Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days.  We were in Central Park on Sunday, and BJ has become impossible when in the park.  He loves to go into the area of pachysandra along the Mall.  He ignores me when I call him to come out and just continues to run around and eat the dirt.  When I finally get him out I have to put his leash on.   We got to the path near the 67th street exit and he again ran into the pachysandra.  This time, when I leaned over the bench he ran further into the patch.  Keeping an eye on him, I walked over to some friends.  He finally came over and I put his leash on again.

The result of that struggle was my phone must have fallen out my pocket.  There are some very nice and very honesty people in new York.  i called my number and someone picked up.   I was back in the park, sans, BJ and retrieved my phone.  Actually, being in the park on such a nice day.

He seems to have selective hearing.  When I call him there are times he ignores me and continues what he was doing.  However, when I ask him if he wants a cookie, he looks at me and most of the times he comes running.

An suggestions of what I can do?


  1. My dogs can hear a piece of cheese hit the floor from two rooms away, but their own names? Not so much.

    1. Sounds like you know exactly how the scenario works. I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem. He's pushing the envelope.

  2. I was just going to say, "cheese"! "Carrot" works as well.
    Sorry, I've no words of advice re. the selective-hearing. Since Caraleigh's now a Senior Citizen (just turned 12), she pretty well gets her way.

    Glad to read your happy-ever-after ending to your cell phone situation!

  3. BJ is also 12. The only thing that is more enticing is a Greenie treat. You just gave me an idea. I'll break the Greenies into small pieces and try asking him if he wants a Greenies. Maybe that will work. Thanks.