Tuesday, July 26, 2011

My Sister is Such a Suck-Up

Seriously. Abby is a total suck-up. Wave a few Vienna sausage bits in front of her snooter, and she'll fake being a good dog. Look at this....

LinkSuck-up. Total suck-up.

Let me back up. While I am enrolled in a happy-go-lucky doggie class, Abby is enrolled in a AKC Canine Good Citizen prep class. I could go on and on about how my sister is so NOT a good citizen... I mean, she steals my bully sticks, she has to have everything I have, and she's a bed hog. But apparently the AKC doesn't grade her on how she behaves with her loving older sister.

Tuesdays Abby goes off with Mom and learns how to suck-up pretend to be a good citizen, while I get to stay home with Dad and have some quality Abby-free time! Mom thought it was "only fair" to take pictures of Abby's class, since she took pictures of my class.

Abby's class has a bunch of well-behaved dogs. Like Zoe, the Swiss Mountain dog:

And Hefner, the standard poodle:

In the back is Denver the mutt, who is also a well-behaved doggie.

And Indie the pit bull:


And then, there's my sister....

Derrr....

Yeah. Um. Apparently Abby was the 'demo dog' for showing people how to deal with dogs who can't walk without pulling. Because Jessi knew Abby would pull....


Needless to say, Abby didn't disappoint! Heehee. Although... in all fairness, Abby finally got it...


Although I'm sure there were lots of turkey hotdogs involved. And I'm sure Jessi depleted her Vienna sausage supply to get this....


I don't think Abby ever quite got to Zoe's level....

See how she's all calm, and lying down in the middle of Petco with no humans frantically waving at her? Of course, as Mango suggested, as a fuller-figured gal, Zoe is quite adept at lying down and doing nothing. Abby? Um, well, let's just say she still suffers from puppy-brain-itis.

She's a goof-a-doodle!

All my harassing aside, apparently Abby is doing pretty well. She's less of a spaz than she used to be, and can (occasionally) walk calmly on a leash. Mom's got a lot of stuff to do to get Abby ready to take her test, but she's still got 4 weeks, and maybe my little sister will learn how to be less of a doofus. At least some of the time...

But enough about Abby. Let's see some pictures of me, dontcha think?

C'mon, Mom... would ya throw the frisbee already??

Much better!

So, I've been playing frisbee bitey-face with my sister...


And just some plain bitey-face...

Like my Jaws of Doom? Heehee!

And I've been checking on the squirrels...

Hmmm. No squirrels here. For now...

And really, I love my sister. Even if she steals my bully sticks... I mean, if I didn't have Abby, I wouldn't be able to do this:


Heehee!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

11 comments:

Dory and the Mama said...

Wow...that little sissy of yours sure does know how to train those humans!!

Smileys!
Dory, Jakey & Bilbo


PeeEss...We just love your jaws of doom!!

Bocci said...

Ha! We love that-Goof-a-doodle! But she sure is pretty:-)

Benny and Lily said...

she is nothing but a show-off!
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Kari in WeHo said...

Indie is my fave, but I just might be partial

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BZ Training said...

Love the Jaws of Doom!

bichonpawz said...

We are totally enjoying watching these classes! We haven't been to any, but mama has thought about taking us...we are quite shy you know. Abby looks quite grown up...but maybe she is just bein' a suckup!! Fiona...you ROCK at frisbee!!! AND bitey face!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Mango said...

Well, perhaps I could don a doodle suit and substitute for the Hippobottomus at that CGC school. I sure would like to put the moves on that hot Swissie gal.

Slobbers,
Mango

Frankie Furter said...

Fiona I'm thinkin that Abby is a LOT smarter than you THINK. She surely did manage to train the trainer to dispense the V.S. on Demand..
Love the Jaws of Doom!!!!

The Army of Four said...

You girls BOTH seem like tons of fun to me and Dave!
And walk without pulling?!?! What's the point of that?!?!
Play bows,
Zim

road-dog-tales said...

Gosh, just reading about all that training is making us tired! Go out and play already! You girls seem very well behaved to us!

The Road Dogs

Shane Kent Louis said...

Nice photos! your really had fun I knew it! :)

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