Tartok Tuesday – Relaxation Techniques


Sure, I celebrated my 7th birthday this past weekend, but that just means I have great experience in how to relax properly.

Tartok Kitchen

Such as the ‘Maximize Kitchen Floor Stretch” which is most useful in tripping the humans and securing extra snacks.

Tartok 3

And then there is the “Half Belly Cooling” which also allows you to monitor the dinner table carefully – again, just in case an extra snack should fall to the floor.

Tartok 4

And then, of course, the “Full Belly Cooling” which maximizes relaxation – used only when falling food is unlikely as it is a little slower to react position.


  1. RumpyDog! on July 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Those are some of my best moves! woo woo woo!

  2. siku marie on July 4, 2012 at 12:19 am

    My bro’ YoYoMa has all of those exact same positions and HE’S seven, too! Hope your barkday was a special day for you.

  3. Huffle Mawson on July 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    An excellent tutorial Tartok!

  4. Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus on July 3, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Most impressive! I think we’ve got the basic positions mastered, but we haven’t figured out how to integrate the ‘trip-the-humans-for-food’ technique yet. We’ll keep working on it, but now we have something to which we can aspire! 😉

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  5. Ice 'n Ayla on July 3, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    “Wow”, sez Ayla! “Those are all MY favourite relaxing positions, too! And I will be 8 years old on July 13th!”

  6. Hound Girl on July 3, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I will say you have mastered relaxation, now I just think I need to try that at work today 😉

  7. houndstooth on July 3, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for giving me a little Zen relaxation this morning, Tartok! You are a master of relaxation techniques, that’s for sure!

  8. Khyra on July 3, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Whitney gives woo four paws AND a belly up fur that last pikh!

    Happy Tartok WEEK!


  9. Garth Riley on July 3, 2012 at 7:31 am


    You are truly a master. Happy Birthday (a little late!)

    your pal,

  10. Billie Rhodes on July 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Those half and full belly cooling poses also doubles as invitations to the humans for belly rubs!

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