Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Play Date

We met at the Lake.  Emerson got to meet two real pretty girls.  Maggie is looking right at us and I cannot remember her sweet little sister's name.  I wish that I had taken my camera down to the water, because it was a beautiful sight to see the Labs, the water, the sky, the breeze, the sand, the mud.

As you can see, having them sit for the camera with the treat in my hand while they did the "sitting" was clearly annoying to two of the three.  Maggie didn't care.  She knew a treat is a treat, regardless.

Catherine asked me if I wash off the dogs after a trip to the Lake.  No, I said.  They're clean after their swim, as far as I am concerned.  We joked around about her needing to take a shower, because her girls had loved her up as she sat on the beach, she had sand all over her face and wet clothes.  Oh God.  What makes boy-dogs tick?  Right about then Emerson nudged her, and then peed on her back!!!  For cryin' out loud!  Omigoddess.  Well, I will say right now that Catherine was (and is) a true dog lover.  Nope.  She did not throttle him.

One time at the dog park, a young male Weimaraner let loose all over my shoe and leg.  Of course, I made the whole breed wrong and bad, not to mention his young owners.  Ah yes.  Of course.

My guess is that Wade-The-Miracle-Dog-Trainer may not have an answer for this one.  I have no idea as to what to do.  Maybe as he "matures" into an amazing adult Labrador, he will not do such a crazy thing ever again.    I may google "dog who pees on people" and see what comes up.  Meanwhile, I so appreciate Catherine's calm, well, I mean she did calm down and I do appreciate that, because I was still screaming.  I appreciate that she is interested in another Labbie Play Date, maybe even walking on the trail after the rattlesnakes have gone into hibernation.

Yes.  There are distinct advantages to girl dogs.  Luna has never, ever done such a thing.  Neither did Meat Pie.  Girls rule!

So, Thank You, Catherine!  Let's walk on the trail in SR, soon!  Emerson does know how to walk on leash pretty good...


Oh, and PS:  Luna gets her turn with playdate and walks.  I am using my big, human brain, and keeping myself healthy and in one piece by exercising them one-at-a-time, until they are old and shakey, or at least reliable on-leash.


N2 said...

Those dogs have such funny looks on their faces. There is a lot going on behind that "good dog sit stance" having to do with doggie hierarchy, me thinks.

That Bad Emerson Boy! Time for another lesson in manners for the Big Dog. Kiss him for me anyway.
x0 N2

Kim and Victoria said...

What a great looking group of dogs. I like the idea of a playdate. Need to get one for our unfriendly doggie.
And there's just no explaining the behavior of animals sometimes.

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