Friday, May 20, 2011

Mama's Birthday Present

Hi everyone! We wanted to show you the birthday present that our Uncle Jay sent to our Mama! Its a book about dog training, called How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend. It was written by these monks in New York who raise and train dogs at their monastery! Can you believe that? Mama already started reading it last night. We told her that she is already our best friend... and she said "ditto," but she said she thinks Uncle Jay sent her this book because he thinks Lily needs to be trained more. 


(Lily: "What? Why do I have to be the one to get trained more?
Trixie: "Because you're the one that would never stop barking at him while he was here!" 
Lily: "Thats because he's like twelve feet tall and really loud! Besides... I am the one with perfect recall skills. All Mama has to do is call my name and open her arms, and I run straight to her. You are the one that Gramma has to chase into the street every time a dog walks by."
Trixie: "Well, who is the one who still pees on the carpet?"
Lily: "Who is the one who still jumps up on people when they're making food in the kitchen?"
Trixie: "You do that too. Its just that you're so small, nobody cares."
Sammy-Joe: "Quit arguing! You both could use some training as far as I'm concerned!"


So... yeah. It looks like a really good book! Mama said when she's done reading it, we'll tell you all about it. And if anyone else has read it, let us know what you think!

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Sugar the Golden Retriever said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Woof! Woof! My mom will definitely check that book. Golden Thanks. Mom plans to make a treat this weekend using the flaxy dog. Will soon post it soon. BTW: got your comment. WOWie!! we've been waiting but have not heard from the author of the article. Can you please verify the name of the magazine? We send you an email. Lots of Golden Thanks n Woofs, Sugar

Frankie Furter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Holy Gwalk A Moley... it sounds like this pressie might be Payback fur something. hehehe

Pawsonally I do NOT think We Dawgs need ANY training.. it is the PEEPS who don't do thingys the RIGHT way.

I hope your mom enjoys the book though.

browndogcbr said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Y'all,

Stop the arguing! Gee gooley! Y'all I have one to two training sessions, sometimes three a day! It's how we keep our skills sharp! Get with the program!

Hawk aka BrownDog

Donna and the Dogs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday!! I wasn't going to say anything when I saw you got the Monks book as a gift, but since you asked the opinions of anyone who has read it, here goes....

Personally, I don't agree with the methods - at all. I think they are outdated and punishment promoting. If you want to read a great book on dogs, read Suzanne Clothier's Bones would Rain from the Sky. It was so good, I read it twice.

Or, pick up anything by Pat Miller.

Amy and The House of Cats said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Trixie! Hi Lily! Hi Sammy Joe! Happy Birthday to your mom! That sounds like a very interesting book. We don't think they make a cat version (though our mom said a cat version would be nice) but it does sound interesting. We can't wait to see what the monks think is a good way to train a doggie!

FiveSibesMom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday to your Mama!!!!

Oskar said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My mom person decided that I need more training, so she is looking forward to hearing what you think about this book.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Lorenza said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great present for your mom!
I am sure you all are going to enjoy it!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Kirby, CGC said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My mom is big on training too! But you guys will love it...it usually involves treats!!!

Woof!
Kirby

Bella and Ollie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The humans need as much training as we do,that's what they said at our dog school and we didn't forget !
Best wishes for your Mom's birthday.

meowmeowmans said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That's a neat present! We like the title! Happy birthday to your mom. :)

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