Well, when Abby got to her Canine Good Citizen prep class today, she was being a Super Spaz. Yeah, really. Abby. I know, hard to believe, huh? Heehee. Because Abby was all spazzy, she had to go sit with the teacher!
However, I am sure that Granny never used Vienna sausages to get her students to behave. (Although, if Granny's students were eating the school lunch, maybe she did!) Jessi worked her magic, and Abby started to
However, Abby had to stay with Jessi for quite a while.
Not that Abby minded. Abby first met Jessi when Abby was 10 weeks old, and has never forgotten that Jessi is The Original Source of Turkey Hotdogs.
Abby as a 14 week old suck-up.
But I digress... Jessi got the wild beast that is my sister to calm down, and Abby went from Crazy Puppy...
To suck-up puppy (yeah, so she's a year and a half old - she'll always be a puppy!)....
She may be bigger, but that just means she's a bigger suck-up! Heehee.
Look at her, all good citizen-y in training!
But as soon as she got back to Mom?
Meanwhile, the rest of Abby's class was, well, less goofy.
Zoe and Denver just hanging out like REAL Good Citizens.
Hefner, being the handsome standard poodle that he is.
Banjo, the Cavalier King Charles spaniel, being a good little doggie.
Okay, enough of the Good Doggies. Let's get back to my little sister and her class today. She and Mom had to approach another doggie/person pair, and Abby (and the other doggie) had to sit while Mom and the other person shook hands. Let's just say that A LOT of Vienna sausages were involved in this process...
Yes, Mom is shaking hands with the wrong hand, but her right hand is covered in a Vienna sausage/dog slobber combination...
Yeah, um, Abby's got a little more work to do before she's ready to past that part of the test! Heehee.
Then, Abby had to attempt to do the same thing that I did last week. She had to sit in the middle of a circle of doggies and attempt to pay attention to Mom... Emphasis on 'attempt.'
Mom had to dispense a whole bunch of turkey hotdogs to get this:
And you'll notice when Abby was one of the doggies walking in the circle, she kept trying to eat Mom's fingers off in an attempt to get at the turkey hotdogs...
Heehee. I think Abby's got a fair amount of work to do before she's ready to be a Good Citizen, but Mom is hoping that with Jessi's miracle-working abilities, Abby might be ready to pass the test in a few years, ah, in a few weeks. Or maybe Abby is just being a goofball to get the extra turkey hotdogs... Hmmm... I must ponder this behavioral cleverness... Heehee.
Okay. Enough about Abby and her ability to snarf down turkey hotdogs and Vienna sausages. Let's get to a few funballs shots from us at the park yesterday morning...
Good times! And yes, I've got the greatest sister in the world. Even if she's a goofball!
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus
PeeEss: Mom would like to thank Jessi for getting some pictures of Mom during our doggie classes. She'd also like to thank Jessi for molding us into the fine, upstanding doggies that we are today!