My Dog Leads Two Lives

My Dog Leads Two Lives
I've learned not to worry. I know he'll be back.

Friday, January 20, 2012

K-9 Town and the Naughty Puppies

After returning from the obedience training school we sat for awhile. I wanted Omar and Rottweiler Brady to stay so I kept the conversation going. To hold their interest I talked about K-9 Town's beginning when Brady became the pack's professor. He was surprised at how much I knew. They just listened. Imagine this....
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Was a balmy

dark September day
In K-9 Town, USA.

The Elders were hunting
and harvesting food
the puppies, of course
were at play.

Now what’s wrong with this picture?
I said “September day”
the puppies should be in training
but the teacher’s gone away.

Boy, oh boy, how they loved it
but, the Elders could certainly see
they were getting into more mischief
and wilder than they should be.

We have to find a new teacher
the last one won’t be back
he left to help some kin folk
he had to leave the pack.

Now Omar Blue was thoughtful
remembering back a ways
when Rottweiler Brady had told him
about his teaching days.
So he went to talk to Brady
who’d just married Sophie Jean
and asked if he would help out
he and his poodle queen.

Brady was so excited
cause teaching was his second love
he’d do the job
with Sophie’s help
and some from the Gods above.

The Elders held a town meeting
everything was gonna be great
cause Professor Brady
and Sophie Jean
would keep those puppies straight.

Meanwhile at the edge of town
under The Big Oak Tree
the puppies sat
and talked about
how great it was to be free!
There was puppy Dumplin
and puppy Joe
and puppy Terror too
and also the triplet Chihauhaus
puppy Lee, puppy Lii and puppy Luu.
          
The Chihuahuas were pretty special
and never seen apart
as soon as one
would say a word
the other two would start.

They became the yapping leaders
since it was always three to one
the others took to listening
cause nothing else could be done.

“Let’s get the other puppies”
said leaders Lee, Lii and Luu
“Make um come
quick as they can
we’ve got some news for you.”

When the other pups
got to the tree
the triplets told what they’d heard
that rottie Brady
would be the new teacher
now wasn’t that absurd?

We’ll have a ball
in training this fall
not gonna listen
“neither”
we’ll run and skip
and play in class
he won’t do nothing
“either”.

 

When the first day came for training
not a puppy brought a book
he asked them “Why?”
They did not lie
just gave a funny look.

Then Lee, Lii and Luu got busy
even had the nerve to stand
said “We pups have had a meeting
we don’t need no teacher’s hand.”

Professor Brady gave a look
they’d never seen before
he said, “You three
you come with me”
and headed for the door.

Lee, Lii and Luu got up
 but slowly
with fear the others could see
they’d already said too much today
sure sounds that way to me.

Brady spoke to them real softly
said, “I know the leaders
you three
but, don’t you come
into my class
and think you’ll interrupt me.

We’re put here by the Elders

 me and Ms. Sophie Jean
gonna teach you
either way we can
can be nice
or we can be mean.
 
Now Lee, Lii and Luu
git in there
and show how smart leaders do
just listen to your teachers
and they’ll be good to you.”

Lee, Lii and Luu
went back to class
each quickly took their seat
sat up so nice and straight this time
couldn’t even see their feet.

“What happened”, asked
cocker puppy Joe
“What did he do out there?”

 “He gave a speech
about how they’d teach
said we’d better all beware.

He also made us leaders
so listen to what we say
you don’t wanna go
outside with him
cause Professor Brady don’t play!”
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The story I've just told is an excerpt from Omar Blue and K-9 Town, USA. Hope you enjoyed another portion of my true tales.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Omar Blue, the Professor and Obedience Training

Omar Blue 

I was sitting with my Omar Blue
And his good friend Rottweiler Brady
That's Professor Brady from K-9 Town
 Here he is with Sophie, his lady.
 
K-9 Town, USA teachers


The professor and the schoolmarm
The canine teachers there
Though survival is the major
Other subjects aren’t rare.

We were trying to think of a brand new way
To let people parents know
If their loving pets are causing despair
There are places they can go.

I let those two, talk me into
Taking them for a ride
They had to see if these places exist
Couldn’t wait to get inside.

I had called my good friend Patti K.
Who heads a special place
Where they teach doggie obedience
She said she’d save us a space.

When we got there they had started
We thought that very good
This way we could see if the training
Was going as it should.

Look at that well trained Doberman (Omar’s idea)
He wasn’t always this way
Training at Richmond Dog Obedience Club
Made the difference, like night and day.
No favoritism Omar, lol 


Now where’s Professor Brady
We haven’t seen him for awhile
There he is sitting with the trainers
Observing their teaching style.

Trainer with Trainer, how kool


Okay you two, it’s time to go
There’s nothing else to see
Except for that group over there
They look familiar to me.
 
Think she remembers us?


They were at your Christmas Party!!
Omar!!

How could this be
It can’t be just coincidence
Well I’m pretending I don’t see.

When I took them home they were happy
But the word must still be spread
Don’t ever give up on your pet
Do obedience training instead.
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A special thanks to Richmond Dog Obedience Club for the pictures and their hard work towards keeping “families” together. For more information about one of the oldest, award winning, canine obedience and agility clubs in Richmond, Virginia go to http://www.rdoc.org/.

I still can't figure out how Omar managed to get some of his pack members into the obedience class. Maybe he'll tell me one day....