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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Uncooperation

Tucker looks at camera, plus Lucy Okay, yes.

I finally went to see Diane the Doggroomer last Friday.

Did you see how white my face was in that last post?

Except for the red at my mouth.

This picture has even more.

It comes and goes. It bothers the Human Assistant but not me. My dokker doesn't know what to say about it.

H.A. thinks it's like when a dog licks an uncomfortable spot. Then it turns brown. Does anydoggy else have this? Around their mouth?

Actually, it does bother me because H.A. tries to rub it off. And he says it works, a little bit.

Anyway.  We have been studying hard for a class we're taking.  Cooperating for Photos 1 at the Stormy Zoluschka Kryschtal School of Siberian Studies!

The first lesson about cooperating for photos was, Don't cooperate!  The second was, Cooperate if you want to!

Of course Sinjin and I had an instinct about these ideas. But it's very good to have them stated. And to practice them!

Sinjin looks at camera, plus Tucker and Gremlin
Cooperate?
Gremlin laughs, plus Tucker and Sinjin
::giggle::  ::snork::
Tucker looks over his shoulder, Gremlin & Sinjin smile
That's a good one!


Now, Lucy is a different matter. She's one (or two) of those breeds that likes to do what humans say.

But around here there are no ducks or geese for her to retrieve like a good little hunter's helper. (Too bad she didn't get that home by the lake!)

So instead she wants to sniff things. Especially under them. So it's hard for the H.A. to get her to pose. Or she wants to hang around him. Too close for his crummy camera to focus.

So Lucy doesn't have an instinct for uncooperation. But her other instincts make her uncooperative for photos! Which is just as good in this case.

Lucy sniffs under rocks
Lucy, smell the lilacs!
Lucy looks up
Huh?
Lucy sniffs flower
Good girl!
Lucy looks at camera
Huh?


Notice that somedoggy old ... I mean, experienced ... snuck into all four of those pictures of Lucy!

Stormy made another point today.  Keep the bipeds working for it!  It's like a game of Simon says.  Only the human doesn't speak dog.  And the Sibe has selective hearing.  

If they don't ask you to stay out of the way, well....

If they want a picture of you smelling a flower, you could maybe just look at it.

Tucker looks toward fence
Smell the flowers?
Tucker looks at lilacs
I guess I could look....
Gremlin looks at lilacs
Me too.
Sinjin looks at lilacs
Me three!


Hey!  You two don't have to put your nose on it just 'cause he said to!

::sigh::  Well, that works to keep the human guessing, anyway.

I can't wait for Stormy to give us another lesson!

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Gremlin's paw, Sinjin's ear, Tucker's tail

Paw, Ear, Tail ... PET!

8 comments:

The Army of Four said...

REALLY good job! I'm so proud of you guys. I especially like the "PET" shot. Very artsy!
Tail wags,
Storms

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Storms is SUCH a great teacher!

We all learned so furry much from her!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: My mom is looking furward to getting her brown beans next week!

Minky said...

You look great, Mr. Tucker!! I hope you were nice to Ms. Diane.

My tongue hangs out of the side of my mouth most of the time, so my mom has noticed that I'm a bit reddish there. My brother, Moey, has red stains under his eyes, around his mouth, and on his left knee (which he sometimes licks) and they're darn visible because he's a white dog.

Mom used to put something called Angels' Glow in a bit of wet food and feed it to Moey. It contains Tylosin, an animal antibiotic. The stains all went away after a while. But mom decided it wasn't such a great idea to give him small daily amounts of antibiotics so she stopped, and the stains came back. Now she just tries to clean him with eye wipes.

She heard that putting a little bit of vinegar or sugar-free Sprite in the doggies' water would also take away the stains, but she's never tried that.

scierzan said...

I love the PET shot! It's very cool and artistic...

diane

Holly said...

You are all doing a fabulous job!! I love cute little crooked nosed Gremlin!!! She does a great job for for her age!!! What a wonderful Sibe and teacher for the others she is!

Holly

Kapp pack said...

When I had a red mouth I was trying to scratch at an abcessed tooth....

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

The Army of Four said...

Hi Tucker! I'm tagging you in a new game today!
Love,
Ammy

Thor said...

You've got the non-cooperation thing down to a science! We're tagging you, by the way!

Woos,
Thor