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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wilmas Wednesday Words of Wisdom~ I'm Just to Look At

"Don't touch me, I'm just to look at"

Welcome, students. Some of you will find todays lesson more difficult than others will. A limited number of you enlightened canines out there, already have this wisdom down pat. For the rest of you, what I'd like to teach you today, is more of an attitude than an edict. What you need to do when humans come around, to let them know how highly valued your attention is, is not to let them touch you. I know,I know, it sounds hard, but you can do it. It should look something like this...

Just a little step back

What they will often do, is  lean over to pet you. You may or may not be in the mood to be touched. Or maybe you don't particularly like or trust this person. They do not have the right or priviledge to feel your soft coat. They can not steal your affection away. Like I said, many of you will find this counter-intuitive. Like Brigitte and Sluggo. I show them again and again and they just can't seem to get it. They get so damn excited about the slightest bit of attention. Jumping up and down, spinning frantically, licking uncontrollably.Trust me when I tell you, it's not a good look. I'll even take it one step further. When your own humans slow down and sit at the end of the day, there is no need to run and leap into their laps.The're not going anywhere. In fact, for those of you out there who allow them to sleep with you, you're about to get at least 5 to 6 good hours of snuggle time. Let them miss you. Make them wait. Do like I do. Once everyone is settled in, get up out of whatever comfortable spot you are in, and run into the room. Make a grand entrance,on your terms. They'll love it, and you my friends will have demonstrated higher value.

Here's the upshot. Once you have mastered this tactic, you will then have a method for letting your truly favorite people know how great you think they are. That's right, there is a time and place to cut loose and go wild. You know who they are. Maybe it's a certain scent,or the fact they always give you turkey or ham when you see them( ~wink~ to Uncle Jimmy), or maybe they are the people of some of your favorite friends.Whatever the reason, you decide when to bestow the unbridled love and affection upon them. It will mean so much more.

Until next time, practice, practice, practice.
Master Wilma


  1. This is the hardest homework ever
    Benny & Lily

  2. Oh Wilma!!

    We loves your teachings!! Playing hards to get will be very difficult!! Is there likes a boot camp or yoga class to get wax on ~wax off...kind of like walking on hot coals!!
    Izzy has its mastered to some degrees. She cans turn it ons and offs when she wants. Anakin, forgetaboutit! Me, well, not so much either...
    but I's can learn!!
    Thanks wise Wilma!! Yousa puts on Snapple bottle too!!

  3. Oh mum luved this post. She thought it was funs. She wanted to posts about clumps of furs from our grooming and which fur ball belonged to which one of us. Oh this one here is so much more funs than mums idea!


  4. Ok you know it would also helps if mum commented on the correct post! The above comment is for the guessing game and as for the "dont touch" post. Mans, that is some toughs homeworks. I will try my bests but I might cave in occasionally.

    Winston agains

  5. Such great lessons Wilma!!! I will work extra hard on trying to learn them!!! Promise!!!



  6. I will fail every time. I love to get petted. Even if you don't want to pet me, I make you! The only people I don't let pet me or weirdos, you know who you are. I just love says I'm an "attention whore" and that I give my love out for free..which she says is the worst kind. She has such silly nickanames for me.

  7. Wilma, you are SO WISE!

    I have a lot to learn from you. Although, I am pretty good at this one. I totally act nonchalant when Momma gets home from work. My #1 priority is WHEN IS SHE GOING TO FEED ME?! She doesn't get a proper greeting until my tummy agrees to it.

  8. hi miss wilma, i love your photo all wrapped up in the blanket. your words of wisdom are wise. our charlie has this down pat. she will only be petted when she deems it appropriate.
    you are a very cute family!

  9. Hi Benny & Lily,
    It's OK,there is no due date for your homework.Just do your best, and keep working on it.

    Hi Josie girl,
    There is not a so called boot camp for this weeks lesson, but you've got me thinking.Hmmmm.
    I am not surprised about my girl Izzy. We are of the same ilk. I'm also starting to think that boy s might not ever be able to do this at all. I will continue to study them. Josie,I have faith in you. You can have extra help if you need. Just let me know.

    Hey Winston,
    Remember, it isn't caving if it is on your terms.

    You have the right attitude, that is half the battle.

    Hi Bellatrix,
    Don't be so hard on yourself. No one is a bigger attention whore than me. Note who's nameis on the blog. Sounds like you are doing well, if you are able to deny those you don't find worthy.It's all in how you spin it.

    That's what I'm talkin' about Pearl. You are at the top of the class!

    Hi Puglette,
    Thank you for the compliments. Sounds like that Charlie is my kinda girl.



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