Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Canine Play, Sheltie Style

By Belle, the Sheltie Princess




Chase your big sisters up the hill at the back of the pasture even if you are 12 years old, deaf and arthritic and they are only about 9 and 11 years old, not arthritic, and three times as big as you.

Bark at them loudly and continuously. It doesn’t matter that you are deaf and they are not. In fact, that’s good because then you won’t annoy yourself with your barking and you will annoy the hearing-abled sisters.

This will get one of them to turn around and play bow at you.

In true Princess style, acknowledge the bow with just a slight nod of the head.

Brush past them and continue up hill, ignoring any entreaties to play.

At top of hill, sit nicely next to She Who Opens Doors And Cans.

Watch haughtily as one big sister turns her attention to the other big sister.

Wait until the two big sisters are thoroughly engaged in play, and then.....
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Run up behind them, and .....

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BITE ONE OF THEM ON THE TAIL!


If this doesn’t get their attention, repeat.

If they still don’t notice you, do it a third time – harder!

RUN, with both sisters hot in pursuit.

Step sideways just as they catch up to you, so they tumble right over each other all the way down the hill.

Daintily, with long aristocratic nose in the air, execute your model’s runway walk back down the path.

Snicker to yourself as the two oafs give themselves a shake and brush themselves off.

Silly cows……er, collies.

Such rifraf.

Collies drool, Shelties rule.

Tee hee hee hee.

5 comments:

cheryl said...

she really is a gorgeous girl..she has the right to act like a diva

turtlegardens said...

I am sitting at my 'puter chuckling out loud surrounded by all my furry friends and I really needed a laugh today. Thank you Belle for making my day!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Jean... That is just TOO funny!!! I can just imagine sweet, gentle, dignified little Belle, the singing sheltie, the lap cuddler, the PERFECT angel (although she does have that alligator side to her when treats are involved) craftily planning the whole escapade, executing it flawlessly, then batting her beautiful eyes, hiding a smirk and and saying "who me?" Anyone who doesn't understand the joy of a senior animal hasn't met Belle! I say, "seniors rule!", and a senior sheltie... well, it doesn't get better than that!

Thanks for the laugh, yet again!
Deb

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Belle, do you know how very fortunate you are to have landed where you are??

I suspect you do, but being a Sheltie Princess you can't possibly let your human and other 4 leggeds know, so you have to be in charge of all them and keep them on their toes....

Too funny Jean, thanks. And having seen Belle's model catwalk in person, I know EXACTLY what you're talking about!

Sharon

Sherri said...

Hahaha! That made my morning. :) I love posts about Belle.

I gotta get me a sheltie some day!