Friday, February 25, 2011

Email from my mother today. What has she gotten herself into? This is so hilarious.

Hi Susan,

Thank you for subscribing to my potty training course for
Dachshunds. With the help of this course,
you will soon be able to reduce Peanut's potty
training accidents drastically.

Housebreaking Peanut can be simple and easy
for you and your dog ...if you use the correct training methods.

I will show you an interesting method. It is easy and simple and you
might be surprised at how well it works.

Here's what it's NOT about:

1. Yelling At Peanut
2. Hitting or Kicking your Dachshund
3. Punishing your dog in any way
4. Rubbing its nose on the poop

Here's what it IS about:

1. Making your Dachshund actually WANT to eliminate
where he should!
2. Using the
natural instincts ALL Dachshunds have,
to quickly and easily get Peanut potty trained
and fully housebroken.

The reason this is so effective is because it's
based on the number thing that Peanut

Right now, Peanut's potty training
problems are a result of his confusion...he is still
not clear about where to pee or potty.

In fact, housebreaking problems and almost all
other "problem" behavior with Dachshunds
can be traced back to one thing:


I'll explain to you with an example:

First, let's agree that Peanut craves your


Have you ever caught Peanut 'on the act'?

You most likely rushed to him and said in a firm tone
something like "No, Peanut ...No!".

And then maybe you took Peanut into
your backyard and waited there for him to eliminate. And
once he had done that, you lovingly petted him.

Well, here's what's going on in your dog's
head right now ...even if you're saying "No!"
... and scolding your Peanut.

Peanut is thinking,

"WOW! EVERY TIME I poop on the carpet,
I get attention from Susan ! This is great!


When I pooped in the backyard, Susan petted
me. So, I made Susan happy by relieving myself


He feels, anywhere I poop, either Susan will
give me attention or she will pat me.

...And the cycle continues.

Who is Menudo?

I was so bored tonight that I filled out the stupid Facebook photo challenge. Enjoy.

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with ten facts

1. My best friend is Alyse Burnside.
2. I am volunteering at the animal shelter again.
3. After 16 years my sister and I are finally getting along.
4. I can't wait to live in Iowa City so I can walk to pizza and coffee. Oh, and live with my BFFL, Lana, and Alyssa.
5. I find Two and Half Men strangely entertaining.
6. I am dressing up as Nicki Minaj in the Creep music video for Halloween.
7. I am going to party with an asian, two nerds and a computer geek tomorrow.
8. I am going to Chicago over St. Patrick's Day to see them dye the river.
9. I wouldn't mind marrying Zach Galifianakis. Actually, it's preferred.
10. Bright Eyes in Minneapolis might complete my teenage angst filled life.

Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest

She has been my friend longer than anyone else. I hope we're best pals for several more years to come.

Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show

Day 04 - A picture of your night

Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory

Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day

I would love to be that girl who's tangled in the sheets with my man.......

Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item

Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh

Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Day 10 - A picture of the person you do the craziest things with

Day 11 - A picture of something you hate

Day 12 - A picture of something you love

Sweet, sweet Chicago.

Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist