March 30, 2010

White Dog spent all afternoon preparing Quinn for his first night of school tonight. She explained what would be expected. She demonstrated the basic commands: "sit," "come," "wait." She lectured him about his attitude, "For dog's sake, look attentive, respond when you are spoken to, and above all else DON'T pee in the store!" Quinn solemnly listened and made mental notes. Michael set his watch alarm so as to be ready to go on time and we planned on a quick before class dinner. Quinn's leash was laid out and White Dog insisted we brush him so he looked his best. We were all going but thought we would leave Michael and Quinn in the training area while White Dog, Steve and I shopped and visited the birdies and fish. Everyone was so ready! And then, the phone rang. It was Jesse, the trainer, cancelling tonight's class! "Oh geez," White Dog lamented. "This boy is NEVER going to be trained!" Quinn took it calmly and settled in for a nap. "Maybe next week," I said to all and wondering, as they did, what prompted the delay.

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

I guess this will give White Dog a bit more time to tutor Quinn!


Teddy Bear said...

Quinn will have time to learn a few more things from you before going to class next week.:)

Teddy Bear

Scottie the 'Cutie' said...

I think YOU could be the teacher, Siku! You have such great manners and knows so many commands it'll be great to teach Quinn a few tricks before he goes in to class. And when he does go, he wouldn't feel so lost because his big sister taught him those before *grins*


Amy and The House of Cats said...

Don't worry, Quinn will be in class soon enough. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a lack of students - at least around here there are a lot of schools on break so a lot of families out of town.

Prinnie and Digby said...

"Arg", hu Siku? Just when you see the glimmer of hope that your brother will begin his lifelong lessons, they cancel on you! Jessie must have had something really important come up, so be patient my BFF. My foster sister was supposed to be spayed today, but that was canceled AFTER we got there! Must be some magnetic changes in the universe causing all of these postponements!

Love you!

Sagira said...

Oh no...classes got canceled. What a bummer.

Did you get my message about the rescue magnet that you wanted?

Kari in WeHo said...

its such a letdown when something you spent time prepping for gets canceled at the last minute.