Friday, December 11, 2009

Obstinate

Yesterday mom and I went to visit grandma and grandpa! It was fun but I had to perform while I was there - you know, once people think you are smart and clever, they never stop demanding to see your new tricks and such. Well some times a dog has to put his paw down:






Today was sunny but still very cold. Mom took me outside after lunch and we did some dogwalks and went out around cones and did the weaves a few times for fun (the ground was rock hard so no jumping). While we were out there, we heard this noise and I barked and mom looked up and there was a flock of about 50 sandhill cranes flying over our house! Wow! Mom started jumping up and down and yelling and pointing at the sky! I thought she was having some sort of fit - I mean they're just some birds after all! But she was really excited because she had never seen a sandhill crane in her life and to have them fly right over our house - and they were calling and making such a racket. (Here's a link to what they sound like). Mom thought it was just so cool!

Gotta zoom!

Ricky

13 comments:

Marie said...

I just got the best chuckle watching you NOT do tricks. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Sara said...

I don't think I've ever heard you bark Ricky! At least not that much :) Silly boy.

I think you were saying, "Why don't YOU roll over mom? Then, still give ME the treat!"

Diana said...

Thats to funny!! Diana

Kathy said...

my dogs are with Ricky, once in awhile you have to hold out on the tricks so no one starts to take them for granted. He is a very smart sheltie! The barking is adorable ;-).

Nat said...

LOL, you are funny Ricky! The sandhill cranes sound so cool, glad that your mom got to see them!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

So, your trikhk was to imitate a Siberian Husky!?!

Well done!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Tank woo fur sharing the Sandhill Khrane sound!

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

You have mom crackin up again. Send those birds this way. I think Maisie would like to bark at them.
your pal, Morgan

Dawn said...

You are SOOOOO funny Ricky! A guy's got to control what a guy can control...right? And how smart to do it in front of witnesses!

Katie and I are very glad your Mom got to see the Sandhill Cranes! We were going to tell you to tell her to come up for a visit this summer and we'd go find some. Don't they make the coolest sound when they fly! They are amazing birds and We're very very happy you got to see them. You can still come visit though!

Ludo van Doggy said...

hm, now why does that look familiar....
hehehe!
Mum says your bark is a lot less annoying than mine.
Those Cranes sound cool. Lucky Mom and you to get to see them.
~lickies, Ludo

Cool Design Shelties said...

A typical example of stage fright ;o)))) You're soooo funny Ricky! :o)

//Bente

Orable said...

Hi Ricky - always a pleasure to watch you whirling the fur! Have a wonderful Christmas!

puppy love from Orable for Charlie's DogBlog

Lian said...

Ricky is so funny. I just loved him barking at you, sounded like, " roll over, really?".

Johann The Dog said...

BOL!! Performing on command, so tough :) Hey Ricky, notice your starting to bark at your Mum when she wants you to do tricks, love it!! Shows lots of enthusiasm :) And those cranes so cool, good herding material - they make a pawsome sound!