7.24.2009

Semi Tricky Friday

Hi all you Pups and Kitties, All you dogs who are good at tricks are making my life very difficult.
Ludo, Honey, even Khyra with her catching, and now Dave and Zim are doing a Tails trick. That last one just did it for my Mom. She keeps thinking of a lab/golden she had many years ago, whom she taught to do a cookie on the nose trick. You just lay the cookie on the dogs nose, say leave it, and then when you are ready say, Flip it, and the dog throws it up into the air and catches it and eats it.

So we got the cookies . . . . which she then places on my nose, telling me to be still . . .
Then I drop the cookie to the porch and eat it, eliminating that frustrating business of holding it on my nose, leaving it, flipping it up and then eating it. Much easier and much less anxiety making. (For me, not her!)

So we try it again, and again, until I get disgusted or full of cookies, and go in under the porch where its cool and quiet.
How do you Tricky Guys put up with this stuff. I can't even imagine it.
Happy Weekend to you all!
Kisses,
Stella


18 comments:

Mango said...

Ugh. Forget that cookie on the nose trick. It is too hard. Plus it makes your eyes cross which is quite unattractive.

Slobbers,
Mango

Beckett said...

Your trick makes so much more sense than the one your Mom wants you to do!

Beckett

Pamela, said...

Yuck, that old cookie on the nose trick is one even I won't do, and I will do most anything for treats, that one is just torture,
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Rufus, Indie (and Anita) said...

That trick is very hard! We can't do it! Oops!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Fluffy the schnauzer did the treat on the nose trikhk...Fluff was SOOOOO furry patient too!

Woo don't see me doing that one, now do woo?

Mom didn't teach me the khatching thing - it is just something I knew - I guess someone taught Whitney how to do that!

I'm sure woo will khome up with something trikhky!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Thundering Herd said...

We refuse to do tricks on command. It is in our contract.

Cloud the Wonder Dog said...

Mom knows better than to try that wiff me, BOL!

Luv,
Cloud

Tracey and Huffle said...

I don't do tricks either Stella, and I'm willing to bet Ali Z wouldn't consider it either.

Huffle Mawson

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We don't do the treat on the nose trick - I have really bad eye-muzzle coordination and the Boy is too food driven.
Princess Eva

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stella!
If my mom would give me treats I would be good doing tricks. She does not give me treats... I don't do tricks! Ha!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Funny, my wife makes the vizslas do tricks for their treats, but she gives them to Trixie just "for being pretty".

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Same here, kiddo, same here. But, a long time ago momma had a dog that could do that trick so good she showed everyone that walked through the kitchen door! We say...just get the cookies.

Hamish Westie said...

Hi Stella
You have absolutely the right attitude to tricks, showing what a clever lady you are (as well as sweet). I mean, if you can get the cookie an easier way, who would be silly enough to go to all that tossing and catching business...
Cheers, H.
PS thank you for sending me such a nice supportive message when I was feeling lonely the other day. I can't go to the grandparents sadly because they are a bit too old and have a few health problems. But anyway, Gail is home today, and has promised me a nice outing later.

The Army of Four said...

See?!?! Now THAT is a great trick! Lots of cookies for you AND you get to try your mom's patience! OUTstanding!
Tail wags,
Storms

Ludo van Doggy said...

She starting you off on a super hard one BOL! At least you get lots of cookies, I so cannot do that one, I will not be still even for a second!
~lickies, Ludo

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Don't worry Stella. My favorite trick is how I can make the cookies disappear in a flash!

Steve

The OP Pack said...

We do understand, Stella, we do sit and down and shake and beg but that's about it for tricks. We'll try to think of one that you and we can both learn.

woos, the OP Pack

Reese =^..^= said...

Hi Stella. Nice to meet you. I don't do tricks.