Check you slippers in the morning, Mom.
Toby and I play a game where he gets a treat for touching the toy that I name. This day, we were playing “Blue Puppy/Red Monster”. He did well with Blue Puppy, but when I called out “Red Monster”, he bopped me on the head.
Sorry, Toby. There are no rewards in life for honesty.
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TOBY IS CLEVER TO LEARN THE FIRST BIT! MINE LOOK AT ME AS IF I WAS ASKING THEM TO GO TO MARS !!!
YOUR WORK IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
NO LITTLE MONSTERS THOUGH !
Toby realizes that he gets food for touching things, so he goes bongo crazy when we first sit down to these sessions. What a furry little goofball.
If you know anyone having a monster, tell them about me!
I don’t see the resemblance. For one thing, Monster’s eyes aren’t red. 😈
Check the hair. We both have the same hairstyle.
Nope. The famous pony tail doesn’t match the monster mohawk. FAKE NEWS!!!!
In real life, my hair has stared to grow back in, so the Mohawk look is more accurate than you might think.
Photos or it didn’t happen.
Our governor has declared that “ ‘Cause I said so” is good enough and that no evidence or facts need be provided. (Our governor is both the legislative and executive branches of government…you know…‘cause he said so.)
I grew up hearing “Cause I said so” as a parental explanation for everything so I’m good with that.
HAHAHAHA!!! Thanks for the belly laughs! 😀
Coop knows his “girlfriend”, “the fox”, “ball”, “bunny” and a few other toys by name. And I’ve never rewarded him with treats…hmm…probably would’ve learned his toy “names” faster if I had offered treats. Ha. I need to apologize to him. 😉 😛
BEAUTIFUL layette set!
Until I met Geordie, I didn’t know that dogs could talk. He gobbled up every word and concept I could show him. If you do decide to work with Cooper, try introducing him to numbers. It turns out dogs like math, too.
I’ll give that a go! Thanks for the suggestion!
They say the average dog can learn 165 words, including signals.
It tickles me to think that they listen so intently and might here something like this….”Whah whah whah supper whah whah whah go out…whah whah…play ball…” Etc. 😀 🙂
One time I made an analogy with Geordie. I told him that as the loofah dog was his toy, he was my toy. I had no idea he would understand what I said. He got really angry and started to throw one of his tantrums until I laughed and made like it was all a joke. After that I was always very careful about what I said in front of him. 😆
Hmmmmm…. I’m going to assume he identifies you with “red” and not “monster”! 😂
Aw, that is so kind of you (but we all know better)!
Was it a “take that , MOM!” boop or an “I love you” boop? Maverick wallops me all the time but he does it with love. 🙂
Knowing Toby, it was probably a “Give me the food already” bop.
My boys are known for hugging me with their teeth. It’s an odd sensation…
I have a friend whose yellow lab will nibble your chin if he likes you. The first time I saw him after I lost my Max, he climbed up on my lap and nibbled my chin for a couple of minutes. (While I sobbed) It’s a strange thing, but I love it.
Do you really want to make Toby smarter?
Ha! I should have asked that question sooner! 😝