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Cory Gets A Leash

January 21st, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

This is my first post, so I’m just testing the waters….  The following is an except from the book in progress, just to give you a taste of what to expect!  The following takes place within the first few weeks of when we got Cory, in 1997.  He would have been about 7 or 8 weeks old….

Every evening when we got home from work Jay and I would take Jayson and Cory to a nearby park. Cory trotted along with us without the need for leash; he was very happy to have a pack to follow. We’d sit in a circle and in turn call out “Cory, COME,” to teach him that command. He learned quickly, and was quite motivated by treats when he’d arrive at the lap of the one that called him. I fed him kibble from a large bag that pictured a healthy, glowing yellow lab. The bag said the chow would provide him with 100% of his daily nutritional requirements, and I thought it was probably especially made for Labs. Cory ate with typical Lab passion for anything edible and quickly grew.

One evening on our nightly trip to the park Cory’s ears suddenly pricked up and he bolted across the field, as if being chased by the Hounds of Hell. We watched with bewilderment as he barreled towards a young couple seated on the grass enjoying a picnic. With a leap that would make a high jumper proud Cory dived and his little body disappeared completely into a bag of potato chips. The startled couple jumped up and looked at us as we rushed in to grab our puppy, who was chomping chips as fast as he could. As Jay pulled him out of the potato chip bag, Cory managed to also inhale a big bit out of a sandwich in the man’s hand. With flaming faces we muttered an apology and carried our thief to the car. Next stop that night was at Petco to purchase a tiny little collar and a leash.

Use this excerpt to tell me a funny story about your puppy!

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  • canineangel

    I laughed so much reading how Cory was a little food thief… You cant get mad though as they are too cute at that age!! What a little rascal!!
    Lovely story Sandy!! xx

  • Laura

    My full grown dog slams pantry door open,smiles and wags tail looking at me for treats

  • hmm Cory a funny story about my pupster .. well he is a regular comedian i aften wonder which comedian has reincarnated himself in to Benni it must be a physical comedian like Jim Carey his fave thing that breaks me out laffing is his kamikazi runs and when he forgets he has four paws and goes sliding on his nose after gigiling hysterically i make sure he's ok before continuing to laff hysterically .. benni in mylife is consatant joy and love. oh yeah the first time he gave me the dalmatian grin that was a funny one too at the time i was wondering what was wrong Becoz i never knew dalmatians did the grin thingy and he is only hal dal .. he was a naughty puppy and instead of getting mad i brought him inside after he broke out of the outdoor tie out, didnt say a word brought him in and left him in about half hour later i come home and the dog is bearing his teeth at me but his head was low and tail was swinging like a chopper blade . So i am like WTH is wrong with you .. i mean he looked like a classic naughty boy caught with his hands in cookie jar now picrtuere a dog grinning and tell me how can you stay mad at a grinning dog .. needless to say he didnt get a talking too and it was for the best coz it was way opast his naughty episode any hewey but those are some of my comedians moments. BARB