Since there's always a rotating roster of dogs in the barn, it's good to practice the basics....regularly. So on my last shift, the barn pooches did their drills.
And in my head, I could almost hear the dogs chanting something like this.....
I don't know but its been said
Bad Rap loves a big block head
I don't know but I've been told
The Rescue Barn is better than gold
He-ey Barn Dogs
Lucky Rescue Barn Dogs
Get on your paws and follow me
Sound off! 1, 2
Sound off! 3, 4
1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2......3, 4!
Here, the barn dogs show some of their training moves.
Cadet Oscar, Private Diva.....A-tten-Shun! (dog speak: sit pretty)
At Ease! (dog speak: down)
Cadets Oscar & Rooney - into formation, fall-in! (dog speak: go to place); At......Ease!
Private Tallulah, March it Out, hup 2, 3, 4!!
(dog speak: loose leash walking)
Private Tallulah, Eyes Front! .....Eyes Front, Private!! (dog speak: leave it)
Cadet Rooney, Halt! (dog speak: stay)
Well done Barn Dogs, well done! Cadet Rooney, enough of the Rocky Balboa posturing and the "Gonna Fly Now" music - go on back to the barn, it's Chow Time!