Tallulah Blueberry Gardens. Mixed breed genius.

I told Tallulah she is going to dog day care today, and she is standing here beside herself.

Talu

I did not know that dogs really understood so much of what you say. I thought people were just imagining it when they said their dogs knew words.

Now, if I try to discuss quantum physics with Talu? She is lost. Mostly because I don't know what quantum physics are. Or is. But if I say, "You're going to dog day care today!" she tilts her head and acts the fool until we leave.

She also knows "walk," of course; "go outside;" "dog park;" and "Obama." I do not know why she knows "Obama," but she tilts her head when we say it. Maybe Obama took her for a walk once and I didn't notice.

How bad do you think Obama wants to just go walk a mutt, with no one bothering him except that pesky Pugle who always barks at us? I'll bet he'd just like a DAY with no 59 Secret Servicemen and no 930 cameras.

Other than the nod to the president, did you notice all the other phrases she knows seem to somehow benefit her? Why doesn't she understand, "Sew mom an evening gown" or "Go pick up my prescription at Target"?

Tallulah used to go to dog day care every day, in case you are keeping close track. But with Marvin's…abbreviated…summer salary, we have had to pare it down. Still, she is abstaining from eating my books and shoes when she is here during the day, so we must be sending her enough. Or perhaps it's the four-month-old kitten that keeps her amused.

Oh! You know what I haven't done in awhile? I haven't linked you to the web camera so you can watch dog day care. Last time I did this, it was a big hit. If you're lucky you'll see poor Oscar, the dog in a wheelchair. I have told Lu to be nice to Oscar and play with him sometimes. I do not want to raise an insensitive dog.

I will sign off now and take this creature to her fancy resort. Remind me to tell you about the time I took my cat to the psychic. I do not know what to tell you about my weird animal things.

49 thoughts on “Tallulah Blueberry Gardens. Mixed breed genius.

  1. Can’t wait to watch the doggy cam. My dog knows day care as “camp” and is thrilled when he gets to go. Thanks for the laughs, as usual!

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  2. I will for sure cry if I watch the dog in the wheelchair. In fact I may cry just thinking about him. I’m sure Lula is nice to him. She looks out for her fellow mammal.

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  3. For those of you who do not have the time to watch the thrilling Doggie Cam, here is a small sample of what you’d see:
    There’s 2. There’s 20. There’s 3. There’s 90. There’s none. There’s 487.
    You are welcome for the time not taken away from your life.

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  4. I’ve been watching the web cam and Tallulah definitely is the pack leader of the group. She is also befriending the large older lab/golden that is sitting in the floor. Is that the wheel chair dog?

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  5. Barb,
    I just saw Lula too! She is obsessed with the day care guy in the camouflage.
    And no, Oscar is sort of short and dark. I see his wheelchair in the corner, which means he is lying on that bed, just out of our vision.

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  6. I must have a buffer here at work because I don’t have a steady stream of day care video. I have a still … then a pause … then a still with a different bunch of dogs … then a still.
    I need a new job with better internet service.

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  7. I love dogs but do you think I would still love them if I had to work there and mop up the pee all day? I just e-mailed my boss and told her not to bother me for the rest of the day, I’m too busy watching the doggy cam.

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  8. Glad to know I’m not the only one with so little a life that I’d watch dogs I don’t know on the doggy-cam!
    My favorite thing (other than the aimless wandering of the dogs) is that the mop and bucket are at-the-ready over there against the wall!

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  9. My dog knows Obama too. If you keep saying “Obama Obama Obama” he’ll tilt his head back and forth like an idiot. I’ve made Obama his 2nd middle name just so when I am yelling at him he actually stops to listen.

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  10. I saw Tallulah! And the chamo guy carrying the mop around. Someone made pee pee on the floor!
    What I want to know is this, do you think Lulah tells the other dogs that she lives with a bunch of cats? Or does she keep that info to herself? Would living with a different species be like integration vs segregation to the dogs? Do you think she is talking the ears off that golden retriever who is too slow to get away (unlike the dachshund and schnauzer) and saying things like “and then Henry did this. and then Henry did that. Oh, and you should have seen when Henry did this other thing”? Hmm? Is this what you think? Cause it’s what I am thinking.
    Meanwhile, back at the webcam . . .

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  11. OH! The doggy-cam! I will not get another thing done all day. I am OBSESSED when you link the daycare cam. I also get the still, a pause and a still. BUT! Other comments!!! OVER HERE!!! THERE ARE TWO CAMERAS!!! Go to the daycare link and it will show you TWO CAMERAS!!! I just switch back and forth between the two.
    Hhhmmm…. I wonder where my kids are and what they are doing???
    Lula is obsessed with daycare man. And the golden dog. Oh Lula loves her daycare friends.

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  12. Why is the doggie-cam so darn mesmerizing?
    I can see why June would be facinated, but the rest of us must be a strange bunch!
    The wiener dog makes me smile every time I spot it. I wonder if he/she suffers from napoleon complex.
    On a side note, Hulk continues to crack me up!

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  13. I too find it funny that you are all interested in the dog cam, but I knew you would be because you were last time I put it up. I guess dogs are just fun to watch.
    Hulk is Mr. Funny. Even though he doesn’t like cats.

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  14. ME TOO!! Okay, I had an animal psychic “talk to” my border collie. And you know what? My border collie is WITTY and FUNNY! He was telling her the funniest things that were SO him. SO him. He told her how much he hates the stupid lab/chessie dog we have. How he gets blamed for the stupidness of that other dog. How he just wanted to be inside with the family. She told me to give him a title: Indoor Manager. So now he’s Boris–The Indoor Manager.
    I didn’t get him business cards. Sheesh, I’m not CRAZY!

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  15. Guess I will have to check out the doggie cam later today when I have a break in the routine. Gotta agree with you about the delight our dog feels for day care – she only goes once a week now and we call it “go play” and she becomes a crazy thing! Although she is a crazy thing most of the time anyhow. She also knows “car ride”, “porch” and the normal commands…dogs definitely know more than we give them credit for.

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  16. Oh My, I just glanced at the webcam and can’t believe the increase in enrollment since this morning! Tallula is onto the webcam as she looks right at it and gives it her best side. Love, love Tallulah!

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  17. Ha…I love that she knows “Obama”. We’ve only had our puppy for a few days but I swear he knows his name! And I’m happy to report we did NOT name him Cooper….totally agree with you that Cooper is the new Max. We went with Wrigley as in the field, not the gum.

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  18. Hulk, with an attitude like that, you’re missing out on some fascinating behavioral science in action. Like a while conga line of butt sniffing. Sort of like my last Board of Directors meeting.

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  19. It obsesses Marvin, how much that place makes. Because really, it’s just a big empty room. And all you have to do is pay some kid to walk around all day, at probably seven bucks an hour. And you’re getting TWENTY BUCKS A DOG, PER DAY.
    Really, don’t get Marvin started on the fact that he didn’t think of this idea.

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  20. June, I know this is a comment about a previous post…..but maybe you were tan if you had a sun roof on your VW bug?? Did you have it open on your trip to MI???

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  21. You know it was too tempting for me to stay away. Mesmerized by the dog cam. What’s up with the standard poodle? Why is no one playing with her? Why does she just hang out by the mop bucket?

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  22. She is getting shunned because of her beauty and because she is a purebred. Just wait a bit and Tallulah will bring her in to the group. She’s the social director at DD!

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  23. Are you or Marvin going to be able to mug for the webcam when you go to pick her up? I’ll set my watch and tune back in then.
    Also, are there two rooms, and webcams in each room, or just different angles of the same room? Webcam 1 definitely seems to be where the action is, and also L-L-L-Lydia, Lydia the tatooed lady.

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  24. June do you remember the Doris Day movie “The Glass Bottom Boat”? She would call her house every 2 hours because her dog would run around and bark when the phone rang. Maybe you could just phone Lula and Henry during the day. Can she answer? Will she listen to the answering machine?

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  25. You don’t get to see people pick up their dogs. Which is a shame because I would totally moon all of you or something.
    For insurance reasons, we owners are not allowed in the dog play room. You have to wait in this toy- and food-filled lobby, where I suppose they hope you will spend even more of your hard-earned dollars. Well. If by “hard-earned” you mean “sitting at work commenting on my own post.”

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  26. Poor wheelchair dog. I’m glad Tatoo Girl is taking it for a stroll.
    I’m surprised SouthPark hasn’t done a totally inappropriate episode featuring a wheelchair dog.

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  27. Ok, this is a hoot! The girl is driving the wheel chair dog in a counter clockwise fashion around the place and everyone else is following along except 2 who are scuffling in the middle. It reminds me of the skating rink when I was in junior high! Ha!
    And June, I think you are right about there being 2 separate gangs. The camera 1 gang is the bloods and camera 2 are the crips. No mingling!
    I can’t believe I have nothing better to do than to check in on a doggie day care that is like 5 states away.

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  28. I am saving this link for the next person that tells me baseball on TV is boring…
    Seriously, people…I mean, I like dogs just as much as the next guy…

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  29. Oh yes, I think our animals understand things we say to them. The word “vet” causes my Oscar Snuggles, King of Tidewater to hide under the bed. Don’t tell me they don’t know.

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  30. How’s about golf and fishing, Hulk?
    No, wait, this really IS more interesting than either of those…And ESPN. They repeat the same information every fifteen minutes and not one broadcaster sniffs the other’s crotch or tries to hump them like that randy little spotted guy is attempting to do to the pit bull mix on the doggie cam.
    I might watch if that happened. I’m just sayin’. Spice it up, you know?

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  31. How’s about golf and fishing, Hulk?
    No, wait, this really IS more interesting than either of those…And ESPN. They repeat the same information every fifteen minutes and not one broadcaster sniffs the other’s crotch or tries to hump them like that randy little spotted guy is attempting to do to the pit bull mix on the doggie cam.
    I might watch if that happened. I’m just sayin’. Spice it up, you know?

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  32. How’s about golf and fishing, Hulk?
    No, wait, this really IS more interesting than either of those…And ESPN. They repeat the same information every fifteen minutes and not one broadcaster sniffs the other’s crotch or tries to hump them like that randy little spotted guy is attempting to do to the pit bull mix on the doggie cam.
    I might watch if that happened. I’m just sayin’. Spice it up, you know?

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  33. Someone should really tell the guy in the navy blue shirt to be careful where he picks his nose. Or learn to scratch it off camera, if that is what he was doing.

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  34. What time does Lula get sprung? It appears to be about 5:30 e.s.t.
    I bet little Henry is driving Winston and Francis crazy without his adoring friend to corral him. 🙂

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  35. Talu is now home. And immediately chased poor Henry. Well, “poor” Henry is a relative term, given how HE torments everyone.

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