Saturday, April 06, 2013

Mabel Speak

I've come to realize that there is a whole language my dog and I share....commands I give her based on what she perceives the meaning to be. I thought it would be fun to write them down, just in case any of Mabel's Creek Aunties or Uncles need a reference!
I love this photo of Mabel at Dirty Creek so much, I had it made into a phone cover... she's staring at Hank and Sue just off camera and looks so majestic! 

My Commands (Requests?) / Mabel's Actions
  • Go / Walk
  • Go GO GO!! / Walk faster
  • WAIT! / Walk slower
  • Stop / Walk very slowly until Mom reaches me
  • Come HERE! / Run away
  • I'm LEAVING! (Turn and go my own way) / Run to Mom NOW!
  • Stay / Look to Mom and continue on
  • Sit / Stand still
  • Use your steppie (steps to ease her getting in bed)/ Leap on the bed and prove I don't need a steppie
  • Down / Lay down (Hey, she has to do one right!)

 Geez, I'm a terrible dog trainer!


Dexter said...

You forgot "No!" which means "not when Momma is looking."


Linda@VS said...

Maybe you need a secondary command, like the one I have to use for Levi. I say, "Sit!" and he ignores me. Then I say, "What'd I say?" and he sits. I think it's kind of like pressing "enter."

Great picture of Mabel!

Ruby said...

OMD!! Mabel, you and I speak the SAME LANGUAGE!! BOL
Oh, and you forgot 'move', which means 'walk in front of Mom, and try and trip her..."
I loved this post!!

Millie and Walter said...

That is pretty funny. Millie is working on her own set of non commands too.


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

BOL - very funny - AND sounds very familiar.

That IS one very beautiful photo of Mabel.

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Unknown said...

I love your commands and suddenly realised that we used some of them when Laura was around. :)

Snowbrush said...

Yeah, stop means walk slower--I know that one.

rottrover said...

BOL!! We all can relate!!