Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Finally...Sherman's met his match.

If ever there was a girl for Sherman, it would have to be Dot from the Brat Pack. I watched a video of her playing with her Mom & sister Sam and felt like I was watching a spotted version of my bestest boy. She growls when she plays, she dances around the room with her toy, she snarks at her sister when she gets too close, she's "big boned". They are a match made in heaven.

She's pretty darn cute too! She smiles like Shermie.

On the home front, Lola was again, wonderful in class. She played with a Rotti puppy before going inside and was completely appropriate with him. But then she got all snarky with a very friendly pitbull during class. I can't figure this little girl out. She has improved on some things since last week...her Recalls were better, Stays were much improved, Heeling was good. She doesn't yet have a clear understanding of Heel as a position so we need to work on that and she has a new habit of coming around to sit in Front at the Halts. The highlight of the evening was the Figure 8s. We used people and dogs as posts and her heeling was really great, especially on the outside. I didn't have to ask her to hurry, nor did I have to ask her to slow down on the inside. And when it was our turn to be a post, she gave me stellar attention. During the happy Pitbull's turn, he left position at the Halt and came over to say hello to Lola. She flicked her eyes at him and then right back to staring at me...without me even asking!! No Leave It, no Lola!, no Ready?, no nothing! All on her own. That was huge and she got a giant YES!, lots of rubs and about 20 bites of chicken.

And one final note...our hearts go out to the victims and families of the VA Tech shooting. There are no words to express the sorrow felt around this country today.


Oscar Airedale said...

Yay, way to go Lola! Sounds like you did fantastic. I have class tonight - keep your paws crossed that I can behave well too!

Oscar x

Ruby Bleu said...

Right on Lola! Sounds like you are doing well in class. Keep up the good work...I'm sure it is really hard, but if there is chicken at the end it really IS worth it.

Oh, and don't worry, you are still the Diva!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

PS - Sherman, I think you and Dot make a very cute couple.

Sophie Brador said...

Hey Lola, We thought you'd fled the coop and come to Montreal this morning. We saw a doggie in the park who looked just like you, but not as cute of course so we knew it couldn't be you. She also didn't have a big spot. But for just half a second, we thought it was you!

P.S. Sophie was kinda eyeing up Sherman for her own self, but I guess she can cope without him if he really, truly has his heart set on Dot.

boxerpug said...

Great job for both you and Lola. A victory to celebrate!

Peanut said...

Yeah Lola good job. I think Dot and Sherman are made for each other.

Tadpole said...

Yes, Dot certainly is a catch!

Lola - I hear ya; chicken is worth doing ANYTHING.

Balboa said...

Congrats Lola, you're so smart. Well Dot certainly is a cutie. Wink, wink.......

Frenchie Kisses and winks,

MaPaw said...

Congratulations to Sherman for finding his true love and to Lola for working hard for the chicken.

Fu Fu said...

Oh.. Dot will make such a cute girlfriend for Sherman. :)

~ fufu

Simba said...

Well done Lola. That looks like a match made in heaven.

Simba xx

PiratesGrrl said...

Ever since Sherman left a message for me on my blog I can't get him out of my mind. I just don't know how to tell him how I feel...I don't want to scare him off by being too pushy.

When I came here and saw my picture today my heart started beating like crazy, I wonder if he'll be my date to the Dogs with Blogs Pawty.

Floating on a cloud - Dot

wally said...

Awwww. True love blossoms.

Well done Lola! Being good is always worth a handful of snacks. That's why I do it.