The stomping ground of Ramsay the Dachshund!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

mission: accomplished!

dear diary,

while i was at the hot dog festival, my friend rosie taught me a trick that i could use to get my tennis ball back from mom and dad - HYPNOSIS!  see, i cuddle with mom and dad while watching tv, and lots of times they'll fall asleep.  so i close my eyes and pretend that i'm asleep too!  well, rosie told me to whisper to mom and dad while they're asleep so they would give me my ball back!  it didn't work on mom - she sleep-talks, and we ended up talking about the circus instead of my ball!  dad responded better after i put my paws on his lips to stop his snoring - then he could hear me!  when dad woke up, he tipped the ball off the table and onto the floor, where bigbluedragon (BBD) could swoop down and lay on top of it for me so.  now that's teamwork!

-ramsay

5 comments:

Kerri said...

R, I'm not sure if you have your pawrents well trained or if y'all are just mistaken about how "fetch" is played ...

docsdox said...

K: BOL! (bark out loud!) this is just dad trying to get me used to catching/stopping the ball with my mouth and front paws. it looks like 'reverse-fetch though, huh? check out the middle or so of this vid to watch me fetch for real! (a note from docsdox: you may have to cut and paste into your browser address bar...)

http://docsdox2010.blogspot.com/2011/03/tennis-anyone.html

...oh, and btw - i DO have my parents trained really well! that was part of the hypnosis thing! ;)

-R

Amy said...

Congrats on getting your tennis ball back Ramsay!!

I too love tennis balls... I love to pull all of the green fuzzy stuff off and then crack open the rubber ball to look for my prize. No one has ever told me there are actual prizes in there, but I think everything should have a prize inside, don't you?? No tennis ball is safe til I get my prize... and maybe not even after:)

Happy play time:)

*Jasper

AMY ANN said...

Life wouldn't be the same without a tennis ball in it. I love the way you lay there and toss the ball while your parents fetch it. Way to go. Maybe I can train my parents to do that.

docsdox said...

JASPER: whaaaaaaaaat?! a PRIZE? dad and mom never told me about a prize inside! no wonder they take the ball away from me so much! they've been holding out! i'll have to get BBD to help me crack one of those balls open - he's got big teeth, being a dragon and all...

AMY ANN: BOL! THANKS! it's easy to train parents to do just about anything. most times all i need to do is open my eyes reeeeeeally wide and tilt my head. this time i used hypnosis while they were asleep (actually it was more dad than mom - she sleep-talks, so it's hard to hypnotize her). =)