Wednesday, 13 April 2011
So somebody, not naming any names (let's just say it wasn't the little rat!), decided to play fetch with me and Lola when I took the dogs out. By which, of course, I mean haring after Lola and only actually going for the ball maybe three times in every fifteen throws. And I remembered why Jess isn't allowed tennis balls when she decided to pop the ball when she got it for the second time. Hmph. Thankfully the ball flew well enough with the launcher that Lola wasn't deterred from chasing it rocket-fast.
Me and Ro have been working on a trick that actually doesn't involve her fetching something or jumping on/at me - spinning. So far she'll spin around either way for a very obvious hand gesture (circling my hand above her head in an exaggerated fashion), but by tomorrow evening's dinnertime session I expect she'll have it down enough to start introducing a cue. And speaking of which--
Cue names! I like cutesy things for Lola ('bang bang', 'meerkat', 'blitz', 'peekaboo', etc), and I was thinking 'tick tock' for a clockwise spin and 'time travel' for a counter-clockwise spin, but I'm not 100%... does anyone have any ideas?
Jess just has a generic 'spin', in whatever direction she so pleases (I think she does it clockwise), but I like to push Lola more. She's clever enough to take it all in her stride, anyway!