This is my mother Marley & myself sitting at the front door just last May... Must be the cat is walking through the front yard, we are focusing in on something. We have come a long ways since then....
See, looking at our picture, Im the biiiggg puppy on your left, my mama Marley is on your right. We do lots of things together, we play (sometimes bicker) with tennis balls, kongs on a rope, bones etc. As you've heard before, , we love tagging along in the vineyard... Why, you may ask... oh, it is a riot to chase birds out of the vineyard, or butterflies fluttering above the clover, searching out mice in the nearby field. When our noses find the smell, we take the trail and hop like the deer over the tall grasses, this is real good fun.
Mama Marley, she is my human fathers dog, for the most part. She loves him so much, when he goes off on the tractor, she gets to run along side him. She knows the ropes, if he tells her to go back behind him, she does, if he tells her over there, she does that too. If he leaves without my mama Marley, she becomes very sad, sits at the door whimpering and scratching. We live on a farm and can go "almost" anywhere our human mom and dad go. We like to go down back of the pasture, where a hunting blind is being built, there we can run around an old water hole, "there are tadpoles/pollywogs, in there", it is also really stinky, you all know, dogs just love getting stinky.... We are no exception........
I really love my human mom, sooo much, when she leaves me at home, I get sad... for a bit..... then I get irritated. If she forgets to close the bathroom door, I get into the trash, usually tissues and chew them up in tiny pieces on the hallway floor. Magazines left on the coffee table..... JACKPOT! She has a few Country Samplers in her basket with my teeth marks on them and corners chewed off.
She has been working with me on this, I'm starting to realize, when she leaves me at the door and tells me she will be back... She does come back... I get all kinds of tickly, but until I calm myself she enters quietly and puts her things away before she greets me. I'm just a little over a year old now, but I'm learning.
Our human parents have hired on a helping hand; at first, Mama & I didn't want her here, however, we changed our minds. We are dogs.... we will work for food... N has treats in a pouch on her waist she is walking my human parents through some tricks on how to rid us of some bad habits.
Mama Marley and I do not enjoy sharing our human parents with visitors, so we have a rug that we are placed on and have to be still (stay on rug, and be quiet) when we can do this, we get to say hello to whoever visits. We have learned and are still learning lots of things from N and we like her now... she is most welcome, as long as she brings salmon treats.
Oh, gotta go now, we are going out back to play while our owners are working on their hunting blind...
Whoof~ Whoof , Lick~ Lick,
Marley & Dunkin