Mama Diaries

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Dog Chat

"Mama?" my ten-year-old son asked.  "Can you play walkie-talkies with me?"

"No, Bubba," I said.  "Right now I'm really busy.  If I have time later, I will.  Why don't you go play with the dog?"

He took his walkie talkies and disappeared.  About fifteen minutes later, our giant German Shepherd, Schultz, trotted by.  Some weird sounds seemed to be emanating from his body:  BEEP...static...BEEP...  Then I heard a strangely familiar voice:  "This is radio control tower to Beta Dog."  It was my son.

I walked over to Schultz to ascertain what was going on.  And what do you think I saw?  Yep.  The boy had rigged his walkie talkie onto the dog's collar.

The voice continued.  "Come in Beta Dog."

I chuckled and pressed the button to talk back to the boy.  "This is Alpha Mama to radio control tower. Beta Dog is experiencing difficulties operating the device currently installed on his collar, and is in need of assistance."

Right on cue, Schultz gave a little bark.

"Roger that!"

(Now if we can figure out a way to train Schultz to press the button when he barks, we might have something that can keep the boys busy for hours!)

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  1. I'm sure your son is now working on that.

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  2. Such a clever boy. I think Schultz is pleased having such an active playmate.

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    1. Yes. The two boys like to have all kinds of adventures together.

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    1. I thought it was rather amusing, too.

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  4. I'm sure the cat had a laugh watching the show

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    1. Yes. He stared at them, with his sinister gaze, taking it all in.

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  5. That is the cutest thing ever! He sure is a clever boy.

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    1. You never know what he's going to do.

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  6. Now that would be cute. They'll probably figure it out, too.

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  7. Brings a new meaning to "walkies"??

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  8. Schultz got the walk right now he just needs the talk

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    1. Maybe he can figure out how to have both.

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  9. Schultz will get it or eat it, my money is on the later

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  10. You just need some kind of pad or button big enough for him to hit with his paw. And a nerd to link it to the walkie-talkie. And some training for Schultz.

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    1. Simple. I'll have my husband link the button to the walkie talkie. He's good at those things.

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  11. This is interesting, new way to control :)

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    1. I'm not sure how much the dog enjoyed it, though. ;0)

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  12. Can you tape down the button so Schultz can speak when he pleases? I suppose that would mean he couldn't accept transmissions. He might like that.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That would probably work. If I can't figure out a way to rig the set-up so Schultz can push a button, we might have Schultz do all the talking.

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  13. Mam your son is always doing clever things. Convey my warm regards from me.

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    1. Will do. He'll be pleased that someone from your part of the world said hi.

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  14. And that's the story of how a young man named Bubba invented a machine that allows us to talk to dogs.

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  15. I'm sure there's a YouTube tutorial! I saw one of a cute little puppy being trained to ding a bell every time it had to go potty.

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  16. You need to answer with a bark every now and then, just to keep him on his toes.

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    1. Haha! Do you think I'd fool the boy with my bark?

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  17. That's so cute!!! He needs one of those collars like in "Up," where the dog's barks translated to words.

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    1. Wait until your daughter starts doing crazy things like this!

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  19. Awww! I love that. I hope my kids play with the dogs like that someday.

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    1. Dogs are really good companions for them. And Schultz is so tolerant of all their antics.

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  20. Brings back happy memories of our then small niece getting all upset when our dog wouldn't read a story to her. Yeah, try as we might she couldn't/wouldn't accept that the poor dog couldn't read.

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    1. Haha! Sure, just give the dog some training. ;0)

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  21. How wonderfully happy your family sounds, even the dog has a sense of humour.. Great story Sherry/

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    1. We're all a bunch of goofballs over here!

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  22. That has got to be one of the more adorable stories I've heard in a long time..and it came just at the right time. Today has been *ahem* not fun, but I've got a l'il ole smile on my face again! :O) Thank you!

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  23. Voice (er, bark) activated radios! Think of the possibilities.

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    1. I think it could be made into a movie.

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  24. My friend trained her puppy to press a bell when she wants to go potty! Totally impressed!

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    1. That's cool. Schultz just stands by the door. That works, too.

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  25. Oh! If only we can train them to do all these!

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  26. This is too funny! Your son is clever and so is your dog! :)
    ~Jess

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  27. I had a dog when I was a kid that used to play hide and seek with us. He would hide when he was supposed to and he even knew how to be it and find us.

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    1. Sounds like you had a very smart, fun dog!

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    1. Both the boy and the dog are a trip and a half!

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