Jul 5, 2008

Your Playing Those Mind Games...

"What's up with the layout?!"

I know, I know. It sucks donkey balls. I tried changing the lay out of the blog and in essence, I screwed it up. I am so not creative when it comes to these things. Instead of punching out my computer monitor (I was this close!), I decided to give up. Sorry! I will try working on it and come up with something more pleasing to the eyes.

Besides, you're here to see The Mafiosos, right? Regardless of the lay out, I can provide The Mafiosos for your entertainment...and that's all that matters!

First we start off with some toys...

Get yer mind out of the gutter! I know what your thinking about the toy in the middle! I seriously think that the makers of the Galileo bone are closet freaks.

I use these three toys to play a game that Parker's Mom taught me. I begin by choosing one toy out of three silently in my head. I stand back and wait for the dog to touch one of the objects. If the dog touches the correct item I've chosen, I praise and reward. If he touches the wrong one, I don't say anything. I do not give the dog any hints...I just sit back and wait. I let the dog figure out which is the "hot" item. This is a great brain game to play at home during rainy days!

"Is it this one?"

Nope! Try again!

"Can you give me a hint?"

"Is it this one?"

Ding Ding! Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

"Somehow I knew you'd choose the phallic one."

See Bruno in the background in the above picture? He hates this game.

"You want me to guess which one, huh?"

"You're going to be waiting a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time, lady."

Gino plays with me for a while but then gets over exuberant when he receives his treats. He then forgets what the heck we were playing and goes off to find a fly to eat.

"I can't believe you told all the peoples of the
internet that I like to eat flies."

Try this game with your pup(s)! Report back your progress. A dog that uses his brain is a tired dog; and a tired dog is a dog who can't drive you bonkers. :-)


  1. Well at least Bruno didn't run out of the room screaming like a girl when you moved the toys to a new place! I'd say that's progress!

  2. hello gino its dennis the vizsla dog hay wot do flies tayst like are they like chikken???? i always thawt they mite tayst like garbaj wich wood also be yummy ok bye

  3. oohhh can we take the toys and run. I would drive my mom crazy running off with the toys like a wild banchee!!! Make my mom play the game with me...I'm so bored, it's so hot. Mom won't let me play race track anymore since Flirtie and I discovered we can fly off the back of the couches.



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