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Today I Yanked

November 12th 2009 12:47 am
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the Mom right off of her feet! Right down onto her hands and knees! It was a real surprise for all of us--me, Dixie and the Mom. See, Dixie was at the end of her 15' retractable leash, leaving a little "present" on the park grass for the Mom to pick up. I was standing next to the Mom, waiting. quietly. P a t i e n t l y. Until I saw the SQUIRREL!!!!!

I lit out after that squirrel. Usually, the Mom runs after me, so when I hit the end of my leash, no biggy. But today she was standing still. UNTIL I hit the end of my leash. BAM!!!!! Down she went. Luckily, on the grass, not on the paved path.

The Mom dropped my leash and Dixie's on the way down so she could break her fall with her hands. The leashes retracted, right into Dixie and me. Boy, THAT sure slowed me down. Startled me and stopped me in my tracks.

The Mom was on the ground saying "come, Burt, come". Every time I walked toward her, the leash banged into my side and I'd stop. She'd say "come, Burt, come" and I'd start toward her again. Then "bang" and I'd stop again. This went on a couple of more times and I finally made it back to the Mom. Dixie came to her right away (of course. Did I tell you how she's a big brown nose with our trainer Trixie?)

Poor Mom. She had to stay home from work and ice her knee. But she told me "it's ok, Burt, it wasn't your fault". My Mom is very understanding. She's the best!


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Barked by: Sully & Socks Our Angel (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2009 at 4:20 am

Burt!! We know you haven't had as much training yet as Dixie, but to pull your Mommy down...not good! And you really need to come when your Mommy calls you (this from Sullivan who has never learned to come when called despite hours and hours of trying to train him)...Socks almost always comes...girls are smarter, ya think?. We are so sorry your Mommy was hurt and hope you learned not to ever, every do that again.
Happy Birthday to your poor, fractured & frazzled Mommy!
Barked by: Biscotte (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2009 at 6:41 am

Something very interesting in your entry pal. ''She's a big brown nose with our trainer...'' If it mean what we think, it's soo very funny, never heard it before. BOL If it's not we are sorry to have kind of a twisted mind...BOL
Barked by: Flicka ~ CGC (Dogster Member)

November 12th 2009 at 7:49 am

So sorry Mum got hurt.... but we do understand the reflex reaction to squirrel.

I have had the same thing happen to me. Also.. we know you wanted to come Burt.. but the bang of the leash scared you.... also have that with Lucas.

So,,, we do understand but it is sad Mum hurt. BIG HUGSSSSSSS

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your Mum !

and Biscotte.. you are correct witht he exprerssion ''brown nose'' and it is a pretty common one !
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

November 14th 2009 at 7:31 pm

Come - what is he come command? I don't do come, you just have to draw the line someplace. I will sit, lay down and even roll over, but come - nope!

Seriously though, we're glad your momma is okay.

Burt - congratulation on being one of the diary picks of the day. Sorry we can't send you a present but we are totally out of zealies.

Hugs and kisses,

Coco Rose

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