Earlier this month, Kali took private lessons in rattlesnake avoidance class. Today was the final exam. First there was a camouflaged cage that contained a rattlesnake.
We walked Kali toward the cage and in the proper distance, she balked and wanted to go the other way. Even though she had the shock collar on, there was no shocking today, the one shock she received 2½ weeks ago was sufficient.
We took her the other way and did it again with another cage.
Kali wanted out of there.
“Can we go now?” – of course, you passed with flying colors!
Hooray for Kali. We are proud to know a graduate of Rattlesnake School,
And you’ll continue to know her because her chance of being zapped by a rattler just went way down.
Congrats to Kali. Pass out the treats — Green Bean all the way around.
That works for me!
All the way around? Woo HOO! That means I’ll get some too!!!!! Thanks Bentley!
Kali is so cute. She deserves lots of green beans. OK. I’ll give her mine.
Kali already gets a bunch-you can have your share, Stu.
Wooohoowoooooo! Good job Kali!
I didn’t raise a dumb protogé!
That is great that they have those classes available for you down there especially since I assume rattlesnakes are VERY common!
We even had one in our dog run. See
it’s in the second part of the post.
We think that deserved a round of treats. Well done Kali. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly
I was thinking more like multiple rounds of treats.
Kali wanted out of there because she’s smart and knows how to pass a test. Good for you Kali.
Have a woof woof day. My best to your humans. 🙂
It burns me up because she aced the test and didn’t do any studying.
She is a good girl. When we first got her, we thought it might not work out but after almost 4 months, she’s settled down and improving. She was just knocked around. Kali was adopted and returned before we got her. I don’t think those peeps knew what they had.
All she needed were sisters like Kyla and Kaci to help her settle in. Good work everyone!
Congratulations on raising such a top dog scholar! Kali is ready for summer now and those rattlers better keep their distance.
The idea is that Kali keeps her distance and/or goes the other way. There’s a time not to be the rough/tough terrier.
Good Girl, Kali. You learned so quickly and you’ll be safe.
XXXOOO Bella & Roxy
I have to say that she’s almost as smart as I am. Right now, she’s more athletic than I ever was. She hasn’t learned “crafty” yet and I won’t tell her about that for a while.
NICE!!! I thinks that deserves a WOOOOHOOOO!!! And a margarita…or two! Oh, you’re too young, I guess Kyla and I will have to drink yours!! BOL
Watch out-she’ll steal your margarita if you’re not careful. That’s dirty pool as far as I know. She tried to eat my green beans and paid for it. ¡Don’t ever try to pilfer this Mexican puppy mill-born Scott’s margarita!
“Proper explanation is the great key to understand!”
Saying by Dali Lama Bites
I don’t want to bring up Shakespeare’s Cleopatra death scene.
OK, then Don’t, lets just have some Margaritas with Ruby, you in?
OH YESSSS! I love Ruby and margaritas and you-please bring Bites (and Shadow).
High Paws Kali !
Kali says “AROOOOOOOOOOOOO”.
WooHoo Kali good job on your final exam. Since you are a Phi Beta Kali, lets have Rush week and serve Snakebite Shots (1part Jack Daniels, 1part Tequila, and 5-10 drops Tabasco sauce).
Aroo to you,
Can we float a Scotch Bonnet in it as a garnish? It certainly beats little umbrellas with pineapple on the handle. That way we can make room for more Jack and eliminate the Tabasco.
Yay Kali! Hopefully this means we all don’t have to worry about you! As for being returned, well, it’s a damn good thing because look where you wound up – in heaven! My Scruffy was returned after one day because she growled-but it sure worked out for us!
Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy
Kali was returned because she was too active. I guess those peeps wanted a throw rug. Yes, she’s very active but that’s what is expected from a terrier pup. She has now settled down because she fits in and feels secure-this is HER home.
Glad you’re certified rattlesnake smart Kali! Stay safe… teach Kyla and Kaci too 😛
I don’t go far from the house in my dotage.
So glad she passed! Good that she will be safe! 🙂
We’re overjoyed. You don’t have this problem in Australia, I believe.
WHOOOOOOHOOOOOOAROOOOOO!!!! Well done Kali, we just KNEW you’d ace it! *HIGH FIVE PAWS*
Wally & Sammy
She was very confident. She didn’t know what was coming but she’s confident she can handle anything.
Kali doesn’t have to be Struck by Lightning a second time. You are not raising a dumb dog.
Sweet William The Scot
That’s spot on.
well done Kali
We’re proud of her.
When we lived in the desert part of southwest Utah, Max had to watch for the rattlers but now he lives in a place without snakes and I think his skills have gotten rusty.
Supposedly, if done correctly, this takes hold. Max certainly appears to be smart and wouldn’t forget.
Good for you Kali! Just remember, loose snakes are just as shocky as snakes in a cage!