Friday, August 3, 2012

You idiot

Today I am thankful that I have friends who aren't afraid to tell me when I'm being an idiot. Sometimes I think living alone and having no one to talk things through with on a daily basis is warping my brain.

Pippi is only a good listener when I'm rubbing her belly, but she's not so good at giving advice.

Speaking of Pippi, we had another training class last night, at which Instructor Ryan kept telling me, "she's really improving." (each time he said it, I wanted to cry happy tears). Ryan always brings one of his dogs and last night he brought his pit bull, who weighs twice as much as Pippi. At one point, after she growled at him a few times, he snarled at her and she backed down. I gave him a treat to thank him. She got to the point where she and the two other dogs were playing nice together ON leash. It's the little things in life. She CAN be taught!

Next Thursday is our last puppy class and this Saturday we're starting the intermediate classes. Ryan thinks she's ready.

So, to sum up: My dog is smarter than me.



  1. Big day for Pippi! That's so awesome that she's improving! Did you ask Instructor Ryan how long until she can run with you?

  2. I'm so glad to hear that! Yay Pippi! So I'll take the "my friends are smart and I should listen to them" statement to mean you ate dinner last night after all?

  3. I'm glad to hear that Pippi is improving!

  4. I am guessing that there is a good story behind the whole "I am an idiot" thing? :)

  5. Yay, glad she's improving:) It helps so much to have a well trained dog, not that mine are, but it helps:)

  6. That's great that she is improving! Is this Ryan single or cute?