I have been MIA for a week or so because I’ve been away at that “boot camp” thing. The parental units sent me to this nice lady named Shannon.
Actually, it has been much more exciting and fun then I could have ever imagine. I am getting a lot of attention from people, kids and other dogs. They even have a cat, maybe something I will put that on my Christmas list.
I hear the trainer lady Shannon talk about how they will be here in a few days to go back home. I guess she needs to make sure that my training continues so I will not consider my house in LA the “naughty house.” I’m learning how to stay, drop things I steal, walk without pulling and in general being what other people consider a good dog. They are finding out I’m the nervous type so I might need a special collar called a Dog Appeasing Pheromone Collar that helps me feel better- we’ll see about that.
I do miss Mom and Dad and wonder how much they miss me, although I know we’ve both needed a break from each other.
Things have changed in our house. Apparently Mom and Dad wanted to fix some stuff but it’s all good to me. I’ve been getting through the barriers and running all around in circles looking for new and interesting things.
There’s no doors on anything so I’m FREE to go wherever I want – it’s like heaven! I do love feeling like I am part of the family and eating breakfast at the table but I’m starting to realize that is not an option based on reactions by Mom and Dad.
Dad was watering the lawn and plants yesterday and I LOVE running in the water and playing with the hose. Needless to say we were both very dirty. Dad decided to put me immediately in the tub. I love it when I get a “shampoo and set.”
After all being all clean and content I overheard them talk about making a list of the items they wanted me to be able to DO. Who on earth makes a checklist about that at 8 months old? Then Dad said something about being there at 10 am on Thursday. Another long car ride? Ugh – I can wait to see what this one’s about…