Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday: HOW TO PAW [handle] THE MOMMA

I am not supposed to be on the bed... I was.. rolling, scenting myself, digging a little, you know, I was "having some me time..."  OOOOOPS... I hear momma... she is coming upstairs... Best defense is DISTRACTION!  I am going to show you how I "distract momma " so I don't get in trouble.

Step 1.  Don't hide, call her over, growl and invite her closer, assume play bow position.  Make her think you have been waiting for her this whole time and that she is LATE for play time. "Talk" up a storm. She will be so busy trying to figure out what you are actually saying she will forget the -get off my bed- speech.
You notice, I have not given in an inch.  I am still on the bed.  I OWN the bed. It is MY territory. 

Step2. PLAY BOW POSITION! Just wait her out.
She can't resist it.
Helicopter the tail. Do not offer the belly - yet-. Make her earn that belly!
Don't forget that you are the BICHON. You have the fluffytude.  You have the power!

Step3. And before she can regain her composure and start in on that old tired speech about getting off the bed,
Sprinkle some guilt on her:
"You never play with me anymore"
"I guess you don't love me anymore"
"Is my cuteness not enough for you?"

[You notice I am completely out of focus, right?  That's because I am wagging my whole body while growl talking at Momma]

You know what? SHE GAVE IN.  I got a wonderful play session  followed by a belly rub and I got to ride downstairs in momma's arms. And for the record, I will be back on that bed, soon...



M. K. Clinton said...

I'm sure that the whole "staying off the bed" speech is just her way of saying that it is absolutely adorable when you act like a rebel. Keep up the good work, your training of mom is going fabulous!

ruckustheeskie said...

OOOOPS is right ;)

Happy Sepia Saturday!

Terri said...

Cute and entertaining picto-story. My Poodles attitude is What? You mean this isn't our bed?