So I think I jinxed myself. Let me explain, after “Perfect Earl’s” fall from grace (see his guest blog), I was over the moon and laughed for days. My brother Earl was no longer perfect and it was my time to rule. King Luther does have a nice ring to it, don’t you think? I was now leader of the pack, or so I thought.
Then one day Mercedes from Sunny Pets Dog Walkers arrived. She is my new dog walker. That fact alone did not trouble me because, of course, King Luther should have a private dog walker! I quickly realized how wrong I was. Dog walking? Try dog training instead! Mercedes is making me do the following things: sit to have my leash put on, sit before I leave the house, sit before I enter the house, sit before I am allowed on the couch or the bed. What the heck is going on? I have been tricked into getting dog training! I thought that I was the King and here I am sitting, staying, walking and sitting again. This is ridiculous and exhausting. What is the point? In addition, adding insult to injury, Mercedes is showing my mom and dad the same techniques to use on me. Evidently these “walking exercises” are to be practiced daily. Daily!! They tell me these exercises are for my own good, but I am not convinced.
So much for being the King, I am currently not a very happy dog. As a King, I should be making the rules such as when I am allowed on the couch or when I should go to bed. Why should I have to ask for permission? Suddenly, they are not treating me like King Luther but instead they are treating me more like a dog! Oh no, it is true! I know that I am a dog, but sometimes I guess I forget that fact. The end result is that Mercedes has come into my life and is setting up new ground rules for me to follow. Sigh…..
I can say that in the short time we have been having these “walking exercises”, things have been running smoothly. So maybe I was not ready to rule just yet. I do have a lot to learn, especially the fact that mom and dad are in charge! I know that I am but a mere dog (a very loved and spoiled dog), but still a dog.
I am still dreaming about the day I can rule the house…..