Saturday, September 18, 2010

Quick Mick's tricks

Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Hunter now Mick Update

A happy tail from Hunter, now Mick, from Red Lake Rosie's Rescue. Mick came in with a "brother" as a stray. His tongue had been partially burned possibly from ingesting some strong chemicals. Sounds like Mick is living the good life now complete with homemade baguettes.

Thought I would send you an update on Mick. I am not sure you would recognize him. He has a sunny, bright, zany personality and we love him. Although we affectionately refer to him as "Mick the Dick".

We discovered over the 4th of July that he loves to swim. Last weekend my husband and I took him canoeing with us. The picture below was taken just before he jumped out of the canoe. He can swim really really fast when a canoe is chasing him. (Don't worry we figured he would jump and were prepared).

Mick and I are taking obedience classes and he is the worst behaved, I struggle between being mortified and laughing til the tears run down my cheeks. Last Monday, my niece, who is going to cooking school, left me a baguette she had made. Mick not only ate the baguette but managed to find two bags of doggie treats and ate all those too.....

Unfortunately, this occurred between 4-5 p.m. and we had obedience class at 6:30. We were supposed to be working on heel but old Mick was not interested in treats cause his tummy was all nice and full.

We were sent to a quiet corner of the store to work on heeling but it involved crossing the main aisle of Petco. Before I could blink, Mick slipped out of his collar and headed for freedom and the front door. The dog trainer was hot on his heels. Just short of the door Mick turned saw the dog trainer (with the bag of treats) and reversed direction at top speed. He always comes that way but stops just short of bowling you over and throws himself on the ground at your feet. The week before he knocked the entire little barrier they put up around the lesson area over.

I can't be mad at him because he does everything with such joy. He's just one big happy guy. He has learned a lot of things, sit, down, off, no, out, walk, swim, chill, go to bed and we are working on stay and come. We love him to death.


Marci & Tom said...

What a great story! I laughed at all of it; his nickname, his antics,etc. We adopted Molly from RLR and she sound just like Mick...We have considered obedience classes as well, but Molly has a very protective side, so not sure how she would do. Otherwise, we also can only laugh when we see her destruction. She deliberately takes things she know she shouldn't have so we have to chase her or give treats so she doesn't ruin them. Have fun with your adorable dog! Tom & Marci

Jo Tallchief said...

Ohhhh, do I know what you mean. I have 2 pets that will stop what they're doing when I say, "STOP!!" And one that looks at me like, "I'm sorry you're mad. Maybe you should take 5." But they are so content in their lives that it's hard to get too disgusted. :) Great story! (Now I know why sometimes I find a lone person and dog way back in the aisles of petco ^_^)


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