Total Basset Case: Fridays with Floyd: Smartypants

Mar 1, 2013

Fridays with Floyd: Smartypants

I've told you guys before about how Floyd doesn't do too many 'dog' things.
He can't (and won't) fetch, he won't chase a ball, he runs like a dork and a multitude of other things.
Now human things, those he can do.
He is super helping loading the dishwasher, going through and folding the laundry, dumping out trash cans and emptying grocery bags.

We have been trying to teach Floyd shake for going on almost 4 years now.
I am constantly shaking that chunky paw all around in hopes that he will get it.
So far, nothing.
Kait was determined to make him shake when she came and I laughed and told her 'good luck'.
That did not deter her though and every time I turned around she was, also, shaking that chunky paw all around.
Well low and behold the day AFTER she leaves Mister is trying (once again) to get Floyd and shake and HE PICKED UP THAT CHUNKY PAW AND SHOOK!!
We screamed and carried on like he had just saved the world.
This has been an incredibly momentous occasion in our house this week.
And to prove it wasn't just a fluke I took a video AND he has done it since.
Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks.

We are beyond proud of him and have to get a majority of the credit to Kait.
Another reason I think he may be over me and moving on to his new mama. 

And while I am tooting Floyd's own horn for him...he has become a chickies saving master lately.
The chickies are now getting saved on an almost daily basis.

 I can not help but think that the chickies game has made him smarter and helped him learn how to finally shake.
 Hey, t's just a theory...but it does seem a little coincidental...
#crazydogmom
'I got the chickies, Mama.'

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Also don't forget to have a fabulous weekend!!!
And to start your weekend off on the right paw, I have one more video for you.  Watch this and try not to laugh...I dare you.

16 comments:

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

haha. These videos made my morning! Love that dog!

Alex said...

Fun!

I look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

Floyd videos! I'm ready way happy that it's Friday and that it's March so this just set me over the edge.

k8te said...

ahhh, the chickies!! i think i'm a little obsessed with floyd...that last picture is adorable!

shay said...

Yay for Floyd shaking! So cute!

And i was LOL'ing at the T-Swift Goat video....

Jen said...

Yea Floyd!! We have been trying to teach Abby tricks, and slowly she is learning them. She just wants treats and food though...ha! Does he ever try to eat the chicks? I am afraid my pups would tear them up. Do you think they have some sort of scent to make he want to save them? I am very curious about this toy and how my dogs would react.

Jen said...

Yea Floyd!! We have been trying to teach Abby tricks, and slowly she is learning them. She just wants treats and food though...ha! Does he ever try to eat the chicks? I am afraid my pups would tear them up. Do you think they have some sort of scent to make he want to save them? I am very curious about this toy and how my dogs would react.

Blue Dog Belle said...

Go Floyd! Ha. Love his antics

Joanna M said...

Cutest post ever! Go Floyd and your chunky paws!

Kait said...

BAHAHAHAHA Floyd's face in that photo. He just wants some recognition! You go Floyd! "Now give me bacon rady"

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

LOL!!! That is SO awesome. He's too cute for words. Maybe he was just being stubborn before and decided to do it in his own time. We taught our 8 year old mini-doxy how to shake recently too. She does it, intermittently. :)

Danielle Carroll said...

Yay Floyd! You're so smart :) That last photo of him is adorable!

Heather said...

Bless his heart! He's so sweet! Where did you get him that chickie thing?!

Flor said...

oh.my.gosh. hilarious.
well, he sounds much more helpful around the house than my 3 kids :)

Emily said...

Yay, Floyd! Love his new trick :)

Ashley said...

So when can we get our boys together? I'm pretty sure Walker has the same toy!! And I love his shake! :-)

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