Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Obedience School for Jan

Cyndi:  That doesn't look like a Funny Farmer.  What is it doing in today's post?

Merci:  We saw it on our walk last week.  We thought it was kind of a neat shot.

Cyndi:  What's neat about it?  It's a broken down old building, a pile of rocks and a big truck.

Merci:  Ah, but that truck is finally carting off some of the rock piles on the mill property.  There wasn't any work done there for about a year but they are finally back to trying to clean it up.

Cyndi:  How long will that take - about a week?

Merci:  I think it's going to take a lot longer than that.  You ought to help us walk Jan one day and you could see the mill for yourself.

Cyndi:  No, thanks.  I'm allergic to mills.

Merci:  You must mean pills.  You can't be allergic to mills.

Cyndi:  Okay, I'm allergic to walking with you dogs.  I've heard Jan's a handful.  Pulls on the leash, wanders off in the wrong direction, stops at the most inconvenient times to breathe ... I mean, who needs to breathe while walking?

Merci:  You're right.  She needs to go through Obedience School.

Cyndi:  Good luck with that.

Merci:  We tried once.  The receptionist asked questions such as is Jan housebroken, well-socialized, does she get into the trash,  does she bark at passersby, and does she know basic commands? 

Cyndi:  And?

Merci:  She said Jan sounds like a good prospect.  Then she asked if Jan howls when an emergency vehicle passes with siren blaring, and we had to admit she doesn't.  The receptionist cleared her throat and asked does Jan have any strange quirks.  I asked if howling at the answering machine counts and the woman hung up the phone.


  1. Hey, I howl at sirens!! But not the answering machine, BOL! I do woof loudly when my peeps are trying to talk on the phone though, because I want to let the peep(s) on the other end know I am here...

    Miss Jan going to obedience school...um...something doesn't sound quite right there...Hmmm...

  2. There is a lot of broken rocks to be carried away ! Thanks for Arthur's birthday wishes !

  3. Oh my dawg! We thought Jan was driving
    Lily & Edward

  4. Hari OM
    Big trucks are always of interest, I think; it usually does mean something's happening! Imagine not taking Jan's training needs seriously; whatever was that woman thinking??? Hugs wags whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. It's hard to find a good obedience school for humans or even a bad one.

  6. Humans can be such a pawful! Those are some huge rocks.

  7. MOL ! We wonder how an obedience school for humans looks like ! Purrs

  8. Someone give Jan a treat for almost getting into class!

  9. How rude of them to hang up on you!

  10. I guess that means no obedience school for Jan :)

  11. Humans! Can't train 'em ... can't live without them!

  12. Sometimes humans just need a refresher curse!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. guyz....dependin on de shape they iz in, ewe could get top $$$$ for thoze rockz round heer....peepulz use rockz in land scapin N ya pay out de wazoo for sum oh em.... !!! ♥♥☺☺

  14. OMD We had NO Idea that Miss Jan was Banned from attending One of Our Schools. HUMMMMMmmm
    THAT is a FURST... BUTT we can see that they were just trying to ensure that the students were ... OF A CERTAIN ability level. Just sayin'.

  15. It sounds like Jan needs some leash training!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. We hope they do get the moll land cleaned up!

  17. Bwahahaha! We howl at the answering machine sometimes, too. :)

  18. We'll be looking for some post on how the training progresses.

    Molly and my Mom @The Fast and The Furriest


  19. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog oh hay wow that shoor is a big pile of destrukshun their at the mill!!! for the rekord i didnt do it!!! hay it sownds like yoo just need to find the rite treets to git jan started on a trayning program yoo mite try coffee and choklit those things wurk pritty wel on my dada!!! ok bye


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