Could’st very well be…
I have a bunch of the old ‘Tumbleweeds’ books saved in my ’puter files. Ryan was a genius of comedy IMO
Just look at “Chobits”! (ps, I like Sumomo).
More like, ‘see what I could do!’
Be Marigold Miffed?
hahaha, despite my training success with “Shannon”, the beagle mix, Brandy, the rottweiler was a dog of a different color. She’d walk down the street (slight downhill grade) but if she didn’t feel like it, she wouldn’t walk back up. she’d just lie down and you had to either pull her or carry her. Now this was a full grown rottie, ok. I knew that she had been mistreated by her previous owner and had a major leg injury. The vet had her for 6 months before she was given to me. I just figured that her hips or leg were bothering her on those particular days and didn’t push the issue with her.
My 16 yr old son was trying to brush her and he came in and said, “Dad, Brandy just growled at me”. I went out and started to brush her and she growled at me, I pushed her over on her side, yelled at her “No!”, and lay on top of her and bit her ear. We went through this routine once more and she never growled at either of us ever again… Biting the ear is what the mother dog does to a pup or a senior dog in the pack does to a dog trying to assume leadership of the pack, although the leader just bites anywhere.
When she got her license, I taught my wife on how to SAFELY change a tire… made her do it, so it wasn’t just remembering what I had said, but knew in her own mind that she could do it on her own. She also learned something about battery’s and jump starting from another car and setting the cables right, checking the oil and p/s and brake fluids and tranny fluid and what to put in if needed. Also the water and what NOT to do if it was hot or the engine had been running. This way, if she broke down somewhere, she could generally handle it on her own. Even changing a fuse and how to check them. I had a small tool kit in the trunk with extra oil, brake fluid, w/w washer fluid and some water, variety of fuses. She wasn’t a mechanic, but she knew how to do something if she broke down somewhere.
I trained our Beagle mix to do the usual sit, stay, come and heel. Didn’t really take that long. Then I taught him to sit/stay and had neighbor kids run and jump around him and pull tin cans on a string around him and he learned. I didn’t have to beat it into him. I also taught him to follow hand commands at the same time. and to respond whether on a leash or off. Started with a leash, then tied a piece of string to the handle and backed away. Dog thought it was still a lo-o-n-ng leash, then with no leash at all.
I was told that I needed a lamb chop around my neck… lol