Sit, stay, and come

Three of the most important commands are COME, then SIT, then STAY.  If done correctly , one can get the resulting photo of two dogs waiting for a snack.  But unfortunately that result is not common enough.  It takes a lot of work and constant  bribes to train up a dog.

I remember when Katie was an infant.  Her grandmother got a puppy when she was two weeks old.  I remember going with her and Maggie to pick up Bridget number 1.  And we worked hard at the commands of sit and stay.   Katie grew up with the puppy.  We all have fond memories of her walking around the yard at Grandma’s house holding a cookie above her head.  That was the only way she could eep the dog from eating it.  

By the time Kate a year old, she had those commands down solid.  Coming out of a grocery store, I would place Kate at the curb an say “SIT” and “STAY”.  It was wonderful, the kid was safe while I put groceries in the car.  Other people were not so impressed.  I remember one woman telling me very indignantly “That is a baby, not a dog.  You should be ashamed of yourself”.  Wish I had been quick enough to reply  “Really, that’s a baby?  I was ripped off, the breeder told me it was a golden hair pup.”  

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Author: Heres to ART not Cockroaches

Welcome to my life. My life as a mom is changing as the kids grow up, leave home, and build their own lives. This gives me a chance to rebuild myself as an artist, develop a spiritual path, and most fun of all, start going out on dates with my husband. Come here the stories about the small things in life that can make one very happy. Dogs running on a beach, great breakfast dates, kids and their adventures, and my own adventures in this wacky life. I'll share some of my progress in learning art while juggling a full time job as an engineer. And best of all, it's a chance for me to practice writing stories while keeping in touch with my kids. I look forward to hearing from you. Comments, thoughts, and invitations to meet for coffee are all welcomed. Enjoy the stories.

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