Thursday, November 21, 2013

King of the Mountain!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie.  Zimmie and I have been teaching little Maggie so many important lessons and she's coming along so well!  She's very skilled at River Otter Games, so we thought we'd kick it up to the next level - the King of the Mountain version!

Zimmie and I were playing it like we like to do, when the little one came in and said she wanted to learn how to play. I told her to sit and watch us at first:

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"Ha roo!  I'm the King of the Mountain!"
"Wait until the time is right to make your move, Maggie, then ..."

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"BOOM!!!"
"Oooh!  That looks fun!  Can I try?!!?"

Zim and I thought she was ready, so I worked with Maggie, giving her step-by-step guidance.

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"Let's go around to the end.  Come shoulder to shoulder with me, Maggie!"
"OK, Aunt CamCam!"

She's such a good student!  She's a natural!

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"I'm going to get you, Zimmie!"
"That's it, Maggie!  Just like that!"
"Ha roo!  I'm the King of the Mountain!"

She wasted no time at all, and went in for her first lunge while I coached her!

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"BOOM!  Oh... I missed."
"Good, Maggie!  Good!  Try again!"
"Oh, no!  Ha rooooo!"

She is such a quick study!!!

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"I'm going to get you, Zimmie!"
"Ha rooooo!"
"Oh, I'm so proud!!!"

I changed my vantage point, so I could continue to coach her.

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"How did you do that, Aunt CamCam?!?"
"That'll come soon enough, little one!"
"Try to get me, Mag-a-roo!  You can do it!"

Zimmie is such a great mentor and big brother to us both!

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"Ha rohrohroooooo!"
"Excellent!"
"I love how good you are with my puppy, Zim!"

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"BOOM!"
"Oh, no!  She's got me!  The littlest river otter got me!"
"She did it!  I'm so proud!  Remember to be gentle, Maggie!"

I want her to learn to play River Otter Games, but I also want her to be gentle!  That'll keep all of us (especially Mom) happy.  I love having a puppy to train and mentor!

Cammie!

19 comments:

  1. Miss Cammie,
    You are a friend to all. I'm sure the little one appreciates your coaching.

    Kisses,
    Dexter

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  2. Wow the three of you are well happy we see and all that coaching has paid off. Happy house.
    Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. you two are raising her right. though she appears to be a little short yet for King of the Mountain MOL

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  4. Hi Cammie, You are such an excellent teacher, as is Zim. Maggie will be taking over your territory soon-so watch out.
    Have a great afternoon.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

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  5. OH my gosh...this is the best post ever.

    NOra

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  6. um that just looks like fun to my pups!

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

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  7. That was fun! The only thing missing was the sound of 2 1/2 crazed river otters.

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  8. I think Zimmie is still king of the mountain, somehow :)

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  9. OMD OMD.... what an EXCELLENT training session. That young'un is a quick study.

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  10. She is sooo cute, with such good "teachers"

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  11. You are a most excellent teacher, Cammie!

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  12. What good teachers you are. And obviously a good student.....

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  13. The training is coming along so nicely. I am so impressed and can't wait for more.


    Loveys Sasha

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  14. That series of pictures is priceless!

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  15. Oh Cammie, you are such a wonderful teacher with ever so much patience!! Sometimes I find it so hard to find the patience to train our little Arty!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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  16. Oh my God that is so hilarious. You learn fast little one
    Lily

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  17. Cam-a-roo you really have done a great job with her. You must have a phd or something.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  18. She is learning SO fast! You and Zim should be very proud.

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