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Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :

She is way too big for this.
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
Train her now, or you'll never have peace!

How to do that? I have no idea. But I bet at least one person here does. [Smile]
Posted by Patsy (Member # 5699) on :
Or your lap is too small. [Smile]
Posted by ElJay (Member # 6358) on :

(Edit: I suppose I shouldn't laugh, as I'm so flippin' allergic to her.)

[ January 11, 2005, 07:31 PM: Message edited by: ElJay ]
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
You're allergic to your sister? Which one of you had to sleep in the garage?
Posted by Kayla (Member # 2403) on :
Have you considered an electronic dog collar? [Wink]
Posted by mackillian (Member # 586) on :
For her SISTER?!
Posted by ElJay (Member # 6358) on :
Dana did.
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
Smokey almost never tries to climb on laps. Bob had her pretty well trained to stay off furniture, too. She’s just very needy this week and <oof> very big.
Posted by Dagonee (Member # 5818) on :
Is she adjusted to her new surroundings yet? She can't be used to the cold, that's for sure.
Posted by ElJay (Member # 6358) on :
So is this thread title going through everyone else's head to the tune of Frosty the Snowman? I know dkw did it on purpose, but I don't know if it will only work on family members, or if everyone is cursed with it.
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
She absolutely loves the snow. It was so funny to watch her the first day after the big fall (20 inches). She went bounding around the yard with this big grin on her face, dived head first into drifts, bounded some more, rolled around in it, and then lay down so just her head stuck up above the surface.
Posted by Shigosei (Member # 3831) on :
"Only you can prevent forest fires" is what got triggered for me.
Posted by Bob_Scopatz (Member # 1227) on :
dkw has only herself to blame. Smokey was perfectly happy to sit on the floor near the computers nudging people's mouse hand when she wanted attention. Now...she's learned that she has to climb into Dana's lap to get sufficient attention.


Maybe I should try that.


<climbs into Dana's lap>
Posted by Dan_raven (Member # 3383) on :
I'd bet she just doesn't like cold weather. We know Bob doesn't.
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
“Nudging people’s mouse hand” = “putting her nose under your wrist and throwing it back with all her strength, causing your hand to flip over her head and land in ‘petting position’ on her neck.” At least with her in my lap I can actually work.

Except that I can’t see the screen.
Posted by Zeugma (Member # 6636) on :
[Big Grin] What kind of dog is she? And how old?
Posted by dkw (Member # 3264) on :
Chow-Golden Retriever. Six.

And I know exactly who to blame: the person she’s been whining for since Friday.

[ January 11, 2005, 08:54 PM: Message edited by: dkw ]
Posted by vwiggin (Member # 926) on :
Awwww.... how can you say no to that face?

And that Smokey looks pretty cute too. [Wink]
Posted by signal (Member # 6828) on :
I don't know why, but when I first saw the topic, I read it as "smoking laptop" and thought, hmm, that can't be good.
Posted by whiskysunrise (Member # 6819) on :
I also read it as smoking laptop.

We had a dalmation that would get on the furniture. We found that if we put a stuffed animal on the floor for her to lay on it kept her off the couch. You could try this. Hope it helps.

Very cute picture by the way.

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