Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday Mischief February 6

This Monday, I'm again recounting a tale that's a complete lack of mischief.

On Fridays and Saturdays, we tend to have friends over. Elka is very happy with this, as she loves all of our friends, sometimes more than our friends can take. The love of a Doberman is vigorous and occasionally overwhelming. This Saturday evening, one of our friends happened to drop a couple of M&M's on the floor. One skittered across the floor and hit Elka in the foot. Elka was laying down next to my chair, looking up at the toy that I had in my lap. I never even needed to say "Leave It". She never looked at it.


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  1. Woof! Woof! Mmmm that's good caused Chocolate is not good for dogs. Happy Monday Mischief BLOG HOP Day. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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    1. Thankfully, one single solitary M&M wouldn't be enough to hurt a dog of Elka's size, but no chocolate, nohow, has been our motto from day one!

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  2. Good pooch, Mine would have been all over it, then the battle would have begun.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not sure "drop it" would work once an M&M was already in Elka's mouth, but she's surprised me before!

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    1. I was very pleased, I assure you! Sometimes she's so good, she surprises me, even when really, I expect it!

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  4. Now that's some serious impulse control!

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    1. It was! I was so very pleased with her and we played a good round of Tug to celebrate.

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  5. What a good girl. Kyuss is a vacuum around these parts. The kids drop crumbs of all shapes and sizes and he happily cleans them up. Thankfully, if I tell him to leave it, he does! Elka sure has great impulse control!

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    1. In the kitchen, if I drop food, Elka must wait until I indicate she can get it. She's my cooking buddy, so really, that's the way it had to go. I didn't want to have to fight with her/race her if I dropped a knife, or half of an onion, or something way too hot. I guess it carried over.

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  6. Wowzers! Good for Elka! And for you. I would have had to dive on top of the candy if I wanted Shiva to leave it alone. Even then she would have beaten me to it.

    What's your secret? If it's just "a lot of hard work" I don't want to hear it. ;-) Congrats!

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    1. Racing a dog never works well for me, I know...

      It helped that I was holding one of her toys, I think (granted, she gave it to me). And we work on "If I dropped it, you can't have it until I say so" when I'm cooking (or eating...I'm sometimes a spaz). So, she's an exceptionally smart and good girl who expected fantastic reward!

      (I don't work very hard. Really. Often, maybe, but I'm lazy. So not hard ^^)

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  7. Well done Elka!!

    BUT are you lulling them into a false sense of security and you've got some cool Mischief planned? Just wondering? Tee Hee

    Have fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. I just keep waiting for the other shoe to drop. I'm sure she's working out how to order something swag with my credit card, or the next thing to chew to bits.

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  8. Oooh! great work Elka!! :D

    xo
    Luna

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  9. Good girl Elka. In our house M&M would have been history!

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    1. I kind of expected it to be! I wasn't going to freak over just one M&M, so I wasn't edgy about it. Maybe that helped?

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  10. She looks pretty relaxed there! We have the same problem with enthusiasm and guests at our house, but we rarely have people over. We're invited over to some Greyhound owners' house with Bunny and Blueberry on Saturday night. They asked if we were bringing Kuster and hubby and I had a good laugh. No way in h-e-double hockey sticks are we taking him to dinner at someone else's house! We put him in a crate so we an eat dinner at our house!

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    1. Yup, Elka and Gumby, chillaxin'

      Have puppy, will travel, right? No? Probably safer for everybody involved!

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  11. Good girl but that doesn't seem very mischievous :)

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    1. I know! We keep failing at this whole "mischief" thing!

      Unfortunately, when she was a puppy and truly and frequently getting into mischief, I was never the kind of dog owner who would think to grab the camera first, and clean up after. I'd just clean up.

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  12. Elka...how did you manage to do that? I'm amazed by your self-control :)

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    1. I'm amazed too, but I'll take it!

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