Dog Forced to Sleep on the Couch

Ben and Blue were sleeping on my bed tonight and all was going well, until Ben started passing gas.

If you have never gotten a whiff of gas from a 120 pound Great Pyrenees, let me tell you it can curl the paint off the wall.  It smelled liked a sewage tank was leaking foul odors into the room.

I told Ben, “I love you boy, but you are going to have to sleep on the couch.”  I walked into the living room with Ben and made sure he was situated and ready to go back to sleep.

The poor dog looked so disgusted.  He was kicked off the bed and forced to sleep on the couch.  Life is hard sometimes.




Proud Puppy Parent

We took all five dogs to the groomer today.  I was a bit nervous as to how they would behave, so I gave them a lecture before leaving the house.  I told the boys to act like good dogs, and don’t do anything that would embarrass the Thaler family.  I also reminded them of all the training classes they attended over the years, so there is no excuse for acting like wild crazy dogs after I leave them.

At 3:30, we went back to get the boys.  I am proud to report, the dogs did a wonderful job and the workers were pleased with the boys behavior.  I felt so proud of them.  The boys all got extra treats for being such wonderful dogs.

They are an amazing group of dogs.


Doggy Day Out

Cook’s Pest Control came today to spray the yard for fleas and ticks.  We don’t have any, but with five dogs it’s important to be proactive.  The dogs had to stay out of the yard for a couple of hours, so I decided to take them on a field trip.

First, we did the drive-thru at the bank.  I deposited my check, and the teller sent out five biscuits for the boys.  I called each boy by name and handed them their treat.  They all did an excellent job.  They waited calmly for their turn and didn’t try to take a treat from another dog.  The teller was very impressed and said, “Your dogs are awesome.”

Next, I took the boys into the woods.  They had a wonderful time running around and swimming.  Ben tried to catch some of the fish, but wasn’t successful.  It was fun watching him try and it made me laugh.

Finally, it was time to go home.  The boys had a great time and they are all exhausted.  I ended up spending the afternoon cleaning the Jeep, because it was covered in mud.