Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Reilly's Turn - Part One

It's time to get serious here, the Reilly man can't jump. Now he can kinda jump, but he doesn't really get anywhere, little tiny bunny hops that go up then back down. When he wants to get on the couch he stands there and bounces up and down, only about five inches up then back down. Sometimes his chest makes it up on the couch but never his back legs.

We'll we had company and we decided it was time for the big jumping lesson. Here I am whispering a few secrets of jumping into his ear, well I mighta actually been biting his ear, but I coulda been whispering advice.

So first I got up on the couch to try to entice him up, see his back legs only go up that far and then he falls back down again, Sheesh! Man, he almost made it this time, but he just can't seem to get his back legs up.So now the uncle decided to try the toy enticement, she him shaking the favorite eggplant toy? It kinda moos like I cow, we LOVEEEEEE ITTTT!

And look, he made it up, almost, almost, but not quite ON to the couch, no success...

Perhaps if the toy is closer to his face he can make it, umm NOPE, that is it, as far as his feet went, then back on to the floor for him.

Here he is looking over at the lady, begging to be helped up onto the couch. Tough Love little guy, ya gotta do it yourself.

Then he tried the pleading barking approach, see him barking? Looking right at uncle with a begging, pleading, howling bark. Let me uppppppppppppp! To which Uncle said, no way PUUUUPPPPPPP, do it yourself.

Then he tried the stretch approach, trying to stretch up to get Mr. Eggplant, Nope, that didn't work either.

Man, this went on forever, up, down, up, down, beg, bark, and one more attempt and ALMOST! but not quite.
He's not very good at this jumping thing, later we'll show you our next attempt where we tried the running approach, he might be more successful with that one!


Boo said...

so that's how they learn how to jump on the couch? but i am not a couch doggie. lucky for mom.

wet wet licks


Maggie & Mitch said...

Mitch can climb stairs but he has problems jumping into the back seat of our car or the pick-up truck! Reilly is much younger! I guess you need to cut him some slack! He'll get it sooner or later! Reilly sure is cute!

Love ya lots,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Murphey.
Poor Reilly man!! But I am sure he will conquer that couch pretty soon!! You'll see!
Have a nice day

Sparky said...

You're right, Reilly does have a serious jumping problem. He definitely needs more help to get onto the couch!


Pacco de Mongrel said...

mayb it juz take sum my owner can hardly keep me out from the couch

Freda said...

Hey Murphs,

I'm surprised you didn't offer Reillys a cold nose or somethin'. He betters learn to jump soon. Are you nears any of all that waters? Be safes.



Huskee Boy said...

Reilly looks bigger in these pics already!! I am sure that vVery soon he'll be able to jump on the couch on his own...
Were you taunting him on the sofa?

Stanley said...

Hey, Murphey Boy!

Reilly IS getting bigger everytime we see him. Looks like you two are still buddies, which is stinkin' cool.

I bet you anything he'll be jumping on the couch with confidence within the next couple of weeks. He looks pretty motivated!

Give him some encouraging goober hugs from me. Okay?

Goober love,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Aw Reily almost made it to the couch. I hope he'll be able to jump up on it soon

~ Girl girl

Joe Stains said...

hmm how can he not jump, I don't get it?!