Monday, September 27, 2010

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Bad Berkeley

OMG! The Diva has appeared and I have no idea what she wants. She's been griping all morning and nobody has been able to satisfy her.

Post Script: As you can see by the video, we are in the library, so I am trying to correct her sotto voce. All the kids are either laughing or staring at me. She has been outrageous all day. There was that one episode in the morning when I gave her the stuffed duck and she started to honk it. Repeatedly. In the library. Loudly. SIGH. Do I have a chew toy that doesn't squeak. NO, I don't.

I have tried taking her outside for potty walks (not effective). I've tried tiring her out by doing stairs and puppy situps (not effective). Finally, when the barking gets really loud, I pull out the only thing that has worked for us, the water bottle. But it didn't work today. I put her down for a nap in her kennel. I caught this little tantrum at the end of a very long day. She had been down for four "naps".

When we got home, she was a perfect angel. Ah me. What am I going to do with the Diva? Her Royal Majesty Berkeley. She is perfectly named. If only I would do her bidding.

1 comment:

  1. Aww looks like HRH Berkley is a little bored today! :)

    Just an observation from a fellow raiser...make sure to squirt her DURING the behavior, and not afterwards, or your actually "punishing/Correcting" the quiet behavior, which is what you want, in essence telling her that being quiet is the "wrong" behavior. kwim? :)