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

For me they are the role model for being alive.

~ Gilda Radner

Monday, May 17, 2010

Stumpy's newest chair

"He likes it! I know he does!"

"I know you like it, tell her you like it!"

"If he didn't like it he would say so! He's almost 3 times my size. If he didn't like it he could make me move. He must like it!"


Calsidyrose said...

Stumpy has the most expressive face of any Heeler I've seen! Tell I think she's a charmer!

And I added a photo for today's post! Thanks for noticing!

Laura S Reading said...

It is uncanny how you know her every thought.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I agree, Stumpy. You have yourself a new chair. Love how Berner's leg is wrapped around Stumpy, too!

WoofWhinnyWhisper said...

Hahahahaha!! What great shots! I L-O-V-E this series of photos. I'd say that Stumpy has one great sense of humor.

Now as for that Berner's serious carphobia...... I say use food. Use lots of food. There is nothing wrong with it! My favorites are chicken dogs and chedder cheese =) I'd open both back doors of your Jeep - so he can have an escape route and I'd sure get on one side of that auto, lay across the seat and lure him across the seat with food. Yep... in one side and out the other.

And if that works I'm telling you, I'd get an assistant and have that person close the door he entered once he was in and teach him to exit the open door. I'd build on that behavior until I could add Stumpy as a willing (but only because I'm getting treats,) participant and when he was comfortable I'd jackpot treat him and close the door.

I'm a huge fan of clicker training and not just because I'm huge.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

I agree Stumpy!

If he didn't, he wouldn't stay so sprawled out!


Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Calsidyrose, She is a charmer and she knows it!

Dogsmom, between Stumpy's face and her ears her she reads like an open book!

Brenda, Stumpy has found all kinds of ways to use the Berner.

WWW, I am not opposed to using food and food has been a large part of any success I have had with Mr.B. Chicken dogs and cheddar cheese are important tools in my arsenal. We continue to wrk on it. It kinda sucks that the heat limits how much we can do. And on days like today, when it's cool enough to be out there doing something, he is gone....grrrr!

Khyra, Stumpy will be happy to know you're backing her up!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Yepper Stumpy he sure does like it.. Great shots Mom...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sunny,Scooter, (sometimes Jamie) said...

Obviously, he enjoys the job of recliner/chair!
You didn't have a wierd thing going on with the comment that showed up today, I just commented today! lol
Would love to have you email me, as in reading through your past posts, there was an aha for me. Would explain later if you decide to email.
the texas sundog at g mail dot com
Have a great evening.
Jamie & the kids

Pat Wahler said...

All the comforts anyone could want! Including heat!


Southbaygirl said...

he he.....he likes to be sat upon by you! How pawesome is that!!



tula monstah said...

hey stumpy where can i get one of them chairs?!you are too much!

kissies, tula

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

Heelers, thanks for backing Stumpy up on this.

Jamie, I'll definately email you later today

Pat, thank goodness he's put on some weight. I don't think she would have liked the bony chair that he was.

Velcro, or he fakes it well...Stumpy is da boss ya know!

Tula, if we can get him in the car we can drop him off at your place in late June. Don't think I am kidding!