'Not only is punishment risky, but it also fails to teach the dog an acceptable alternate behaviour. The dog does not learn what to do the next time he is in the same situation. He only learns to fear the situation.' Emma Parsons, Click to Calm p73

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Wordless Wednesday: A Confident Little Mousey.




7 comments:

Sara said...

Mice usually make me squeal, but yours look straight out of a story book!

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Very cute ears but my general feeling is "yuck" - sorry! You're much braver than me to be holding that mouse! LOL!

Tanner and Beth said...

Mommy says I am going to see a mouse too!! But mine stands on two feet and has big yellow shoes.

Puppy Kisses,
Tanner

Elizabeth said...

How does Lola the natural ratter feel about having the enemy on her turf? With Gauis there would be screaming for days.

Sophie said...

Elizabeth--Lola's surprisingly relaxed about them being here! They've all been out in a big tub for the last four hours or so while Lola's in the crate in the same room (about 4-5m away).

She was staring a little when I set the tub down on the floor when I had to do something briefly, but she hasn't gotten up or barked or anything.

Now Jess, on the other hand, who I thought would ignore them (as she did my hamsters, other mouse and even the guinea pigs), has to be out of the room completely because she's just way too interested. Strange.

Jen said...

Welcome to the rodent world!! I love my little ratlets so I understand the need for a little furry (even if they are mice... I think you need rats, LOL).

Happy Wednesday to you!!

Jen and the Black Dog Crew

Bailey Be Good! said...

Awww! I wanna chase it! My mommy says she used to have a pet mouse with her doggie growing up -- she and her friend were about 12 years old and they bought it at the pet store. She says they're cute little things. I still would wanna chase it though!

Woofs & hugs! <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)