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I kmow, it’s not a surprise that I’m  owned by Frankie.  Just thought I’d share an example.  When I get up out of my chair and come back, this is what I see.

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I ask politely if I ,can  have my chair back.  He  gives me his side-eye hound look (which I love) as though I’ve lost my mind.

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Then he starts back talking me with his hard headed sass! Not only thst, he gets sweet Merry Myrtle to join in!!!  He’s taught my sweet Myrtle how to sass!!   And I love every second of it!!😎❤

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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And I have to show you another way he owns me and tells me what to do snd when😎     EVERY time he and Myrtle get breakfast, lunch and supper…..EVERY SINGLE TIME Grankie rushes thru his meal and does this thr second he’s finished.  He comes over to where I sit and where I keep my “papers”, bill’s, etc.  This is how he DEMANDS I give him his dessert of Fresh Pet!! DE,AMDS!!….well…..just watch. 

Now…..because  he has  trained me so well and because he knows all he has to do is persist and be as annoying as possible and I will give in, he will get Fresh Pet every single time he does this!!!   He now he does it no less than seven or eight times a day, not even counting after his meals!!!   

What I don’t  have video of is Merry Myrtle during this.  After each meal now and the second Frankie  starts his demand, she goes over to her food bowl and waits patiently!!😊 

I have no problem admitting it, my dogs have me well trained and are far smarter than I😎

These are all different times…..but repeated  numerous  times daily

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Oh my gosh Frankie. Your Sally sure does love you! And you’ve got Merry Myrtle to back you up. I’ve always said that I’d like to come back as one of Sally’s dogs. Pure love. sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

Sally, a piece of advice… don’t buy any bells:

Love to all,

Kerren, Eli and Miss Mona (who taps my shoulder at 2:00 am for food. She’ll even go in to wake up visitors for snacks!)

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OH KERREN!!!  Hilarious😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂      Best laugh all day!!!😂🤣😂🤣😂

I can only imagine what would happen if Feankie had me “bell trained”!  Non stop ringing!!

And Mona and Eli wake you up with a shoulder tap for treats??? That’s  so sweet and not annoying! Well, I take that back, a “sweet” shoulder tap at 2 am,  would be BERY  annoying!!!

Lots of love and thanks for that fun video!  That really is amazing  that they could train cars to do that.  I love how the grey one gets impatient and reaches over and rings the other one!😎

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Just to clarify Sally, it’s only Mona who does this. It started when she had a kidney and bladder infection last May and lost weight. She wouldn’t eat from a bowl but would eat from my hand every two hours. She started the nightly feeding by tapping my shoulder. I’ve worked her up to eating every 4 hours now from a container. If I just left out food for her then Eli would eat it all.

That video is hilarious! It does show the cats’ personalities.

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LOL Sally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It looks like Frankie was letting you know just how he feels!  I don’t want to, so how do you like this?  Now you can pick it up!

It seems like Frankie and Brownie have a lot in common!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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Oh my DOG that is too funny! The chorus of barking is a riot, he’s trying to get MM in trouble too. But she’s way too sweet for that!

Frankie really knows that his barking only goes so far and he has to resort to other measures to get your attention. That is one smart hound! Too cute! Thanks for sharing, you made my day smiley4

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Lol! Yes ma’am that pup def owns you & i think its safe to say your not getting your chair back! 😉 grouchy cat moe agrees, sassy friends are the best. Especially when your winning at a game of steal mom’s seat!

         Hugs ❤ Bev, nurse Moe cat, Autumn's Angel Roane & Angel dog Gypsy 🐾

My sweet soulmate Roane was diagnosed with osteo in June of 2019. Had a rear leg amp on July 2nd & crossed the rainbow bridge to be with her sister Gypsy on the first day of Autumn Sept 23 2019.



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OH Sally so funny.  Thanks for sharing this with everyone.  I saw the bill thing first hand last year when I stayed with Sally for a night on vacation.  So funny in person and he is persistent for sure lol

Sending you all kinds of love and hugs

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So I’m on the late show!  These just gave Rich and I a much need laugh.  Cookie would SO APPROVE of Frankie’s methods.  In our house, the rules loosen at 10 and every year after that (as long as the dog isn’t putting themselves or anyone else in danger) so by 13 or 14 there really are no rules.  Cookie used to come get Rich every night at dinner time and ask for an appetizer.  

By the time she was 12, she started behaving just like Frankie.  “Nice stack of important papers you’ve got there…it would be a shame if anything happened to them!”  And they go flying.  She would make eye contact with me as she selected an item and tossed it off the coffee table while wagging her tail.  Sometimes she’d warble like a hound dog too right before she did it.  Did FRANKIE teach her this????  Then she’d prance a little as it hit the ground and if I didn’t comply, she’d pick something else.  Somehow she new my value system and would start with low value items and then work her way up to say, my water glass.  that she’d normally drink out of instead of tossing it.

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Ingrid that is hilarious! What a great story.

Now that I see what “seniority rules” leads up to, I’ll be extra cautious with water, paper and food when 11-year old Wyatt Ray comes near. Thanks for the warning!

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My dad came and spent a month here in October of last year so he could teach me how to fish.  While he was here, Will fell in love with him.  My dad has always been an animal person and almost every day, he came home with a new toy for Will.  Rich now knows where I get it from.  Somehow, a new tradition of Will getting a frosty paw each and every night at 10:30 happened and we have no idea how.  Just by the time my dad left, Will had us all trained.  He would come sit in my lap, all 94 lbs, starting sometimes as early as 9:45 but most of the time around 10:15.  He would show me where the freezer was located.  I’m pretty sure he could open it if he wanted to but he was polite and waited for me.   Will was a gentleman and could have countersurfed but never did.  His head was above all the counters and the table.  The only time he ever stole ANYTHING it was a personal sized watermelon.  I have no idea how he did it but it was the first time we left him free in the house.  The thing was the size of my head and weighed 6 or so lbs.  We came home to him enjoying the spoils of his kill.  I could not stop laughing.  He was SOOO proud of himself but silly boy ate some of the rind and he paid for that for 2 days with very impressive bowel movements.  But not only was he proud of himself, he felt that the pack should share in his kill.  BTW, Will’s last meal was watermelon.  I didn’t realize it was going to be his last meal but I’m happy that it was something he loved.  Cookie had a McDouble plain and Nixon had a Bo Jangles biscuit.  

Adventures with our first grey, RC MIss Kitty, were often amusing.  Rich and I have a very good relationship and we don’t fight over anything EXCEPT care of the dogs.  Kitty got tired of hearing it and split the chores up between us and was very strict in maintining ownership.  Only Rich was allowed to feed and water her.  She could smell if I put the food in her bowl and wouldn’t touch it because it was tainted somehow.  I was responsible for all walks.  I could pick a piece of string and she would get excited that it might be a leash.  Rich could pick up the leash, walk around the house with it, wear it, and she wouldn’t even look at him.  ALL of our dogs have maintained this idea that Rich is not a dog walking person and it is with great reluctance that any of the dogs would go for a walk with him.  To break the obssessive nature of the sight of the leash, I had to randomly pick it up and carrying it around the house.  She soon knew when I was just being weird taking the leash to go hop in the shower but she was always at the door before I even picked up the leash for a walk.  I must telegraph something because all the dogs have known my thoughts.  Like when we went to the first Viginia gathering and I was packing up the car.  Nixon was chasing me around the house to know when we were leaving.  How do you know???

So for the people who are like, “YOU’RE NOT ALPHA!!!” in this relationship, no, I am not in the way that you think of alpha.  I teach my dogs that when life is scary, they can always depend on me.  I have a plan and I’m looking for them to defer to me when critical decisions need to be made.  How do you teach this? By taking them everywhere, shaping the good behaviors, and talking to them.  I have pictures of Nixon, Cookie, and I in the Ocean.  Cookie is having the time of her life.  She loved water.  Nixon is only in there because I asked him to come in with me.  This was the year before he peed all over the fisherman’s beer and fish.  Nixon loved walking on the beach for miles but wading wasn’t his thing.  

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Oh goodness!! I am laughing my butt off.. well needed laugh icon_lol I guess I missed a lot during March madness.. and not the fun March madness either for all of you college basketball fans, hahah. 

Like several of the other threads here, I missed a lot in the beginning of the pandemic. Having to go out and work every day was a pretty stressful deal.  It’s still stressful, but I guess I have a fair routine down now. 

I love how Frankie owns you, hahah! Of course I already knew that they BOTH own you, but to see it personally just made me laugh and smile. Bo has his own little quirky adorable ways too. Back when he was a pup I thought I would never get him totally housebroken, now we get “the look”. And if you ask him what he wants, he barks loud enough to let the whole neighborhood know he has to go smiley5 

Thank you for sharing these, wish i had seen them earlier.

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Bo!!   It’s time  for some update video and pics of Bo…especially  alerting you it’s time  to pee!!!😎

And Ingrid, as we have said many tjmes…..YOU NEED TO WRITE A BOOK!!!  OMD!!  LMAO at all the shenanigans of Cookie, Nixon, Will and Miss Kitty🤣😂🤣😂🤣   Truly..had laughing hard  tears!!  I visualized it all!  I do think Rich secretly trained the dogs to get yoj to walk them while he stayed in and watched tv!!!

.And your Dad sounds like he is a great dog person indeed!!!  

Really, write a book!  And I want an autographed  copy!!!   Thank you so much for shar such fun memories with your spectacular  crew❤❤❤

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Here ya go! Bo is quite the spontaneous boy so capturing this on video was a challenge❤

I know i haven’t posted a lot lately,  i will put something together soon❤

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