Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Things I Am Learning #3

I know how to "Lie Down."

I also know how to "Sit."

I'm not stupid.
                                            Oh! It's the OTHER way around?

Very often, I hear other words when I'm in this position, like "Stay." and "Wait."

I'm good at "Wait." I don't know why, I just am.

Lately, my stay-at-home human has found more useful things to teach me from the blogs she's been reading.

A new word I've almost mastered is "Ready?"

She uses it when she needs to give me nasty pills, "Ready? Ahhhhh...open mouth."

Or when I'm having a bath and she's about to wash my head. *Brrrr* Can anyone EVER really be ready for that?

She uses it when she wants to clean the mud off my toes after a walk.

And when it's time to put my jammies on, "Ready? Right paw. Left paw."

I must admit it's A Very Useful Word to know and we ALL like it.

My humans also have 2 new favourite words -

"Leave it!" [sometimes used in conjunction with "STOP!"]

They use it when I wonder what they're eating and put my nose in their dinner.

When I bark at them, the cats, or nothing in particular.

When I throw a tantrum [ME? A tantrum? PLEASE!].

When I'm showing Mr Thumper who's boss.
Here, you can see me practising my "Leave it!" with Mr Thumper.

There isn't a day that goes by when I don't hear these words, so I'm going to be very good at it soon.


Chapeuzinho said...

Oh my 2 wee puppies also get:
"I said 'NO'"
"Put. That. Back"
"Have you been playing with my keys"
The latter may be too long as it is often greeted with very blank stares...

Anonymous said...

What a good, good girl, JO-JO-Jar!!

georgia little pea said...

dear chapeuzinho - at least your puppies will grow up to make you coffee in bed. i, on the other hand, will never be able to do that for my humans since i have no opposable thumbs.