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.....
Run up behind them, and .....
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.
Collies drool, Shelties rule.
Tee hee hee hee.