Thursday, April 30, 2020

Trying To Behave by Lee

Dear Pals,

I am trying really, really hard to be a good girl. I have always tried hard, but as I am maturing, I am trying much harder. I am 10 now, and am a wise and beautiful girl.

My peeps, have clearly lost their minds being at home for almost 7 weeks now, and have been doing some off leash training with me. There are a lot of rules about this, but so far I have been successful enough.

Last weekend, we went on a long pack walk. As we got back close to the house, the Man decided to let me drag my leash and walk down the road (actually it was Phod's leash because mine carries the poop bags, so they took Phod off leash and put me on his, and let me drag it).

Walking down the road, dragging Phod's leash

I was doing a really good job until that darn Red John (one of the little red squirrels that lives on our property) yelled at me. He said some nasty HBO things. I of course had to go put him in his place. 

I was very good. I did pause when my Man told me to stop.

Proof I paused

 Lady would point out, I wasn't going to go far, because Red John went up the tree and I would have just tried to climb the tree (that is one of my talents).

The Man having to come and get me

In the end, the Man had to come into the bush and get me. I was disappointed he didn't let me climb the tree. However, I must have done an ok enough job because my peeps did some more training later in the day (it involved a lot of cookies - it was great).

Leading the Man out of the bush - I am sure he would have gotten lost without me! 

Hope you are all safe and well.

Living her best life,

Hailey Bug


  1. training with cookies IS SUPER GREAT. da nelly is the student of da day , he chewed a hole in the jacket of the mama to get all da treats...I give him an A for that trick

  2. Hari OM
    BOL - oh Hailey, if nothing else you are keeping your sense of humour and that, my dear dog, is ESSENTIAL SERVICE!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. You should go chasing squirrels more, if cookies are the end result!

  4. Dilly Dog writing: Hailey, I understand completely about squirrels. They are so rude and so full of themselves and they need to be put in their place. They are slow learners. You can chase them up a tree like 100 times and they still don't get it.

  5. Dat are great Hailey you did a pawesome job!! I fink all of us would has a hard time just letting dat squirrel get away wif dat ;)

    Matt (& Matilda)

  6. Hailey, that was a great post. You are doing brilliantly.
    Well done all round and more treats for Hailey please!

  7. It sounds like you are doing a great job learning to be off leash Hailey. Those squirrels are always trying to mess things up for us dogs.

  8. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh Lee my black velvety beauty...tis a long and winding road...with surprises like Red John the tree Rat. I think all in all you did very well; however, I'd love to see you climb a tree...shhhhh don't tell lady and man I said that. Your snow is MIA
    Hugs cecilia

  9. Good Girl! Only supersmartspecial dogs learn off-leash stuff!

  10. I wish my mom would let me off-leash but it will never happen. Bummer that you didn't get to climb the tree after Red John. That sounds like it would have been fun!

  11. Well, couldn't let that squirrel get away with that. We understand.

  12. Well done Hailey!! just HAVE TO!

  13. We think you did a great job Hailey...After all,it WAS a squirrel...and you paused!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  14. Leave it to the Evil Squirrel Cartel to try to get you in trouble!

  15. I thinks you did FABulously Hailey! I thinks it was a huge win....I thinks the peeps can forgive you goin' after that tree rat, I means, you DID pause after all! THAT is a win in my book! (I wouldn't have even done THAT!) BOL!
    and extra treaties are always a win!
    Ruby ♥

  16. Training wif cookies is da best kind!

  17. Way to show off how disciplined you are! Those darn tree rats make for some rough off leash sessions. We're with you...tree climbing is necessary around those rotten guys.

  18. You are doing well Lee! Can't let them get too confident ha ha
    Mabel & Hilda


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