Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Moose Belly

Moose enjoys belly rubs. Really, who doesn't? OK, actually I don't.

But Moose really does. When he anticipates getting one, he will roll onto his back, all four legs up in the air.

Yeah, that's the stuff....

Here, Moose whispers a secret to Raz: probably, he's suggesting ways she can keep her new anti-barking collar from working.

We got this for Raz because our other anti-barking device doesn't work on her. This is an ultra-sonic "alarm": it sits in the living room and is set off by barking sounds. When it goes off, it emits a loud (to dogs, silent to humans) noise. It works VERY well for Moose (perhaps too well-- he is terrified of the noise and runs away, tail between legs) and pretty well for Lucy (who usually continues her barking in another room). But not at all for Raz: she appears not to hear the 'alarm,' and it also doesn't go off when she barks.

So we got Raz a citronella collar. It sprays a burst of harmless but annoying citronella up towards her face when it's set off. The problem: once again, her barking doesn't appear to set it off, even though the microphone is right next to her throat... we're trouble-shooting it... maybe not tight enough? Who knows... ideas, anyone?


At 2:19 PM, Blogger Ingrid said...

Wow, Raz: 2, Humans: 0. Hee hee. Do the other dogs barking set off the citronella? Maybe you got a defective one?

At 9:42 AM, Blogger Pug&MooseMama said...

Raz apparently loves my hiking boots... Perhaps she is dreaming of hiking at Sugar Hollow, back in Virginia. I used to take the pugs there almost every weekend to run around in the woods and cross the North Fork of the Rivanna.


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