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Lambie, the tunnel, and the park


Katie would like to explain to all of you how to play “Lambie in the Tunnel.”  So, as interpreted from Katie-speak:

First you need a lambie.  And a tunnel, cause you all live too far away to share mine.  Not that I’m particularly good at sharing anyway.  Wait!  Mom!  Edit that out!!

Then you get your human to throw lambie into the tunnel.  You can get her (or him) to do this by standing in front of her (him) with lambie in your mouth and making your big brown eyes look pathetic, as if no one has EVER played with you in forever…or at least in the last ten minutes.

This is where it gets kind of theoretical, so listen up.  You can either run around the tunnel to the other side, then run as fast as you can, scooping up lambie as you go through the tunnel, and drop it at your human’s feet.  Or you can chase lambie into the tunnel from the same direction as your human threw it, scoop it up and run back to your human, either outside or inside the tunnel.

Or, and this is the best part, if you want to make your human feel really silly you can just look at her (or him) and stare as if it were beneath you to run through this silly tunnel, much less collect a lambie at the same time!

Then, after you  retrieve the lambie  a few times beg to go for a ride to the park!

After all, you deserve a park trip, given all that retrieving you’ve done.

Enjoy sitting in the shade and watching the little league kids play ball.  Then resist totally when your human says it’s time to go home.

In this way you keep your human in line.  This is very important, as you all know, to any Sheltie-girl ( or boy!).

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

7 thoughts on “Lambie, the tunnel, and the park

  1. So, the secret’s out! Dogs share their training methods, which is why we humans are so well trained. I knew my two girls worked togther, but I didn’t know it went beyond the family.

    Katie is a cutie. You must spend a lot of time brushing that beautiful coat.


  2. Well said Kate! Oreo would love to play your lamb game too. That’s kind of how he learned the tunnel too.

    Kate you are soooooo photogenic!


  3. Katie – you are so well-spoken! You must get that from your mom! Thanks for letting me know about the lambie-tunnel training! I have a lambie so maybe I’ll get mom to play the game with me- especially on days like today that are too hot and humid and wet to go outside!


  4. Yes Carol, the secret is out! They have US trained! Though I guess that isn’t such a secret.

    Sara – Katie would love to play WITH Oreo in the tunnel game…though it might turn into a tunnel of love thing…

    Ricky – tunnels inside are just the best; games PLUS air conditioning! Can’t beat it!


  5. Lambie is very cute – I am glad you have your humans trained to retrieve her for you. Good work Katie. My humans are a bit hopeless sometimes….


  6. Sounds like a great game! I love the pictures of Katie at the park too. She looks very happy.


  7. tunnel of love….LOL


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