Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My Sister the Super Spaz

Before our Granny retired, she was one of Those School Teachers - you know, the teacher whose class you prayed to not be placed into. Mean Mrs. Marshall she was called. And one of the things Mean Mrs. Marshall would do to kids who stepped out of line was make them eat lunch with her, rather than with their friends. Why do I mention this?

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 pretend to be act like a good dog. BTW, I am not trying to suggest that Jessi is Mean; I'm saying that Abby, like some of Granny's students, needed a little, uh, up-close-and-personal attention to behave like a good doggie.

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?

Goofy puppy.


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!

*kissey face*
-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!


Catalina said...

Awwww that baby Abby picture is too cute!
BTW did you know there are watermelons growing in your lawn?! LOL! (in the last picture)

Benny and Lily said...

Boy does she needto come over here and talk to my Lily
Benny & Lily

bichonpawz said...

We need Jessi to come out to NY...do you think she'd be willing to do that???? We have turkey hot dogs here!! What a riot you two are!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Dory and the Mama said...

That sister of yours is doing a great job Fiona!! Maybe one day she'll be as good as you at training your Mama.

Happy fun park pictures....we hope it cools off soon so Mama can take us out!!

Dory, Jacob and Bilbo

The Army of Four said...

So... having your hand covered in a Vienna sausage/dog slobber combination means you SHOULDN'T hold it out to someone when you greet them? 'Cuz I would LOVE that, personally. Err... Siberianly. What could be better?!?

Kari in WeHo said...

The things dog do for treats!


road-dog-tales said...

That Good Citizen thing looks like a LOT of work! Let's seem some bitey face action already! But, really, good job - both of you :)

The Road Dogs

Winnie said...

That Jessi certainly has her work cut out... but she looks like a really good trainer.

Love the pix of you having fun in the park after all the behaving yourself stuff.

Love and licks, Winnie

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow Abby, we're impressed! Neither of us are good citizens. HOotie could be a good jumper on-er or licky facer, but nevvvvver a good citizen! Bol.

I could too be a good citizen...I could dig those turkey hotdogs and would never mind being teachers pet.

annienzagain said...

What are these turkey hotdogs of which you woof??? We don't hafe such things here. I may just hafe to come over & meet this Jessi . lady.

Slobbers from Ruger

PeeSsss - You bof look fery boooutiful doing zoomies. I fink it would be fery fun to do zoomies wif twwo boooutiful gurls.

The Thundering Herd said...

The hu-dad is laughing at the mere thought of one of us in CGC class.

loveandaleash said...

Abby, you sure SEEM like a good citizen to us!

Mango said...

Hey! School is all about getting hot dogs, right? Whatever it takes.


Shane Kent Louis said...

wow! your so brave and very energetic! your so lucky..keep up the good work! :)

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