Monday, 31 March 2008


I am still on a mission to teach Mpira to do tricks. He now has quite an impressive repertoire.

He can 'dance' - up on the hind legs, staggering around with his paws in the air until he receives a tasty tit-bit.

He will sit (reluctantly) and then wave a paw - always the left forepaw - at me in response to 'High five!' in a Central Asian accent (thanks, Borat).

He is now learning to roll over on his back, waving his paws in the air, in response to 'Bang!' He thinks he has created a shortcut of half a roll and then back onto the paws, but he hasn't trained me to feed him in response to that yet. I usually win.

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