Sunday, November 21, 2010

Lucca, LOOK!

   Welp, I have been practicing my commands every day, but today was the day that I go see my Auntie Tiffy and the kiddies and practice with them. I has a boy Tommy who is so good, because he loves me to death, even when I act crazy. He knows that I just want to play, but I just don't know how to ask. I think that's very smart for a kid. He was my sister Chino's favourite kid too.
   I practiced "look" all week, actually for a couple weeks I think, and I'm getting the hang of it. From now on when I get distracted or start to focus on something that's gonna make me crazy, Mamma says "Lucca, LOOK!" and I look at her face and away from whatever is tempting me to misbehave. We practiced today with real distractions and I did pretty good.
   The one time I was really bad was when Tommy was playing with his sister and I charged in there like it was my game and demanded a turn. I had to sit in time out for that. I couldn't see anybody but Mamma and her back was to me which made me very sad. Tommy was very forgiving, and after I was done with time out he got a couple yummy goodness treats and told me to sit, and then lay down, and he gave them to me. He even snuck me a fruit loop or ten.
   My biggest problem is that I don't realize how much bigness I have, and I don't understand why it's so bad to use my mouth when I play! I'm not gonna bite! I'm just wanting to move your hand to where I want you to pet me or something, but Mamma tells me that is very bad. I don't want to do something bad. Time out is the worst thing ever.
   So we will keep practicing until I get it right. A behaviorist that Mamma works with says that I think I'm in charge now. I don't know, I listen real fast to Mamma. I hate to get yelled at. The good news is that I am Super treat motivated, so all this learning is fun for me because there are goodies involved.
   I'm trying so hard not to be a bully. I just need a little time to understand your language!
Well all that excitement has me pooped! I'm going to go snore my asses off for the rest of the evening!


  1. Oh, I know you're not a bully at all. Just enthusiastic is all. I totally understand because Franklin is the same way. And he uses his mouth, too. He'd never bite, but he doesn't get how much it freaks people out yet and he just figures he doesn't have hands so...well, you know. PLUS he make terrible noises. He would definitely sound scary if you didn't know better. He needs to learn, but Peis are not quick to change behavior. It sounds like you're learning very fast, though.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  2. I'm trying Lola! I swears!

    Lubs you! xoxoxo

  3. Aww, Ms. Awesomest Lucca, the kiddies all love you! They were so excited to see you and your momma- they told their nana about it this morning. And your Boy, told her all about how proud of you he was. Lots and Lots of whole bunches love!!