Monday, March 18, 2013

Yelling and Yelling

My Mom had a real rough afternoon yesterday and it was all her and dads fault.  We are going to do some good posts this week, but Mom is still upset and she tells you guys everything so here is her confession:
" We decided on Sunday afternoon that the girls needed to run some energy off in the yard.  They had been doing so well on their leashes and listening that we thought with both of us outside that it would be safe to just let them run around in the yard cos we thought they would listen to us.  For the first 5 minutes or so it was just great, Stella was a chasing Maggie and vice-versa and then all of a sudden they both stopped listening to us.  Stella headed up the yard toward the apple tree and Maggie followed.  This was way out of Mom's comfort zone and she grabbed Stella and gave her to dad to put back in the house, and went after Maggie, well you know what happened Maggie RAN!  Yes, right up toward the highway.  She never got close but ran me all over the yard, even when I used treats.  Finally, after calling and calling her, and chasing her she ran into the front yard, and when I showed her a treat, she 'sit" for it.  I grabbed her and put her in the house, yelling the whole way in.  I know it was not Maggie's fault, and I was really yelling at myself, but I had to yell. I scolded her, (again not her fault) and told Butch this is EXACTLY why Maggie needs to go to classes so she will learn to come to me when I call.  I was so upset the rest of the night and even still today.  So we are back to using Alcatraz for when the girls go outside and when we can we will drive them over to the dog park.  I will blog about that "good" adventure this week.  Lesson Learned.
Stella Rose and Mag's Mom


  1. Oh, your poor momma! I don't blame her for being skeered when that happened. You need to be nice to her, Maggie. She has a lot of old hurts that you jumped on. I think that classes are EXACTLY what you need!

  2. Class is a must. Maggie needs to listen. I probably need a refresher course for a certain little man here that is definently the reason "The Pokey Little Puppy" was written.
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy of The Slimmer Pugs

  3. Such a scary moment! Finn gets distracted so easily and I hardly let her off the leash. Hope you have a good adventure to balance this one out!

  4. WELL now see when you have PUDDLES as your Mentor... thingys like THIS are BOUND to happen. Guess REFORM SCHOOL is in the cards fur Margaret.

  5. Take a deep breath........ OK. Now again....... And sign the little one up for a class and take down the pictures of Puddles for a while. I love that Puddles, but just for a while while Mags gets her head on straight.

  6. Very scary, but so glad that everyone is ok.

  7. Yikes! Sounds like classes and a fence is in order! Even though we went to class and don't stray too far, we can never be trusted without a leash outside of a fence.

  8. Being scared like that is no fun! I am glad everything is ok.

  9. It is very hard to no heed the call of the wilds - I gets it too when I is out and about and it gives my mama a great frightened! Just be careful there y'all.


  10. Maggie you naughty girl! You should not scare mom like that. Pawrents don't like to play chase games.
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  11. I know your mama's heart was in her throat, Maggie... I could feel it as she typed. Please don't ever scare her that way again!

  12. Our momma would have been scared and yelling
    Benny & Lily

  13. Maggie! Don't do that to your momma! Poor momma.

  14. Oh my gosh what a real fright you must have had. We feel for you. Puppy classes should help. Good luck.
    Best wishes Molly

  15. Yikes, I ran towards the road once wiff my Mom, she screamed and screamed at me, I could of been deaded. Now that was real naughty guys not listening to Mommy and scaring her so much..Be Good! xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  16. We are certainly happy that everyone is OK! Its scary when puggies run wild and don't listen.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  17. Wow.. what a scare... Newby did the same thing to mom on his first day with us.. she about had a heart attack.

    We are so glad everyone is ok.

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,