Saturday, November 15, 2008


Well you will NOT believe this one....PL2 was walking us around Jamaica Pond awhile back and she met up with this guy with a dog..And she noticed that he had the two of us wrapped around his finger( something she is not able to always ahem achieve) and we were acting like little angels( she didn't know that he had GREAT smelling junk in his pocket that we wicked wanted...but be that as it may...) and he told her he was a dog trainer,and her ears perked RIGHT up, and then Archie and I were busy smelling something and we didn't hear the rest of the conversation.Well imagine our surprise WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT OUR HOUSE TODAY...ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? We don't need no stinking trainer( that is one of Archie's favorite movie lines but I think it may have been a little different in the movie) And this kid is making tzzzsst noises, and shoving his hand in our faces, and snapping a can with pennies in Archie's face when he wouldn't stop barking( well he did stop after History man I was OUT OF THERE) and then PL1+2 go telling him all of this stuff THAT WAS NOT TRUE and he starts giving them ideas on how to handle different situations( oh like we are sure they will do it right....) We didn't know if we were coming or going.............And after he left???? We didn't know WHAT hit us.....

Archie COULD NOT keep his eyes open.....

As a matter of fact,I couldn't either.....

I was so mixed up I WENT INTO ARCHIE'S BED!!!!!!!

AND THEN THE UNTHINKABLE HAPPENED...... Look closely at this picture........

Get closer.......SEE THE SCAB AND SHAVED TOP OF THAT DOG"S HEAD????????? THAT IS NOT ME IN MY BOMB SHELTER...IT IS ARCHIE! We were so mixed up by this trainer kid we didn't know if we were coming or going.........and ya know what????

I LET HIM STAY THERE!! You know I was nuts to allow that to happen( I look very fat in this picture but I had a bath today and my hair is poofed out...)

The most unbelievable part of today's story???? HE IS COMING BACK IN A WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We thought we heard PL1+2 say that if this made us this tired maybe he should come and live here.......Oh so not funny... Archie and I are to get to this trainer guy OUT OF OUR LIVES....


Lorenza said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie!
Letting Archie sleep in your bomb shell sure is something I can't believe! But I saw it!
Do you think that man is washing your brain??
And the can with pennies in your face... sounds scary!
Good luck next week
Kisses and hugs

Lacy said...

w00f's A and A, heehee i not believe it, u switched beds...boy dat kid did haff u messed up..(mama here, wanting to ask PL1 or 2 a question..does the can of pennies work, rocky is getting worse and worse at barking...and hes antisociable...mite by the reason we dont have many visitors so he can get use to them or kids either..ask the kid what i can do to ease that..thank you)

b safe,
~rocky~ the quiet, calm doggie..

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

Oh had one of those TRAINERS come? We've been that route's completely EXHAUSTING....Lacie yawns just thinkin' bout it....

I can not believe that Archie got in ur bomb shelter...we think Lorenza is right...that guy washed ur you feel cleaner? You said the rest of you is all clean and fluffy, Ags...Hmmmmmmm...and he's comin' back NEXT WEEK. This (to quote you guys...) should BE RICH!!!!!!!

Love ya lots...Laciegirl

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG did that trainer kid drug you guys or something....maybe he can come here and do that to Lucy....

Noah x

Unknown said...

In this recession, tell him you want him to rattle Quarters at you, not pennies! Are you getting enough treats for doing these training tricks? I gained two pounds just "learning" to do a sit/stay!

Your pal,


Koobuss said...

Oh dear!! That is just terrible! Do you think that maybe you could leave town before he comes back or otherwise be unavailable? You've got to do something. This sounds very serious. You know when Aggie lets Archie in her bomb shelter that something catastrophic has happened. Good luck, guys!! Keep us informed.

Koobuss Kisses,

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Oh I do sympathise!
I know abiout this sort of thing, Molly & Taffy's hooman's into Jan Fennals Dog Whispering and is always trying to train me, and I'm not even a dog!!!
I suggest you ignore him that's what we're supposed to do to you when you play up - LOL!

Love, pats & pets

Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

I feel for you two! Remember, your terrires!! Bring those traits out, make him work for his $. I think those trainer drug those treats they use!
With wagging tail,

Faya said... like me : refuse to obey ! Hééé you are TERRIERS !!!!!! DO NOT OBEY !!!!
Kisses, Faya

Molly the Airedale said...

Trainer? You two are the perfect pair! This is just awful that the trainer had you both so confused you didn't know if you were comin' or goin'! We hope he forgets about his appt with you next week!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Oh gee! A private trainer? This is sooo gonna suck!!! I hope he didn't scare you both too much. I have heard about that can thingy & my Mommy, who is also a trainer does that to dogs who bark continuously. She will shake it hard in front of their faces till they go down & shut up. Sounds like torture to me! Thank DOG she doesn't do that to us. Well, becoz we're her quiet little angels that's why. Heehee!

Back to my BOOGIEself,
Solid Gold Dancer

Hero said...

That dog trainer really messed the both of you up! I think he might have rattled your brains a bit when he shook that can of pennies in your face. I think the both of you should stage a revolution!

Patience-please said...

Hey did he bring that good pocket stuff to your house? maybe that is what tired you out so much... you know like the humans after too much turkey?
If he has any god stuff in his pockets after he is done with you send him to Ken tucky!!! (Just make him leave the shake can behind.)

wags from the whippets

Gus said...

Muzzer wants to know if he can stop here on his way to Kentucky. Tell him she will cook.


Luna "The Scruffy Yacht Dog" said...

Dear A&A,

That really stinks for you guys. I would just sit there with a dumb founded look and tilt my head back and forth any time he say's anything. I can't believe your PL's would do such a thing. That's just a waste of good money they could be spending on holiday prezzies for you.

My PL's watch the Dog Whisperer guy. You ever notice that in all the episodes there was only one WFT that was ever on the show? Just goes to show you we are pretty well behaved.

I will keep my paws crossed that your PL's send the trainer guy packing.

With Wagging Tail,


Sophie Brador said...

A & A!!! I'm very worried about this situation. You need to organize. Go for the knees. Hobble him. I hear those trainers are useless if they don't have knees.


the many Bs said...

hi kiddos, geesh, this trainer thing sounds really serious. what are your PLs thinking? are they trying to destroy you? we agree with Lorenza, maybe it's some kind of doggy brain-washing. eeekkkk... you two should go into the bomb shelter and not come out until its safe!


Princess Patches said...

We sure are glad we don't live in BeanTown! We wouldn't want any dog trainer showing up at our house! We've done a great job of training our PL's...why would WE need training? Besides, we think he may have scrambled your brains! We can't believe you actually allowed Archie to sleep in your bomb shelter, Agatha!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Niamh said...

Agatha and Archie,

I wish we lived near you two. Then my person could come and train you. I guarantee that she would never shake a can of pennies in your face.

The treat ball is called the Kibble Nibble and is by Premier.

Your friend,

Joe Stains said...

Do you guys have a mob up there? some hitmen? SOMETHING? THis is an outrage.

Toffee said...

...did he feed you some cookies made with some of Lacie's smoothies?...I had some smoothie I think and am feeling very fuzzzzzzy.....zzzz...

(mom here: was the guy with Bark Busters? The penny thing is a method that I heard they used)

Can we get together soon?

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

OMD kids.. what the freak is going on at your house!!!

Listen, I have been to a lot of trainers, agility, rally, earthdog, etc.

Here's what you gotta do to survive, and still maintain control of the house. (This is being co-written by katherine, as well).

Sure, look cute and ACT like you are paying attention when that weirdo trainer is there. But, as soon as he is gone... you go back to whatever it is you liek to do. You are going to have to make PL1 and 2 pay for this break in the chain! ARGH.

And, btw.. we have the same sport blanket!

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

PS... from Katherine. One time, a trainer actually threw one of those cans and Katherine to try and get her from running and trying to start something with another dog in flyball class.

Guess what.. didn't work. BOL. cans..... they are full of ###$#$#R#.

Keep your chins up, mates!

Bae Bae said...

Oh.. that trainer sounds scary...

~ Bae

Eduardo said...

Whoa...Thats is crazy! All those noises & scary stuff! Get rid of him!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Dexter said...

That trainer is bad news. You need to keep him away. If Archie was so confused that he went in the bomb shelter and then you let him stay, things are just not right...

Do you think he has some Agatha and Archie voodoo dolls or something? What is PL thinking? What if he starts training her and she winds up in the bomb shelter?


Dewey Dewster said...

Ah Ha...

Please don't let Gram 'n Pap hear about trainer people cause we don't want any around's bad enough when we're at the cottage a friend who trained German Shepherds in the military comes ta give Pap pointers.....heck can't he see we're perfect just the way we are???? Good luck tryin' ta get rid of 'em....

Dewey Dewster here....

Eric said...

WHAT!!!!! Poor pals that sounds wonder you are confused...

Worried wags, Eric x

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Best just to give in. He will go away sooner then..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lenny said...

That's so crazy! Why would you guys need a trainer? It sounds like he is just messing you up. My mom likes watching that British trainer lady on TV, and I don't even like WATCHING it. I hope the trainer figures out that you are too smart for him!

Your friend, Lenny

The Musketeers said...

She is more like a little brat A & A ! BOL ! We sure miss you ! Do catch up with us alright (:

Lots of Loves ,

Dexter said...

A&A -
Momma asked if your PL can send us a private email about that trainer dude. Can't imagine why, but she's wondering if he's local and could help us with our alleged issues.


The Black and Tans. said...

Hi A and A

What a traumatic time you must have endured to actually get muddled with your beds.

If it all gets a bit much find your passports and come over to England. Surely the guy won't come over here???

Molly and Taffy xx

Asta said...

A twainew?????
But you two awe my pawfect hewoe and hewoine..if you need a twainew, I'm pwobably going to be sent to wefowm school..sheeesh
smoochie kisses

Two Schnauzers from New England said...

Hi, Agatha and Archie -

Oh nooooooooooo! A trainer? And he uses a can with pennies in your face? I (Hershey) would run away from that because of the noise.

We hope he doesn't torture you too much next week.

Love -

Hershey and Kaci

Urban Smoothie Read said...

oh gosh... wat a bummer

why don't u both juz put up and act like an angel for a week. i'm sure he won't return then

Royal said...

Your people need to find a trainer that uses rewards and not punishment. No wonder you all were so freaked out. I would be too if someone shook a can at me. That's horrible. I love training and my person is a dog trainer and she only uses dog friendly methods. Your person can search for a reward based trainer at

Good Luck!