How Coco understands various words:
Right = used at the beginning of a sentance means, 'Right, I've done the ironing, I'll just take Coco out for a walk'
Walk = 30 mins of uninterrupted running on grass across the cricket field, around the play fields and around the lake
Lead = I'm going on a walk
Out = I'm going out for a walk
Take = Someone's going to take me out for a walk
Whiz = A quick run around the garden in the dark for a last 'comfort break' before bedtime
Spit it out = chew whatever is in mouth and swallow - quickly
Come here - NOW! = Run around in circles like a mad thing until the humans go dizzy and give up the chase
Bed = Lovely soft places upstairs where I can cuddle up to the humans
Fake tan = something tasty to lick off her mummy's legs
Car = Get my harness out, I'm going out for a drive
Right (does not always precede the words 'I'll just take Coco out')
Get out of the flower bed
What are you eating?
Is that a snail in your mouth?
Spit it out
Come here - NOW!
Your bed is in the kitchen
I'm just going out, I'll be back in an hour
I've just put fake tan on my legs, stay away from me until it dries
Poor old Cocopops has developed kennel cough and is feeling a bit sorry for herself. On antibiotics for 5 days and can't go on energetic walks (try telling her that!). But the good news for her is that the tablets have to be disguised in food and the best way to do that is in a lump of cheese. Coco loves her cheese! Every cloud really does have its silver lining!