Headline: "Neighborhood woman seen holding her dog at gunpoint"
At squirt-gunpoint, that is. Let me share with you how squirt-gun training has progressed with Louie. Jim was trying to get Louie to "shake!" last night. He learned shake! when he was a puppy. Louie was apparently in a pissy mood last night and was refusing to shake! for my husband. I said "watch this". I grabbed the squirt gun, pointed it at Lou (without squirting any water) and said shake!. Paw went up. I repeat: The. paw. went. up.
Later that night, I let the dogs out potty. Louie was dawdling. I got the gun and pointed. "Potty! Now!" I said. Sooner or later someone is going to call someone about me, I think.