Since we were the only doggies, we did another 'on the town' class. If you've been
First we did some basic 'sits' - just to show we could...
|Hand over the treats and we'll look at the camera. Maybe.|
As you can see, I was keeping my distance, in case any Naiads leapt out at my unsuspecting self.
|ANYTHING could be in that fountain!|
|No Naiads, selkies or sprites in sight.|
After the Scary Fountain, we went into the toy store. Mom and Jessi (the turkey hotdog lady) are Vastly Amused by the toy store, and spend a great deal of time
|Abby and Cookie Monster. Abby is not the blue one, in case you couldn't tell the difference!|
|Me and Bert. Since one of my many nicknames is 'Bert'!|
After wandering around the toy store some more, and being subjected to petting from little kids, we headed back outside for another 'photo op'.
|See! We can pretend to be Good Doggies!|
And there were some other doggies in there that Looked Just Like Us!!!!
Then we checked out their doggie section. (Who says this isn't a doggie-friendly store?)
And then we BOTH ended up with monkeys on our backs. Really. Mom and Jessi are Easily Amused...
|"If you tackle Mom, I'll get Jessi and then we can steal all the treats and stop this nonsense!"|
Then Mom and Jessi got the brilliant idea to go check out 'window treatments'. Eh, anything that has 'treat' in it can't be all bad, right?
|Abby looks rather fashionable in those curtain pulls and ties...|
|Why, yes, I DO look rather stylish, thankyouverymuch!|
Moments after our adornments had been removed, the store manager arrived on the scene, and Mom and Jessi totally thought they were busted.
|I am innocent of all charges. And my sister Fiona is far too well-behaved to be guilty of anything.|
|"No sir! We certainly wouldn't do anything like model curtain accessories. And we certainly wouldn't eat them. Not us!"|
For those of you who are wondering about the educational value of this class (*yes Granny, I'm looking at you!*), we are working on people skills - that is, being comfortable around people in 'normal' situations, and we are also learning how to cope with stressful situations (like having certain people stick monkeys on our backs). Are we going to run into monkeys in the Real World? Probably not, but we will be less stressed when it comes time for us to endure the holiday elf hats...
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus