Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Cocoa ~ The Not So Magic Magician"

Cocoa is growing every day. Soon she won't be a puppy any more and I'm thinking that might be a good thing! The other day while I was doing dishes and she was laying underfoot once again, she got up and wandered into the dining area. I did have a rather tall round table covered nicely with a floor length table cloth and sitting on top was a lovely plant that had been sent to me by a friend after my open heart surgery 6 years ago.

It's a miracle that I kept it alive and thriving for that long. It WAS the only live plant in the house!

Out of the corner of my eye I saw movement that resembled a magician pulling a table cloth out from under a table set with dishes and silverware. Only this wasn't any magician, it was Cocoa! The plant didn't stay on the table! This is what it looked like.........
........and this is Cocoa after I was done scolding her.

As you can see, she wasn't terribly upset with the scolding she received. She promptly went to sleep and left me to clean up the damage! I hope this isn't going to be a "Marley and Me" type of happening. She doesn't seem to be catching on or at least she is leading me to think that she is not catching on! I really do think that she is highly intelligent and she is manipulating me! Prancer is taking an interest in her. Albeit, it may be an interest that is being forced upon her by Cocoa. Prancer plays with her now and shares her water bowl even though Cocoa thinks she needs to swim in it or wade through it. Prancer just looks at her as if to say "must you put your feet in here when I am trying to drink?"

I keep hoping that Prancer will help train this unruly pup! She has already let her know that she is the alpha female dog and Cocoa has been the recipient of several roll-overs and nips that have made her yipe. Mind you, she has deserved every chastising Prancer has doled out..........and many more that Prancer has let slide! She is learning........but I think she will be in the puppy stage for at least a year and a half no matter if she attains her full growth by then!

But she has captivated our hearts and we wouldn't give her up for anything.........unless.......NO, I mustn't think that way. Here is a photo of her from two nights ago..........see how big she is getting!


janeywan said...

Oh but she's so cute, gotta love her!
Great shot of her being all passive and all. lol

Lori said...

How darling! Hard to stay mad at them, isn't it?!

Seems like I don't get to read or write much these days, and I miss it. I miss YOU, too!


clew said...

OMG she's so precious.

I can't tell you how many times we almost wrung MBDog's neck, and then he'd give us that look, and ... AWWWWWWE!

You know what I'm talking about. The little sh*ts!

Pearl said...

It must be terribly hard to dicipline such a cutie!! They are just like babies...They are testing you all the time with what they can get away with.
Cocoa will grow out of the mischevious stage...Take a deep breath...I know it isn't easy.

Hope you and your family are doing well.

Anonymous said...

She's really grown! Puppy dog eyes are their defense against scolding. LOL


martie said...

Her "cuteness" has been her only saving grace on several occasions!!!

Smalltown RN said...

oh she is so darling....I love her colour and her coat looks so healthy....yes the puppy time is difficult but it doesn't last long...I hope all survive....

Happy day my friend....