Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Scary smart...

My dogs being dogs, they get REALLY EXCITED when it's time to go for a walk. I mean, REALLY EXCITED. I don't like it when Harley especially gets that excited, because I can't seem to break him of the habit of jumping up at me. And I've tried and tried. So, when I'm talking or skyping with someone, and I need to let them know I'm going to be gone for a while because my dogs need to go out, I've gotten in the habit of saying, "The dogs need to go O-U-T." Spelling the word.

It only took a week or so for the dogs to make the connection. I can't even SPELL "Out" around them, they know what it means!

I'm screwed.

But I welcome my Italian Greyhound Overlords. They are easy to please. :)


North said...

Say: "I shall endeavor to entertain the canines in the troposphere to relieve their burdened bladders. What what."

If they catch on to that, well that will be impressive.

Lissa said...

Same thing happened with my little brothers and "ice cream." We went through Spanish, French and Hakka -- may I suggest you start with Italian?

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Synonyms. "I do believe I shall perambulate in a few minutes."

Yes, the dog will learn them, too. At least, if they're anything like blue heelers.

Comrade Misfit said...

"I do believe that it is time to perambulate the poodles" was what my parents would say to one another. When they got up to do it (or told us to do it), we used "walk" so the dogs wouldn't make the connection.