Wednesday, May 2, 2012

An Open Note to Mitch

This is a shout-out to our long-time buddy Mitch, who has just recently become a  Big Brother.  His parents brought home a little sister for him, and I'd like to offer my two cents on the raising of a little sister.

1) Teach her who is boss, and do it early and often!

Showing the munchkin the Jaws of Doom early will help put her in her place.
Seriously, do NOT underestimate the power of the Jaws of Doom

If you remind her when she's young that you are Older and In Charge, even when she gets bigger, you'll keep that psychological advantage!

In those last couple of pictures, Lard Butt out-weighed me by about 10lbs - but I've always had that psychological edge!  Even if she's a bit harder to take down...

2) Wear your sister out - a tired puppy is a Good Puppy.


Heehee.  Little rat couldn't decide between food or a nap, so she chose both!
3) Keep an eye on your little sister - you never know what she's going to get up to if left to her own devices!

I've got my eyes on you, Abby.
4)  Teach her how to share the toys

The more ear-flappage you can create, the better!

5) Teach her early about the Finer Things In Life 

Like snow zoomies
Is there any wonder why I call her 'Lard Tuchus'?  Heehee!

And frisbees

6) Remember that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  She's a cracker puppy, but dude, you are COOL, and she wants to be Just Like you.

But, you ARE allowed to make fun of her when she has 'bad face' days.  I mean, what are little sisters for, if you can't post embarrassing photos of them on the internet?

At the end of the day, however, there's nothing better than a little sister!

And when your little sister REALLY starts to get on your nerves, and all the squeeing and oohs and ahhs, and "isn't puppy breath the best" comments get annoying, just remember that you are house-trained and she's not.  And if you forget it, you can rest assured that she'll remind everyone pretty quickly that she hasn't quite learned "OUTSIDE" yet!  Heehee!

Seriously, dude, we love ya, Mitch, and we think you are going to be the best big brother a girl could have! 

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus


Honey the Great Dane said...

Ha ha hah – Fiona – I love this post! :-) So funny and so true – and such good advice! :-)

And by the way – my human once to say that she knows all about "psychological edge" – I outweigh her by about 20 kg but that doesn't stop her keeping on top of me and staying in charge! ;-)

Honey the Great Dane

Berts Blog said...

You are so thoughtful to pass on your wisdom to Mitch. And if I ever get a little sister (which My Vickie says is NEVER gonna happen) I will remember your suggestions so that I can keep her under control.


Lorenza said...

Those are super tips for Mitch!
I am sure he will appreciate them!
Kisses and hugs

bichonpawz said...

Excellent wisdom!!! Very good advice!! BOL....Abby looks FLAT in that one pic!
xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Mitch said...

I'm takin' notes, girls. Thank you for every single word of advice! Do you know that this little imp did to me last night? She AireSnapped at me! She's too young to be sassy to me! I've got my work cut out for me!

Love ya lots,

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

EXCELLENT Advice fur Mitch.

I can say DITTO fur havin my own Puppy (Ernie) who is NOW BIGGER than I am. Gotta get the UPPER PAW EARLY... so that they know their place.. just in case they outgrow you. BOL

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hehehe, Fiona you hit the nail on the head. My little brother outweighs me by 125 lb BUTT he sure knows I am the boss. Isn't it great to have a sibling! Take care all and have a wonderful weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Hound Girl said...

This was great, I LOVE all the pics of the girls and what a great guide for Mitch! HAHA this was awesome.

Kari in Vegas said...

Great tips ;)

Stop on by for a visit

K9friend said...

What excellent advice!

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