I posted a video of Miss Missy getting some exercise yesterday. And because I have no favorite dog, except of course for Suzy, I shot a short video of Rocky this morning, and thought I might find a few minutes today to post it. He is a real powerhouse, with a smile like a acre of sunshine. (I stole that acre of sunshine line. I can’t remember where it’s from.)
Unfortunately, I continue to have video upload problems. If I had 30 uninterrupted minutes I could probably figure things out (it’s a google thing) and upload a 29 second video of Rocky responding to my command, “C’mer Boy!” But I rarely have 30 uninterrupted minutes. And when I do, uploading videos is not at the top of my “what to do with 30 uninterrupted minutes” list of things to do.
So I’ll just post a few recently taken still photographs of Rocky.
|That dog can run!|
|And he looks so Happy!|
Here at Farther Along Farm, it’s been a good day. In addition to my seeing that Missy got her exercise in, too, Rocky and I got some gardening done.
|Running and Digging?? BIG LIFE!!|
We had some hard core lessons in living room appropriate behavior today.
There are three interior play areas. At first, I made some crude distinctions. Now, we are beginning to learn some more fine-grained distinctions about what is and is not appropriate behavior in each of these areas. For example, if you want to hang out while Mr. Big Food and I are fixing supper, you need to learn to lay down somewhere that’s not in our way– and if you’ll listen to us, we will tell you where those special places are. And you will be rewarded if you do as we say. You are a dog. We have a contract.
And now, at the end of the day, the Alpha and Beta males are overseeing their domain. The Old Girl has fallen asleep in a not comfortable place. I’ll have to replace her. Missy needs to go out. We have a contract.