Scorpio Humor – Vinnie Trains at Petco

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Most people seem to enjoy my humor so I decided to include a little snippet each Monday. Most of this humor is based upon real life incidents with Linda and me but are slightly exaggerated. You may see a little of my Scorpio CType and Linda’s Sagittarius CType here. You may also see a little of your relationships in these little bites of levity. Enjoy and I hope these brighten your Monday’s in some small way.


In Linda’s and my relationship, I like to consider myself the “lead trainer.” When we train in CTypes, I am at the front of the room and Linda handles the space from the back of the room. Strangely, during and after our trainings, groups of people gather around Linda while I am mostly ignored. In any case, I took the lead in training our dog, Vinnie. The training didn’t go as well as intended and Linda suggested going to a professional trainer.

Linda and I took Vinnie to dog training classes at Petco. But some of the habits he learned with me are proving difficult for him to break. First of all, things didn’t get off to the greatest start when Vinnie ate his dog carrier. We’ll, he didn’t actually eat the whole thing. There were zippers and part of the dog pad left. When Vinnie arrived at the training, he was dismayed to see that there were other dogs that would also be attending the training. So, he began barking. This seemed to spark an urge in the other dogs to join in. It took the trainer half the class to quiet the unruly pack.

Vinnie is afraid of bigger dogs. This restricts his interaction somewhat because all dogs are bigger than Vinnie. I reprimanded one of the other owners when she accused Vinnie of being a gopher with large ears. When he is afraid or upset, Vinnie has a unique defense. He pees on stuff. So Vinnie spent the second half of the class peeing on various parts of Petco—where the pets go. Well, if that’s their motto, more power to Vinnie, I say. On the way out of the store, Vinnie was accidentally stepped on by a small Pekinese and ran in terror into the large bird cage housing over 100 colorful parrots. Not any more. The cage fell over, the door popped open, and 100 brightly colored parrots took off for a tour of Petco—where the pets go. And went they did.  We all ran for cover, including the dogs. I remarked to Linda that I didn’t think this was a very good training course.

Although we had signed up for 52 lessons, we were asked to drop out of the class after only this one training. Vinnie ate his second carrier on the way home.

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