Saying for the Day: Some dogs do a better job of training people than others.
We are raising a dog. Sometimes I think the dog is training us. My daughter has no less than five books on dog raising and is going to a class with the dog and my wife. The books, the vet, and the class don’t agree. For example: the vet says that if the dog tries to bite you grab his nose , push her to the floor, and say no. The book says that you should cry out like it hurt you ( as if a dog bite doesn’t hurt) and it will feel bad and stop. The teacher of the class says that those things only make the dog want to bite you more . So instead you should distract it . I guess if its biting your right hand offer it your left that will be a bit of a distraction. I suggest that we slap it one across the nose and that will distract. My daughter thinks that’s a horrible idea, as does the book, the vet, and the teacher. I did that when the dog first tried to bite me. I’m the only one it never bites.
They are also training it to sit, lay, jump through a hoop , and shake hands. It will do all those things if you offer it a treat. No treat no shaking hands, no treat no sitting on command, no treat no jumping through the hoop. Sometimes I wonder who is being trained, the dog or the treat dispensers.
Then there is the peeing thing. The books, vet, teacher all disagree how to accomplish this so the dog continues to pee and poop in the kitchen. The latest idea is to take it out every fifteen minutes and keep it out until it goes. The dog was out yesterday for her second fifteen minutes. She pooped and peed. Then came back in and peed on the kitchen floor.
I think what they need to do is train the dog to read. Then give the dog one of those books so it can learn what it is supposed to be doing. If it doesn’t work I know from experience it likes to chew books. Perhaps it can digest the information.
@@@@ News From Pigeon Falls– the little town in my garage where the trains still run, dragons fly, and people dream a common dream– At two this morning Pigeon Falls entered The Dream. Everyone that was sleeping found themselves as part of the old town of Oiseaux Morts . Each person had their own role to play. They did not remember Pigeon Falls. Instead they were in the middle of a crisis. They had sent riders North and discovered that the Blue Plaque had hit a town just three towns to the North of them. It was coming. Petrovich the Wizard claimed to be able to protect the town but he wanted all the gold they had to do so. Father Moe, the town priest said to trust the church. They should all gather in the church and pray. Petrovich said those other towns had churches and they did them no good. Father Moe said perhaps they were lead by crooked wizards to not trust Mother Church.
At this point one of the children cried “ The dragon will save us! The dragon will save us”. Nobody paid any attention because what can a dragon do against the Blue Plague?
At this point Petrovich said they had one day and then if they hadn’t given him the gold he was moving on. Let them see if Mother Church could protect them.
Then The Dream ended.
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I didn't do much today. I did a little blogging. I worked on a children's sermon for tomorrow. I watched Heroes on the scifi channel. I played canasta with Betty and Pennie. Betty won and I was low man. Now I need a breathing treatment.