Day 227 – Amanda’s Post

August 15, 2009

Hello everyone! As you have probably deduced from the title, this is not CAG posting, but his girlfriend. I would first like to apologize to Emily Fisher and all of Chuck’s other avid readers for posting after 12:00 AM. We just returned from swimming with Sean Nelson, Lydia Witte, Nick Bonominio, and Erica Gigliotti in Grandma Grimmett’s pool. We finished swimming about an hour ago and were sitting by the pool talking when Chuck realized that he would not return in time to update the “CAG Blag.” He had a few ideas in mind for tonight’s post but was concerned about sacrificing quality for immediacy and decided to allow me to post in his stead. I have been teasing Chuck for quite some time about letting me write a guest post, so I am excited to finally take my place amongst the prestigious ranks of Cag Blag Guest Posters.

Chuck returned from his annual trip to Lake Chautauqua at 1:30 this afternoon and stopped by to visit me for an hour or so. I was sitting outside reading while my family’s dog, Otto, patrolled the front yard and chased away squirrels. Otto is easily excitable and has not done well with Chuck in the past; he jumped, slobbered, and mouthed his way onto Chuck’s bad side. Chuck was always very patient and tried to pet or play with Otto to calm him down but it never seemed to work. Today, however, we decided to take a different approach and follow the advice of dog behaviorist, Cesar Milan. Chuck was instructed not to “look, talk, or touch” until Otto was in a calm/submissive state. Once Otto calmed down Chuck fed him Cherrios to build his trust. This worked wonders and I am happy to say that Chuck and Otto are finally on good terms. In fact, Otto became so comfortable with him that he decided to lay down at his feet. It will be interesting to see how he reacts the next time Chuck comes to visit.