Thursday, July 15, 2010

Maggie's Cheering!

Maggie in action


In my quest to make myself more interesting to Ziggy, I've been playing with him more - tug, tricks, etc.  It's a lot of fun, and Z seems to enjoy it.

The problem:  Maggie.

Maggie likes to bark.  No, that's not true.  Maggie LOVES to bark.  When she's excited, she barks.  And barks.  And barks.  Maggie's way of participating in Ziggy's play is to bark incessantly.  This doesn't bother me, but The Husband and The Child aren't fans.

Last night Z and I were tugging.  Maggie was barking as usual.  The Child decided to yell at Maggie.  This scared Ziggy, so he stopped playing.  I told The Child not to yell at Maggie; that she just likes to bark.  His reply, "Oh, so Maggie's just cheering for Ziggy." 

Ziggy tugging.  Maggie still cheering!

Exactly!  What a great way to think of it.

Once The Child established that it was just cheering, the barking ceased to bother him.  Now if I can just convince The Husband that corgi "cheering" is fun, I'd be set!

Still cheering.....




3 comments:

  1. I'll have to run that past Aaron. Max is cheering every time someone walks past the house or a neighbor shuts a car door.

    We call it applause when Bandits' wagging tail thumps against a wall or the floor or any other object.

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  2. So I quess when I try to train Wilson, Jimmy cheers VERY vehemently, like at the top of his lungs :-) Actually, in Jimmy's case, I believe he is protesting.....

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  3. And Ziggy cheers a lot too ... the doorbell sound, when a dog passes the house, when a chipmunk is on the deck, when a chipmunk might possibly be on the deck, when a chipmunk is not on the deck, when the wind blows, when Lani is trying to sleep in (this one is done with 2 paws on the bed and is a sheer best delivered at Lani's head), and so on. Like Christmas he is full of cheer.

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