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Friday, January 14, 2011
Sunday, April 11, 2010
They are the same age and are the very very best of friends.
I just thought I'd post a little update. All is well in the world of Dexter.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Dexter the Destroyer!
So today I thought I'd wrap a Christmas gift. What? Yes that is correct. It is October 8th and I am packing to leave town and I sat down and finished a pair of gift socks and decided to wrap them. Call me crazy...
Dexter said.. "oh goody goody.. what is she doing..?" He proceeded to get right in the middle of it all and sniff smell and bite the ribbons and bows.
I got to thinking that we are in for big trouble this year with the Holiday Items...
And he just looks up like..."What?"
Friday, September 11, 2009
Dex now has a bit of a criminal record. The paper I got in the mail from the Police department, animal control division states that someone has complained of his barking. Would have been nice to get a little note from them so I could look into it. But that is okay. I had to buy a bark collar.
We had it on tonight and watched the reaction after two barks. It was a bit more than I can stand, so you know, that was the end of the session. Although I have to say he was a non barker for the rest of the night. Maybe he is smarter than we think. Well, of course he is. So it is back to the crate from 8-5 four days a week for Dex, and when he wants to hunt flies, and chase the sprinklers it is bark collar training. Ugh.. I just have a childish juvenile reaction right now and that is to glare and pout at all the neighbors.
The law says he can't bark for more than 20 minutes consecutively, or intermittently for one hour. I suppose I could document and allow that. I actually think that law is a bit over generous as I don't want to hear another dog bark for that long even my own. It grates my nerves. I do aim to be a good owner/neighbor and train my dog. Dex never barked for more than 5 minutes when I am home as I go out and get him, I either stop him or bring him in.
Dex's side of the story....
"Lies.. Lies... I was framed!! Those kids hang over the fence and taunt me and I just want to play and chase them. And the neighbors across the fence have a big hunting dog that is off leash all the time. I have no choice but to sound the tattle tale alarm. I have this big big voice and I plan on using it.