Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Definition of a walk... Cole's commandments

It's as if humans speak an entirely different language!

I mean, when Momma says lets go for a walk, I think, Alrighty then!
 I know walk means---
1. stop as often as necessary to REALLY smell the smells. I mean, be thorough. Do NOT miss even one smell that might be interesting.
This takes concentration.
It's serious business.
This is probably the biggest problem I have with Momma lately. She just will not learn. It's as if she doesn't know the meaning of the word "walk"

2. Walk also means... pee on almost everything that smells like it's calling out for pee
There are times you run out of pee, and have to give it your all to squeeze out a few drops but you try, people, you TRY.
Again this is a bone of contention with Momma and I. She does not seem to get the importance of peeing. I mean she next to NEVER pees on a walk, and that's what it's for.

3. Next meaning of the word walk is HUNT.
Keep your peepers open for critters who have the nerve to dash in front of your very eyes! Squirrels are probably the worst for that nonsense, but I've seen many a fox, chipmunk, and the occasional bird. Well if you can call them birds. There was that vulture eating a slow squirrel in the road one day, but that's a story for another time. Oh, and the goose who guarded the cul de sac. Again another day I'll make you laugh with those encounters.
Here comes Harper! She's cute!
Sometimes walks include seeing friends. Here comes  Harper the golden, and River's new sister along the sidewalk. Awrighttttt! If you go for a "walk" you see peeps.
 I mean when they come by my fence I feel compelled to bark and I think I might possibly look like a fool, but  I really do like them.

It's the fence thing, because my job of protecting is more impawtant than visiting.
Visiting is for walks.

 So there you have it. My problem is that Momma doesn't know the meaning of the word walk. She is hard to train, and it's been nearly 14 years I've been trying to explain this to her. Sheesh! You'd think poodle people would be smarter.

Gotta love her though! She's my momma!
Stop and smell the tulips, or the pee on tulips
 ps.
LeeAnna here (the momma) to show you a pic of some pretty flowers.
I got a chance to really, really, look at these flowers while his majesty, Old King Cole power-sniffed.

Look how painted they look. Just  keeping it artistic around here.
They are not mine, the squirrels eat mine, but they are inspirational. 



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17 comments:

  1. Hi LeeAnna,
    Great tulip photo! Looks like there must be a tea light candle in each!
    Great weather for a walk!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  2. Hi LeeAnna,
    Great tulip photo! Looks like there must be a tea light candle in each!
    Great weather for a walk!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  3. Perfect walk explanation by Cole. The tulips are lovely!

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  4. Oh this is sooooo true!!
    Walks here also mean roll on something that smells like "Poofume"....
    Great post... made my day!

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  5. Peeing is the doggy version of Facebook. Cole just wants to update his status. ;-)

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  6. Cole, maybe after she reads your post she will get a better understanding of the definition of "walk"..... For your sake I hope so. It must be torture to walk with her!

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    1. gosh my Mommy is a JOY to walk with, but it would be easier if she knew how to stop and sniff more often. I wouldn't get walks at all if not for her!!
      Cole

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  7. LeeAnna...I totally feel your pain. In the Standard Poodle [man]ual, it specifically says all males MUST do this: walk = sniff! Too funny. Looks like we both had a similar 'stream' of consciousness this morning!
    P.S. Fabulous tulips with grape hyacinths. Love that combo. ღ

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  8. LOL.......THREE basset hounds? We go on Smells not walks.

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  9. This is a perfect explanation of what walks are for and the distribution and gathering of pee-mail to get all the neighborhood news. You would think humans would get it.

    Misty the alpha Poodle

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  10. that's super impawtant to mark all and everything on our way... even my daddys leg :o)

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  11. I love your perspective on this. Sometimes I wonder too if our pups are thinking we're not that bright and hard to train, lol!

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  12. Rita definitely agrees with Cole's walking rules! Your neighbor's tulips are gorgeous! (I do the same... Stop and admire the neighbors' roses! Too much trouble and water needed for me to grow them myself!)

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  13. Love those tulips - they are GORGEOUS!

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  14. Our dog-walking mantra is "It's a walk, not a sniff!", but the dogs don't pay any attention to us!

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  15. The squirrels eat your tulips? Oh, man. That makes me sad. Mine hide under the flowers and they sometimes drink from the flowers, but they don't eat them. I'd be mad if they did.

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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