Thursday, February 28, 2008

Fetch the Bowl

Remember I told you before that I had Master Degree in Arts majoring in 'Begging'? I decided to further my studies, so I did some research and now I'm on my way to earn myself a PhD. The Degree level of Begging is the easiest part, staring into your owner's eye and tailing them like a shadow for novice. In Master level, you have to possess some neat trick, like 'sit up' or 'stay', that last forever.

Now in order to earn myself the PhD title, I'm on my way to learn the 'fetch d bowl' trick. 1st, I gotta know how to hold the 'bowl'. 2nd, I need to retrieve the bowl to Ms Owner at a near distance. Next, Ms Owner set up designated place to place my bowl, so it will be easier for me to locate it. Location will either be at the front porch or the dining room. The command is 'Bring the bowl'.

Now, during every dinner, I need to successfully bring the bowl over, or else, I wouldn't have my dinner. Ms Owner will hold on to me, whisper to my ears the command 'Bring d bowl' and then she 'sent' me away. I will run a few metres away and then look back at her, looking miserable, not sure what I'm suppose to do. Ms Owner claimed that I suffered from 'short-term-memory syndrome'. When I run, I tends to forget what I'm doing. Sigh. Then she will recall me back and repeat the procedure again. Usually after 3rd attempt, I will successfully bring her the bowl. Current distance is retrieving from the front porch to the dining room, through the verandah.


Moco said...

You are truly a scholar. Foley jumps straight up in the air like a Jack Russell when he wants to eat. He practically knocks over the hobbit that feeds us. I don't think Foley is even out of grade school yet.

Sarah said...

what a smartie pants!!! that is soooo cute!!

Katherine and Pippa said...

Good thing u don't have a metal dish.


Orable & Charlie said...

A dog's memory is just a long as it needs to be... what's in the bowl?

licks & slobbers

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG, Pacco! You are so smart! What will you try next?!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

duo_disaster said...


Please some-dog teach us how to do it... We are using the same bowl too! Oh man... We only know how to flip the bowl when there's no food in this, showing our temper...

How do we fetch? and beg?

Rudolf & Goofy

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pacco!
I know you can master that trick!
Kisses and hugs

Che-Cheh said...

Hey Pacco! I know you can master this trick in no time!

Joe Stains said...

if Mom tried this with me I would teach her a trick called, 'step in my poo' that I would leave on the floor next to the bed :)

Amber-Mae said...

You smart pup! That's also a good way to "remind" your owner that it's food time! Mommy tried teaching me this before but I look sooo sad when doing it like I'm giving up my life! I'm a Retriever but I hate retrieving.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Blue said...

Hi there!

You are such a smart girl, brainy as well as agile.

And, today, being Leap Years Day I've borrowed two of your leaping photo's for my post - hope you approve!

Pats & pets

BrandytheGreat said...

Bet you that's a no problem!!

Xsara ... said...

Have you tried drooling, shaking and - if all else fails - hickup! Naturally, you have to pull your tummy in, pretend you are really starving!

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Pacco,
That's a great new trick. You're so smart. We could probably learn that one except Mama keeps our bowls on top of the clothes dryer machine so we can't reach that high. Have a great weekend!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Lenny said...

Ms Owner sounds like a good professor, but you are so smart! Very impressive. I saw your picture on Amber's blog too!

Your friend, Lenny

Noah the Airedale said...

Genius Pacco. Now you can demand food when ever you feel like it!!!

Our bowls are metal.......sigh.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Hercules said...

Genius...Absolutely Genius. That is just amazing. I have mastered looking really hungry while drooling like crazy...

Keep up the good work!

Love, Herc

Simba said...

You are one clever dog.

Simba x

Mack said...

Too Cute!!


DR. Mack Beggar

Sami said...

Pacco you are so SMART..shhh hope mommy doesn't read this and make me bring my bowl for dinner it's ceramic..oh don't know how I would carry that with out knocking some teeth out? Do you? Heehee You are very talented!

Kiss & Licks,

Agatha and Archie said...

Ah you are the master!! Love A+A

Thor said...

Hi Pacco! You�re so smart!


Persephone & Buster said...

Pacco--you mean you can actually BRING the bowl without chewing it up or destroying it? Wow--that's quite a feat! (Terriers can't fetch something without changing its shape or chemical composition...)

We are quite familiar with "short-term-memory syndrome"--our humans refer to it as "Terrier Attention Absence Disorder" (TAAD) or "Total Goofiness" (TG).

Our hats (if we could wear them without chewing them) are off to you!

Persephone & Buster

Girasol said...

you are a very smart dog!!
I thought that stuff to my master and so far he is doing a great job.

Hammer said...

Hi Pacco
We wish you A VERY HAPPY BARKDAY TODAY !!! Hope you have a wonderful day full of cake and fun and lots of hugs. Hope your mum doesn't make you bring your bowl too. There's no way we'd do that for our mum.
Love from Hammer

Mimi the Pug said...

Harloo Pacco, looks like I have the same green bowl too. My Mama bought it from Ikea but I hardly use it for Dinner. It's my water bowl.

Peanut said...

That is the smartest trick I have ever heard of. Man you are good

Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

Hi Pacco I (Crikit) do that too! My command is 'where's your saucer?' or 'get me you saucer' or 'where's your bowl?' it don't matter I know what they mean. I even take it to them whenever I am hungry and if they ignore me I knock it against their leg or set it in thier lap or bang it on the floor till they either fill it or take it away. Sometimes I just carry it everywhere I go till they get the hint I need a snack. My bowl is usually pink but I like your green one too.

Love Licks cutie woo hoo fur black doggies and good trickshuh?!