Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Training Mom

Yesterday we were here alone with Mom, doing what we often do while she works: running up and down the hallway and barking our heads off at the slightest noise from outside: car next door, UPS truck, neighbor pounding on his roof, FEDEX truck, people talking, someone walking behind our backyard...

This time, when we had found a gazillion things to bark at over the course of the afternoon, she got up from her chair and rattled off a series of her stop barking words -- but in an exceptionally loud and insulting tone:

LEAVE IT!!

ENOUGH!!!

QUIET!!

And when none of that worked, she got in our faces and pointed her index finger (kind of the way Bill Clinton does when he wants to make a point) at us and shouted JAKE SIT!!! HARRY SIT!!!

Well, usually we comply -- but you know, this time she was so *&^$#@ annoying that I looked at JH and he looked at me and we turned tail, walked away, and went upstairs to sit on our favorite steps until she calmed down,

That'll show her!!!

[Mom here: They had such a human reaction, they cracked me up and I still laugh when I think about how they looked just walking away from that irritating situation.]

24 comments:

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos Sir -Scampi- barks- a -lot would agree with you! I do not bark, unless it is to go in or out, or eat, or get attention.....
-Kira The BeaWootiful

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

Go Phillies!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

the professionals said...

training mom now that's an arfing good idea!!!

Gus said...

Yeah! You guys got it right. Just gnore them. Only problem...not too many treats that way.

Heron cam did a good job in Dee See, not so good in New Yawk. But muzzer showed her 'preciation by letting him share the sushi. Hope he enjoyed it. Two small females and one Heron = $100. worth of sushi. I didn't give him much of a tip!

gussie

Lorenza said...

Good job!
I have a mental picture of what you did!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The OP Pack said...

That's why our Momster is so happy we rarely bark, but she wishes someone could do something about the zoomies this cool weather is bringing on.

woos, the OP Pack

Mango said...

You told her! I am surprised there were no HBO words. That would have happened here for sure.

Slobbers,
Mango

Agatha and Archie said...

hee hee litle did she realize why you really went upstairs....Love A+A(did you put the drinks and cards away?)

Noah the Airedale said...

Just make sure you dont ignore your mama at dinner time....eeeep.

Noah x

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Mommy might be mad, be carefull how you act.
Sally Ann

Asta said...

Hehehehe
Jake and Just Hawwy
I'm going to twy that method next time..I love it!
I can just see youw looks and what was going thwoo youw minds, hehehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Martha Basset said...

Quite right!!! That is exactly what we do if anyone dares to raise their voice to us. What is it with these humans - they seem to think that they are the boss of us!!
Power to the Paw
love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xxx

Eric said...

Teehee. But oh. Poor pals. Doesn't your Mom know it's xtremely rude to go point digits?? No wonder you turned tail. Mom yells "Eric stop speaking" to me when I start barking in my window sentry box...she thinks that's funny for some reason. Why????

Wiry wags Eric xxx

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Uh-oh........maybe you should have a wee Scottish holiday till the Mama calms down?
Saying that, ours gets crazy when we bark, usually Rosie starts it and then we all join in!
So anyway, here we are apologising for our lengthy absence.....but we're on the case tonight, just visiting all our sweethearts before posting and then hope to get more visiting done later.......missed you Boyz.....specially my wee studmuffin ;o)
Love,
Gabbi xxxx

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

Gesh, we figured your Mom of all people would have known that dogs are people too. BOL

Essex & Deacon

Joe Stains said...

There has to be a book out there for training humans, if not, maybe you guys could write it!!

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom goes off on us sometimes for exactly the same thing! You guys handled the situation perfectly! We hope you were rewarded handsomely!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Um...in our house it's usually just me um SHRIEKING. Honestly, when I start, I just can't stop. Barking just feels right...why don't the hoomans get it?

Scruffy barks a lot.

Stanley's too lazy to bark.

Figures...

Love ya boys!

Laciegirlie

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Jake and Just Harry

It is good to see you are training your hooman. They can be slow learners but it is worth the patience and effort we put in to get them right under our paws!

Molly, Taffy and MOnty

Hamish Westie said...

What on earth does your Mom expect? After all, you were just living up to the title of your blog!
Cheers, H.

Moco said...

They just don't get the importance of barking. We get yelled at all the time for barking. The big red guy makes more noise than we do.

Ina in Alaska said...

Thanks Boyz for visiting my blog today! I get the name Ina from a dear lady who helped raise my Mom -- her Mom (my grand) had gone thru hard times and my Mom just loved this Ina, who was from Scotland...in fact she loved my mom so much she wanted to adopt her by my Gram said NO!!!

Glad your Mom had a fab time in Anchorage.. and seeing McKinley (Denali) was definitely a plus! Hope she took a flightseeing tour around it... not to be missed...

I think your blog is fun! I use all the same words around my house to get my 3-Pack to calm down (a waste of time!)... will be back to see what's doing in South Florida!! PS I was in Tampa to watch the Yankees do spring training at Legends Field in '06. Had a blast!! xoxo

Tucker said...

Great idea training your humom! Maybe if you try what my humom did today for my little sis Border Collie when she kept jumping up... she waited for her to lay down, then gave her a treat. So with your humom you'd wait till she was quiet, then just slobber her with kisses! tee hee hee....

Pippa said...

Most impressive. I would try that too but I don't really have anywhere to walk off to.


Pippa