Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mean Mama

Sometimes Trouble 1 and Trouble 2 (Reagan and Riley) are obnoxious especially in the afternoons when I am working at home. They begin to anticipate that we will be heading out for a training session soon. They start to jump up at the sound of every computer beep, drawer close, and ankle crack (cause if Mom's ankles crack, she must be about to stand up). It becomes very distracting.

Today, the temperatures were extremely comfortable outside, so I opted to load the girls into the van a little early......... ok 2 hours early. The van serves as a 2nd home considering all of the time the greyhounds spend traveling to and from the places we go. They are quite comfortable crated in the van and are happy as can be knowing they cannot be left behind.

.... time elapsed 2 hours.... "Oh, hey troublemak.... I mean girls. Katie and I just had to get our things."

However, don't let Katie play innocent. She and Travis did plenty of hypersensitive anticipation of their own. They spent their fair share of hours in the van while Mommy got a break. Katie is just more civilized now and knows that maintaining a down position is the best way to earn stuff.


Zan said...

I love it!! I've been known to do the same thing in the morning when I'm trying to get out the door to get Wheeler to school. The routine is to take Nick and Rosie for a walk after we drop him at school so the two pups can get pretty bouncy in anticipation. Mine don't have mobile digs on par with yours though :-)!!

Stowe and Maria said...

Love the new look of the blog. It is most excellent!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one, Zan :-).

Thanks... I'm liking the new look as well. Still trying to get it all figured out.


BrittBeah said...

Dan does the same thing. When he hears the laptop close or my leg pop (guess we are all falling apart) he is up and bouncing. For now I think it is cute, it will wear off after a while.

Addie said...

You could set your watch by Bruno and Hoover bouncing around because they think it's almost quitting time, and even though it's cute, it can be so annoying!

If I had a swanky bus where they could rest while I finish working, I would absolutely have them hanging out in there. I'm jealous!


Sientay L said...

Sounds like my dogs. Pebbles and Dino, especially Dino, would get excited over things like turning off of the computer monitor, tv, picking up keys,flushing the toilet. It's so annoying. Pebbles did it only because Dino would get excited first. I swear Dino knows our clothes. If we put on workout clothes, he thinks he's going on a walk even if we just want to be lazy and not really get dressed. Especially socks. If he sees you putting on socks, he knows sneakers are gonna be put on and anticipates going out. I don't know where he gets these ideas from.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I think mine recognize the type of shoes or clothes I am wearing as well. Its funny how you will see people who talk to their dogs really loud or give really exaggerated hand signals as if they cannot hear or see well. Dogs are very in tune. If you make the signal/cue/word worth the response, they will respond.