Tuesday, January 13, 2009

HOORAY FOR TURKEY!!!!!!

What's that???? Ohhhh of course,you want to hear what is going on with my brother Archie.




Well about a zillion years ago PL2 did get a clicker( we think she has just about everything for dogs that is out there and she said something this morning about going to have to work until she is 105 to pay for all the stuff we need, what EVER that means)We used it alot until she realized that we were manipulating her into getting a cookie about every 3 nanoseconds....so she put it away( with the 9000 other training things that we manipulate her with....And people think WFT's are not trainable) Anyway back to the story........ SO she pulled out this.....



And some of this...noooo only kidding.. not the whole platter( although Archie did say he would get better MUCH faster if she got us that........) but she took the turkey that she was going to use for her lunches for the week(she said her sandwich was really really skinny yesterday...)




And it worked like a dream...and he is walking outside( his ears are still alittle back but SO MUCH better.......but ..this could be the tricky part..WE HAVE NOT SEEN A SNOW PLOW SINCE THE BIG EVENT!!!!!! Tonight will be a big decision maker because yep it is supposed to snow....... PL2 walks arouhd with turkey jammed in her pocket and then she forgets it is there..PL1 pulled out a melted piece of cheese last night from his pocket..They both smell like a giant deli..........



So he is better thanks to everyone's sound advice......except we can't get him to lower his ears when he is asleep because he is still alittle nervous......


We will have to tell you about our visit to the NUTRITIONIST!!!!!!!(Jackson are there openings in your club for big boned dogs??) One of us is ahem just SLITLEY overweight(geesh only by 2 pounds and everyone knows how hard it is to maintain your figure....)

29 comments:

Asta said...

Agatha
Thank you fow that wepowt..I've been wowwied..I'm so glad aRchie is bettew..I think PLs smelling like a Deli must be wondewful..could they come visit me???
I was suwe that the sledding was hat was making Archie bettew, but I guess the tuwkey and clickew awe easiew to have awound than a bunch of fuwwkids sledding all ovew youw house
smoochie kisses
ASTa

apple + chelsea said...

Archie I'z so glad you'z better nows!!!

<3 Apple

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

thank dogness Archie is feeling a bit better, I was worried.

And there is no such thing as a big boned dog, it is all legend from back in the day. So please don't believe it!

Turkey, mmmmmmm!

love licks and lotsaluv, Marvin xxxxx

Jackson said...

Wow, I see you've now trained your humans to become walking delis. How cool is that! Should I use clicker training on J1? J x

Mango said...

I am glad to hear that your various training techniques of the PL's have worked. I cannot convince momma to carry actual turkey in her pocket.

Hope Archie gets to practice his Mr. Cool with a real snow plow.

SLobbers,
Mango

Gus said...

Turkey with durkees is my fave
I'd follow that stuff if muzzzer gave
A bite for being good on the lead
Turkey with Durkees, yes indeed


gussie

Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad to hear that Archie is coming along! Our paws are crossed that the turkey stays more important than that evil snowplow!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Archie...

Yer really inta the dramatic aren't ya....but ya sure got a ton of doggies and other species worried sick and hopin' that they didn't run inta the snowplow noise themselves. Why it should be illegal ta scare the daylights outta furbabies..it's a good thin' yer Mom decided ta share a bit of 'er food with ya ta get ya outta the doldrums and back inta a terrier frame of mind.....'n here's hopin' that loud monster doesn't arrive in yer neighborhood anytime soon.....

Dewey Dewster here.....

Niamh said...

Turkey is delicious and I'm glad it did the trick for you Archie. Keep working on the desensitization and you will soon be a brave guy. Having your PLs smell like a deli is a good thing.

Your friend,
Niamh

Daniella said...

Yay for turkey! OK, Agatha, are you overweight. I'm scared to ask what the nutritionist deems overweight!!! Do tell. I can take it. I will welocme you to the Substantial Wires Club with open paws!

Ax

Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha!
Glad to hear Archie is feeling better now!
Did you say the word Diet?? OMD! Good luck!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Glad to hear things are getting better with going out after the run in with the snowplow.

Levi's mom

Huskee and Hershey said...

We are glad that poor Archie is getting better... I am sure those turkey helped a whole lot!! Hmmm.. maybe you can try bacon too (it's my absolute favourite and I will do just about ANYTHING to get it)..

Faya said...

I am happy for Archie.
Can you explain why humans eat like pigs during Christmas season and after WE have to be put on diet because THEY are fat ????
....pffff humans....
Kisses, Faya

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Can we get a turkey and swiss sandwich to go? With a side of 2 furry beards?

Glad it worked!
Norwood

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Relieved to here that Archie is imprpving.
Hope the need for PL2 to carry turkey in her pockets ends long before the warm weather comes...

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Molly and Taffy said...

Agatha

It is good news that Archie is feeling better. Paws crossed that the running buffet of turkey continues to work.

Ummmm do you have lots of dogs following you on your walks these days?????

MOlly and Taffy

Stanley said...

First off, I can't imagine which one of you could be considered overweight. What kind of standards are they using? It's not like either of you is supposed to have that heroin-chic look you see on the runway!

SO stinkin' glad to hear that the turkey is doing the trick for now. At least that gets both of your PLs used to carrying around the portable deli with them. Man, are you lucky pups or WHAT!?

We're lovin' that 2 ears up photo of ARchie. He looks so sweet and peaceful... hehehe.

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Sophie Brador said...

Great news about Archie! Sounds like he's found an excellent way to get loads of meatables. What a smart little dude he is.

Guess what?!!! I met a WFT last night. He ran with me a little bit and was pretty sweet, but not as sweet as you.

xo
SB

Eric said...

As if either of you are overweight. Fine pair of foxies both....um what did the Nutro guy say us foxies should weigh? The Dermo dogtor told us 8kilos... that's not even a Turkey leg or a wish bone. Must be wrong eh? So better not order too much turkey from the walking deli.Wagging the clicker training is working.

Wiry wags, Eric xx

Petey said...

Glad to hear Archie is doing better and outside walking around again, keeping the neighborhood in check.

Mommy got one of those cookie-producing clickers for me, too. She mostly uses it when big dogs are coming our way when I'm on the leash. I get a bit defensive sometimes and lunge and bark loudly. Now, if I met any of these dogs at the dog run, I'd give them a nice wig-wag and go about my business. But there's something about that leash...

So now I sit down whenever I hear the "click" and "dog" and get a cookie....then bark at the other dog!

Your pal,

Petey

Joe Stains said...

omdog, pockets full of meat and cheese, why don't my humans do this?? I sure hope no more ultra scary snow plows manage to ruin your day :(

dee & tula said...

Way 2 go Archie--- funny how PL's think they're training u! Next time hold out for some steak:)

kiss kisses,
tula

Bae Bae said...

Good that Archie is better. I like your ears. ;)

~ Bae

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Archie, we're glad to know you're feeling better! Mmmmmm...turkey!
We'll take it any time, any way! What a great idea to turn your PL's into walking delis! We don't have any snowplows here, in Georgia, but we have kind of the same reaction to the UPS truck or any LARGE truck!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

the 4 Bs said...

congrats on the turkey success! and we're glad to hear that the snow plows are avoiding your street. that's the best news. of course, our offer still stands to help Archie eat his turkey or cheese or whatever other wonderful treats your PLs are handing out.

woofs.

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi A & A-

I hope you have your scarves on.. brrrr...

Come over to my blog, I have something for you.
Norwood

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Aggie...I just knew that clicker would help my poor Archie...and I think deli turkey is a small price to pay for the reward of seeing Archie prancin' in the streets don't you? (Are you sure PL2 isn't aware that this is the ultimate manipulation??? Haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!) MMM and grilled cheese...I hope you don't have those MICE back...tell the PL's to um CHECK THEIR POCKETS before jammin' their hands in in this cold weather.

Um...so um...I'm just in a bit of trouble...

Well, my bladder was um full and Stan and I were playin' chasey/bitey face and well, I um PEED ALL OVER THE BED.

Frankly, I felt so much better. Now the sheets were off so I only hit the mattress pad and the mattress...I just don't know what the big deal is...the pee sank swiftly down into the ALMOST BRAND NEW 'spensive pillow top mattress...it now has a lovely Lakie scent to it...

Mumsie hasn't said a word to me cept when she calls me she uses a name of which I'm not very familiar...Scruffy sez it's a bad word...like the HBO kind...sheesh...

Do you think I could come up and sleep in the bomb shelter? Or even better on that soft mattress on top of it???

Thanks...Lacie

Toffee said...

Thanks for letting me know how Archie is doing! My mom was going to call you on her way home from work the other night until I told her that she could KILL us if she was driving and talking on the celly.

p.s. I think mom helped you out a little cause I heard her mumbling about how she saw ten, count them, ten of them snow plows last sunday when she went for her long run - I can only presume that she kicked them all to break them for Archie!

xo toffee