visit. I dunno why these humans get excited over this poking thing either-but the pay is good! Treats!
Tell your mom our mom still didn't email her like she was going to.
Something about puter trouble,then time and going to gramma's service over the weekend, getting ready to find a place to move to, doing whatever you do with gramma's things. She's on the nutso side...
we love you & your girl!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dannan its nice to see you on the blog thang agin! Hey gess wut I hurted my leg so I am like you now hopping on three legs ekcept I still have my leg it jest doesnt werk.

Well anyways keep chasing them birdys. It is good exsersize!!

Yer pal Dozer