My Loyal Followers

October 19, 2007

Today is Friday & I've got nothing to do...

I just want to sleep on this wet floor...

Hey friends, guess what? It's FRIDAY! I know most of you are happee but I'm sooo bored today. Got nothing to do but just eat, sleep & play with my tennis ball by myself... I heard that my hoomans are going to bring us to the park later this afternoon before it rains. Well, I hope it doesn't rain at all or else the whole park will be soaking wet!

Anyway guys, my new friend Penny & her hooman Parlence wanted to watch me
do some Obedience stuff. Parlence actually want to learn how to do the 'Drop On Recall' & 'Distance Control' so that she can teach Penny. I did the whole Intermediate routine actually minus the retrieving coz I hate retrieving! Maybe another day. Not much of a retriever am I eh? Hehehehehe...

In the Intermediate level, there are quite a number of difficult exercises we have to do. In this video, I did a series of Off-leash heeling, down in motion, recall, down on recall, distance control & send away. I've just started learning Send away few days ago that's why I didn't really do it well.

I made a few mistakes actually. I kept on sitting when I was supposed to stand. Heeheehee... And I wasn't supposed to move forward when doing 'distance control'. I should be stuck on the same spot while doing the sit, down & stand. If I did what I did in the video during the trials, I will FAIL! I hope this will help you both now...

Anyway, enuf about Obedience for today. I've learned new tricks yesterday. Well, I wouldn't exactly call them new tricks, they are actually old tricks but done in a different way, hehehehehe! If you get what I mean... Check them out!

Look! I can balance my tennis ball right in the middle of my forehead. Now, can any of you do that? Harhar, I don't think so...

And this! I can lie on my back & hold a heavy rawhide bone. Cool eh?! Okay, my teefies hurt after that...

Oh yeah, I wanna show you guys something. Last week, we collected our portraits done by a nice lady named Suzi Chua. We won two free portraits during Dogathon day & she has done Chloe & me. Look!

This is me! Okay, I look a bit angry here... Can never get anything pawfect right? But check out Mitch's! He just got his own too...

And this is Chloe's. Her tongue doesn't look real but nevermind! This is her 1st portrait. Faith & I already did ours when we were younger so this was my 2nd portrait.

So, are they nice? I hope you all have great weekend. I hope I do too... Till next time, see ya!


Simba said...

I'd do that, if Mummy glued me to her left leg.

Simba xx

Maggie & Mitch said...

I would never be able to do what you do, Amber! I just love watching you!

Love ya lots,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's really pawsome Amber.. I hope you wont be bored already coz it's the weekend

~ Girl girl

Noah the Airedale said...

Crikey Amber, we just can't imagine you being bored, you've always got so much going on.
Hopefully it didn't rain and you were able to get to the park.
Have a great weekend and hi to your sissies.

Hugs and tail wags,
Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy

Faya said...

My mom was watching your video and now she is crying and looking at me saying...."why" "why don't you do this?"... Do you think it is because I am an airedale ?
Kisses, Faya

Ferndoggle said...

Amber, you're one talented girl! Mom was watching that saying to dog is gonna be a Golden! How rude.


Momo :) said...

Amber!! You impress me & my pawrents a lot again. We don't find any mistakes you made though. My pawrents already gave up to teach me tricks... grrrr
Thanks for congratulate my anniversay and also your barkday wishes to my mom! :) You're very sweet, Amber.

Have a great weekend!

Momo xoxo

Amber said...

Hey Amber-mae!! You are great in the video!! Balancing the tennis ball looks really tough. That's a very nice potrait of you and Chloe. I should get one too!!

Have a gweat weekend!!

Harry said...

What a girl! And you work for a ball rather than food, impressive stuff!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

parlance said...

I enjoyed your video. I’d never heard of putfile before. It sounds like a good site and I’ll visit it again. The thing I noticed about your routine was how close you stayed to your human. I wonder how she got you to do that – to stay SO close. You were certainly very focused on your human!

The drop on recall was interesting, too. I can see how we could practise that, now. We’ll do drop at a distance and try to increase the distance.

The send away looked like you went to sniff at something your human dropped on the ground. Is that how she's teaching you the send away? I've been trying it by throwing a toy or piece of food as we walk but Penny rushes off to see what it is and she doesn't come back!

I thought your drop in motion was very interesting, too. I’m going to work on that with Penny. I watched your video again and again for ideas. Thanks for putting it up.

Asta said...

you awe so vewy clevew! I could nevew do all the things you know how to do so easily!
The powtwaits awe nice ,but you look much bettew in pawson!
smoochie kisses fow a nice weekend

Jackson said...

Hey Amber, you always make it look so easy! I like the portraits, but I agree with Asta that the real you is far more beautiful! J x

Scruffy & Lacie said...

Hey Amber....Um...Scruff's still in jail, but he is giving lessons in NOT coming when called, running away, and basically just being difficult. It you or any other dog needs help with just being bad; peemail Scruffy. He'll help. Great portraits of you your blond fur!!!


parlance said...

Amber-Mae, we tried a bit of obedience with me holding a ball instead - and it was magic!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber
You know that we always enjoy watching your videos! And we can't find mistakes in them!
Those portraits are great!
Have a good night

Helios said...

veri pwetty peektures! I got your pwetty peekture of me and my big brother herbie as well. My M says it's very nice! I'll post it up soon. Thank yew!

Ben_Benjamin said...

I will never do that even if mom has to drag me....the situation will end up like I drag my mom all over the place. Wakakakaka !!!

Aussie and Humphrey Reyes said...

Ruff Ruff Amber Mae, this is Aussie!! Thanks for the comment on my recent dlogg. Yess, I must bark that its a good portrait. Nikki, techie's mom, did get my dad a great present. Man I hope my dad can get me a girlfriend soon. I mean dang i'm 21 doggy yrs old and not one single girlfriend. So dog with blogs huh? I'll definately check it out. Thanks alot Amber!!!! BTW very nice balancing tricks. I'm still green at it. Oh by litte bro Humphrey Bogart says hi and thanks too! He's busy running around like a fool....heheh. Ruff Ruffff

Deefor said...

Hi Amber
That ball on the nose trick is really cool. How did you train your owner to do all that stuff? She is very talented. Mine just drags me around on the leash most of the time.


Ralph said...

Whoa I like that trick of balancing the ball on your snout!


~Sweety~ said...

Hi Amber,

I am struck at home on a Saturday.
The hoosman gotta work at home. I am grounded again.

I love your balancing act, i am never able to do that. the most i can balance is a cigarette box. hehe

The portraits are so nice! I had some friends that got Suzi to do it too.

PS: i hope that ticks on ur body are all gone.

Lots of Love,

JR said...

hahhaa..that's so cool.. just wanna know did your babies go an obedience school or you trained them yourselves. My boy Rex is only 6 months and he's learnt most of the basic stuff. Cheers! Muuaahhs to the kiddies.

Anonymous said...

Amber you are so talented - you should seriously write a training book!!

It's kinda funny that you forgot what "stand" meant - I did that the other day as well!!


Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

Happy Weekend Amber Mae! And I adore the portraits!

love and licks, Marvin xxxxxx
ps sorry I been quiet but my hoooooman bruv has been using the computer for his college work!

Techie said...

Wow, pretty pawtraits Amber and Chloe! Techie dog is jealous. Told mom I want my own and she said when Izzy puppy gets bigger we get a pawtrait together. NOT FAIR!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

balancing a ball?? oh..sweat man...

i thought only a seagull can do that

Lacy said...

woofies amber-mae!!! me shure likied the potraits of ya'll..jus bute ti ful...and how duz u do all dat, heehee if mama leteded me off the lead, i wood b in da middle of dos cars, playin chickin wiff dem...u gets to do sooo much funs stuffs..

b safe,

TH said...

Amber, I would not to balance one ball tennis in my snout! Chloe and you are very pretty in the portraits!
Lots of licks

ilovepearly said...

Awww.......thats cool...
I want to get a portraits done too.

Zorra said...

Hi. Thanks for visiting our blog. My brother Sam and Sister Katie love your blog too. We are glad there is another dancing dog, but Katie only recently started dancing in public. You are good and we love the portraits! We will be back again soon.

4xBs said...

hi Amber Mae, you look like you are doing really GOOD in that video of your obedience. Benson is in school and is working on heel, but it sure doesn't look like that! you are very GOOD. We like those portraits too. Those are nice and we don't think you look angry. you look beautiful.

Joe Stains said...

I sure cant balance a ball on my head, but I sure can roll around with a bone in my mouth. I will have to tell mom that I really do know a trick!

Hammer said...

Dear Amber
You are certainly very clever, and your portraits look great.
Love from Hammer

ROSSI said...

Hi Amber M darling..

i think i can skip my training now.. cause there is you to guide me through the video.. haahha.. mom not feeling well yesterday, that's why we didn't go for training..

ur & Chloe portrait look superb!.. they are so much like u.. eerrr.. ok ok.. they actually is you but was drawn by someone ... hehehe.. but they are fantastic!


Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

We thinks those drawings are really very nice.

Boy n Baby

dom dom said...

Awww... how to balance?
Teach me daddy lor. He always 'hand' this 'hand' that, I sien already. I need new trick!

Clover said...

Hi Amber!
Your new collar looks nice! I like the video of you opening your gift - Chloe is so cute to try and help you open it!
Love Clover xo