Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Puppy Whisperer

Scene: MM and Daddy sitting on the couch, watching attempting to watch the Red Sox lose to the Tampa Rays. Our adorable Daisy-dog having bored of tearing apart yet another rattan coaster has now reengaged the parents using those wonderful serrated little puppy teeth.

I watched as Andy calmly began the training process again. Speaking softly but firmly as she nipped again and again. Explaining to me what he was doing; Alpha male, puppy tantrum, etc. It was sort of fascinating. Or maybe that was the Merlot talking.

As he further explained her motives and responses, it occurred to me. So I asked;

MM: Dude, if you can do this with the dog, why can't you do it with the kids? Now that would be impressive.

Andy (wistfully): Some people can...


** many toes were harmed in the taking of this picture.

7 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

I can't train puppies OR kids ;)

Mama Goose said...

Yeah, our three year old AND our 9 year old dog still won't listen... sigh.

I love puppy teeth!

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

So women are to toddlers as men are to puppies?

*shakes head* I don't get it.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I actually do better with kids than with dogs. Go figure.

Momma Hunt said...

First of all, I love the photo. Second, I think so people think the whole puppy thing is easier (I think those people haven't met my two year old on a bad day)

Funnyrunner said...

lol. Are those PJs? They're ADORABLE!! (um - if they're pants, I like those, too). Yeah - I've often felt as if the kids were puppies this past year.... I am alpha mama! :)

Kaylen said...

Adorable!!! I love puppy pictures!!

I agree on that somewhat--children are slightly as trainable as a puppy is and it just takes patience and time and effort.

I would prefer a kid over a dog though, as at least I know at some point, I can probably train the kid to make me a meal or run my errands, whereas the dog is work for his entire life.

 

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