Sunday, March 13, 2011

TRYING TO TEACH "OLD" DOGS SOME NEW TRICKS

During Spring cleaning,
Mom found a bag of treats
that someone had given us
for Christmas.

Since we didn't want them to spoil,
we thought she should do
a bit of training with them.

We have a
bench/coffee table
in our living room
that we are fond of lying on
(that's why it's covered!).

Mom decided she would like to
get a picture of all of us
lined up and sitting on it.

So she gives the command -
"up on the bench"
along with a hand-signal.



Carrleigh
will do anything for food
so she jumped up first
and even sat!


But before Ruairi
could hop up,
Carrleigh jumped down.


And then Piper and Ruairi
did a little
"I'll jump up while you jump down-
that'll have Mom going around in circles" routine.


Carrleigh and Piper
would get up there together
but they were trying to decide
if they should leap off
and grab the treat out of Mom's hand.


Lilly,
the polite child,
was the hardest one to get up there.
Mom had to lift her up
and sit her on the bench -
maybe by Christmas 2012,
she'll get us all up there together
and lined up real pretty!!

Now Mom has a new goal.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

17 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hold out for at least a fresh bag of treats, Scotties!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

HAHAHAHA! Way to keep your Mom on her toes! (And that'll show HER to try to make you perform difficult tricks for old treats!) Heehee.

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Benny and Lily said...

I am not to polite when it comes to goodies, but Lily could be..BOL
Benny & Lily

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Ha - good luck with that - but we just know you will get it done!

Mom used to cover the coffee table when the little ones were all babies - now she just takes off the breakables until they go home.

Happy Sunday!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Oskar said...

It looks like you guys had her running in circles, BOL!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

houndstooth said...

BOL! I think it's good that you help keep your mom sharp by testing her mental acuity like that! You don't want to make it too easy for her or anything. We like to give Mom and Dad a challenge, too.

Bunny

scotsmad said...

Okay, the truth now. How did you get those nine pups sitting up in the wagon!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

thevangelders.com said...

Always a three ring circus!!!

Jazzi said...

Awww..that was funny!! When she gets ready fur the picture, just about the time she clicks it, one of you jump down and keep it going up and down and really tease her!! BOL

wags
Snazzi and Addy

Angus said...

Treats left over from Christmas ! How could that happen ?

Maggie and Mitch said...

The 2 of us can give mom fits when she wants that perfect shot! She says she'd have to throw up her hands at 4! Nice goin', guys. Keep your mom guessing!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

YankeeQuilter said...

I'm quite sure whoever invented photo-shop owned scottie dogs....by far the easiest way to get them all in one photo!

scottiechronicles said...

Don't you love treats and tricks??

Y'all are the best.

Roo Roo! Stuart

Remington said...

Treats? You get more treats? And Beth put ME on a diet....not fair....I'm coming to your house!

Sue said...

I see photos of groups of dogs sitting nicely together and I wonder if they're drugged. I'm lucky if I can get more than two together in a shot.

Ms. ~K said...

Was Mom feeding you Jumping Beans, you silly pups?
So cute!!!
xoxo

Lallee said...

LOL A three Scottie circus!

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