September 24th 2013 10:38 pm
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Yesterday my mum went to work like normal but to our surprise came back at lunchtime. She said she had been at a training event.
"what did you learn?" I asked.
"How to let people know if you aren't happy with what they are doing," she replied.
"Ah yes. Whacky Paw," I commented.
"Strangely enough, Whacky Paw wasn't mentioned."
That is indeed strange. There is much art in the correct application of corrective paw and I thought she might have studied correct angle and level of force and when to use claw. (Personally I think a first tap should be without but if they've ignored that then I do use claws and they've only themselves to blame. Josie says claws are for emergencies only.)
Then my mum went to work for the afternoon. In the evening as I wasn't sure just what she would have learned I decided to be careful and I came in early and stayed in so she could have the early night she had promised herself. I did ask to go out as she started brushing her teeth but she said, "You are joking," and I tried to pretend I was.
As we had all gone to bed early Josie and I woke up early too but amused ourselves with a quiet game of tag until mum woke up. (Mum says correction - got up. She couldn't sleep through the tag game but I think she had enough sleeps.)
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Whacky paw is very effective in letting others know that you're not happy with them. Also good is hissing and growling at them. I bet your Mum learned about when to hiss and when to growl at others.
I'm a big fan of whacky paw myself.