Sunday, March 05, 2006

Aren't games fun?

MIND GAMES TO PLAY WITH HUMANS
(This post is for Casper, Bucky, Icy, Baxter, Baily and my Golden Boy, the rest of you just look at the pic)
Oooooh, pretty puppy!


1.) After your humans give you a bath, DON'T LET THEM TOWEL DRY YOU!

Instead, run to their bed, jump up and dry yourself off on the sheets. This is especially good if it's right before your humans bedtime.

2.) Act like a convicted criminal. When the humans come home, put your ears back, tail between your legs, chin down and act as if you have done something really bad. Then, watch as the humans frantically search the house for the damage they think you have caused.
(Note: This is only effective when you have done absolutely nothing wrong.)

3.) Let the humans teach you a brand new trick.

Learn it perfectly.

When the humans try to demonstrate it to someone else, stare blankly back. Pretend you have no idea what they're talking about.
4.) Make your humans be patient. When you go outside to go pee, sniff around the entire yard as your humans wait. Act as if the spot you choose to go pee will ultimately decide the fate of the earth.

5.) Draw attention to the human. When out for a walk always pick the busiest, most visible spot to go poop. Take your time and make sure everyone watches. This works particularly well if your humans have forgotten to bring a plastic bag.

6.) When out for a walk, alternate between choking and coughing every time a strange human walks by.

7.) Make your own rules. Don't always bring back the stick when playing fetch with the humans. Make them go and chase it once in a while.

8.) Hide from your humans. When your humans come home, don't greet them at the door. Instead, hide from them, and make them think something terrible has happened to you. (Don't reappear until one of your humans is panic-stricken and close to tears).

9.) When your human calls you to come back in, always take your time. Walk as slowly as possible back to the door.

10.) Wake up thirty minutes before the alarm clock is set to go off and make the humans take you out for your morning pee. As soon as you get back inside, fall asleep.

(Humans can rarely fall back asleep after going outside, this will drive them nuts!)

Have fun!

11 comments:

Cairo The Boxer said...

This is such a cool picture!

Oaty said...

You are such a naughty dog, Ariella. Cats would never do that stuff.....

Ariella said...

Oaty~ You hairball-hacking, dead-creature-carting, clawing cat, can't you read? You were just sposta look at the pic!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

LOL. I cheated and read the post even though I am not a real dog. Just having the face doesn't count.

Funny stuff.

schnoodlepooh said...

Ariella, you are The Dog. You have the best ideas. Bailey and Baxter will definitely try those out. As a matter of fact, just yesterday the boys got baths and they did just what you suggested. The ran all over the house like crazy idiots, jumped on and off of mom's bed, rubbed their wet hair all over the clean (and formerly dry!) sheets and pillows. They're very absorbent, you know!

We love you, Ariella, you're the best!

Fred said...

I hope my dog doesn't read this post. I don't want him to get any ideas.

lime said...

LOL, now we have proof!

snavy said...

Hhhmmmm... I pass this along to Rey. He's not my dog so...

The Grunt said...

Your dog sounds like quite the character. I remember as a little kid moving from the city to the country my dog running away for a couple of weeks in the mountains. Just when I thought there was no hope, I smelt something terrible then heard whining. I guess the old boy had fought off a dozen porcupines and skunks. He looked like Pinhead from Hellraiser. He was just to happy to be back home to care about being hurt and, besides the trip to the vet, had to give him plenty of tomato juice baths.

Jonathan said...

Ariella, all I can say to you is Way to go! Anyone who can give your AF that much trouble is A OK in my book! Do you ever drive her to tears? She seems awfully cold to me....

Casper said...

ooohhh, I love the naughty girl, I love the naughty girl!!