Sunday, September 5, 2021

Writers' Pantry 86: Pet Training

Hello, Word Artists and Admirers! My dog Kit has quite a personality. I think he thinks the only reason he has to wear a leash is to keep me and my husband from getting lost when Kit goes on walks. Lately he’s taken to trying to get us to change the path of his afternoon walks, if the sweet old retirees he loves visiting aren’t around to spoil greet him on his morning walk. We usually let him get away with it. He’s been a bit moody since Darling Eldest went back to campus and it cheers him up. Did you ever have a pet that tried training you too?

We still don't let him get out of taking a bath.
He has Definite Opinions about baths.

Next Wednesday Rosemary asks us to create a poem or story from a journal entry (or several). If you don’t keep journals, try your old emails. If all else fails, write about keeping or not keeping a journal.

Now it’s on to the pantry! I’ll take your old and new pieces, both poetry and prose, fiction and non-fiction. Do be sure to keep your prose pieces to 369 words or fewer, and just one entry per person please. 



23 comments:

  1. I've had more cats than dogs. Cats are experts at training humans.

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    1. LOL, so I've heard! I wish my allergies would allow me to have one in my home too. Kit seems to get along quite well with cats.

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  2. I love it when a dog has a distinct or unique personality, i.e. more than being dutiful and loyal. Your Kit sounds like fun. :)

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    1. LOL, he is! He's the biggest diva. Our Kit has been known to flop down in front of total strangers, belly up, waving a paw, if he feels he hasn't been given enough adoration. I imagine him speaking in Patrick Stewart's voice, "Do not be shy, citizen! We give you leave to rub the royal belly."

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  3. Dear Ron., I can't figure out how to comment on your piece – but it was lots of fun to read, and clever.

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    1. I echo Rosemary's comment. I loved reading your poem. You have the most wonderful "style" about you.

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  4. I've never had a dog but I dream of one just the right cocoa colour, that I might call him Koffee

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    1. That's a cute name! LOL, both our dogs had names that originate with anime (my husband and I are very big dorks).

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  5. Good day, folks!
    My dad once had a black mongrel which was used to guard his worksite. I have never seen a more loyal and courageous dog.

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    1. My first corgi was a valiant girl. Lit is more of a lover than a fighter.

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  6. We have two cats who allow us to share their home. Our boy cat is self-centered and needy; our girl cat is fastidious and independent....not unlike sme couples I know!! I played with idioms for some prose today. I hope it doesn't bore you. It's a beautiful Sunday in my world -- I hope it is the same in yours!

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    1. It was a delightful read! Our Sunday was lovely.

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  7. Kit is such a hoot. I miss having a furry family member. Maybe one day...

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  8. I have an 11 month old Border collie mix in training now. It's more about training me than him! Especially since the Positive Reinforcement method is new since I've had a puppy. Or, if not new, used by trainers more. The cats are more apt to train me to their time schedule.

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    1. Border Collies are smart as recall... LOL, which always makes them a bit more of a challenge to train.

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  9. Could I borrow your Kit, Rommy? I pledge daily belly rubs and treats!
    It's been too many years and I miss our dogs and their personalities.

    I submitted more of a "day at the farm." I hope it fits for everyone.

    Cheers!

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    1. Kit would be delighted to take any and all offered bellyrubs. :)

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  10. Hi Rommy, Hello all! Here’s a little jabberwalkie logic. Don’t ask me, not certain I know?

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    1. Sometimes the muse is in a whimsical mood. It happens often to me. :D

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  11. Hello Writers! I posted an oldie from 2013 .... I love trains, love writing about them! Cheers to a good week.

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    1. This was a really sweet piece to read. I missed it the first time around so I'm glad you shared it.

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