Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Testing on Tuesday



Some of our longtime readers may remember this photo from two years ago when Ciara was about 6 or 7 months old.  We had quite the challenge getting her to leave any potted flowers alone.  She seems to have come a long way with the potted flowers, but she could use a lot more improvement in the garden.




Now she is passing the torch to Lightning.  Will he pass the test?



So far, three days and they are untouched.  Mom is wondering if she still needs to hold her breath:)


Woos - Blue Eyes, Thunder Dunder, Prissy Sissy, and Flash a.k.a. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning








47 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Keep us updated! We think he'll be an angel.

sprinkles said...

I hope he continues to leave them alone. My parents had a dog several years ago who ate several of my mom's potted plants and died because of it. The really sad part is that she was just a puppy.

Princess Jasmine said...

Awwww, we are sure Lightening ca do it, pawsies crossed :)xx

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Such good woofies!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Lightning is looking pretty innocent there! Hope it keeps up!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

T. Maxx said...

Too Cute!!
I think he'll leave them be. :)

Cheers,
Maxx

Mitch and Molly said...

We know that you can be a good boy, right, Flash?!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Mango said...

It won't last. Those flowers are just too tempting.

Slobbers,
Mango

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Keep her guessing!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Miss Fluffy Tail

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Ah the potted plant monsters......we have those two - MOM was livid and turning all shades of red when she saw the monsters had 'pruned' her gardenia plants - she had nurtured it all winter and it was huge! She was hoping for masses of flowers instead she got masses of twigs! And those monsters - they let you go months thinking they have left and then suddenly = they are BAAACCCKKKKK

harrispen said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you, but I wouldn't hold my breath too long. Wouldn't want you to pass out.

Cindy

houndstooth said...

I do think Lightning enjoys keeping you on your toes! My bet is that they'll wait until you let your guard down so you can be really surprised!

Bunny

GOOSE said...

Maybe he is waiting for you to exhale. hehehe
Blessings,
Goose

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

Yup, I agree, he be waiting fur the momster to take a bref. That do be proper pawceedure in accordance with the dog manual we all has to memorize at birth.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I think you should go ahead and DO IT.. before your mom FAINTS from holding her brefs.

Priscilla said...

Hope your mom is still breathing in and out!!!

Nola said...

I'm sure he'll do fine!
Noly Canoli

Jake of Florida said...

We think "Flash" is waiting for something more challenging -- like leaping buildings n a single bound!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Mrs. JP said...

Oh, it took a second look at the picture for me to see Ciara in the back. She's saying "I wouldn't do that if I was you."

Suka said...

You can do it Lightening! I know it is tough, and oh sooooo tempting, but be strong! Only girl dogs mess with flowers. BOL! :->

Suka

Jo's World said...

Ciara might give him some good advice about the flowers, but I wouldn't really count on either of them to KEEP OUT!

Jo

NanaNor's said...

Happy Paws to you today! Great job on leaving plants alone; Hunter is starting to investigate mine. There are plenty of other fun things to look for, so for your mom's sake leave the pretties alone.
Have a great day.
Woofs,
Hunter & Noreen

The Websters said...

Well, if Lightning and Boris are alike, your mom had better watch out. I think they have some ornery bones or something!

Nora

haopee said...

You can do it, Lightning!!!

Go Lightning, Go! And if you get tempted with Mom's uber pretty garden, remember... "I leave them alone to get my treats."

Repeat after me, "I leave them alone to get my treats."

And if this doesn't stop you... say, "Oh what the heck, it's too pretty to go to waste." and muster your cutest most adorable doggy curl. Don't forget to practice having sparkly eyes, okay?

Huggies and Cheese,

Haopee

K9 Katastrophie said...

I am sure he will be a good boy!

Lickis,
Snuggle Bug

Piappies World said...

We think Light... err... Flash is trying his best to stay away but the blooms are too tempting!

We say, we'll hold our breath with your Mom. *giggles*

Love,
Piappies Fudgie Bear, Princie, Frap, Moc Moc, Sugar Pie, Maxie Bear, Pie Pie, Smiley Face and Bee-Bear

*yup, still us (with our temp baby sis Bear Bear) with our winning nicknames for this week

Julia Williams said...

I hope he will be a good woofie and leave them alone! But you probably shouldn't exhale just yet. BOL.

Madi and Mom said...

Dear, BE, TD, PS, and F,
FYI MOMS (all of them) have eyes in the back of their head......so a word of advice...back away from the potted plants unless you want trouble with a capital T.
Just sayin'
Madi your BFFF

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Lighting, woo should wait till mom lets her guard down then DO IT! ;)

June

BeadedTail said...

Wait until she's off guard Lightning! It'll be more of a surprise then! :)

Kari in Vegas said...

Yup he is just waiting for the guard to be dropped ;)

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Tucker The Crestie said...

Such beautiful flowers! Here's hoping no one eats them!

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Don't mom's ALWAYS hold their breath? Sending White Dog discipline and self-control to YOUR white one!

YoYoMa is our biggest boy in height and build. As a Standard Eskie he should be about 35 lbs. max. He clocked in at 41lbs yesterday. The goal is to try for a pound a month...Dr. Julia says that is rigorous but doable especially since he likes veggies to start with. So the plan is more walking activity (free self directed play in the yard isn't enough) and switching to a diet more heavily based on good mixed vegetables. Momma laughed when you called Yo a "small dog" I guess it is all in the perspective!

Ginger Jasper said...

I think he will be fine.. Well hoping he will mol.. Hugs GJ xx

Ginger Jasper said...

I think he will be fine.. Well hoping he will mol.. Hugs GJ xx

Archie and Melissa said...

tee hee!
he may be hunting for a differnent thing to "unearth".

the pack works hard to keep you on your toes mom!

Ludo van Doggy said...

Is we taking bets? I still like to grab some of granpawents plants from their pots when i go out their house. I snip the flowers off. Hehe
~Lickies, Ludo

rottrover said...

Lightning has his "what? who, me??" face on!!

Lorenza said...

I am sure those flowers are safe!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Two French Bulldogs said...

Don't get caught Lightening
Benny & Lily

Teddy said...

Ooh, those plants look a bit nervous. I bet Lightning is looking at them out of the corner of his eye. Hopefully Ciara will have a good influence on him.

Teddy

Linda said...

Oh, he's just waiting for the right time. Playing it cool for now! Let's see if I can fake mom out by not acting interested!

Oskar said...

I think he'll be a good boy!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar AKA Fuzz Butt

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I say the flowers will be SAFE!
love
tweedles

The Thuglets said...

Hmm..we wonder! LOL

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I used to have a rotten that would get so mad at me when I left her! She knew I loved to garden and she would knock over all my pots and gingerly pull all the plants out of the pots in tact to desiccate in the hot sun! I finally started placing her turds in the pots... It took a few weeks but she never did it again!

Sue said...

So much temptation! I've always found that my girls were more stubborn and harder to train than my boys.