Thursday, October 25, 2007

initial impressions

Hmmm.... I am withholding judgement. They've only been in training for 2 days. However, that being said, they are not picking up on my objectives and goals. A-Man, who is my trainee, does not seem to understand that the sole purpose of my presence there is to teach her to give me baby carrots all day long! I don't understand what I'm doing wrong or why she isn't catching on....

First of all, this is all the gear I have to take with me in the mornings:

(that little baggy on the left that says "Tadpole" is the MOST important)

So yes, I get all dressed and Massah takes me out to the car. Thanks to my friend Ruby Bleu for the work attire (I got LOTS of compliments on it!!!)

This was our first day of work together - yesterday morning. Please note that it is 6:30 AM and we are LEAVING. That's way too obscenely early for that sort of thing.

I sleep until we get there, and then my work begins. A-Man tries to drag me all over the place on a ridiculous little leash. I've tried to put a stop to that (I should be able to lie on someone's lap all day) but she seems to be a stubborn little woman. She won't stop walking, and that means I have to follow along beside her or else she tries to dislocate my neck vertebrae by jerking on my collar. That's all we've done so far, but I tell you... this "training" business seems to be more about what A-Man wants that about what I want. I don't think I signed up for this. But like I said, I'm withholding judgement for now. I will give her the benefit of the doubt - maybe A-Man is just nervous, since this was the first couple days she's seen me. Or maybe she was just having a rough day, and next week she'll be willing to cooperate more. I don't know. I'll have to tell you all about my fellow trainers - there's a boxer named Jazz that I like, but she's not white like my BFF Lola Sprout Beyonce but that's okay because she can't help how she was born - but I need to rest some more for now. This is what I look like at the end of the day:

And then I do this all the way home:

It's tough working a 9 to 5. Or a 7:30 to 3:30....


Lorenza said...

Hi, Tad
Sure your work gear is impressive, specially the baby carrots!
I am not so sure I understand, but what is the purpose of walk and walk all day while you are there?? You are not giving us too much info!!
Sure you must be tired. Go to sleep and we'll talk tomorrow, ok?
Have a good night

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Tad,
Gah, your work sounds really tough. What do you really do? Let those hoomans walk you all day long? No wonder you are totally pooped at the end of the day! Poor Tad!! :(

Joe Stains said...

Tad I still am not sure what it is you are doing all day? Are you some kind of secret spy?

Ferndoggle said...

What's in that baggie...confetti???? Looks like baby carrots & coconut!

You are so super handsome in that outfit! Ruby has spectacular taste. I'll bet that Jazz was swooning...just make sure she doesn't get too fresh. She'll have Lola Sprout Beyonce to deal with!


Amber-Mae said...

Tad, me too is not sure what you're working as or what you're traini8ng that fella to do. But now, I think you need a rest...

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Seadra & Zoe said...

We are proud of you Tad!! A working man you are!! Looks like you were totally worn out. Keep us posted how it's going.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Sophie Brador said...

Tad, I love your work clothes! You look positively fantastic in them. Sorry to hear you are having so many problems with A-Man. Work politics can be rough. Maybe her nose got a bit out of joint when she heard she would need some training. If you lick it lots, it might go back into place.


Ruby Bleu said...

Oh Taddy...
You look so very professional. I'm sure A Man will catch on soon enough...I'm sure Massah will agree, the first week of school is always a little tough...all will work out!

Get some rest this weekend! Lots of Licks, Ruby

Grammie said...

It always takes a break in period at a job to find your groove. You will have this down in no time as you are quite the brainy fellow. Keep being a great ambassador for the DWB.

Frasier said...

I am going with "you are a spy"!!A walking spy!Who is nicely dressed!
Hope they pay you well.

Randi said...

Wow look very preppy & could be the new face for Ralph Lauren! Forget the Ikea gig..the fashion houses of Milan, Paris & NY are where its at!

Love & Licks,

Tofu Burger said...

Working sometimes is very very hard, I think? I don't think I would like to get a job anymore... you are a good man Tadpole


Peanut said...

hmm well I hope you get the A-man trained up soon. Being drug around can't be fun. Does that jazz look like me?

wally said...

Work-in 9 to 5 what a way to make a living!

You'd better get loads of extra baby carrots for working so hard.


ps. Your outfit ROCKS.

Suki Sumo said...

Tad, you are SUCH a PROFESSIONAL! When I go to mommy's work all I do is bark for food and play bitey face with Bob. I don't have a real job like you. Also that A Man thing is pretty confusing but I guess as long as the baby carrots keep coming, don't question it too much.

PS I really like your 'fit! It looks gooood.

Stanley said...


You are so worldly! I too am impressed with all the work gear you have to take with you.

Maybe A Man duh just needs a little bit more than a suggestion to get going on the Tadpole Program. Hope it all works out.

Go sleep and catch up with everything this weekend.

Goob love,

Tasha & Eva said...

What a demanding job you have, Tad. Sounds like your trainee needs lots of work. Happy Birthday to your Massah! Hope she had a good time at her pawty. Hope that you are enjoying your work and that you get as many baby carrots as you want! Belly Rubs, Tasha & Eva.

Asta said...

You look vewy pwofessional
You must be vewy tiwed aftew a whole day of wowk
I weally admiwe you!
smoochie kisses


Your work sounds very tiring - doesn't A-man know that napping is an important part of every doggies day?

Lacy said...

woofies Tad, nice to meeteded u...hmmm me not shure either whats u does...but me likies da treats in dat bag...

b safe,

Balboa & Mommy said...

WOW, looks like you are working very hard, just make sure you get a copy of YOUR contract so A-Man doesn't try to trick you or under pay you carrots

Frenchie Snorts

Poppy said...

Wow, you are a really hard worker Tad. Do they give you regular carrot and potty breaks? Do you go every day?


Ume said...

dat sounds like sheer hard work, Tad! i hope A-Man Duh catches on soon!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

You look so cute in your working clothes Tadpole. I hope the person will learn fast and feed you baby carrots

~ Girl girl

Deefor said...

That's a great outfit. I bet you could go into a restaurant and sit at a table in that. You should be teaching them how to give you treats constantly. A-Man sounds like a slow learner.


Ricky Pepper said...

Wow you are a busy man, working, rollin', turnin' big wheels...
Your business attire is very classy I might add.


ChaChi Lu said...



~ChaChi LU

Grammie said...

Where, Oh where has our little manly Tad gone? Where, Oh where can he be? Living with Massah, Massah in law and Fig. Working his paws to the bone for baby carrots. Trying to help them reform.