I wish you could have been here.
I don't normally post on Sunday's but last night, while my parents-in-law and sister-in-law and nieces were all here I had a Cesar moment.
It was like, suddenly, I became the trained professional. I was the Alpha Dog, and Kona was my show dog.
All eyes were on her, and I had the nightly doggy treat. I made her sit and stay. I made her jump. She did 'shake', and 'gentle' (when eating a tiny treat out of my hand) and then, THEN! she did this little turn thing that I have never taught her to do!
All eyes were on me. My Mother in law kept saying "She is just the best dog! She is just the smartest dog!" Honestly, I didn't even think she liked dogs.
My nieces kept saying, "You trained her! It's amazing!"
And I kept thinking, It is amazing! It really is!
Y'all, Kona is the dumbest Australian Shepherd I have ever had the pleasure to meet. She is cute, and she loves me above all others, which is both completely sweet and totally annoying, but she is the most neurotic animal on the face of the earth. She drives me insane every. single. blessed. day.
She is smart, but her neurosis makes her forget her wits.
But on Saturday night, it was glorious. This evening I tried to reenact, on video, her amazing talent. But it isn't the same at all.
I guess you just had to be there.
Click on the middle of camera above for video.
Disclaimer: In order to get this video we had to do a couple of takes. In one she wouldn't stay. In the other she refused to lay down, and on the other she kept jumping and missing her treat....I was feeling a little disappointed, but in the end she pulled through.
La Vida Dulce!
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Posted by Kellie at 4:52 PM