Wednesday 29 December 2021

Lesson time...

Since neither Gail nor I have had much success this week in getting our guest Ella to "pose nicely" beside me for the camera, on Monday Gail decided to recruit her friend Imogen, a retired schoolteacher, to give little Ella a lesson.

I sat there patiently for a while as the wee poodle received her instruction. 

But as all schoolteachers know, the problem is that the advanced pupils readily get bored and want to hasten on to the next thing...


  1. Hari OM
    Fair enough! Though I must say that in that final foto, Ella does appear to have realised paying teacher attention is likely to bring rewards! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. My human laughed out loud when she saw the photos and read your explanation! She says she's been there many times with pups she's had!
    Can't say I blame you for walking off, but you must remember Ella is only a puppy, and it takes time to learn how to do things properly.
    I don't like to criticise you Bertie, but really, you should have waited patiently to show her how it's done!

    Inca xx

    1. Hmmmph.
      Inca. I would like to point out that Ella is in fact nine years old and so should have learnt to 'pose nicely' by now.
      Toodle pip! Bertie.

    2. Nine years old! Oh dear, Bertie, you're right of course! But perhaps, because she's doesn't have the celebrity status that you have, she's never been properly trained!

  3. I smiled and smiled at the photos and story then smiled out loud at your answer to coppa girl. she is so tiny I though she was a puppy also.. i like the look of that path you were on

  4. Oh Bertie - we had to laugh as you were leaving the boring lesson☺

  5. Maybe by the time her stay with you is up Ella can learn to pose nicely next to you, Bertie. You did a great job waiting for her but after a while you just have to move on. BOL!

  6. appears when you are 'waiting on a woman' you have to have a trunk of patience'. Ella is pretty cute from behind too!
    Hugs Cecilia

  7. A dog just edging into her older years can certainly learn new tricks!

  8. Our cousin Emma is the same . . . . Lee and Phod