Sunday, April 12, 2009

Latest Gossip

Well, I thought that even though Mom and Dad went their separate ways, their hearts would still remain true. So, I was a little shocked when I dropped in on Dad Saturday and found out he and an acquaintance of mine are running around together these days. My goodness, she's barely a year older than I am. A little too young for Dad, if you ask me...but then, no one has. My Spokeswoman seemed to know all about it. Again this habit of hers of not INFORMING me in advance of important matters is really getting very annoying!

Evidently, this "Duchess" is going to have a litter of pups--half siblings to me and my other eight brothers and sisters.

I've included a picture of "Duchess" and Dad here with this post.

On a personal front, I may not be able to post more than a couple of times a week for a while now, because the Spokeswoman has really ramped up my training. In addition to Advanced Beginner Obedience classes once a week with the Spokeswoman, I am also going to begin working with a retired police officer from the K9 unit. He is going to give me one on one training for search and rescue work. The Spokeswoman and Gab's Spokeswoman have worked with Gabs and I some on tracking, but now I'm moving up to more professional instruction! I must admit, I have a bit of trepidation about this. And, any of you who know me, know that trepidation is not something I am accustomed to experiencing. But, truthfully, Gabs (oh how I hate to admit this) has a lot more natural talent when it comes to ground scenting that I do. I can't understand how SHE could be so much better at this than I am. It's just so unnatural and upsetting for me not to excel far past Gabby at something. I'm better than her at EVERYTHING is just feels like such an aberration to have her outperform me at BUGS me! leaves me questioning who I am. It keeps me up at nights. I'm thinking, though, with private tutoring from a professional (from the guy that spent years training police K9s) I should progress past snooty little Miss Gabs in no time at all....hopefully. If not, I don't know what I will do. I may have to develop a helpful defense mechanism like suppression and just put the whole painful experience far out my mind so that it does not hang like a cloud of doom propelling me into failure at every other turn in my life.


GoldenSamantha said...

OMD! I've been doing obedience for 1 1/2 years now and my mom's "helper" probably could have taken me sev'l levels up, but ma's such a rookie!!!! And I've done some tracking too, but mom thinks that's only led me to bad behaviors like finding bones in the bushes on our local about-neighborhood walkies. Bummer! Sounds like you've got a GREAT program going - keep it up - you've got some pawsome teachers! Help my MOM!!!!
Hugs and Love xo

Princess Eva and Brice said...

What a lucky pup to get professional instruction.

My grandma on my dad's side is a SAR dog. I heard that she is really good so I hope that I get to find out if I inherited her talent.

Good luck and have fun with your training. I'm sure that you'll surpass Gabs at that too.


the TN Bull Terrors said...

Oh you will do great at tracking Ransom, we have a Bull Terrier friend that has his tracking title and trust me if a Bull Terrier can do it, we KNOW you can!

Feather, Darla & Pappy, the TN Bull Terrors

DogzRock! said...

What gorgeous Pawrents you are going to have half siblings,very cool

Love Travis

Allison (Dog Mom) said...

Maybee da yungr wooman makes yur daddee feel yungr, too?

Wat fun nooz abowt da trayning! Woo will doo awwsum!!

Gus and Waldo

Suzuki said...

WOW! Training with a K9 officer? Congratulations Ransom :)
Happy Easter!
Big licks to you

Chase said...

Hi Ransom,

Search and rescue training is such pawsome work, I'm so excited for you and to hear how it's going! As for your dad, you should be excited that you're getting more brothers and sisters to play with!! :-)

Sniffs and licks,


The Army of Four said...

Oooh, that's SO exciting about your special training! When Mom lived in Korea, she met a woman and her S&R dog, Drakkar. He was a bee-roo-tiful GSD who had even more black in him than you do. Sigh. I wish I had been there.
Good luck, Ransom!

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

ohhhh-that training does not sound like much fun for us! we are very disobedient! hehehe

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Well, I guess this means woo will be able to snoof out Gabs when she's running wild with those khrazy Alaskan sled dogs!