Monday, June 20, 2011

My Work is Never Done!

I really don't know how Barbara would get anything done without me. Recently she started a lot of new classes and of course she needed me to be her demo dog at the orientation for each class. It is a lot of work I can tell you. I had to show off all my skills to the students. Then I had to eat a lot of treats (very difficult) and then get petted by all the students (exhausting).

When it was all over I had to take a nap.

In an effort to give me a break she brought Ambrose to be the demo dog for one of the classes. What was she thinking??? He actually did alright until the mat work demo. Now to be fair, Ambrose is usually good on his mat, but not that night. Instead of lying there quietly he barked and barked at Barbara. Disgraceful.

As tired as I am she would have been better off bringing me. See how I can rest on my mat without barking.

With all my demo work I have also had to inspect the driveway. See that wire? It was our phone line until a tractor cut it. We were without phone and the internet for four days! Ugh!

Gordon Setters are known for being hard workers so I will keep on doing all I can to help Barbara with her work.

Ambrose here. In my own defense I wasn't barking on my mat to be bad. It was to encourage Barbara to be more generous with her rewards. I wanted her to set a good example to her students so they would give their dogs lots of treats!

Last week I got to go to Fearrington to see the Belted Galloway cows. Look how still I sat to try to get the cows to come to me.

They did come almost up to the gate but I got so excited that I gave the cows a big play bow and they went away.

I really wish they would be my friends.


Lorenza said...

Hi, Niamh!
Sure you have been busy!
All that sounds like a very hard work!
But you are sooo good!
Ambrose sure enjoyed it too! With some barking included... of course!
Maybe next time the cows will play with him!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Maggie and Mitch said...

Ambrose does have a point, Niamh. The more treats the happier the dogs!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mango said...

Niamh! You work so hard and put up with so much. Gosh, even being seen with Ambrose must be embarrassing for you. Stay strong.


Clive said...

Niamh, what hard work you have been doing - we're very impressed!

Poor Ambrose barking ... but treats are always very tempting!

take care
Clive and Murray

Fred said...

Ambrose, I think you are always misunderstood.

Ludo van Doggy said...

Hey Ambrose, that my trick too! I bet it didn't work though huh? Cows is mean and never want to play.
~lickies, Ludo

Hero said...

I love when you post about Ambrose. My hoomans are looking into getting me a little sister in a year or two and reading your posts give me a good idea about how fun and annoying having a little sibling can be.

My mom wanted me to tell you that Ambrose is such a handsome boy. His face and expression reminds us so much of our dear friend, Corey the Irish Setter.

Amber-Mae said...

Niamh, I hope you're getting payed well for all that work. It's always not easy being the demo dog.