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AIBU to wonder if my puppy is G&T?

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EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Wed 17-Jul-13 12:52:50

DW and I were doing some training with Maggi last night & when told to lie down (having just got up from lying down in order to sit), she looked at us & said something that we both agreed sounded like 'Fuck off.'

Is this normal? Should we be impressed at her eloquence or worried about her language? (She's a Yorkie / poodle cross if that makes any difference).

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Thu 18-Jul-13 14:57:53

I've got a couple of pics on my profile now if anyone's interested grin.

Maggi hasn't really got the concept of fetch yet either. It's more run after toy, play with it for a bit and then drop it so that someone can collect it and throw it for her again.

I played her at her own game this morning, though. She barked at me & I barked back. Her head snapped up & she stared at me in such disbelief that I'm now wondering exactly what I said...

Jux Thu 18-Jul-13 15:42:05

I can't see your profile sad, have you made it public?

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Thu 18-Jul-13 19:10:52

Oops. Now I have, thanks Jux.

Jux Thu 18-Jul-13 20:31:06

Oooooooh, yes. Intelligence seeping from every pore. Clearly a veritable Einstein of Caninedom.

(aw, she's so cute!)

KittensoftPuppydog Thu 18-Jul-13 20:57:59

Staffies aren't that vocal but cry like little babies.

PresidentServalan Fri 19-Jul-13 11:50:29

Sounds g&t to me (and super cute too!) Are there any local advanced dog schools where she could be sufficiently mentally stretched? Or perhaps you could contact Mensa on her behalf! grin

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 20-Jul-13 22:10:06

She is very cute grin and discovering new areas of interest to keep her brain busy. At the vet yesterday she worked with a lab and a dalmatian to create an original work of concept art using their leads and human legs.

2rebecca Sat 20-Jul-13 22:13:30

I wondered who was feeding their puppy a G&T as well!
Do some people really inhabit a world where they see "G&T" and think "gifted and talanted"?

Slavetothechild Sat 20-Jul-13 22:54:34

Mine barks and howl along if you shout Rooney !!! Odd as we are chelsea fans so obviously not g and t !!!!!

Turniptwirl Sat 20-Jul-13 23:23:17

I love stupid dogs myself. I know a GSD who just tilts his head whenever his owner issues a command like he's thinking "I really really want to do what you're asking but I have no idea what that is", he's very placid and good natured just s but dim!

My own beloved chi is my little idiot :-) he went through a phase of throwing his toy in his bed (a travel cot), climbing on the back of the sofa so he could jump in after it, then crying to be taken out of his bed, then repeating the whole thing two minutes later!

Met a newf once who didn't like to swim but would wade chest deep into the water and bark at his owner to have balls thrown. He had no intention of catching or fetching, he just liked them being thrown.

My friends boxer is actually pretty bright but doesn't really get the concept of fetch. When she plays with my chi, he runs after the ball but its hers so is too big for him to pick up, she runs after him, he touches the ball then runs back, she ignores the ball and follows him.

HelgatheHairy Sat 20-Jul-13 23:23:37

Empress that's performance art surely!

Jux Mon 22-Jul-13 08:09:14

I imagine she's been in touch with the Tate?

BabyMakesMyEyesGoSleepy Mon 22-Jul-13 14:49:48

My dog is lazy and a bit stupid. He says Woo cause he's too lazy to bark properly. We bring him for his evening drag to the corner and carry him back. He once escaped although we thought dognapped due to him having to move his lazy arse only to find him sat on the middle of the road outside the house holding up traffic. The only time I can recall him getting excited about something was the day dc1 dropped a bag of malteasers cause he loves chocolate and if its in your pocket he will sniff you to death.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Mon 22-Jul-13 16:17:34

Jux, I wouldn't put anything past her.....

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