Long did I dream about having a dog, but I waited until I retired so I could be home to love and train one. I picked a Corgi since they are long-lived and not too big and have the happiest grin most of the time. My dream dog turned out to be an independent thinker!
Thursday! September 5, 2013 (Happy Birthday, Sis!)
As you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here. We care!
We all share the publishing duties, and we welcome everyone in IAN to write diaries for the group! Every member is an editor, so anyone can take a turn when they have something to say, photos and music to share, a cause to promote or news! IAN is a great group to join, and a good place to learn to write diaries. Drop one of us a PM to be added to the Itzl Alert Network anytime!
Ok, we do have a diary schedule. But, when you are ready to write that diary, either post in thread or send FloridaSNMOM a Kosmail with the date. If you need someone to fill in, ditto. FloridaSNMOM is here on and off through the day usually from around 9:30 or 10 am eastern to around 11 pm eastern.
My partner didn't teach him to speak when it is time to make the last potty run of the night, instead he taught him to say "out". If partner forgets, I will hear a quiet "ooow?, ooow?" next to my head in the middle of the night. He only makes that sound for potty.
I read that Corgis don't train well with negative punishments, and I believe it. If he has actually been bad, he will hide and feel guilty for hours unless we "forgive" him. We don't want him to feel sad, he is our happy companion! Now that he is three, he doesn't do very much that is naughty, except if there is something that smells really interesting in the trash; he just can't help himself, I suppose. He grew up with basement cats, and learned how to act from them!
I haven't had a dog in my home for a long time, but I love this silly, happy, woozle and the way he keeps my spirits up.
What kind of tricks do your pets to do?