SAM SAYS: “I went to Mt Roskill Primary Junior School. It is a huge school and I nearly got lost, but Annie showed me the way to the classrooms. The children were amazing, they represent so many nationalities and in every country in the world they have dogs just like me. That’s why it is so important for you all to remember that dogs are dogs and not humans. Remember to treat us like animals and we will feel safe, but only if you are the Pack Leader and tell us what to do”.
|“There’s something going on at homeI feel it for sure in every bone
Paper and boxes, Annie is packing
Piling up boxes, and lots of stacking
We’re shifting house, it’s all a bit scarey
I don’t know where I’ll sleep, I’m feeling wary.
I hope when the packers come, they take my bed
Where else can I sleep and lay down my head?
It’s only eight more sleeps till “moving time”
And we drive out. That’s the end of this rhyme”.
“Dogs play “tiggy” too:
Dogs like to play “tag” just like kids do, but they play it differently.
When dogs meet, first they smell each others bottoms” – would it be polite if we did that?
Then they circle around and decide whether they like each other or not.
Once they are comfortable, they will play and chase each other.
When a new dog visits a house, the dog who lives there will want the visiting dog to know who is the BOSS. So he will race towards the new dog and take out his legs, and knock the visiting dog down. That is the way he is saying “Hey mate, I live here, you can visit and be my friend, but just remember this is my house”. This makes the visiting dog feel safe and they become good friends.
Last Christmas day when Dean arrived at his sister’s house for Christmas dinner, his new dog GRIZZ (you can see his photo on this website at his 1st birthday party) was walking up to the front door, and TOYER (A German Pointer) came racing out the front door and bowled Grizz for a six. Grizz rolled over on the grass and then, after they did the “bottom sniffing routine” they were best friends. Now when Grizz visits Toyer, Toyer doesn’t need to “take out his legs” because Grizz remembers that “this is Toyer’s house and she is the resident dog here on her patch”. In fact if Dean arrives without Grizz, Toyer spends the whole time looking for Grizz, because he is her friend and sort of her “dog cousin” and she wanted him to come and play with him..
Tell us your stories, everyone has a dog story to tell, perhaps next month I will tell you about the time a dog leapt out of the bushes in Cornwall Park and bit my bottom!!!!!! Ouchee!!
SAM’S DOG RULES.
We are what we think
We feel what we think
What we feel gets created.
Only human beings will follow unstable Pack leaders - animals will not.
If you are having trouble with your dogs or children look to yourself first,
understand what energy you are in and choose accordingly.
Annie’s Doggy 101 teaching is great.
Dogs learn very quickly when they know you are the Leader.
If no-one takes the authority, they will.
Then we are all in trouble.
Go the “Packleaders”. . Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org