In honor of our Gotcha Day a few days ago — two years together — I took a bunch of pictures of Barnum doing stuff. The idea was to show all the things we’ve learned in the past two years. Of course, it didn’t show everything he’s learned, like not eating the furniture or pooping indoors or attacking people’s pants, etc.
We also didn’t take pictures of some of the skills we’ve been working on all along, and that I have blogged about before: sit, down, come, crate, go to mat, zen, etc. This does not mean we’re finished training these behaviors, but I thought it would be more fun (and we only had so much time and energy) to photograph the newer, flashier stuff.
It’s taken me till now to get the pictures uploaded, then downloaded, then captioned, etc., but here ’tis!
I didn’t know how to adjust the camera settings, and since these tended to be action shots, there are very few that are not artistically blurred. That’s right, it’s not a defect, it’s a feature. Thus, I now present . . .
The Post-Realist Photography Exhibit of Barnum at Year Two
Stand tall to turn on and off the lights!
Open the bedroom door….
And then close it!
Where’s the PCA?
I know! I’ll find her!
When that doesn’t work. . . .
Since we’re in the kitchen, he might as well open the fridge. . . .
Mmmf. Riss iss harder dan id loogs.
Persistence pays off!
Yes! Shut the fridge!
I’m a clumsy human, which means a dog’s job is never done. First, the clicker I dropped accidentally. . .
Then the pen I dropped on purpose.
Ah gah da peh im my ma-ow….
I got it!
And now the retrieval of the “dropped” leash….
You’re welcome. (By which I mean, “Where’s my treat?”)
Two years ago he looked like this:
Love from Sharon, the muse of Gadget, and Barnum, SD/SDiT