I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stumpy cleverly avoids boot camp,

for now,

by playing the gimp card.

Naturally, she won't let me look at it. She's horrible about her feet and has to be tranquilized just to do her nails. Funny thing, though, normally she's a real foot licker if she has a thorn or anything in or on her feet. There is no licking or cleaning of the feet going on now and she can be obsessive about that.

PLUS, she doesn't squeal or show any adverse reaction at all when I do touch it, except to be a total squirming P.I.T.A. AND she's perfectly willing to give me her paw, if there is a treat involved.


She went so far, in fact, as to not even leave the deck, all day. Not even to do her business.

Suddenly, at about 5 pm, when it was really too late to do anything, she was instantly cured. Ready and raring to go.

Very clever, indeed.

I am not fooled, little dog.

22 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Go Stumpy Go!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Pedro said...

Hahahahaha! Stumpy is one SMART dawg!

Pedro

Ettel, Charlie Poodle, and Emma Pitty said...

Ahahaa! Way to go Stumpy!

Kari in WeHo said...

Way to go Stumpy!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Barbara said...

Trixie is the same way. We have to muzzle her and she shakes and shakes until it's over and then she's miraculously cured!

mayziegal said...

Oh, Stumpy. You ARE Most Clever. I have much to learn from you, oh wise one with the Most Magnficent Ears. I bark to your greatness!

Wiggles & Wags,
mayzie

rottrover said...

You go, Miss Stumpy!!

Carey Brown Strombotne said...

Lassie has nothing on you, Stumpy! You are quite the actress. Maybe Hollywood would be a better place for Miss Stumpy to get her close-up. How will people ever see all this talent in Dirtville?

K9 + Grace said...

Heeeheeee! Stumpy sure is smart!

Licks,
ruthie

Deborah said...

Stumpy Girl, I think you have taken some lessons from some who are near & dear to me... champions in the avoiding anything remotely resembling work! You are one smart girl!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

She is one very smart pup!

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Phyllis said...

She knows just what she's doing!

Elyse and Riley said...

Good work, Stumpy!! Now repeat this same scenario but with a different paw tomorrow. Even go so far as getting a pink bandage...oh wait, that's Riley...!

Elyse and Riley

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Stumpy you are quite the actress. he he

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

brooke said...

Stumpy! Such the trickster! I hope your foot is really okay!

Jan said...

Amazing how quickly they learn the way around humans.

Wyatt said...

Stumpy....you little faker!

Wyatt

Kristine said...

It's all about the dog cookies. I won't fool myself anymore on that front. Too cute. :-)

hoboknitter said...

now see here! give poor misunderstood Stumpy the benefit of a doubt! have you humans ever have a headache? do you have it all your whole life?????

NO! it comes and goes.

case closed. Mutt

Lorenza said...

You are veeeery smart, Stumpy!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Ok, why does everyone always take HER side????

The Bean

ForPetsSake said...

Genius!! No sides taken here, but the creativity on her part is pretty damn impressive ;)