Redemption

Scout has learned to get the newspaper.

"Wait, what was I getting again?"

"Going to get the paper. Going to get the paper... Going to... what was it?"

"Oh, look! It is a newspaper! Look at that! A newspaper, right here where I was running! I think I will pick it up!"

"Now I will shake it and worry it and love it and care for it and then..."

"I will take it for a little tour of the neighborhood!"

"Man is calling me! My Man is calling me!"
"Oops, I am still carrying this paper. Maybe he will not notice the paper. I hope this is not the neighbor's paper. I must get to Man as soon as possible!"

"Man likes me! He is taking the paper and calling me a good dog! Now I will pee on the front step in joy!"

Wow, that's a seriously nice calf muscle! Good dog, Scout!

Comments

Ei said…
That'll do Scout, that'll do.
knittergran said…
We trained our dog to get our paper when we lived in Florida. She was so excited about learning this and getting praise, that we had to un-train her. She started bringing us the neighbors' papers.
Mrs.Q said…
Good dog, Scout!

(And, umm...that is a nice calf muscle. Since you didn't point it out and all.)
hokgardner said…
Well, I was going to tell the story about training our dog to get the paper but then having to untrain her, but my mom beat me to it.
Barb said…
We've had that problem with Scout, too--he used to bring us the neighbor's paper with some regularity. OR, he'd forget in the middle of getting the paper that he was getting the paper and leave ours in the neighbor's yard. It probably evened out.

Mrs. Q., I'm all subtle like that.
Tenna Draper said…
Barb, not to worry you or anything, but seriously (and of course, this is from your Edward post), do not let the cat out of your sight. Eventually, someone WILL pick up "hey, this is a nice cat!", having already seen it in the area...I used to allow my dogs to run loose, too, until someone stole them. I've not seen them since, and I'm sure that one was used in dog fighting...so my heart was crushed. If you must must must let the cat outside, put him on a leash and get him a collar tag with your name and # on it, so somebody doesn't make off with a 5-fingered cat discount
LaDonna said…
Wow! First addressing your mailing labels and now this?? Next thing you know, you'll be signing Scout up for doggie-Mensa!
farm suite said…
How did you teach him to do that? I am so very impressed. Our dog's best trick is to bring us dirty socks. Unfailingly to the correct person. Ick.
DK said…
Good boy, Scout! What a good boy!!!

Love the commentary...
Sue said…
Scout needs to teach my dog something. Or maybe I need to teach my dog something. I sometimes start to teach him, then I'm overwhelmed with waves of hatred and I have to stop.

I think I'm missing the part of my soul that is supposed to like animals.
Laura said…
We tried and tried to teach Hyde to fetch the paper but he didn't want and started marking it instead. I am sure the neighbors got a kick out of me racing the dog to the paper. Thankfully we live in the country now. At least that way when they catch me doing something it is truly and really embarassing;)