Thursday, August 23, 2007

Lessons - one last attempt

I heard the good news that there is only going to be one STINKY by the end of today. So I thought, maybe, just maybe, I'd be a good Aunt one last time and try to put some sense in them.

Me, the ever so reasonable Aunt (mum: always!), thought I would let the STINKIES do whatever it is that they do for a bit before I start my lessons.

I even shared a shot with STINKY,

(JaffeBoy, the ball you gave ME was stolen from ME by STINKY, and now it stinks. He thinks it's from Kaylie to him...)

However, the more that I watched whatever it is that they do, the more I wanted to stop them.

Because, one, I had no idea what in the world they were doing, and two, it was not particularly productive as far as I could tell.

So I started with my lessons:

Lesson 1 - How to kill bees properly

As usual, STINKY #2 was not paying attention...

STINKY #1 pretended to be paying attention, but was just looking for something for his land shark mouth to bite.

Even when I, the brave Aunt had brought a few bees down for them to have some hands er.. mouth on practice, they just stood around and chickened out!!


Lesson 2 - Tailor made program just for STINKY # 2

Since I'm still gonna be stuck with STINKY # 1 (for like EVERRRRRR), I thought I'd cut him some slacks and just focus on STINKY #2 - the one that never pays attention!

Told her to follow me, she had no choice.

Made sure with my own two SuperEYES that she was indeed paying attention!

I started MY lessons with STINKY #2,

Be Respectful To Your Elders - Showed her what is MINE, and what she is not allowed to touch

(mum: WHAT kind of lessons were THOSE!!!)

Then, during recess time, guess what I saw STINKY #2 doing??

She was TOUCHING MY special rockies with her nose in MY pool!!!

(mum: she was STUDYING!!!!!)

At least she actually paid *some* attention to me, so she passed this time.

Anyways, after STINKY #2 was picked up by Aunty Maureen, it was time for STINKY #1's lesson:

How To Catch and Eat A Fly

I must admit, he did well considering his ADHJD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Jaw Disorder), but he needs more mouth on practice I'm sure!


Note to Ellen:

Dear Ellen, after seeing my last post, you asked me if I could get a picture of me to match Kingsley.

Well, the unfortunate truth is, that is something ONLY achievable by a STINKY. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but here is the stinky picture.

Miss Sunshade

(mum: WAIT!!

I think I found something.......

LOOK! It's the SuperSTINKYDALE, or the STINKY SuperDALE, or the SuperDALE when she was a 7 months old STINKY. Whatever you want to call it...

Here is another one taken of the SuperDALE in January of this year..hehe!)

Mum, can you please GET YOUR OWN BLOG??? HMMMMPH!


Snowball said...

Ms Sunshade Superdale,

You still look smarter as a stinky then the stinky is.


Anonymous said...

I shouldn't be reading this at work. I shouldn't be laughing so hard (wheezing quietly) at work.
Sunshade, you are amazing. And me me loves Jaffa (sorry) and Princess Stella.

Molly the Airedale said...

These Stinkies are just not very good pupils! I can see that you're trying your very hardest and they're just not getting it! You can an A+ for effort! I'm sure this is totally frustrating for you!

Love ya lots,

Stanley said...


You are a very attentive Aunty! The Stinkies just don't appreciate all the wisdom you have to impart.
You know what they say... don't throw your pearls before stinkies...

On the other paw, I see that your mama has picked up on the same theme I presented to you about stinkiness and everydog being a stinky at some point (she even used the same photos as evidence. *GASP* could there be something to it?)

I love you with all my goober heart, sweet thing! You crack me up!

Goober love & sympathy,

Joe Stains said...

those little dogs will NEVER learn! NEVER!!

Ben & Darling said...

Oh Miss Sunshade, it seems like you are a pawfect teacher for my mom. She need some lesson too, could you just stop by and give her some neccesary lesson?? I would really appreciate it by giving you some slurp~slurp licks.

Amber-Mae said...

Oh see! Just a little bit more effort & now they did well! Their grades are not great but they made big improvements compared to last week's lessons. You're such a good auntie & a good teacher! Well, at least your dream has come true. Stinky#2 will be gone at last...Now, you'll only have one Stinky left in your house to concentrate with.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Girasol said...

I bet that and the end of the semester you guys will be have a A

Goofy said...

You're a great trainer there!!!
have a great weekend!!

IndyPindy said...

Wow, it looks like you guys had a fun filled day!

Hey, Miss Sunshade, the dog treat recipe book that my mom put together for Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue is ready! Come check it out on my blog! Since you contributed your Turkey Parm Biscotti recipe, your photo is in the contributor's section!

Miss Reina said...

those are really fun pictures!

Its so cool of you to teach those stinkos what is your territory!

Hopefully, those stinkos will score a better grade the next time :)


Rudy said...

Ohhh you have a lot more patience with those stinkies (good name!) than I would. The last stinkies that came to visit my house were so rude they grabbed my leather collar that was laying around and ran away with it! Then they cornered me in the den and called me rude names! I'm so glad they all went away --


Luckie Girl said...

Hey Sunshade,
You really are a good teacher. I wish my Mom could teach me as well as you taught the two stinkies!
PS : Do you have the webbie to get the padded harnass? :)