Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Playing the Game



Okay, okay. I get it. I am almost 3 years old so I totally KNOW the score. Do a TRICK and get a TREAT.
I have even perfected a few moves, like the one above - the HIGH FIVE. I can do that one in my SLEEP! In fact, I think I HAVE done it in my sleep a time or two just to score the inevitable TREAT.

Another trick I have mastered is the SHAKE. It looks just like the HIGH FIVE but it isn't at all. If I had a picture of it, you would see that my HUMAN'S hand is in a totally DIFFERENT position. This is what makes it a SHAKE.

I am an extremely accomplished KNUCKLE PUNCH pug, too. Okay, I know what you are gonna say (or would if I had a PICTURE of that one, too) it looks just like the HIGH FIVE and the SHAKE; but again, look at the HUMAN'S hand for a clue. It is so cool and I get LOTS of oohs and aahs when I do it.

I also do the LIE DOWN and PLAY DEAD. They also look like the same trick BUT THEY TOTALLY ARE NOT because I don't THINK they are. After all . . . one is LIE DOWN and the other is, ummm, PLAY DEAD.

In any case, performing these tricks are a guarantee of TREAT every time - so I do them . . . OVER and OVER and OVER again.

It is the PUG way.

12 comments:

Casey said...

I'm not sure what the humans' control issue is on the tricks, but I'm totally willing to play along when treats are involved. Try one called SPIN -- it's just like chasing your tail, except you do it when the human says so. How easy!!

Sabrina PugTails said...

You're so smart Noodles! I can shake a paw and high-five, but I've never learned the fist bump. I can lay down, but have no clue what play dead is. I haven't fully mastered the Jimmy, but I've been working on it. Anything for a treat!
Licks,
Sabrina

Kari in Vegas said...

You gotta play if you wanna get paid~!

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

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Noodles... I can TOTALLY tell the difference between Each ONE of your FANGTASTIC Tricks!!! You are sooooo talented and clever.

Mr. Coco said...

hi Noodles! I loved that picture of you! My sister knows the high five too. I don't. I want a treat? I demand a treat! (doesnt work all the time)
I have to add that you are very smart -and the cutest!
Love
Coco

tubby3pug said...

Tubby knows a few tricks and cycles through them for treats, Ping finds tricks demeaning and simply refuses to do anything more then sit. I think your tricks look great Noodles

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Oakley and Swisher said...

If you ask us, the Humans are the ones getting fooled. It's the same command for 3 different actions, and we still get 3 treats. Works for us! Go Noodles!

Lots of licks,
Swisher and Oakley

Wyatt said...

You do what you gotta do...right? That is a pretty good trick. I will add that to my arsenal of skills. You can never get too many treats!!

Wyatt

Two French Bulldogs said...

got to appease those humans
Snuggles,
Benny & Lily

Reuben said...

Good job Noodles! You is very skilled at tricking the humans into giving you treats. Here is my one and only trick: If I is in the backyard and no paying attention to my name being called repeatedly, Mama then says, "Reuben, wanna treat? wanna treat?" Then I come running inside and I get a treat! Humans is very strange.

PugSlope.com said...

That's a sweet hi-five, Noodles! I've got "shake" down, but I've never tried a fist bump. I'll try any new trick if it will give me an opportunity to obtain more treats.

Maybe you can do an instructional post on mastering the fist bump.

-Love,
Sid.

Funaek said...

Wow Noodles you know so many tricks! Way more than Sunny's sit that she does right maybe 75% of the time. And you look super cute in the high five photo!